You can detox whenever you feel the need. If you are feeling congested from too much heavy or rich food or just a bit out of sorts and sluggish then it’s time to give your digestive system a rest.
Digestive problems, muscle aches and pains, skin problems, general fatigue problems can all respond well to a detox. If you want to improve your health there is no time like the present to start making healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet.
Many people start thinking about detox after the festive Christmas season when they may have overindulged in rich food and alcoholic drinks. But Spring and Autumn are the two key times to detox.
According to traditional Chinese and Indian medicine winter is not a good time to be stressing the body with a heavy detox program of cold raw foods and juices. It is better to wait until Spring when the weather is warmer and the fresh new vegetables are available.
That should not prevent you eating a healthier and lighter diet of wholegrain rice, lentils, beans and vegetables or vegetable soups and broths with the addition of some warming spices like ginger and cayenne.
Autumn is an ideal time to detox to strengthen the immune system in preparation for winter. Most good detox programs start with a colon cleanse as it is one of the main systems for the elimination of toxins that have been processed by the liver. It essential that you get your bowels moving well before starting a detox diet.