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Why Most Cleanses Actually Hurt Your Body

Cleanses are extremely popular right now, both for weight loss and to fight the increasing toxins in everyday foods and products. It is hard to ignore the idea of a one-stop solution to your weight-loss problems. This issue is that most cleanses are so extreme that they do more harm than good. Before you decide on a detox plan, consider these tips.

Is This Cleanse Restricting My Nutrient Intake? Limiting your daily intake to only water with lemon, cinnamon and cayenne is not sustainable. Your body isn’t getting the necessary vitamins, minerals, protein or healthy fats. This can send your body into “starvation mode,” which changes your hormone levels and slower your metabolism. You’ll likely end up losing muscle mass rather than fat.

Is This Cleanse Actually Filtering Out Toxins? This Metagenics information sheet shows the 3 phases of detoxification – functionalization, conjugation and elimination. These are technical terms that describe the way the enzymes and proteins in our detoxification diet transform and remove toxins from the body. Our method supports your body’s natural process of detoxification and can improve your liver, kidney and intestinal tract health.

the process of detoxification and elimination of toxins - Alison Wellness Clinic in Huntsville, AL
Toxins enter the body through foods and the environment, and they're filtered out through the liver, kidneys and intestinal tract.

Can I Reduce My Toxin Exposure? There are many foods that you may eat without even realizing how harmful they can be to your body. By reducing your consumption of food toxins like trans fats, refined sugar and mercury, you can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Talk with Alison Wellness Clinic’s registered dietitians and nurses about a safe, healthy detoxification program that’s right for you. We want to help you change your lifestyle and eliminate unwanted side effects of toxins.

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