If it comes to your attention that your boy is in need of detoxification, you will have a few alternatives to choose from, should you proceed. Although the specialist clinics probably offer the best detox programs, there are several programs that you can follow without the need of a clinic or any other medical facility however, before embarking on any of these programs, you should first discuss I with your doctor. Signs that you may need a detox program can be one or a combination of migraines, muscle and joint aches, weakness nervousness, hypertension, emotional episodes or blockages to your digestive system. However, any of these symptoms could mean something else and so that is why you should always check with your doctor first. If you decide not to use the facilities that a clinic can offer and instead choose to complete a detox program at home, there are several programs to choose from but all of them will include diets and all of them will include detox diet options but all of those options will include three specific things. First they will require that you avoid certain foods and those are eggs and other dairy products, corn, gluten, soy, refined sugar, caffeine and liquor. Second they will require that you only eat natural foods, foods that have no preservatives or artificial flavourings and foods that are known to assist in detoxification such as kale, carrots, celery and broccoli as well as lemon, cinnamon, turmeric, cayenne pepper and ginger. Thirdly they will probably prescribe an exercise regime, not one that is intense but one which is at least able to create a sweat as some toxins are discarded via our sweat instead of through our digestive system. We are asked to stay away from those certain foods as they are known to contain toxins and we are asked to partake in the other foods as they can have beneficial properties to detoxification. Lemon is particularly good as it has a lot of purifying qualities and at the same time can provide us with vitamin C. Cinnamon can assist in balancing our glucose level and at the same time add a great taste to cereals and many other things including smoothies. Turmeric is a great fighter of bacteria and so plays a role as our body’s disinfectant. Whilst both ginger and cayenne pepper can help keep out digestive system open, ginger is also good at boosting our protection from influenza and other illnesses. Although exercise is not usually recommended whilst on a strict diet, a detox diet is an exception as some toxins need us to sweat in order to leave the body but, any exercise program recommended, should be less than exhausting. Anyone that needed a detox program and successfully completed one, should feel a great difference in their overall wellbeing but whilst there are some people that need detox more than once a year, there are those that never need one at all as all our bodies are different.