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SHIMA's Guide to a Winter Detox

How to Have a Successful and Lasting Detox Experience!

Take Part in a Personalized, Guided Detox with SHIMA

Practiced for centuries by cultures around the world — including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems — detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out.

By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.


Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. However, when these systems are compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and the body is adversely affected.

A detox program can help the body’s natural cleansing process by:

  1. Resting the organs through fasting;

  2. Stimulating the liver to drive toxins from the body;

  3. Promoting elimination through the intestines, kidneys, and skin;

  4. Improving circulation of the blood; and

  5. Refueling the body with healthy nutrients.

Detoxification works because it addresses the needs of individual cells, the smallest units of human life.


We suggest that everyone can benefit from a detox at least once a year.

However, we would caution against detoxes for nursing mothers, children, and patients with chronic degenerative diseases, cancer or tuberculosis. We are always available if you have questions about whether detoxing is right for you.

Today, with more toxins in the environment than ever, it’s critical to detox. We recommend detoxing for symptoms such as:

  • Unexplained fatigue

  • Sluggish elimination

  • Irritated skin

  • Allergies

  • Low-grade infection

  • Puffy eyes or bags under the eyes

  • Bloating

  • Menstrual problems

  • Mental confusion


First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants, and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives.

Another hindrance to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the “adrenaline rush” to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. Yoga and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring.


SHIMA will be offering a guided detox in February or March.

We will help you get started with a personalized program, based on your specific needs, desires and goals. You will also benefit from a group setting, where you can talk with and get support from others who are beginning the detox journey with you.

Throughout your detox experience, we will be available anytime you have questions, concerns or thoughts.

By having a guided, supported detox experience, we trust that you will be able to begin your detox and FOLLOW IT THROUGH to the end- resulting in a clean, new, vibrant you!

If you are interested in more details, please let us know via email at or give us a call at the office- 631.725.3398

We can't wait to hear from you!

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