Many people decide to complete an at-home detox or a “body cleanse” in an attempt to remedy their “problem” of eating too much unhealthy food or drinking too much alcohol.
Detoxification is a process by which the body naturally dispels any toxic or unhealthy substances – but there are numerous companies that claim to help us “detox” through the use of specific diet ramifications and supplements, even when we don’t quite understand what they entail.
Self-detoxing can be dangerous if it’s done the wrong way. Keep reading to learn how you can protect your body and detox in healthier ways.
Unhealthy Ways to Detox
The following are some of the unhealthiest ways to detox. It’s important to do your homework and be mindful of these methods so you can make the best decision for your mental and physical health.
- Juicing: Juices are often low in protein and when used long-term, they can be dangerous. Our body needs protein in order to maintain proper functioning – without it, we are placing our body in danger.
- Diuretics: The body works naturally to ensure there is enough water to keep all your organs functioning properly. Diuretics disrupt this process and can cause you to lose more water than you need to, which means you’re also losing electrolytes that your body needs to function at its best.
- Teas: Some teas will claim to help you “lose weight,” but it is almost always a form of water weight – something that can be gained back very quickly. It’s not worth potentially putting harmful chemicals into your body.
Detox the Natural Way
If you’re going to make an effort to detox, do it the right way. When it comes to healthy living, there are many natural ways to ensure that toxins are released.
Exercise a few times a week to get your heart rate going. Eat healthy foods – a general rule of thumb is to eat more “colors” in order to get the best diversification of vitamins and minerals. Drink plenty of water and focus on getting great sleep. It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that.
Seek Professional Help for Addiction Detox
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, ridding the body of alcohol or drugs is a complex process that will likely require professional assistance. Detoxing on your own is not only medically dangerous, but it can be a painful experience as well.
At Avalon Malibu, clients typically spend a week in detox with trained medical professionals followed by full-time residential care. To learn more about this process, speak to a professional at Avalon Malibu today., ally, clients spend about a week in detox and a few months in full-time
Avalon Malibu is a world-renowned mental health and substance abuse recovery center. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance addiction, we encourage you to reach out for help right away. Making the decision to seek detox and treatment may be a difficult choice – but when you commit to healing, you commit to giving a better life to yourself and those around you. It’s never too late to get started. Call us at (844) 857-5992 today.