If you're keen to start a 7, 10 or 15 day "Detox" program this New Year, put the brakes on for just a minute. While it might seem like a good idea to follow a restrictive diet and take some high-dose herbs or supplements for a short-term quick-fix to get you ‘back on track’ after the holidays, it’s probably not that necessary. Your body has built-in detoxification functions and organs that work hard everyday to help you get rid of toxins you’re exposed to and wastes your body naturally creates. If you choose to do a short-term detox program, you’ll likely return to many of your old habits such as drinking coffee, eating high-sugar foods and having a glass of wine on the weekend. All of these habits are fine in moderation when your body is detoxing itself daily. Learning how to optimize your body’s natural ability to detoxify itself each day will be more beneficial to you long term than a quick fix.
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