Toxins in the environment causes allergies, mental confusion, irritated skin, and many other problems. It is recommended to detoxify your body once a year. Detoxification is cleansing, resting, and nourishing your body from the inside out. It is all about removing and eliminating toxins and feeding the body with healthy nutrients. This can help prevent diseases and allow you to live a healthy life.
Detoxification techniques get rid of the contaminants from the blood in the liver where the toxins get processed for elimination. Toxins are also eliminated through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and skin. There are a variety of detoxification methods to help get rid of the toxins living in your body.
Starting a detox involves eliminating alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, saturated fats and refined sugars as they can prevent the healing process from occurring. Also, minimize chemical-based cleaners and health care products with natural alternatives.
First, eat plenty of fiber like brown rice and also plenty of organic vegetables like beets, artichokes, cabbage, radishes, broccoli, and seaweed. Second, you can take Vitamin C to help the body make glutathione, a liver compound to drive toxins away. Third, there are herbs like burdock, dandelion roots, milk thistle, and green tea to take as well. Fourth, doing deep breathing will allow oxygen to circulate through the body. Fifth, it is important to drink two quarts of water a day and bring water with you everywhere you go.
Sixth, you can participate in hydrotherapy by taking a hot shower for five minutes to allow water to fall from your head to your toes. After, you do the same thing but with cold water for thirty seconds. This is a process that gets repeated three times. Once you are done, you sleep for half an hour. Seventh, you can remove toxins through your pores by dry brushing your skin or detox foot spas or foot baths.
Eighth, by sweating in a sauna, you can get rid of the waste in your body through perspiration. Ninth, exercise every day for an hour and do activities like yoga or Qigong which is done for the purpose of detoxifying. Ten, there are many detox diets to partake in such as simple fruit and veggie detox, juice cleanse, hypoallergenic detox, sugar detox, or the smoothie cleanse. All of these methods can renew your health and help your body regain the optimal state of health it needs to pursue lifelong abstinence.
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Page last reviewed and medically fact-checked | October 2, 2017