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Enhanced Immunity and Health by Body Cleansing and Detoxification

By Charles Hopkins Published 05/25/2007 | Health

The concept of internal body cleansing and detoxification may be relatively new to the western world, but it has been prescribed for thousands of years in the ancient India medicine system of Ayurveda as a key measure in maintaining overall health and dealing with a whole range of common, as well as debilitating diseases.

Today, you have the option of choosing one of the many commercially available detoxification programs and products - based on different approaches to body cleansing - according to the state of your general health and individual body requirements.

Some detoxification treatments are better taken at a natural health spa, while others can be taken at home. The various detoxification and body cleansing products are available online or in natural health stores or spas.

But Why Detoxify?

Although nature has equipped our body with self-cleaning mechanisms, exposure to a myriad of toxin-generating influences in modern-age life - whether from the polluted air we breathe or from the chemical-laden food we ingest or from countless other sources - weakens our immune system, making the body incapable of self-detoxification. And then there are internal toxins generated due to stress and negativity that go hand in hand with our modern fast paced life.

To make matters worse, low nutrition junk food has replaced wholesome freshly cooked meals and physical activity has been reduced to a minimum. The result of all this body abuse is accumulation of toxins, which initially may begin as simple headaches, joint pains, or bloating, but can eventually lead to serious debilitating diseases like muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, obesity, colon cancer, and more.

Internal body cleansing and detoxification can help reverse the damage that has been done by external and internal toxins, strengthen the natural immune system of your body to fight these diseases, and restore good health.

Common Detoxification and Body Cleansing Methods

Natural health specialists have evolved several detoxification approaches, including the use of special restrictive diets, herbal supplements, water or juice fasting, detoxification baths and massages, enemas, parasite elimination and de-worming, colon cleansing, liver cleansing, gall bladder flushing, and many more. All these therapies create favorable conditions in the body for the cells to heal and rebuild. Consult a specialist to check which detoxification method meets your body requirements the best.

Any Side Effects?

When you are on a detoxification program, during the first few days you may experience slight discomfort due to (a) sudden withdrawal from stimulating and rich foods your body is used to and (b) mobilization of accumulated toxins in your body towards excretory organs. The detoxification systems can range from headaches, fatigue, and sore muscles to skin eruptions, but that is really a small price to pay for all your past indulgences and have your body completely overhauled. Needless to say, these symptoms disappear as soon as the process of elimination of toxins starts, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and with much higher energy levels.

Benefits of Body Cleansing and Detoxification

Internal body cleansing and detoxification confers numerous benefits to your body, some of them being

- Strengthening of the immune system
- Weight loss
- Riddance from nagging body aches and pains
- Glowing complexion
- Enhanced energy levels
- Improved sleep
- A renewed interest in life

The end result is that your bodys detoxification organs start behaving more intelligently and efficiently, self-cleansing and detoxifying your body regularly on a day-to-day basis.

For these benefits to last permanently follow up with a healthy diet based on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, healthy oils, and plenty of water. And spend some time in contemplation and meditation to detoxify your mind from negative thoughts, too.