Detoxification is a period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. Often referred to as “detox”, it is not just important, it is absolutely critical for your health and well-being.
1) Massage body using Essential Oils
The idea of detoxifying one’s body may be daunting as it is often associated with drastic dietary changes, exercise, and self-control. On the other hand, a deep massage using a quality detoxing body oil would provide instant detoxification and relaxation.
A good massage kickstarts the body’s own natural cleansing processes and stimulates the circulatory system, flushing away toxins.
2) Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Detox is all about flushing the toxins out of the body. Can you imagine flushing without water?
Drinking 8 glasses (2 liters) of water every day is a general, easy-to-remember rule but it wouldn’t hurt to drink more.
Perhaps the main reason why most people are not detoxifying is the fact that they need to quit their beloved vices. You can at least cut down on caffeine, smoking, and alcohol if quitting entirely seems scary. Small baby steps are much better than not moving at all.
4) Green Tea
Green tea is considered to be one of the most effective detoxifying beverages right now. This is simply because it’s packed with natural polyphenols — which is a powerful antioxidant and at the same time, helps strengthen your liver flush out toxins.
5) Get enough rest, enough sleep
Studies have proven that sleep ‘detoxifies’ the brain. Also, having sufficient rest restores the body to optimum function. Your body works hard; rest promotes healing and reduces production of free radicals.
6) Exercise and Sauna (Sweat it out)
Exercise helps detoxify your body in many ways. Firstly, it promotes circulation. It also improves your muscles and organs (especially lungs and kidneys) to function at an optimum level — which means less toxin production. Proper exercise also helps produce endorphins, the “happy hormones”.
Toxin elimination is also done through perspiring.
7) Home remedies (Naturopathy) first
Before you pop pills, try naturopathy or home remedies first when you’re feeling under the weather. This is not saying that conventional (modern) medicines are ineffective however, drugs can be toxic and hard on the liver.
8) Super Food
Super food are nutrient-rich food that are especially beneficial for one’s health and well-being. Most are plant-based thus natural and helpful in the detoxifying process. Majority of super food are rich in antioxidants and they are surprisingly delicious as well!
Stress disturbs the body’s homeostasis. If you are constantly stressed out, your body produces stress hormones such as cortisol and other toxins. Manage stress effectively through meditation. Learn meditation techniques and apply them. Yoga is a great way to deal with stress.
10) Fiber and Probiotics
Fiber-rich food and probiotics help clean your digestive system. Both are essential cleansing and a staple part of many detox diet. They help you pass waste easier and more efficiently. Digestive health is a major part of detoxifying.