Most detox plans share common foundations: eat right, avoid chemicals, take supplements that support the liver and colon. But when it comes to choosing the plan that’s right for you, first consider your goal. Do you struggle with digestive distress, stubborn weight gain, or annoying breakouts?

“Everybody has a different expectation of what a detox is and what it can do,” says Tracey Beaulne, ND, who creates custom cleanses for her Toronto clients.

Whatever your goal, a targeted detox plan makes more sense than ever, given recent research linking toxins in the body with specific health conditions. To lessen your “body burden” and boost overall health, follow our basic detox plan; then choose supplements and tips as needed from the three mini-plans here. It’s a good idea to consult your health care practitioner before starting any new supplements or diet plan.