Removing waste from the body is a completely natural process essential for life therefore we detoxify all the time - if our bodies (particularly the liver) didn't do this then we couldn't survive. However, we live in a world with ever-increasng levels of toxicity and our natural eliminative pathways (gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, lungs, skin) are not always functioning as optimally as they could be.
When it comes to detox 'one size does not fit all'. Though careful case taking, a naturopath can help you identify which type of detox is most appropriate for your situation so that you can achieve optimal results. For example, does your detox program need to focus more on liver support, or do you have gastrointestinal disturbance that requires more attention. Whilst rapid detoxes have become very popular and can seem more convenient; a structured, personalised program that lasts 4 - 6 weeks allows for a deeper, more specific approach to be taken for more lasting results.
Whilst taking more commitment, choosing to follow a comprehensive, naturopathically supported detox can also help you gain more awareness of which dietary and lifestyle choices are most beneficial to you; information that you can then take with you even after you complete your detox.