Here at RCA, detox protocols follow standards developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse – one of the leading establishments on addiction treatment. As The Guardian article notes, many popular detox and cleansing diets probably feel beneficial because of what they eliminate, and not because of any magical ingredients. “Certain times of the year are more suitable for cleansing, specifically to support your liver,” says Josh Axe, DNM, CNS, DC, founder of Ancient Nutrition and DrAxe.com.
The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider. How long drug detox takes depends on the substance used, the amount of the substance used and the length of time the person has been using the substance.
Because a saltwater flush and other types of colon cleanses are unpredictable and may be dangerous, don’t fall for the hype. Instead, do all you can to support your body’s natural cleansing systems and rely on them to keep toxins at bay. If you want to try a saltwater cleanse, talk to your doctor first to determine if it’s a safe option for you. There aren’t any official medical guidelines about who is a candidate for a saltwater flush. Supporters recommend the procedure for people who are chronically constipated or who are experiencing irregular bowel movements.