I’m often asked the question how often one should detox to clear out the “junk” that accumulates in our body. Sure, our bodies are equipped to regularly detox and eliminate toxins, but I believe there’s considerable value in refueling and replenishing our bodies with a nutritional cleanse that will best support our ability to do this efficiently. But deciding how often you should do a detox should be based on your individual choice and lifestyle. It should also be based on what your health goals are and whether you do a “mini detox” at various other times throughout the year.
Many people choose to detox once or twice a year for a lengthy period of time, while others choose to do short cleanses such as one to three days several times a year. A short detox tends to include activities like juicing, water fasting, or the popular master cleanse. A short detox usually occurs once a week, once a month, or once every couple of months. Some also choose a more structured program if they’ve recently undergone a major change to their body or are trying to heal or reverse a medical condition.
My personal belief is that it is good to do a detoxification program at least twice per year. It doesn’t matter what length of time or how often you decide to do a detoxification program; you are still reaping great benefits from doing so. The bottom line is to simply listen to your body and remember to get the expertise and support to guide you along the way.
If you’re interested in learning more about the detox programs that serve as the basis for my RESET to Wellness programs, check out these upcoming opportunities:
If you live in the Richmond, Virginia area - register to attend a FREE one-hour talk/overview on September 6 at the Acupuncture Clinic of Richmond.
If you live outside of this area, send me an email at email@example.com and schedule a free 10-minute consult by phone to review the different programs that we have available, and what would make the most sense for you.
Deborah Farley is a licensed acupuncturist, naturopath and owner of the Acupuncture Clinic of Richmond, in Richmond, Virginia. She's a leading authority on using nutrition and Chinese medicine for treating symptoms and root causes of illness. For additional resources to improve your health and wellness, visit www.debifarley.com or call 804.288.3927.