Detoxification Methods

detox methodsThere are many different methods a person can choose in order to undergo a detox. There are do-it-yourself style detox plans, and there are ones that are supervised by a nutrionist or medical professional. Detox plans are not “one size fits all.” The detox plan that is chosen should be based on a careful assessment of the person’s circumstanes: why a detox is necessary, whether or not there is a particular substance the person is detoxing from, how heavily the substance was being ingested and what condition the person is in.

When there is an urgent need for a detox, for example, when someone is facing a medical emergency if they forego a detox, they are usually advised to check into a professional detoxification treatment center. This typically applies to situations where someone is addicted to a substance and have been abusing it regularly. Drug and alcohol addiction can spawn serious withdrawal symptoms when someone is detoxing from them, sometimes even life threatening, and doctors recommend being under 24-hour surveillance while going through this process. Detox treatment centers not only have the resources to deal with any medical emergencies a detoxing addict may have, they also supply medications that ease withdrawal symptoms and make the process much more comfortable for them.

If someone requires a detox because they occasionally abuse a substance or just have a generally unhealthy diet, it is recommended that they still seek the guidance of a physician or nutritionist. This is also recommended for someone who has dietary restrictions, food allergies or health problems that could be aggravated by a change in diet. It could be that a common detox plan is ultimately recommended to them, but with the help of a physician or a nutritionist, they can customize it around the individual’s personal diet requirements.

And lastly, if a person does not have any major health concerns and is simply looking to detox to optimize health, they will often choose a general detox plan that is made available online or for purchase. This “do-it-yourself” style of detoxification is widely accessible, however, detoxers should find their detox plans from trusted sources, as not all of them are nutritionally sound. Websites such as and offer great advice and plans for one-time detoxes. Those who detox regularly may prefer investing into detox literature such as The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast by Mark Hyman M.D.