Let's take a moment to redefine what it means to "detox." The internet can be a scary place, and there are several published, varying opinions about the merits of different detox programs, whether they're effective, and whether there's even a point in detoxing at all.
Rest assured, resetting your system is absolutely beneficial when done mindfully and in a healthy way. "Detox" does not have to mean a crash diet or quick-fix maple syrup and cayenne weight-loss concoction. We now know that these types of major, restrictive changes are neither healthy nor sustainable. Our bodies are amazing—the liver, kidneys, and colon are pretty darn good at doing their jobs. That said, sometimes even the most well-oiled machines need a tune up every once in a while.
In a healthy detox, the goal is to support your natural elimination systems; it's not a compensation plan for overindulgence. It's about changing what you put into your body—in order to shift energetically—so you feel your best. If you're new to detoxing and could use a primer, or if you just want more information on how to do it in a healthy and sustainable way, you're in luck.
We've compiled a master list of questions and answers, so you don't have to ask them.