Headaches, muscle and joint pain, allergy or flu-like symptoms, chronic fatigue, etc are just some of the symptoms associated with toxic load.

Using detoxification strategies can help you avoid these conditions and reduce the body’s toxic burden, as well as help to alleviate them.

Before starting any detox program it is important to consult your physician, especially if you are under doctors care.

When you are thinking of detoxing, whatever plan you choose there are few things to keep in mind:

  1. Is my body ready to detox?
  2. Can my detox organs handle the stress of detox products?
  3. Am I doing everything to help my body to detox safely?
  4. Is it the right time for me to detox?

The best time to try a detox is with the changing of the seasons, especially Spring and Fall. Regardless of what detox plan you choose, make sure it will not overly stress you detox organs (liver, kidneys, lymphatic system). 

Before starting any detox program you need to make some dietary changes in advance.

Two very important groups of fruits and vegetables for detoxification are the cruciferous vegetables and citrus fruits that contain limonene.  Broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, arugula and cauliflower are part of the cruciferous vegetable family.  They contain substances called indoles.  These substances can reduce the toxicity of substances that might otherwise lead to cancer.  Studies are showing that people that eat this group of vegetables regularly have fewer hormone-related cancers. The citrus fruits contain limonene, which we talked about in a previous session.  Limonene supports the liver’s detoxification process.  Try to get something from the citrus group every day.  Grapefruit has a substance called naringenin that reduces the ability of the liver to detoxify certain drugs.  Talk to your healthcare provider if you take medications and like to eat grapefruit. Naringenin may reduce the effectiveness of the medication. 

B vitamins: folic acid, B6, B12, B2, Curcumin, Sulfur-containing foods: egg yolks, onions and garlic. These nutrients are used by the liver to detoxify and prepare substances for elimination. These foods and nutrients are powerful as they not only provide nutrition for energy and growth, they also help the body rid itself of harmful substances.

The B vitamins – folic acid, B6, B12 and B2 – provide the biochemically necessary methyl groups for detoxification.  Curcumin, found in turmeric-based curry sauces, supports the liver detox enzymes.  And sulfur-containing foods provide substances that prepare detoxified substances for excretion

Before you decide to start on any detox program, you might want to read Detoxing for Beauty or Health article.

What makes it a deciding factor to which detox program or product to use?

There are many detox products, programs out there, from 1 day cleanses to 21 day to a 30 day cleanses. 

Here are some product suggestions:

1. Basic Detox Kit

RENELIX  1/4 to 1/2 tsp — for kidney drainage and regulation Pekana Detox Kit

ITIRES     1/4 to 1/2 tsp — for lymphatic drainage

Apo-HEPAT   1/4 to 1/2 tsp — for liver and gallbladder drainage, regulation of detoxification pathways

Take together in water 2 times per day away from meals.  This covers liver detox dysregulation, handling of toxic download at lymph nodes, and renal excretion of physical and energetic toxins.

To purchase them call 800.203.3775 they will ask for the practitioner name – Ani Papazyan, ask for the Basic Detox Kit

2. 7 day Winter or Summer Reset, 21 day cleanse or 30 day challenge. 21 and 30 Day Cleanses are more for those who have done cleanses before or you just want to take a deep dive into it.

3. Organic Liver Care Support Supplement, Vegan & Non GMO

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4. Primary Detox

5. Detox Bath

6. Coffee Enema Detox Product Suggestions, Cleanse 3Detox Product Suggestions, Cleanse 4

I’m a big believer of coffee enema, you can easily do it at home yourself. Here are step by step instructions of how to perform coffee enema. They  Detox Product Suggestions, Cleanse 4recommend stainless steel enema bucket. One of the reasons I don’t care for that is because you can’t see how much coffee is in there. I personally use  this enema kit.

7. Colonics

And finally colonics, find a local specialist that is qualified to perform colonics. 

With any detox program if you get headaches, joint pain then you might want to slow down. Maybe cut the product dosage in half, increase water intake, go to sauna.

The days that you are detoxing try resting more, doing meditation, be out in nature, go for a long walk, take a nap. 

About the author 

Ani Papazyan

Ani is a pain relief specialist and an educator. She utilizes advanced pain relief manual therapy techniques, functional nutrition, genetics, and education to help people overcome pain and do what they love.

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