What is Detox?
Detoxification (detox for short), is a term generally used to describe the removal of toxins from the body, which is mainly a function of the liver.
It is usually a short term dietary modification that involves a period of fasting and/or a limitation on processed foods, followed by a strict intake of specific fruits, vegetables and water in an attempt to cleanse our digestive tract. Sometimes, detox includes herbal supplements, or colon cleanses, etc..
Is Detoxing Important?
There is some speculation as to whether these types of detox regimens are beneficial to our overall health.
There are no clinical studies that necessarily prove the efficacy of detoxing.
Most of the hype behind dietary detoxing is empirical evidence (meaning that it is verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or logic). Still, many people report that they do feel better afterwards.
There is another method of detoxing the body, gaining tremendous popularity, with proven clinical results.
What Salt Therapy Does to the Body
Salt therapy detoxes our bodies
Salt therapy (known as Halotherapy), on the other hand, has been proven to improve various respiratory ailments and skin conditions, via numerous clinical studies and has been documented in various medical journals worldwide over the past 20 years.
Simply put, salt therapy detoxes our respiratory systems, nasal passages, sinuses, our skin, and various organs via microscopic medical-grade salt particles, and is administered simply by breathing — through our lungs.
Salt aerosol is both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, and is a natural antiseptic. Breathing in salt-rich air directly detoxifies our respiratory tract which includes our lungs, trachea, sinuses, and nasal passages.
Evidence shows that the effects of detoxification via salt therapy reach other parts of the body, such as internal organs, and even our skin — as the micron-sized salt particles are dispersed into the bloodstream and throughout the entire body.
Proven Health Benefits of Salt Therapy
Clinical trials have provided evidence that regular halotherapy sessions have a detoxification effect on our bodies, which further amount to improvements in various respiratory conditions, boosts our immune systems, promotes longevity, healing, and well being.
Some of the clinical trials and studies supporting salt therapy are listed below:
- Salt therapy and asthma
- Salt therapy and chronic bronchitis
- Salt therapy and emphesyma
- Salt therapy and cystic fibrosis
- Salt therapy and COPD
- Salt therapy and Psoriasis
- Salt therapy and Eczema
- Salt therapy and immune boost
Dietary detoxes are great, if you find them beneficial for you.
But an alternative method of detoxing your body, known as salt therapy (halotherapy), is certainly also worth considering — if you’re looking to cleanse and promote healing in the body.