Cleansing is one of the best things you can do for your health and the longevity of your different body systems.
If you begin a routine of regular cleansing, you will feel much better and it will help you in many different ways. Cleansing, when done properly and alongside a healthy lifestyle, can be a good way to lose weight.
What Are The Benefits To Our Body?
There are excellent benefits to a cleansing you body, it just needs to be done safely and with balance.
It's a great way to get your body started on the process of detoxification, but it will take more than a quick fix to lose those extra pounds. A cleanse, along with a diet change and choice to get healthy, is just what the doctor ordered.
The Different Types Of Colon Cleansing
There are many different types of colon cleansing available, but the most common one is called a colonic, or otherwise known as colonic irrigation, or colon hydrotherapy.
Colonic Irrigation or Colon Hydrotherapy
A Colonic can be carried out by professionals, but also a slightly less intense colon irrigation treatment can be carried out at home using specially prepared kits with detailed instructions.
It’s a fairly easy option but you may want to do a little research first. It will definitely help you in your cleanse to slim down.
There are definitely other options that you may prefer......
The Master Cleanse - Or Lemonade Diet
One great fasting cleanse is the Master Cleanse, or lemonade diet, as some call it. It is a simple fast in which you only drink a concoction of water, fresh squeezed lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper for ten days. You may also drink salt water and laxative tea to help flush your system. This is a very inexpensive way to cleanse and many attest to its benefits.
It is helpful if you want to reorient your tastes and break food addictions. It is also a good cleanse for your digestive tract and you will likely lose a little weight in the process.
The challenge with this type of cleanse is plain and simple: no food. People don't like to fast. Fasting in and of itself is good for the body in season but many don't know the benefits of fasting and therefore are afraid to see it through.
There are many other types of fasting cleanses out there that you can take a look at. Some target different body systems in the way they develop the cleanse. Depending on what you need and the results you are looking for will depend on what type of fasting cleanse you may choose.
Cleansing Without Fasting
If you prefer not to fast, there are some other excellent options for you. There are many cleanse kits that come with different probiotics, herbs and supplements. Some come in powder form, others in capsules. It really will depend on what type of detoxification you are after in deciding which supplement or kit is best for you. They vary greatly in content, intensity and price so you will want to do a little research in making a good choice.
Do Teas And Herbs Work?
You will find a great selection of teas that will help detoxify and cleanse. However, some are very potent in their laxative effect so you definitely want to prepare for that.
Other teas are less potent but are designed to help with weight loss and have a more moderate effect on your system.
There are some outstanding herbs to help naturally eliminate toxins from your body. Teas are often made up of and utilize these herbs in different formulas to strengthen the body and reinforce its natural processes.
How Safe Is It?
Cleansing is generally safe when done in moderation but there are side effects and potential risks when you detoxify.
One thing to remember in doing any type of cleanse is to follow guidelines given by professionals in the field. In other words, use caution and follow the instructions given.
Normal and natural side effects can include headaches, nausea, intense hunger pains, frequent bowel movements or urination, lethargy, weakness and bad breath, to name a few.
Does It Actually Help To Lose Those Pounds
A good question to look at at this point is whether a weight loss cleanse is, in fact, going to bring the desired results you are looking for in the long run.
There are different opinions on the matter. In the short run, you will often lose some weight during a cleanse.
For the long run, a healthy diet and lifestyle change will likely need to accompany a cleanse in order to keep the weight off.
I hope this information helps and happy cleansing!