Toxins continuously accumulate in the body and gradually affect our general health. The modern lifestyle and city environment exposes us to toxins by breathing polluted air, drinking water that has been treated with fluoride and chlorine, and eating food with preservatives, pesticides and herbicide residues. Many processed foods are also laden with trans fatty acids, sugar, and sugar alternatives such as aspartame and monosodium glutamate (MSG) or similar products (the chemically prepared sugar alternatives are much worse than sugar. Organic raw sugar can be beneficial food in small quantities.) The skin also absorbs toxins from cosmetics, household products, and chlorine treated water. Even if the food is of the best quality, bad food habits can also damage our health by creating toxins and weakening the vital organs. During the detox programs, we learn how to develop positive life habits that help us detox naturally and prevent accumulating excessive toxins in our body.
Some of the common symptoms of toxins accumulating in the body include joint and muscle aches, skin issues, digestive problems, insomnia, constipation, weight gain, allergies, high blood pressure, headaches, running nose and sore throat. When we encounter symptoms and diseases, the body is telling us it’s time for a detox. It helps us become physically and mentally stronger and even spiritually rejuvenated.
There are many methods to detox. We naturally detox every night when we rest and stop eating. When we do fasting, we extend that period of resting and not eating for a whole day or several days. The healing process is gradual and can be extended after starting to eat by eating easily digestible food and taking freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices.
The secret to detoxing lies in allowing the body to get sufficient rest to concentrate on cleaning up any unwanted toxins and old food materials that have become clogged up in the colon and intestines. The simplest way of fasting is by not eating anything, but we only recommend that for short periods. During extended periods of fasting, it is better to take freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices. The freshly pressed juices are full of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and enzymes that help to digest the juices. The body, therefore, needs minimal energy to digest the fresh juices and gets maximum benefits by having abundant nutrition. The combination of detoxing and getting fresh nutrition and vital energy from the freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices strengthens the body’s immune system and helps to heal from various ailments.