Updated: Jan 12
It is a new year... Time for a clean slate, a fresh start... and a detox. Why you ask? Please, read on.
Where do TOXINS come from?
* Our environment (air pollution, water contamination, plastics, pesticides, chemicals)
* Our body care products (triclosiclane, phthalates, parabens, sulfates)
* Our diet (preservatives, artificial colors & flavors, MSG, trans fats, refined carbs/sugars)
* Our state of mind (negativity & stress releases harmful hormones)
We have TRILLIONS of cells to care for! A body made up of clean cells & open flowing pathways (blood, lymph) is the essence of being healthy!
A cleanse of our body is the effective removal of accumulated waste and waste byproducts (i.e. bad bacteria, fungus, toxins) from the cells tissues, blood, colon, and lymph-nodes.
Accumulated waste is acidic and toxic. The human body prefers alkalinity. Chronic internal acidity creates conditions such as cancer and acid reflux.
Consuming vegetable juices, soups and salads are effective, healthy alkaline ways to gently cleanse to the body.
The largest detoxing organ in our body is the Liver. It needs a break from time to time, since it processes great deal, including cholesterol, and can be overtaxed with alcohol and processed, fatty foods consumption.
Water, exercise, and rest are all necessary for the body to cleanse and recover. Try Yoga- it is excellent for assisting in detoxing!
The human body is made up of 70% fluid, water being the main component of that fluid. Try to drink at least 50 oz. of our water daily.
Feeling overwhelmed with how to cleanse or simply where to start?
Here are 15 ways you can gently cleanse your body:
Eat greens and bitters regularly. Add them to soups and salads (watercress, arugula, spinach, kale, collards, beet greens, dill, rosemary, cabbage, garlic, fennel, basil, thyme, onion, turmeric).
Drink herbal teas (ginger, dandelion root, & milk thistle).
Drink organic vegtable or bone broth.
Drink water with fresh lemon in it.
Stay away from non organic corn and soy (these seeds are often GMO and sprayed heavily with pesticides).
Consume goat’s cheese versus conventional dairy cheese.
Go for walks as often as you can. This helps move the Lymphatic system and the fresh air + exercise will release endorphins (a happy hormone).
Take a warm bath with Epsom Salts. This helps increase circulation.
Stop drinking soda (Yes, even diet soda. Aspartame is cancerous).
Meditate to lower stress hormones. Take deep, cleansing breaths. Sit comfortbaly and begin to: 1 (inhale), 2 (hold), 3 (exhale).
Try a magensium supplement if you have muscle tension and/or constipation. Start with 200 mg per day, then go up to 500 mg if needed. Best to take before bed. * Always consult with your Pharmacist before beginning to take any supplements.
Get a massage! It helps release the toxins from our tissues and encourages relaxation, calming stress hormones and inflammation.
Use a diffuse + air purifying oils (mint, tea tree, lemon, eucalyptus essential oils).
Try more natural body care products (soaps, shampoos, cosmetics). Good ol’ fashion Castille soap is fantastic!
Add Superfoods to your nourishment! These antioxidants help protect your cells! Try a simple, pure, organic superfood powder to add to your water, juice, milk, or smoothie, such as Organic Superfoods Powder: https://bit.ly/3fnrpZH
Try this Liver Support Juice/Smoothie~
Carrot (1 large)
Celery (2 stalks)
Parsley (6 sprigs)
Ginger root (small slice- size of a quarter)
Handful of greens (watercress, kale, spinach, etc)
A pinch of milk thistle herb (not too big of a pinch because milk thistle can be bitter).
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
This juice is cleansing to the liver. It also has numerous micro nutrients for replenishing our Great Detox Organ!
What actions will you take in your lifestyle to gently cleanse your body and obtain more health & vitality?