Now- You might be wondering if you need a cleanse? My feeling is that everyone needs to detox and rest their body from time to time.  Some people feel we should cleanse with the seasons; spring, summer, fall, winter. In Oriental medicine each season represents a system. For instance spring is a good time to cleanse the liver and fall is a good time to cleanse the lungs. Some of us need to cleanse more frequently or work more continually to rebalance our body. While others need to move slowly and take small steps to achieve set goals.

When I work with people ,together we determine what is the best approach. For someone that eats a regular balanced diet devoid of excess; less intensive detoxification is necessary. Our body has a natural elimination cycle mostly carried out at night and in the early morning up until breakfast. When we eat a congesting diet higher in fats, meat,  and dairy products, refined foods, and chemicals, detoxification becomes more important particularly to those who eat excessively, and those who eat excessively at night.

[wpcol_2third id=”” class=”” style=””]Our individual lifestyle provides great clues for deciding how and when to detoxify. If you have any symptoms or diseases of toxicity and congestion, you will likely benefit from detoxification practices.  It is like a vacation for our body and digestive track! Doing a juice fast will give your body a rest from digestion, the hardest job it does. This has been compared to running a marathon! Colon Hydrotherapy will jump start any detox program. Removing toxins before you start your cleanse tends to lessen the symptoms  associated with detoxing .

Some common toxicity symptoms include headache, fatigue, congestion, backaches, aching or swollen joints, digestive problems, “allergy” symptoms, and sensitivity to environmental agents such as, chemicals, perfumes, and synthetics. Detoxification is the process of either clearing toxins from the body or neutralizing or transforming them, and therefore clearing excess mucus and congestion.  Fats (especially oxidized fats and cholesterol) free radicals, and other irritating molecules act as toxins on an internal level.  Functionally, poor digestion, colon sluggishness and dysfunction, reduced liver function, and poor elimination through the kidneys, respiratory track, and skin all increase toxicity[/wpcol_2third] [wpcol_1third_end id=”” class=”” style=””]HOW TO DETOX Detoxing involves dietary and lifestyle changes that reduce the intake of toxins while improving elimination.  By avoiding chemicals from foods or other sources, including refined food, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, we can minimize the toxin load. Drinking extra water and increasing fiber from more fruits and vegetables and supplements are also essential steps. Detoxification therapy is the oldest known medical treatment on earth and is a completely natural process.  I cleanse because it makes me feel more vital, creative, and open to emotional and spiritual energies..[/wpcol_1third_end]

Colonics are another tool to enhance your natural detoxification systems. Benefits include, improved tone of colon muscles, reduced stagnation of intestinal contents, reduced toxic waste absorption, and the thorough cleansing and balancing of the colon.  It can also benefit your body’s lymphatic system, for when the intestinal waste are impacted, the lymphatic system retains and continuously recirculates cellular waste. Your lymphatic system (your body sewage system) becomes stagnant when the normally clear lymph fluids becomes thick with cellular debris, toxins, micro organisms, and dietary fats.  Thickened, stagnate lymph contributes to fatigue, a vague feeling of illness, and weight gain especially around the abdomen, hips, and buttocks. Your cleansing as well as your overall health, will be aided significantly by the addition of Colon Hydrotherapy sessions. Do you want to be healthy,clean and lean? Then modify your lifestyle to incorporate on-going cleansing, sensible eating and mild exercise. You will be on your way to a lifetime of improved health and wellness.

Radiant Health is located in Post Falls, Idaho.