When discussing health these days, it’s nearly impossible for someone not to bring up detox. It is a word that has dominated the industry, and certainly is a major facet of good health, but is it the only answer to resolving our collective health concerns?

In a word, NO.

Although removing biological, chemical, and ethereal infections is a significant part of the puzzle, it’s no more important than making sure that the body has adequate nutrient levels as well.

Let’s take gut restoration as an example.

Our digestive systems have been poisoned by the conventional food and health care industries. From glyphosate to pharmaceutical antibiotics, we have managed to pollute and depopulate the delicate intestinal lining and the beneficial microorganisms that reside in it, to create a wasteland of biological and chemical constituents that no longer afford us the digestive capacity were were set up to enjoy.

Is detoxing the singular answer to restoring digestive function? Not by a long shot. Are probiotics the gift that will change everything? Rarely.

And this is why so many struggle to remedy their digestive issues. The remediation is myopic, partly because doctors don’t have a clue what to do and offer poor advice, and partly because we have been conditioned to be lazy and indifferent to our health rather than being an active participant.

While taking natural antimicrobials are mostly a desirable and fundamental aspect of cleaning up your gut, if you don’t have a wide diversity of nutrients like probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, you’re going to fall significantly short of significant restoration of your gut.

Not only that, if you don’t take into consideration the mental aspect of your health and how that affects your digestive infrastructure, you’re going to be frustrated with your lack of results. For example, stress can lower stomach acid and contract the digestive system, causing inefficient assimilation of required nutrients.

Detox can help with assimilation due to the removal of pathogenic microbes thereby restoring some digestive integrity, but it can’t replace the nutrients mentioned earlier.

And what happens when digestive function is wonky? So becomes your immune system. What happens when your immune system is compromised? You become much more susceptible to biological infections, and compounding health problems as a result.

And in the current environment, the last thing you want to be is immunocompromised. And reactive solutions are tricky and fraught with time-sensitive implications, so don’t rely on pine needle tea as your elixir to get out of a fix. Not only that, it’s incredibly myopic to think it will save you, along with other supplements, if you are dealing with underlying digestive, autoimmune, or other chronic disease problem.

Those that not only survive, but THRIVE, have taken a much more rewarding approach that benefits them NOW (in terms of energy, elimination of nagging symptoms, etc), and it’s rooted in their food and lifestyle, with supplementation often added in as well.

Want to feel young again? Light? Clear headed? Pain free? Bloat free? Anxiety free?

Detox AND nourish. Get your foods right. Preparation straight. Food combinations in order. Get a PLAN in order.

I make it incredibly simple, in the THRIVE Academy.

Derek A. Henry

Derek A. Henry, Founder of Healing the Body and the THRIVE Academy, used nutrition, supplementation, and a holistic lifestyle to naturally unravel 13 chronic disease conditions that conventional or alternative medical professionals couldn't help him resolve. As a result of this one-in-a-million health transformation and the knowledge acquired in the process, he is now happier and healthier than he has ever been and now educates, coaches, and inspires thousands of others to transform their health through a natural and holistic approach. To date, he has helped his THRIVE Academy participants heal over 20 different chronic disease conditions, primarily related to digestive and autoimmune concerns.

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