Feeling sluggish? Gastrointestinal issues? Not sleeping well? Bloating? Skin issues? It may be time to spend 7–10 days detoxing your body naturally. Let us show you how!
Many people feel that detoxing your body involves crazy steps and potions that require you to be homebound and close to the bathroom. Safely detoxing your body requires minimal changes to your routine. Who knows? By the end of your safe detox, you may have picked up some daily, healthier habits along the way.
What Does Detoxing Your Body Mean?
Simply put, detoxing your body means cleansing your blood from toxins and impurities. When you detox your body, you are also increasing blood circulation, refueling the body, stimulating your liver to function optimally, and helping your intestines, skin, and kidneys to eliminate stored toxicants.
Having too many toxins stored up in the body can be related to weight gain, bloating, lack of energy, blood sugar imbalances, dry skin and chronic illnesses such as colds.
Safely detoxing your system can help you feel better; it can also give you more energy, glowing, healthier skin, and it can reduce bloating.
7 Ways to Naturally Detox Your Body
1. Sweat! Jump in the sauna, steam room, or hot bath. This type of sweat increases your body core temperature and helps release toxins and excess fluids from your body. While you are increasing blood circulation and detoxifying, you are also improving skin elasticity.
2. Dry Brushing and Exfoliate. That’s right! Dry brushing your skin with a natural bristle brush before you shower will help to release and exfoliate toxicants right off your skin, improve circulation, decrease cellulite, help your skin breath and glow.
3. Reduce or Cut Dairy from Diet. Cutting dairy from your diet may improve your overall health. Many people do not realize that they are even lactose intolerant and are suffering from gastrointestinal issues such as bloating, inflammation and diarrhea. Many people feel better reducing the amount of dairy in their daily life.
4. Exercise. Exercise not only helps you sweat, which releases toxins, but it also stimulates the lymphatic system and increases oxygen into your liver and kidneys. Exercise encourages the release of toxins. Exercising also helps decrease the amount of stored body fat you may carry. More stored fat increases the number of toxins stored in the body. It is simple math. Decrease fat, decrease stored toxins.
5. Eat Clean. Eating clean helps stabilize your body and blood sugar. You can reduce cholesterol, bloating, and fatigue while increasing heart health, stimulating your liver to get rid of contaminations, and improve blood circulation which is going to help move those toxins out. Ditching the sugar and processed foods can help you feel healthier, sleep better, and have more energy. A nutrient-rich diet full of anti-inflammatory foods will do your body a world of wonders.
6. Drink Tea. Tea contains antioxidants that help your body fight off toxins. Drinking tea in the morning is a perfect way to help protect yourself. Some teas contain extra herbs in them. Milk thistle and dandelion support liver function and strengthen blood cells which help toxicants away.
7. Drink Lemon. Water. Adding fresh lemon to your water and drinking it upon rising not only gets your re-hydrated after your sleep, but it also helps wake up your digestive system. It also gives you a slight boost of electrolytes and helps to produce enzymes to get your liver ready to rid itself of stored toxins.
Even though your body has its natural way to detoxify, toxins do gradually build up in your system. Naturally helping your body do its own thing can help you in the long term. Detoxing every six months, and at the very least once a year shows to be beneficial for overall health and wellbeing. It is up to you to maintain your health. Try to stay active and eat a nutrient-rich diet. Listen to your body and safely detox when necessary.