Updated: Nov 26, 2019
The word "detox" is popular and often used around the health community.
Detoxification is the process of removing substances from our body eliminating harmful toxins. The liver breaks down chemicals and the body eliminates through the kidneys (urine) , intestines (stool/poop), lungs (breathe), lympathic system and skin (sweat).
One important thing you can do for yourself is make sure you have optimal detoxication. Eating a balanced diet with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids needed in the detoxification process will help with detox.
What are signs that you may not be detoxing well?
Why do we need to detox?
We are exposed to thousands of toxins daily. Our body can become overburdened with toxins. Toxins can be stored in our adipose (fat) tissue.
Environmental toxins like pollution, herbicides, pesticides, fragrances, air fresheners, gasoline vapors should be reduced. It's impossible to completely avoid them.
Household cleaning products and the makeup we use are loaded with chemicals. A good rule to live by is - If you wouldn't eat it then you probably shouldn't put it directly on your skin. You can check the toxicity of your products by visiting the website - environmental working group at www.ewg.org .
We are ingesting toxins in our foods. Farmers are spraying produce with glyphosate which compromises our ability to detoxify toxins.
Eliminating inflammatory foods such as refined sugar in cakes, cookies, breads, muffins can help reduce inflammation that adds to the toxic burden our body.
It's best to buy organic fruits and vegetables when you can. The EWG (mentioned above) puts out a yearly reference guide list you can print out and use when buying produce. The dirty dozen are the most heavily sprayed produce and the clean fifteen are considered to have less pesticides and safer to buy without being organic.
Canned tuna and fish contains mercury. It's best to buy seafood from a reputable source. Plastic water bottles and canned goods contain chemicals that are toxic.
Detoxing can be a relationship that's abusive or is a negative influence. Dealing with the toxic emotions we carry is necessary for optimal health too.
How to detox naturally -
Hydration number one thing you can doing is drinking at least half or more of your body weight daily in ounces.
Limit your consumption of alcohol or caffeine. Since I help IC clients, this is important because both cause irritation to the bladder lining and can result in painful symptoms.
Infrared red sauna (sweat)
Dry brush daily before your shower (stimulates the lympathic system)
Oil pulling with coconut oil first thing in morning before eating.
Make sure you digestion is on point. This means no constipation.
Load up on cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, artichokes, garlic, onions, asparagus.
Epsom salt baths nightly with baking soda. Squeezing lemon in your water helps with stimulating digestive fluids and increases mineral absorption.
Castor oil packs can help the liver, kidneys and intestines detox.
If you're having a stagnation problem (constipation) lack of hydration is the first place to look. Lack of adequate fiber could be another reason.
To summarize, detoxification means reducing or eliminating:
Household cleaning products or makeup
Foods that contain roundup ,GMO's or mercury
Part of my Inside Out Wellness Coaching program is helping minimize the toxic triggers in your life keeping you from feeling well.
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