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Is “Detox” Just Hype?

September 24th, 2015 | Beauty, Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition

By Kara Mia, Grace Colon Hydrotherapist.

Is “Detox” just hype? In my opinion the answer is both yes and no.  Consumers are barraged by products that purport to conveniently erase all holiday wrong-doings in the shape of a pill or drink with the added bonus of restored youth etc.

The word “detox” has been borrowed from the medical industry and now is over-used and mis-understood. The nay-sayers scoff and tell us that we are perfectly able to deal with all that life throws at us without the need to resort to colonic irrigation or kale smoothies.  This is where I would beg to differ as I’m not so sure,as there is a one size fits all answer.

How well you detox is down to several things – the genes you were born with, your age, how your lifestyle has affected those very genes (epigenetics), your current level of vital nutrients that are required by the body for the detoxification process and the life you lead in general.

Toxicity is not just the pints at the weekend or smoking. It is the pesticide residues on your veggies, the chemicals embedded in your dry-cleaning, the home cleaning and the self-cleaning products you use, the car emissions, the water contaminants….the list is truly mind-boggling.

Every day you are asking your liver to process chemicals that have been invented within the last 100, 50 or even 5 years. As humans, our livers have not changed for well over 100,000 years. Are they up to the job? Maybe, maybe not. Cancer rates have skyrocketed, allergies in adults and children abound, auto-immune disease has risen sharply, as have mental health issues.

We are all living in a great big collective experiment on the human condition. My personal experience is that many clients do benefit from detoxing and feel improvement from colonics, periodic cleansing and supplements.  If a product on the shelf sounds “to good to be true”, than it probably is.  Cleansing or encouraging the detoxification process is something that takes effort and is not achieved through half measures.

If you have more questions on how you personally could benefit by taking on a cleaning programme, then please do get in contact with the Grace Medical team here.  Should you have any questions specifically as to how Colon Hydrotherapy supports our health you are welcome to contact me on karamia@embracinghealth.co.uk