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Enhancing the Detox Experience
Sarah Reid, RHNC
It is important to consult a physician before embarking on any cleansing program if you have pre-existing health issues, and some of the herbal recommendations should not be used in those with impaired kidneys, hypertension, heart palpitations or those on certain medications. When in doubt, consult a naturopath or holistic nutritionist before taking any herb.
Given the intensity of toxic compounds in everyday food and environment, regular cleansing has become more crucial than ever before. Our ancestors probably knew the threat posed by toxins, and even though they were not as exposed to toxins as we are today, they included many organ-supportive herbs, which kept the level of toxins in their bodies within easily manageable levels. Herbs today should be part of the full detoxification process by aiding the organs that help in natural detoxification while the nutritional and lifestyle components are managed by the chosen protocol.