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Can Detoxification Help To Cure Obesity?

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Dr.Hemangi Jhaveri 88% (10ratings)
Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, DHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Mumbai  •  25years experience
Can Detoxification Help To Cure Obesity?

With today’s lifestyle and eating habits, obesity has become such a common problem. But, food habits and lifestyle are not alone responsible for obesity, genetics and physical movement also play an important role. 

Obesity is usually referred to as overweight, but it is a more complex phenomenon than just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical issue that escalates the risk of other health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers, and high blood pressure.

Though the bodyweight is much influenced by the genes, behaviour, metabolism, and hormones of an individual, obesity is usually caused when an individual consumes more calories than he/she burns through physical activities and exercises. The excess calories are stored by the body as fat. Foods such as processed food, junk food, and artificially sweetened contain high calories. Obese people may consume extra calories before feeling full and they also may feel hungry or empty sooner or eat more because of anxiety and stress.


There are various ways that help an individual to lose and maintain a healthy weight. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and avoiding stressful situations which may trigger overeating can help in losing weight and avoiding obesity. However, detoxification is also becoming common and plays an important part in a weight loss journey. There are possible risks that one should address even if he/ she is on an effective weight loss journey. Elimination of toxins from the body is one of them. 

Fat cells are used to store toxic material in the body and a weight loss program mobilizes these fat cells releasing the toxins in the body. With the excess of toxins in the body, one may feel unwell, fatigue, and sluggishness. This, in turn, leads to a lack of energy, which may affect the individual’s state of mind. Due to this, regular detoxification proves to be very beneficial in the weight loss journey and program. 

Detox diets are usually dietary interventions for short-term, designed to discard toxins from the body. In a typical detox diet, fasting is included which is followed by a strict diet of vegetables, fruits, water, and fresh fruit juices. One can also include green tea, herbs, and supplements. The detox diet gives organs rest by the way of fasting, stimulate the liver to discard toxins, eliminate toxin from sweat, feces, and urine, improve blood circulation and provide healthy nutrients to the body.

Detoxification is commonly recommended due to the possible exposure to toxic chemicals in the diet and environment such as pollutants, heavy metals, synthetic chemicals, and other damaging compounds. Other than obesity, detoxification also helps in dealing with other health problems such as autoimmune diseases, bloating, digestive issues, inflammation, chronic fatigue, and allergies.


Obesity not only makes the daily physical activates difficult for the individual but can also affect one’s health severely. There are a number of ways in which one can maintain a healthy weight. Detoxification is becoming quite common as it not only helps in losing and maintain a healthy weight but also solve other health problems. However, one should consult a doctor or a nutritionist before deciding upon a diet and exercise for him/ herself to achieve better results.

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