Diets. We hear a lot about them these days- low-carb, low-fat, sugar-free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian and so many more. There are also detox diets, which is short for Detoxification Diet. The basic idea of these diets is to try and rid the body of all its toxins, which are harmful substances that have accumulated overtime and cause a negative impact on a person’s body. To rid the body of these toxins, people go on detoxes, try colon cleanses, avoiding specific foods, fast or omit or certain foods such as fats, carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, juices, herbs, tea, water from their diet. Improper or irregular digestion puts stress on our organs and digestive system, which can lead to an overgrowth of bacteria and inflammation. These uncomfortable symptoms have been shown to decrease and even disappear as result of a detox diet. Weight loss is also common.
Dr. Anne Hermann in Tampa, Florida offers a detoxification diet to her patients as a treatment for certain health conditions. As a holistic internal medicine physician, she works with patients suffering from arthritis, certain cancers, cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s disease to help rid the body of toxins and reduce inflammation. Here’s a little bit about how Dr. Hermann can help you find success and better health through a detox diet.
Dr. Hermann’s diet is a 28-day program. The overall goal is to eliminate the toxins and stressors from the body so it has the ability to get itself back on track, work to fix any imbalances, and foster renewed cellular health. But before you begin the detoxification diet, Dr. Hermann recommends you test for toxins in the body. You must also decide how often you wish to participate in this diet. Many patients choose to do the Tampa detox diet once or twice per year to get out anything that clogs their system.
One important advantage of participating in Dr. Hermann’s detox diet is weight loss. Many people have a difficult time losing weight due to the build-up of toxins in their system. This specific diet can help your body shed excess fat stores and give your body a natural way to find physical and mental clarity. According to Dr. Hermann, it’s all about learning how to eat in harmony with your body’s needs and finding a delicate balance of activity and movement, and a diet that works for you. This detox diet is a great option to give yourself and your body a fresh start.
Detoxification diets actually date back thousands of years. This purification process has a long tradition in many cultures. Our bodies naturally detox themselves, but when the mechanisms in our body become overloaded, they don’t perform their job as efficient as they might have. Harsh diets these days can wreck havoc on our insides, so this purification can set you on a new path.
This diet can also clear up many uncomfortable symptoms such as digestive problems, bad breath, fatigue and irritability, constipation, headaches, itchy skin, rashes, joint pain and difficulty losing weight.
If you experience any of these problems, it may be time to contact Dr. Hermann and schedule a consultation.
This post was written for 4Ever Fitness by Karen Danish, LAP. Karen is a licensed acupuncture physician and a valued staff member at a Tampa Acupuncture Clinic.