Put simply, detoxification is cleansing the body on the inside. As important as bathing or brushing your teeth, it is one of the most important health related functions we can perform during our lives, and is surprisingly easy for us to undertake.

Toxicity is a problem that virtually every person will encounter during their lifetime. Toxins come from our food, air, household cleaners, cosmetics, alcohol and prescription drugs, and a variety of other sources. As more toxins accumulate, our bodies are less effective in naturally eliminating those toxins.

Signs of Toxicity

* Toxins in the body contribute to a variety of health issues which may include:
* Obesity
* Low energy
* Mental fog
* Low sex drive
* Irritable Bowel Syndrome
* Digestive problems
* Chronic Pain and arthritis
* Skin problems
* Allergies and sensitivities
* Depression
* Cancer

In today's toxic environment, tissue acid wastes, chemical and heavy metal residues build up in the body resulting in a greater incidence of allergies, mental, and physical incapacitation. To combat the effects, numerous products and programs are available to support the body in its natural cleansing process. More and more alternative health practitioners are introducing detoxification programs to reduce these symptoms and maintain health.

All healing traditions ñ Egyptian, Native American, Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, Chinese, Shamanic - except Western Medicine offer body purification as a means of healing and avoiding disease.

Types of Body Detoxification

To help in the research process, the following is a sampling of available cleanses:

Herbal Colon Cleanse and herbal remedies available in liquid or pill form, taken in conjunction with a high fibre, nutrient rich diet. Typically taken once per day, the herb helps to release waste and toxins stored in the digestive system.

Colon Hydrotherapies and bathing the colon with purified warm water to eliminate the build up of fecal matter in the colon, while also removing excess mucus, bacteria, and parasites present in the waste matter. Hydrotherapies treat acne and other common skin problems, while promoting regular bowel movements without diarrhea or constipation.

Chelation Therapy and administering chelating agents to eliminate heavy metals from the body. Chelating agents bond with metal ions and together, are excreted by the kidneys and eliminated.

3 in 1 FIT System- Detox Foot Bath and is a gentle footbath full of water, charged ions are generated to attract and attach to neutralized toxic particles. By osmosis, toxic particles are pulled from the body through the sweat glands of the feet. A session typically last 30 minutes and is very relaxing, very safe, effective and an easy way to detox.

Chelation Therapy in the treatment of heart disease and autism has generated much controversy. Thorough research is highly recommended.

Herbal remedies are accessible and inexpensive, but may be more disruptive to the daily routine and difficult to fulfill.

Hydrotherapies such as colonics or enemas may be more effective but may also be more intrusive, uncomfortable and even embarrassing. Many products are available, ranging in price and effectiveness.

Be sure to do your research and choose the proper detox suited to you. Time and time again all kinds of people start a cleanse, but do not finish it. Remember...the only good detox is the one that you are going to complete!

Author's Bio: 

Whether you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle or overcome an illness, Craig Jacobs & Healthier Living 4 You, offers you educational health information and wonderful health products. After Craig's mother (Beverly Jacobs) was healed from their 3 in 1 FIT - Detox Foot Bath in 2003 from an overloaded body full of heavy metals which caused her chronic fatigue, depression and very painful joints Healthier Living 4 You was born. There are 4 simple things you can do to live a healthy life very easily. First, start eating a healthy alkaline diet, drink good clean alkaline water, detox your body on a regular basis and exercise daily. To learn more on their products by going to http://www.healthierliving4you.com these are products every household needs! For some great health tips visit their blog at http://www.hl4y.com