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What exactly is a detox or cleanse?

A detox/cleanse is the use of diet changes typically with supplements (plants &/or nutrients) to support some sort of physiologic or biochemical change in the body.


A detox/cleanse may be an elimination diet, it may involve treating the liver, eliminating yeast, negative bacteria or parasites from the digestive tract or simply a fasting program to take some stress off of the digestive system. It is wise to do some sort of a detox/cleanse or program at least twice a year at a minimum and then to focus on positive long term changes that keep the body healthy over time.


A detox/cleanse is a great way to reset your system and help you get back on track with a healthier lifestyle. Some detox/cleanse programs have a specific impact on an organ or system such as lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and liver enzymes.


These items can be measured both pre & post cleanse. Naturopathic doctors are the experts of managing detoxes and cleanses. There are many options depending on the desired outcome. Let us help you choose a cleanse that is right for you!