Question: I've heard you have to do cleanses in a certain order or they don't work. Is this true?
Answer: I questioned this too when I first heard about it. It kind of sounded silly to worry about cleansing in a specific order. After all, if in the end we're cleansing all our organs of toxins, does it really matter which one we do first?
Well, the truth is that it does. Here's the order in which cleanses should generally be done:
The colon and kidneys need to be cleanses before attempting other cleanses because these systems are the ones that remove toxic waste from the body. So, you don't really want to release a flood of toxins into a system that's not capable of properly discarding them. By improving the health of your colon and kidneys, you're getting the body in shape for not only removing toxins through cleansing, but also tackling the daily toxin load as well.
How do you cleanse these organs?
There's not enough room in this post for thoroughly discussing all of the cleanses above, but I can give a brief overview plus point you to some great resources.
1. Colon Cleansing
The book I'm reading this month really covers these cleanses in great detail (plus many other ways to detox). I've gotten a ton a ideas from this book that I feel are going to be easy to implement in my life--which is great, because if you can't stick with it, what's the point? If you're interested in learning more about detoxification I think this is a good resource to have around: The Detox Book by Bruce Fife, N.D.