“Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.” —Maryanne Williamson

Can I fit detoxification into my life?

There are many ways to enjoy healthy exercise; there are just as many ways to include the healing benefits of natural body detoxification into your current lifestyle. Where today you may enjoy a brisk, refreshing walk, while tomorrow you might choose to bike, ski, or head to the gym, different methods of detoxification can be applied to what will suit you best at different times.

How does detoxification work?

All detoxification choices have the same aim – providing the body with a natural way to restore a state of well-being. Over time the body builds up a large number of toxins which naturally accumulate due to eating habits, too much stress – and now more than ever – increased levels of environmental pollution, especially in metropolitan areas. Imagine painting your walls each year, applying the new color on top of last year’s old coat. Detoxification is much like clearing the paint off the walls before adding this year’s fresh and vibrant shade. It is a simple process that naturally eliminates built up poisons from your body.

Why do I need detoxification?

There are a number of reasons to consider detoxification. Understanding the holistic benefits to the body and mind will enable you to have a successful cleansing experience. Body detoxification is like changing your car oil or fuel filters – it just as vital to the health of your body as it is to your car. As mentioned, toxins begin to amass in various organs like the colon, liver, lungs, kidneys, skin, bladder, lymph nodes etc. These toxins place an unnecessary burden upon your system. When their quantity accumulates beyond a certain range, they may begin to negatively affect some of your body’s performance, just as viruses on your computer will slow it down or even halt its functions altogether. Hence, it becomes necessary to purge these unwanted toxins in order to keep your body strong and flexible, your mind sharp, and your mood positive. Detoxification results in a complete rejuvenation of your body, mind and spirit, sometimes offering the feeling of radiance often observed in small children.

How do I detox?

There are many methods of body detoxification. While they may sound and appear different at first, they all share a common aim– a renewed and toxic-free body. The process may last as little as one day, or as long as one month. For example, you may incorporate organic fruit juices and raw fruits into your diet. Sometimes the addition of vegetables such as broccoli, celery, carrots, spinach, and various similar raw, organic produce may be blended in with your juices to make them more effective.

Another way to detoxify the body is to rely on soups for your diet. Pure vegetable soups are traditionally used for body detoxification. Adding fresh herbs provides a mineral-rich, highly digestible and gentle cleanse to the body that is especially effective when natural body detoxification is needed for several months. Finally, specially formulated food based supplements can assist with the body’s organs of detoxification in an effective and complete cleansing experience.

An essential element in any body detoxification regimen is pure water. Drinking up to one gallon daily of water can serve as a gentle detoxification. In case your plan is for one day only, then you may need to consume about one and a half gallons of water. This is so that your body can receive the maximum healing benefits within 24 hours, which is often part of a once-weekly natural body detoxification regimen.

We at IMS are proud to offer our clients a variety of detoxification and cleansing programs. We work with you to create a custom plan. From blue collar workers to CEO executives to stay at home moms, we can design an effective program that can suit anyone’s lifestyle. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health. To make an appointment and begin your detoxification journey, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or CLICK HERE to schedule an online appointment.