Detoxifying your body inside and out allows you to function at the level you are meant to be at. It allows your lymphatic system to process and flush the poisons from your system more efficiently. It creates better electrical conductivity within your nervous system and brain, allowing you to think more clearly, react quicker, and maintain better balance hormonally and within your electrolytes. This is how to maintain peak health.
Detoxification should be done regularly. It should become a part of your daily routine to help purge your body of that which is slowing it down. If done on a regular basis, there is no need for crash detoxification techniques that call for dramatic actions such as moving to a monastery and living off of lentils, rice and spring water that bubbles from the blessed bowels of some sacred holy site only reachable on foot, and it’s a three day trek from civilization.
It’s all been done in the name of detoxification.
But detoxifying your body is more of a common sense technique that can actually be achieved easily and on a daily basis. Yes, natural spring water is one of the best things you can put in your body. But it comes in bottles now.
Get Deep Sleep
|One of the things people don’t realize is that your system isn’t going to function well no matter what you put into it unless you are getting proper sleep. Eight hours is what most people require to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Some people can get by with a little less, while others might need an hour or two more. Over sleep actually makes your body begin to reabsorb toxic substances it has spent the night purging from your lymphatic and digestive system. Make sure you get up after a refreshing night’s sleep and allow your body to move, function and flush properly.|
Brush Your Body
|Once you’re up, while you’re brushing your teeth, don’t forget to brush your tongue. There is bacteria that builds up there as well. Mouth health is part of daily detoxification.
When you shower, do you exfoliate? Exfoliation is the process of sloughing off the dead skin cells from your body and face. This not only helps to remove toxins that have excreted through your pores, it also allows your skin to breath easier. Yes, your body also oxygenates through the pores of your skin. Loofas, scrubs, and clay masks are excellent sources for exfoliation.
Smoothie It Up
|Now it’s time to rehydrate and nourish your body. Drink plenty of water. Herbal tea is a wonderful way to hydrate as well as detoxify. Enjoy exploring the different teas available. Juicing is an excellent source of hydration and detoxifying nutrients. Avoid adding too many fruits to your juicing routine. Fruits are good, but they add a lot of fructose to your juice which increases your blood sugar level. You want to add more greens like, celery, Kale, and cucumber, a fruit or two, and citrus to liven up the flavor and you now have a delicious nutritious drink! Try buying from the organic section to avoid adding toxins into your body through pesticides.|
Exercise is a wonderful way of detoxifying the body. It gets your organs moving and your blood flowing, and makes your lymphatic system work more efficiently. Make sure you are in movement each and every day for a healthy lymphatic system.
Eat Natural Probiotics
|What you put in your body isn’t all about your fluid intake. Eat healthy. Think probiotics. There are microorganisms inside your body that decide whether you will retain toxins or release them within your digestive system. If you feed the bad organisms with junk food and unhealthy eating habits, your body will suffer and it will show. There are probiotic capsules people buy in the store to improve their digestive health. But you must make sure not to feed the bad little organisms. Once you start eating right, a diet high in protein through things like beans, and, yes, lentils, eggs are a good source of protein and nutrients as well, your body begins to balance out and you feel more energized.|
Finally, don’t be a couch potato. We all have our favorite shows and games. But making healthy choices all around is an integral part of building a better life. And you are the navigator of your life. Take good care of yourself.