Detox cleanses are very popular today. However, not all cleanses are healthy. At Carter Natural Health Center in Hendersonville, we tailor our cleansing recommendations to the individual for a safe, healthy, and effective cleansing process.
How Do You Know You Need to Cleanse?
There are many signs that you need to do more to support your body's natural detox process. Nutrition Response Testing® can help determine which systems and organs are struggling and could benefit from a cleanse.
Some signs that your body would benefit from a detox cleanse include:
- Autoimmune issues (joint pain, fatigue, skin rashes)
- Skin issues (breakouts, dry skin)
- Brain fog or difficulty concentrating
- Struggling to lose weight despite a healthy diet
The first step to a healthy detox cleanse is to start eating clean if you aren't already. A detox will be most effective when you aren't constantly introducing more toxins. It's essential to avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. You should also avoid processed foods. Choose organic foods whenever possible to avoid pesticides commonly found on fruits and vegetables.
Stay hydrated. You can create your own detox water using your favorite fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Cucumber and mint, lemon, and lemon ginger are commonly recommended because they have known detox properties. Simply add the ingredients and let them sit in the water from one hour to overnight before consuming. Detox water is one of the best ways to help rid your body of toxins. Water is particularly important when you are attempting to detox. Once you begin to release toxins from your organs, you must consume water to flush them out of your body.
Some foods are natural detoxifiers. These include cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and spinach, berries, garlic, and spices like turmeric. Incorporating these foods into your diet will help your body detox without causing stress to the body. To further support your body, you should also consume healthy protein and fats. These include seafood, lean meat, eggs, nuts, coconut oil, and avocados. Gut health is essential for good overall health and detoxification. Natural probiotic foods include yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha.
Nutritional Counseling in Hendersonville
Nutritional counseling at Carter Natural Health Center can help guide you in your detoxification efforts by designing a program that's custom made for you. Schedule an appointment at our Hendersonville office by calling us at 615-826-8480 to learn more about your personal nutrition needs and maintaining good health.