Detoxification Days 6 & 7 – Things Are Getting Easier
Days 6-7 of My Detox
Day 6 for many of my patients is still a very heavy and difficult detox day. Patients will complain about poor sleep, constipation, sometimes nausea and even fatigue. I found myself sleeping longer that morning and taking a quick nap in the afternoon. Good solid rest helps renew a healing body. My detox day 6 was filled with unusual cravings which I ignored and some physical fatigue. When I find that I crave some unusual foods, I reach for water; often our body mixes up the thirst and hunger signals. A tall glass of water always satisfies my food cravings.
“I call Day 7 of the detox, the day of “enlightenment”
I call Day 7 of the detox, the day of “enlightenment”, this day happens to be the day I experienced an increase in my energy, mood, concentration and outlook on the detox. I feel more motivated to continue until day 21. My energy today ranked 7 out of 10 as opposed to my energy on day 6 being 4 out of 10. My concentration increased, and most importantly my overall well being has significantly changed. I had a patient today ask me if I do a detox every year, why do I still fell the way I feel? Would I not be clean by now? My answer was simple, we are constantly being exposed to toxins, our toxic burden is always high. I recommend two or more detoxifications per year, the more toxic your profession and your life is, the more you should do.
Dr. Elias Markou, ND
Dr. Markou ND is also known as the Detox Doctor and he wants you to rethink detox, so you can unclog your mind, body and spirit the natural way. Dr. Markou is a firefighter turned certified Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and a Registered Acupuncturist (R Acu.). Since graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003, his passion has been helping others get their health back with natural medicine, alternative therapies and detoxification. In 2008, he conceptualized and founded pureBalance Wellness Cancer Care in Mississauga, Ontario, and in 2014 became the Medical Director of Cyto-Matrix, a Canadian natural health products company. He is also an International Speaker, runs corporate wellness programs and is the Chief Medical Officer of the Halton Hills Fire Department. The son of two once-famous restaurateurs, you can often find him whipping up a zesty guacamole for his family when he’s not sharing practical tips for natural health and preventative wellness online and on stage.
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