What does "detox" mean? It's about slowly removing irritants, allergens, preservatives and other problem foods from your diet, so you can help restore balance to your the digestive tract. When you're out of balance, it can negatively impact your hormones, your mood and the chemicals in your brain.
People who try a detox usually report improved digestion, less bloating, smoother skin, better sleep and more energy. Try starting with a simple, whole food approach for one week. Avoid gluten, added sugar, artificial ingredients, soy, dairy, corn, caffeine and alcohol. It takes a bit of an attitude adjustment - you need to focus your attention on what you CAN eat, not what you can't eat.
Look for organics and avoid the prepackaged snack foods. Eat plenty of veggies, as they will do most of the heavy-lifting of a detox plan. Take a daily non-dairy probiotic to repopulate your gut with good bacteria. And remember to stay hydrated - drink plenty of filtered water.
After a week or so of cleaner eating, take note of how you feel - less sluggish, less stressed, more alert and happier, I bet!
You can slowly add back foods you were avoiding, but do it one at a time and pay close attention to how you feel immediately after eating them. By becoming more acutely aware of how typical problem foods affect your body, you will have an easier time realizing you don't need them.