Feeling sluggish and out of sorts, or carrying around some extra weight? It might be time to give your body some well-deserved TLC with a detox.
Our bodies are always detoxifying — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our organs work hard to process and rid our bodies of pollutants and toxins built up from our environment. That includes the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. But although our bodies are spending a lot of time and energy on detoxifying , they simply can’t keep up.
Our internal systems haven’t yet adapted to the new chemicals, toxins, and additives of the modern world. That means no matter how hard they work, our bodies still need some extra support to maintain a healthy balance. When our bodies can’t keep up, it results in excess toxins in our gut, liver, colon, kidneys, and lymphatic system, which can cause an array of health concerns.
So, what can we do to ensure we’re supporting our bodies and helping get rid of excess toxins? Many natural health care practitioners consider internal cleansing the cornerstone of good health. For more than 40 years, Dr. Terry Willard has been teaching Canadians about the benefits of regular detoxing. Developed by Dr. Willard, who’s one of North America’s leading clinical herbalists, the Wild Rose D-TOX programs are designed to assist your body in the cleansing process, rid your organs of toxic residue, and start fresh.
How does a detox a work?
A Wild Rose D-TOX is a 12- or 15-day cleansing program that also follows a healthy and satisfying meal plan. These simple diet recommendations are designed to fully optimize the results of your detox and also include vegetarian and vegan options. Wild Rose recommends consuming organic foods as much as possible, and if organic isn’t available, finding the freshest foods.
Find the right cleanse for you
Depending on your needs, Wild Rose offers three unique detox programs:
- The classic Herbal D-TOX is a 12-day program designed to enhance all aspects of the metabolism, acting as both a full body and general cleanse.
- The new Gentle D-TOX is similar to the classic Herbal D-TOX, except that it contains a milder laxative formula.
- The Liver D-TOX targets — you guessed it — the liver first, unlike the other two programs which target the gastrointestinal tract before starting to work on the liver. Without a laxative component, the 15-day liver cleanse is more suitable if you have a history of Crohn’s, colitis or irritable bowel syndrome.
When should you detox?
While cleansing is recommended at least twice a year during seasonal transitions like spring and fall, the fast-paced nature of our modern world means Wild Rose’s programs can be used anytime. Dr. Willard suggests using the Herbal D-TOX or Gentle D-TOX two to four times a year, while the Liver D-TOX is typically used on an ongoing basis until the underlying liver issue is addressed.
Wild Rose D-TOX programs are the only programs that provide full online support through a Facebook group. The Wild Rose Online Guided Cleanse community shares tips, recipes, and support from qualified herbalists, and even Dr. Willard himself.