The title of my first book on Detox is “Detox in 3 Steps” and so when I saw Sandy Halliday blog post on “Detox in 3 Days” my jaw dropped. We had spent some time at the same Nutrition Institute years ago and although we did not meet, we are on the same page with Detox.
She was not being serious! You can’t detox in a long weekend!
There is a lot of focus in the media on the “how to” of detox but let’s for a moment think of how the toxins which we hate so much built up and accumulated in the body.
It took more than 3 days for this to happen; in fact it took more than 3 years! So it is utterly silly to expect a few smoothies or juices during a long weekend to shift what may be decades of manmade chemicals coming at you in your food, in the air and even in your personal care products.
Let’s look at some of the details of that!
I was going over her lab results with a patient yesterday. Nothing too bad but it did show some aluminium in her system. Her family has some history of Alzheimer’s and aluminium is involved in the brain damage of that awful disease.
Like lot of us she had an aluminium pan or two in her kitchen although she no longer used it but more to the point she used anti-perspirants – one of the major ways aluminium gets in to the system.
By the way, did you know that most lipstick has lead in it? Yes LEAD! It is barely believable that anyone could be so stupid as to include lead in lipstick but they do. Lead free lipstick here
Part of my advice was to use cookware without aluminium, something that is fairly easy nowadays and to use personal care products without aluminium
There are quite a few on Amazon and this link takes you to a decent selection.
You might want to pick a deodorant that is fragrance free too.
Besides the toxic metal they may have anti-perspirants are a bad idea anyway. One of the body mechanisms for detox is perspiration and it is bizarre to block the natural process of sweating.
It would be just as silly to stick a cork up your backside!
It is ADVERTISING targeted at our insecurities that pressures and exploits us to buy anti-perspirants.
My advice is “Be a rebel and don’t buy them”!
Instead, if you want to use a natural deodorant try products like these …
Sorry my “Quick word” took so long – back to detox in 3 days.
Yes you can get a good “taster” of what a Detox programme is like in 3 days; 3 days of healthy eating and perhaps drinking some vegetable juices and enjoying Epsom salt baths is all good.
And if that convinces you that you can really handle a real detox and you go on and do one then that would be a great result.
You can’t Detox in 3 days but you can detox in 3 steps taking as long as you like in each step.
So I’d like to ask you…
Have you done a detox?
How long did you take? A real detox takes months, although every little helps – yeah even a weekend!