Helping your body to detox is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Because I have chronic pain and inflammation (Fibromyalgia); detoxing plays an important role in my daily routine. Even the smallest changes can make a great impact.
What is Detoxification?
Detoxification is the cleansing of the internal organs of the body from environmental pollutants, food waste, poisons, harmful bacteria and other substances such as alcohol, medications and parasites. The human body is designed to get rid of waste. The organs of detoxification include the colon, liver, lungs, kidneys, skin and lymph glands.
Here are my top favorite and effective modalities of detoxing:
Water is so important to our bodies and our overall #health. Water helps our body to naturally detox. Try adding lemon to your water, it helps re-hydrate the body and promotes digestion, which will help the flow of waste out of your body. There are so many reasons to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water.
I love a nice cup of detox tea in the eveing. Our bodies heal while we sleep so why not enjoy a nice cup of tea to relax before bed and give our body the extra help to detox and heal. My new favorite detox tea is Yogi Berry Detox.
Sweat it out. I don't have the luxury of having a personal home sauna. However, there is a local spa that has a Vibrosaun machine. The Vibrosaun “Miracle Machine” consists of two primary modalities; a therapeutic dry sauna heat and a padded vibrating bed. Both types of therapy have been used individually in the health field as medically proven treatments… but the Vibrosaun is the first and only machine to combine the two and the results have been amazing!
“When the body’s circulation improves, the body’s natural functions are stimulated to work more efficiently.Very simply stated… everything your body is designed to do naturally, the Vibrosaun helps speed up!”
Skin brushing will help exfoliate the toxins from your skin and help stimulate circulation. I dry brush prior to showering. Once I am dried off, I massage my skin with an organic lotion I make out of coconut oil and essential oils. If you comment below, I will share my recipe with you.
dōTERRA®'s Zendocrine essential oil blend is a proprietary blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils of rosemary, cilantro, juniper berry, tangerine, and geranium that have been studied for support of the cleansing organs of the body. The blend is formulated to be used individually or in combination with the Zendocrine botanical extract complex. I put 1 drop of Zendocrine and 1 drop of lemon essential oil into my 16 oz GLASS water bottle a few times a day.
- Supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances
- Supports healthy liver function
- Purifying and detoxifying to the body’s systems
An added benefit, and one not often discussed, is that exercise actually helps your body to detoxify itself. Moving the body creates the conditions for the body to breathe, stretch, circulate and sweat. I don't have time in my day to go to the gym but that can't be an excuse to not work out. I will either go for a nice brisk walk or follow my home workout routine of 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme or CIZE.
3-Day Refresh Detox
Unlike juice fasts or liquid cleanses that are high in sugar and low in protein (which can leave you feeling weak and sluggish), the 3-Day Refresh is scientifically designed to help support your metabolism while nourishing your vital organs. Plus, you actually get to eat delicious, real food during this program. The 3-Day Refresh is 3-day program of specially formulated shakes, healthy snacks, and delicious, easy-to-prepare meals that have been scientifically designed to help you detox with the added side affect of shedding a few pounds.
I am a firm believe in "you are what you eat". I make a conscious effort to put unprocessed, organic, whole food into my body. Not only does this help provide the proper nutrition my body needs to function properly; it helps the detoxification process because I am not adding extra toxins by eating CRAP.
BONUS: Here is a detoxing water recipe that I frequently enjoy!
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