To Detox Or Not To Detox…that is the question
We are constantly bombarded by offers for products to rid our bodies of the toxins we have been accumulating throughout our lives. They can be environmental from the air soil or water, medical, chemical, food borne or from any number of sources. But is detoxing really necessary? Do you really think an ionic foot bath is going to pull all the toxins in your body out the bottoms of your feet? I don’t know how effective this method is but I wonder how you keep those toxins from finding their way back into the same pores the exited while you are still soaking in the bath.
And how about colonic irrigation? This is where you go through a colon cleanse, perhaps more comprehensive than the one used as preparation for a colonoscopy. I’ve done the prep for my share of colonoscopies (because as mentioned in a previous post, I am a breast cancer survivor and we need more colonoscopies because having your breast cut into and undergoing treatment isn’t enough) and I’m pretty sure I don’t want to try one that hoses me out starting at one end and coming out my eyeballs.
There’s the Master Cleanse Diet. As I was researching this topic, just reading about the Master Cleanse Diet made me a little queasy. You start your day drinking a quart of warm salt water. I think that experience in and of itself would perform the aforementioned colon cleanse from top to bottom. But that isn’t all. Throughout the day you drink a mixture of water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper and end the day with a laxative tea. Holy smokes! What could possibly be left inside of you after one day of that…and the proponents of this plan suggest doing it for at least ten days!
I am not at all keen on any detox regime except letting my body do its job by eating healthy. I have fasted for 12 hours for a spiritual retreat. I didn't think I could do it but I did. It was a cleansing experience and would do it again when it is the right time.