Thanks for joining me for 31 Days of blogging about detoxification!
Yesterday we talked about what detoxification is, so today we’re going to tackle some of the biggest misconceptions about detoxing by exploring exactly what detoxification is not.
Detoxification is not:
- Something you do TO your body. Detoxification is a natural, parasympathetic process that your body does on its own. All we’re really doing when we “do a detox” is provide our bodies with the tools, materials and supports they need to detox themselves.
- A periodic, infrequent, reactionary, or “special occasion” activity. Your body is detoxing itself constantly. We may choose to more specifically focus our attention on it at certain times, but the process is always happening whether we’re aware of it or not.
- Necessarily something that feels good. This is often an unwelcome reality, and we’ll talk more about it later, but it has be to said upfront. The end result of a detox is usually to feel amazing. But while you’re in the middle of the process, frankly, it can suck. Consider yourself forewarned.
- A fancy, expensive or patented process. There are dozens of detox programs of all shapes, sizes and lengths. While some of them do actually have merit, most are just about making money. All you really need to detox is an awareness of what you’re putting into your body, and a willingness to make positive changes.
- The same for everyone. Each of our bodies, lifestyles and circumstances are unique. What your body needs to support it’s detoxing process may be completely different than what your sister/spouse/kid/neighbor needs!
Whew! I think that’s enough myths busted for today! Did you learn anything that surprised you?