Simple Ways to Detoxify Your Body February 01 2015

Detoxify Your Body

Illnesses and chronic diseases can be caused by the accumulation of toxins and toxic substances in the body. Eliminating toxins and avoiding new toxins, is essential for healing and preventing disease.
From the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the things we come into contact with, we are being burdened with toxins. These toxins, in the form of pesticides, pollutants, heavy metals, the hundreds of chemicals listed on the package of your food, and more, have negative effects on our bodies, leaving us ill and encouraging disease.
Our bodies are brilliant and work hard every day to rid itself of these toxins by filtering the blood, sweating, and elimination through digestion. But with our modern world, our bodies can go into overload. We aren’t making it easy when we put 168 chemicals on our skin daily-just from our personal care products and cosmetics! (Source). And that’s the least of our worries with the “average American consuming 24 lbs of artificial sweeteners, 29 lbs of french fries, and over 600 lbs of dairy per year, Americans are in a state of crisis. The average American diet is heavily responsible for the escalating obesity rates and is ultimately contributing to the development of illness and diseases” (Source). 

A DETOX SHOULD:

  • Promote elimination through the intestines, kidneys and skin
  • Support the liver to drive toxins from the body
  • Improve circulation
  • Refuel the body with healthy nutrients
First-Timer Detox
  • Cut out Processed foods, sugar, and anything packaged
  • Increase fiber
  • Stretch and move your body
  • Drink more water
  • Get more sleep (no less than 8 hours)
  • Try a 1 day recharge cleanse
Casual Detoxer
  • Juicing
  • Dry Brushing
  • Stretch and move your body
  • Drink more water
  • Get more sleep (no less than 8 hours)
  • Try a 3 day reboot cleanse
Expert Detoxer
  • Fasting
  • Oil Pulling
  • Dry Brushing
  • Stretch and move your body
  • Drink more water
  • Get more sleep (no less than 8 hours)
  • Try a 6 day rebalance cleanse
Remember:
Drinking fresh, organic vegetable and fruit juices are a great way to give your digestive system a break, while still giving it nutrients including antioxidants.
Drink plenty of water. Hydration is so important- every function of your body relies on it. Like fiber, water helps move things along.
Move your body. Sweating and exercise activates your lymphatic system which affects your digestion, immunity, and circulation.