8 rules for a healthy cleanse [slideshow]

You’ve probably heard of someone going on a cleanse to lose weight or detox. You may have even tried one yourself.

And, while your doctor will never write you a prescription to detox, cleanses have been credited for everything from increasing energy and relieving aches and pains to alleviating skin problems, boosting the immune system and getting rid of belly bloat.

The power behind cleansing lies in the ability to give your digestive system and your detox organs time to rest and to lighten the load. This brief period can be an amazing rejuvenator.

But, before you start any cleanse, make sure you’re healthy enough to go through the process, even if that means talking to your doctor about any existing medical issue, like diabetes. Then, follow these eight rules for a healthy, safe cleanse…


Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

By Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, with more than 20 years of experience. She has dedicated herself to helping others enjoy life at every age through the use of alternative medicine and natural wellness options. Dr. Schmedthorst enjoys sharing her knowledge with the alternative healthcare community, providing solutions for men and women who are ready to take control of their health the natural way.