Detox Your Body

Spring is the perfect time for a body cleanse. In spring, we often have more energy and more motivation to change our life-style than at other times of the year. Do you want to feel better? Do you want to increase your energy, sleep better, lose weight, decrease pain in our body, or improve mood and concentration? Are you inspired to start detox your body?

 

Why do we need to cleanse?

 

Our modern life-style compromises our health. Waste products accumulate in our bodies from polluted air we breathe, environmental toxins in our homes or personal health care products. High stress levels interfere with natural detox processes. Unhealthy food such as a high-glycemic diet with too many carbohydrates and refined sugars contribute to high levels of toxins. The intake of drugs and medication also lead to a built-up of our internal toxins. – Do you know that long-term use of Thylenol can interfere with the natural liver detoxification and is known to be the leading cause of liver failure?

 

What health effects do toxins have?

 

Our bodies are naturally capable to recycle and eliminate toxins to prevent a build-up. Where toxins become dangerous is when this waste accumulates. Gathered toxins clog our system, force our bodies to spend more energy to simply function and pave the way for diseases. Then natural functions of our lungs, colon, lymphatic system, kidneys, skin and liver don’t work as efficiently. So our natural way of cleansing is interfered with. This may cause health problems such as fatigue, poor concentration, sleep problems, digestive troubles, headaches, chronic pain, hormonal dysfunction, allergies, low immunity or recurrent flu viruses.

 

How do we detox our body?

 

There are various ways to help the body detoxify and cleanse, ranging from colon cleansing, heavy metal detoxification, dietary restrictions, intake of supplements and herbs. In fact, the health market offers hundreds of different detoxification programs to support the body cleansing. It is questionable, if all of these products hold their promise. Therapeutic Reflexology is a natural and safe way to promote cleansing and detoxification of the body. Reflexology treatments help to increase the activity of the liver, lungs, kidneys, and bowels, all of which are most important for the cleansing procedure. Below you find other natural ways of cleansing. It is best to implement these advices into your day-to-day life. This way your body gets the support needed to naturally eliminate toxins on an ongoing basis.

 

 

  • Drink 8 – 10 glasses of water daily (2 – 3 liters). Water increases the functions of the metabolism involved in detoxification. Make your water more detoxifying by adding lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.

 

  • Eat a healthy plant-based diet: Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds. Choose whole grain products. Reduce refined sugars and saturated fats. Avoid or reduce coffee and alcohol.

 

  • Dandelion Tea:Dandelion tea cleanses the body by stimulating the gall bladder, kidneys and liver, thus decreasing water retention and helping your body to quickly flush out toxins.

 

  • Relieve stress: Stress in large amounts creates toxins and slows down detoxification enzymes in the liver. Yoga, Qui Gong or meditation are effective ways to relieve stress.

 

  • Breathe deeply: Your lungs are an organ of detoxification. Allow oxygen to circulate more completely through your system. Take some time during the day to pay attention to your breathing!

 

  • Dry brush massage: Brushing your body once a day with a natural bristle dry-skin brush prior to showering promotes the lymph flow and vitalizes the skin surface by removing dead cells.

 

  • Exercise or walk briskly for 20 – 30 minutes a day! Cardiovascular exercise induces sweating and toxins are released through the skin. Choose an activity that you like such as cycling, swimming, walking, water aerobics, …

 

  • Minimize your exposure to chemicals at work or at home such as household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants etc.). Purchase environmental-friendly products.

 

A last note: The information presented here is for educational purposes only and is in not meant as substitute for medical counselling. If you have a serious medical condition or you are taking any medications, please consult your doctor before using any suggested health treatment.

 

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