Toxins. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take and the water we drink.
Detoxification. The body’s way of metabolizing and removing toxins. It's a process, the body does naturally, all on its own. However, the capacity of the body’s detox process is not endless.
When toxins build up in our body, we get can get sick.
For excellent health, it's important to enhance our body’s ability to detox, while at the same time minimizing our exposure to common toxins.
Our toxic burden then, is a result of the toxins we are exposed to and our body’s ability to naturally detox. A simple equation.
The more toxins we are exposed to, the harder the body has to work at eliminating these toxins.
While it is impossible to eliminate our exposure to all toxins, we can reduce unnecessary exposure as well as improve our body’s efficiency and ability to eliminate them.
Give toxins the one-two punch with these 10 easy tips for how to detox daily.
10 Easy Tips. How To Detox Daily.
Daily Detox Tip 1 – Lemon Water
The liver is our main detox organ. Supporting healthy liver function, naturally improves the detox process. D-limonene is an antioxidant found in the rind of citrus fruits. Our liver loves d-limonene. If you are not one for eating the rinds of your lemons, no worries. You can still benefit from d-limonene by simple adding a drop or two of lemon oil to your drinking water.
Daily Detox Tip 2 – Detox Bath
A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do to facilitate our body’s natural detox system. When we take a detox bath, we not only boost our health and well-being, but also strengthen our immune system and prevent disease. A detox bath is a great way to end the day, fill a tub with hot water, add some epsom salt and baking soda to neutralize the chemicals found in the water.
Daily Detox Tip 3 – Oil Pulling
Oil pulling has been used for thousands of years as a holistic detox remedy. It couldn't be any easier, just put a heaping teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth, swish around your mouth and between teeth for 10 minutes, then spit it out. There are thousands of bacteria found in the mouth, some healthy and others not so much. The toxic bacteria is a main culprit in plaque buildup, gingivitis, bad breath and cavities.
Daily Detox Tip 4 – Make-Up Make-Over
The average woman puts over 500 chemicals per day on her body. It is believed that our skin absorbs 60-70% of any topical products we use. Why not give your make-up a make-over and swap them out for their non-toxic counterparts. Run your current cosmetics through the EWG's Skin Deep Database and see where they rank.
Daily Detox Tip 5 – Ditch the Dryer Sheets
Unless you live in a nudist colony, wearing clothes and washing clothes is a part of every day life. Perfume-laden (even fragrance-free) dryer sheets are full of toxins that infiltrate the clothes we wear, which in turn get on our skin and absorbed into our body. Felted wool dryer balls are an easy to make, non-toxic alternative to dryer sheets and commercial fabric softeners. Throw 6 of these in the dryer with your laundry and you will never go back to dryer sheets again.
Daily Detox Tip 6 – Clean Up Your Cleaning Products
Common household cleaners are made with toxic ingredients and are labeled with the words CAUTION, WARNING, or DANGER. It's easy to clean up your cleaning products and avoid toxic household cleaners. You can make your own, like this non-toxic all-purpose cleaner for household cleaning. If making your own isn't your forte, this is the only completely all-natural non-toxic cleaner I use it for everything from laundry, dog washing, hand sanitizing, fruit and veggie washing to natural oven cleaning.
Daily Detox Tip 7 – Sleep and Slumber
Sleep acts as a “dishwasher” for the brain. When we sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during the day. One of the waste products removed is beta-amyloid, which is why you need sleep if you don't want dementia.
Daily Detox Tip 8 – Excuse to Exercise
Not only does exercise make you feel better, but it’s an easy way to help your body boost its natural detoxification process. When we exercise, blood circulation improves, bringing nutrients not to just our muscles but all of our organs. Exercise aids the lymphatic system which removes toxins from the body. Higher intensity exercise, increases sweat, which is important for daily detox.
Daily Detox Tip 9 – Master Mindset
Our brain processes negative and positive information differently. And because of this we seem to hold onto the negative toxic stuff and forget the positive. We believe more of what we hear ourselves say than anything else? It’s a well-documented fact of human nature! In the early phase of recovering from adrenal fatigue, I did a lot of feeling sorry for myself. I also would say out loud several times a day how tired I was or how miserable I felt. Then I started learning more and more about the battlefield of the mind and how I was prophesying my ill-health instead of my recovery and future robust health.
Daily Detox Tip 10 – Nutrition Reset
Our body’s natural detoxification is dependent on our nutrient sufficiency. Detoxification may become sluggish or inefficient due to inadequate vitamins and minerals. When this happens, not all toxins are removed from the body, instead they deposit themselves in our fat tissue and nerve cells. Over time this contributes to a wide range of degenerative health conditions. Foods that naturally support our body to detox daily includes, vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, poultry, and meat.
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