Is Detoxing Beneficial? Yes. Will Detoxing fix everything? No
There is no detox program that will correct everything instantly and is not a quick fix. However, with a Hormone Detox, there will be noticeable differences 6 weeks and even 6 months from starting.
Who should do a hormone detox?
We believe a hormone detox will be beneficial to most people with the right supplements and knowledge!
There are a few groups that we caution against detoxifying: nursing mothers, children, and patients with chronic degenerative diseases, cancer or tuberculosis. Consult your health care practitioner if you have questions about whether detoxing is right for you.
When should a person do a hormone detox?
Springtime is the best time to implement a detox program but anytime is an appropriate time to begin a Hormone Detox!
So….. How do we get started?
It is important to do some preparation to begin your hormone detox.
Step 1: Supplements to aid your body
Find specific supplements meant to help detox and aide your body in cleansing. I recommend MaxxAlives BFF Pack. This stands for Bodies Friend Forever. MaxxAlive has put together an amazing group of products to help support your body during detox, balancing and maintaining your hormone health.
STEP 2: Saliva Test
You can add a saliva test to your BFF pack from MaxxAlive which comes with a free consultation with a hormone expert. This will show you the exact levels of your hormones and how far you have to go. I recommend you repeat 6 months later. This way of monitoring will reveal the success of your program and give you the motivation you need to continue your program.
Many get blood test once a year and many times it shows your hormone levels normal, this is misleading because blood tests show you ALL hormones in your blood, but there are hormones that are there but are not available to be used by your body because they have been blocked from being absorbed and used by your body, therefore blood test do not give you an accurate account of the hormone levels available to your body only a saliva test can tell you this.
STEP 3: Lighten up your toxin load
- Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes and refined sugars, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your hormone health. Also, minimize the use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants, and toothpaste), and substitute natural alternatives.
- Take some time to go through your cupboards and do some purging. A great site to find out what is good and what is not is to visit the Environmental Working Group at EWG.org.
STEP 4 – De-Stress
- At the least pick a time when you can leave stress behind. …stress, which triggers your body to release adrenal hormones like cortisol into your system. While these hormones can provide the “adrenaline rush” to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver.
- Yoga and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring. Link: gaiam.com
- Get a gentle massage. A gentle massage is a great stress reliever whether provided by your partner or a trained RMT. Massage also frees trapped toxins as well as relaxes. Just make sure it is gentle. Too much pressure may feel good on the muscles, but it doesn’t have the same detoxing effect.
Allow yourself enough time to mentally and physically prepare to begin. This will create greater success with your Hormone Detox Program.