Our bodies accumulate toxins and poisons because of the environment we live in and the foods we eat and drink. Our bad habits such as drinking alcohol and smoking, also add to the accumulation of toxins in our body.
These toxins make our body feel sluggish, we may lack energy, be overweight, and more because of the poisonous residue that we carry inside. The way to help the body is to remove the toxins by periodically using an effective detox cleanse.
HOW DOES DETOXIFICATION WORK?
Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination.
The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. However, when these systems are compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and the body is adversely affected.
When your liver is overwhelmed with burden to constant remove instead of use, you might experience:
Pain in your right side
Water to detox liver
Start your day by waking up with a glass of warm or cold lemon water. The pectin from the lemon aids in digestion, helping to make lemon a phenomenal detoxifying food. Water with lemon also helps curb your appetite and boosts satiety.
Flushing toxins and energizing your digestive tract sounds like a great way to start the day, right? The bonus is the little wedge of lemon bobbing in your cup, which reminds your brain, “Hey, I’m making healthy choices today!”
Cleansing tea detox herbal tea
Drink a cup of dandelion root tea with your afternoon cucumber and almond snack. Trust me, this one is important. Dandelion can help improve digestion, and being properly hydrated is linked to everything from a healthy metabolism to energy and good skin health. If dandelion isn’t your thing, go for green tea for an antioxidant and metabolic boost.
Detox bath epsom salt
Whether you’re really sick or just run-down, chances are you’re low on glutathione. Your body naturally makes this protective antioxidant, which zaps free radicals and helps your liver filter out toxins. However, things like stress, illness, and environmental pollution all deplete your levels.
One easy way to build them back up is to take a bath with Epsom salts, which contain sulfur. Sulfur boosts glutathione because glutathione is, in part, made up of sulfur molecules, explains Hyman. “Epsom salt also has magnesium, so it will help you relax and sleep.” Simply add two cups the next time you draw a hot bath.
Breathe to detox
If you’re interested in detoxing, here’s why breathing matters: Oxygen is pivotal to the body’s process of absorbing vitamins and nutrients.
Deep breathing allows you to absorb these good things more efficiently. Deep breathing also super-charges your lymphatic system by increasing oxygen levels, and this naturally leads to detoxification of the body.
Massage to detox body
Massage is a great way to remove toxins from your lymphatic system. If you can find a massage therapist who will do lymphatic drainage massage, even better.
Consult with your massage therapist and let them know that you’re trying to cleanse your body of toxins – they might have essential oils to apply during the massage that will help or have certain techniques they can use.
Detoxing body wrap
Body wraps are now offered for people who want to undergo the detoxification process. Body wraps are specially formulated to draw out all the toxins in the body.
They are made from sea clay which acts as a huge poultice, which is a soft moist mass, often heated and medicated, that is spread on cloth over the skin. The clay draws out the toxins, compressing the soft skin tissues which regain the skin’s elasticity. Your muscles will be firmer and smoother.
Once the toxins are out of your system, they are gone for good. However, with your lifestyle, your body will again start to build up toxins, whether you like it or not.
Not all people can take advantage of the body detox wrap. Those that have phlebitis or emphysema, as well as pregnant women, should not utilize a body wrap.
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Benefits of Detoxification
Detoxifying your body has many health benefits. Harmful toxins accumulate in your skin and inside of your body, creating a sluggish effect and exposing your body to harmful elements regularly. Toxic buildup can lead to detrimental long term problems, including degenerative diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Purifying your body of toxins will increase your energy, your ability to sleep, your cognitive function, including memory and concentration.
Examples of toxins that can accumulate in your body include: heavy metals, pollutants, drug residue, alcohol, poisons, and other harmful toxins.
The removal of these toxins will make you healthier internally and also externally on the skin. The detoxification will also improve the health of your hair, nails and teeth.