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Enjoy the benefits of Detox…easy as 1~2~3~4~5

Make it a Positive !

Make it a Positive !

Hi Folks,

As summer arrives, so does the idea of cleansing our body from the winter.

Here’s some easy ways you can incorporate one idea a day over the week, or do together.

Detoxifying and cleansing your body can promote weight loss, boost your energy, and help your body heal itself naturally from many symptoms, including digestive problems, acne, and inflammatory issues. Detoxifying isn’t anything new; ancient Eastern medicines have been promoting detoxification for thousands of years.

In order to effectively experience a detoxifying cleanse, you need to relieve, clean, and nourish your body starting from the inside! Once your internal organs have experienced this refreshing break, they can do their jobs more effectively and heal the body naturally.

During a detox, the blood, intestines, and liver are cleansed by using fasting, stimulation, elimination, and nourishment. You can detox for a day or two, or for weeks, depending on your needs and goals. Remember, though, you should check with your doctor before attempting any sort of detox.

We’re surrounded by toxins everywhere; they’re in our air, water, food, health and beauty products, household cleaners and work environment. The body stores the toxins it can’t get rid of and will eventually have symptoms such as infections, fatigue, skin problems, mental fog, or even weight gain.

During any kind of detox, you should avoid coffee, alcohol, refined sugar, smoking, and household poisons. Get plenty of rest and quiet time, and eat light foods. Avoid meat and fatty foods. Here are my favorite types of cleanses, ranging from daily habits to short-term detoxifying practices.

Hot water cleanse

A great way to detox your gut immune system is to do a hot water detox. For 1-2 weeks, simply drink a mug of heated water (plain – no lemon or flavors) every hour or so. The hot water will open up the drainage in your gut and allow toxins to flow out. Repeating this every hour or so for a few weeks will completely boost your immune system naturally!

 

Morning lemon water

When you get up in the morning, drink a large glass of lukewarm water with lemon. This habit will help you rehydrate your body after sleeping and will wake up your digestion so it can perform its work later.

 

Detoxifying foods

Many foods can help your body detox naturally. Raw fruits and vegetables provide the most cleansing, especially greens such as broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, dandelion, turnip, or beet greens. You can also do a 5-day, juice-only fast and consume water and juices of fruits and vegetables only.

 

Herbal cleanse

You may also choose to use an herbal supplement that will promote gentle cleansing and elimination. Be sure to use completely pure herbal cleanse products without fillers, gluten, chemicals, and artificial color or flavor. Look for a product containing psyllium husk, marshmallow and licorice root, bitter gourd, and slippery elm bark.

 

Detoxing the liver

After you complete a digestive cleanse or detox, you may wish to do a liver cleanse as well, especially if you’ve suffered from headaches, mental fog or confusion, or lethargy. The best liver detox products will contain bio-available turmeric and milk thistle.

 

 

Get rid of gluten and processed foods.

Processed foods have been stripped of nutrients, leaving you with mostly artificial stuff left to eat. Most of these, including gluten(the protein of wheat that’s also present in a lot of processed foods), cause a sluggish metabolism and the accumulation of toxins in the body.

 

Have green grapes every day.

Grapes have a lot of detoxifying qualities, and consuming them at this time of the year can help you draw out toxins from your organs and dump them into your intestines for elimination. Grapes are rich in fiber, so drinking a lot of water is a must to help in the detox process.

 

Take a daily detox tea.

Goldenseal, dandelion and neem are some of the best known detox herbal teas on the market today. You can also make tea with turmeric powder, a well-known herb used in many Indian dishes. If you prefer supplements in pill, you can try milk thistle.

 

Avoid sugar like the plague.

Sugar, especially the refined kind, is very hard to digest, and messes around with your blood sugar levels. It will be hard to kick the sugar habit, but try to stay away from refined sugars and artificial sweeteners.

 

Stretch.

Stretching will kick your detox efforts up a notch. As you stretch, you allow oxygenated blood get to all the nooks and crannies of your body, carrying toxins out with it. The gently powerful exercises like Yoga and Tai Chi are great to do. Just as callisthenics is good for the outer body, so to is exercise for the inner body, our bodily organs which provide the life giving energy we need each day to enjoy life.

 

Make teas from herbs in your pantry.

In addition to herbs like turmeric, you can make teas of bitter herbs available in your pantry or your refrigerator. Endive, romaine, mustard green, gentian chamomile and goldenseal are but a few examples of herbs you can create tea concoctions with as they will detoxify, improve circulation and increase your metabolism.

 

Take deep breaths.

Most of us underestimate the cleansing power of breath, and most of us forget to consciously deep breathe . First thing in the morning, take a few minutes to breathe deeply 8-10 times while reaching, stretching, celebrating your alive to enjoy this day that awaits you.. It will be invigorating and cleansing.

 

Make sure you move your bowels regularly

If you remove dirt and debris from your organs but don’t eliminate them properly, your efforts could be futile. In fact, you could be doing more harm than good. Having 2-3 bowels movements each day is key in the cleansing process. If you’re not doing this, you may consider mild herbal supplements like magnesium, triphala or Cascara Sagrada to assist you. And, don’t forget to drink water!

 

 Drink water, lemon, cayenne and vinegar.

Speaking of water, a large glass of filtered water with the juice of ½ a lemon, ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a pinch of cayenne pepper before breakfast will increase your energy and metabolism and will clear mucus and toxins from your vital organs. Drink it every day as long as you like.

 

Sweat it out.

Your skin is your largest organ and one of the primary organs of elimination. Saunas, baths and steams rooms are great detoxification aids, as they’ll help you sweat, thus helping you eliminate up to 20% of toxins and debris from your body through your skin.

Once you decide what type of cleanse or detox you want to try – get to it! Exercise and drink lots of water while you’re on your cleanse and you should get great results!

Some other detox herbs that gently help include honeysuckle or dandelion tea. Another great way to relax while detoxing is soaking in Epsom salts.

Remember……

 

Once you decide what type of cleanse or detox you want to try – get to it! Exercise and drink lots of water while you’re on your cleanse and you should get great results!

Some other detox herbs that gently help include honeysuckle or dandelion tea. Another great way to relax while detoxing is soaking in Epsom salts.

Remember……

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Hope this helps you prepare for a clean start for a Boundrylessly Healthy Summer !  J

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