Avoid these common detox mistakes

Each new season inspires many of us to celebrate health with a detoxifying cleanse. Done correctly, a cleanse boosts wellness immensely. Three easy tips can help you avoid detox mistakes and make your next body detox a refreshing path to superb health.

Banishing toxins

A gentle, seasonal detox removes heavy metals and toxins from the body, resulting in numerous benefits:

  • Enhanced digestion.
  • Better immunity.
  • Stronger circulation.
  • Healthier joints and muscles.
  • More energy.
  • Greater mental clarity.

The best part of a healthy cleanse should be its enjoyable and rejuvenating sensations, free of discomfort or so-called, dreaded “detox crises.”

But it’s important to avoid the major detox mistakes that can cause even a well-planned detox program to derail or backfire.

Here are common threats that obstruct an enjoyable and successful cleanse and the best strategies to overcome these detox snags:

Detox mistake No. 1: Detoxing too quickly

This is the most common problem with many extreme or short-term detox programs. Toxins are quickly released into the circulation, and the body’s elimination systems become overburdened, causing reactions like headaches, fatigue and digestive discomfort. Certain extreme cleanse supplements and some treatments, as well as rapid weight loss, can encourage the release of too many toxins from organs and tissues all at once. The resulting discomfort can lead many people to discontinue the detox process without thoroughly addressing their toxic body burden.

How to avoid this pitfall: Start your cleanse gradually. Begin with a gentle, yet effective detoxification and chelation formula, like PectaSol Chelation Complex.  A combination of PectaSol-C Modified Citrus Pectin and sodium alginates, this clinically researched formula promotes the safe removal of heavy metals and environmental toxins from the digestive tract and circulation, without affecting essential minerals or causing uncomfortable side effects.

PectaSol Chelation Complex is designed to be used for a minimum of three to four weeks, as Phase I of a two-step detoxification process. This initial phase of detoxification is best supported by slowly modifying your diet to emphasize nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods, with a focus on organic vegetables and lean or plant-based protein. Gradually eliminate refined ingredients such as sugar, white flour, cooked oils and food additives that hinder the detox process.

Once you’ve reduced your levels of circulating toxins, you can incorporate a more in-depth Phase II detoxification supplement like Detox Complete. This Phase II formula includes additional targeted botanicals and nutrients for more thorough cleansing of organs and tissues, without causing a “detox reaction.”

Detox mistake No. 2: Dehydration

Many of us walk around chronically dehydrated every day. During detoxification, this situation can worsen. Your body needs extra hydration during a cleanse to flush out toxins and keep the intestines moving. Otherwise, waste products become stuck in transit, causing numerous uncomfortable symptoms and increasing your toxic body burden because digestion and elimination become inefficient.

Simple Solution: During all phases of your cleanse, drink up to 1 gallon of purified water daily (this can include herbal teas). Vegetable broths that are free of additional salt can also help hydrate and nourish. Avoid table salt and dehydrated foods; both can be very drying.

To keep digestion moving efficiently during a cleanse and year-round, I recommend Integrative Digestive Formula. This synergistic blend of 19 botanicals, enzymes and nutrients such as cardamom, pomegranate, licorice and medicinal mushrooms works to enhance digestive and detoxification capacity and alleviate occasional digestive discomfort.

Detox mistake No. 3: Cravings, cravings and more cravings

For many people, simply finding the discipline to follow a detox diet is the greatest challenge. Even the most diligent health-conscious people sometimes succumb to the plethora of temptations surrounding us. If you stray away from your detox program, don’t be too hard on yourself. You can always start again.

How to cut down cravings: For most people, it actually takes only a few days of a whole foods detox diet before their bodies and minds begin to hunger for healthier foods. But sweet longings can still linger. That’s where certain botanicals and nutrients offer strategic support, by curbing cravings for unhealthy foods. Integrative Metabolic Formula is an excellent choice during a cleanse and as a daily supplement because it works to eliminate sugar cravings and balance blood glucose to prevent crashes. This unique formula is made with a blend of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbs and botanicals, together with targeted nutrients, to support healthy metabolism, balance glucose and insulin levels, and cut cravings.

Achieve greater vitality naturally

A well-planned seasonal cleanse can help you gain significant momentum on your journey toward greater health and vitality. Together with a cleansing diet, regular exercise and healthy stress relief, these detox tips can help support a safe, enjoyable and revitalizing cleanse experience.

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Dr. Isaac Eliaz

By Dr. Isaac Eliaz

Dr. Isaac Eliaz is a renowned integrative medical doctor, licensed acupuncturist, researcher, product formulator and frequent guest lecturer. He has been a pioneer in holistic medicine since the early 1980s, and has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers on several of his key integrative health formulas. He is the founder and medical director of Amitabha Clinic in California, an integrative health center specializing in cancer and chronic conditions. Dr. Eliaz is an expert in using highly strategic, synergistic protocols to address numerous areas of health including metastatic cancer, immunity, digestion, detoxification, diabetes, cardiovascular health and more. His approach integrates modern science with traditional healing wisdom for optimal health and wellness. To download any of Dr. Eliaz's comprehensive wellness guides, click here.