Why to Detox Daily
When metabolic waste from toxins builds up in our body, we get sick. It is important to enhance our body’s ability to detox and get rid of the waste, meanwhile minimizing our exposure to toxins. This is imperative for excellent health, as many of today’s modern diseases are related to toxicity.
Our toxic burden is a result of the toxins we are exposed to and our body’s ability to naturally detox. The more toxins we are exposed to, the harder the body has to work at eliminating these toxins. The list of toxins that could potentially harm our bodies is almost endless.
While it is impossible to abolish our exposure to all toxins, we can reduce unnecessary exposure as well as improve our body’s efficiency and ability to eliminate them.
Daily Detox Tip #1 – Lemon Water
The principal organ of detoxification is the liver. Supporting liver function naturally improves the detox process. It is so simple — in the morning drink a cup of warm lemon water. The warm lemon water helps purify and stimulate the liver. Squeeze at least a half of a lemon into a glass of the warm filtered water, without any sweetener, then sip and enjoy.
Daily Detox Tip #2 – Detox Bath
A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do to facilitate our body’s natural detox system. When we take a detox bath, we not only boost our health and well-being, but also strengthen our immune system and prevent disease. A detox bath is a great way to end the day, fill a tub with hot water, add some epsom salt and baking soda to neutralize the chemicals found in the water, perhaps a few drops of essential oil and soak. It is that easy.
Daily Detox Tip #3 – Oil Pulling
Oil pulling has been used for thousands of years as a holistic detox remedy. It couldn’t be any easier, just put a heaping teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth, swish around your mouth and between teeth for 10 minutes, then spit it out. There are thousands of bacteria found in the mouth, some healthy and others not so much. The toxic bacteria is a main culprit in plaque buildup, gingivitis, bad breath and cavities.
Daily Detox Tip #4 – Make-Up Make-Over
The average woman puts over 500 chemicals per day on her body. The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is also the gateway, for the varied toxins we come in contact with to get inside. It is believed that our skin absorbs 60-70% of any topical products we use. Why not give your make up a makeover and swap them out for their non-toxic counterparts.
Daily Detox Tip #5 – Ditch the Dryer Sheets
Unless you live in a nudist colony, wearing clothes and washing clothes is a part of every day life. One of the most toxic things we do, on a regular basis, is the use of fabric softener or dryer sheets. Those perfume-laden (even fragrance-free) sheets and liquid are full of toxic chemicals. Chemicals that infiltrate the clothes we wear, which in turn get on our skin and absorbed into our body. And according to neurological experts, contribute to dysfunction and disease of the nervous system.
Daily Detox Tip #6 – Clean Up Your Cleaning Products
Most household cleaners are made with toxic ingredients and are labeled with the words CAUTION, WARNING, or DANGER. Some are even labeled as HAZARDOUS WASTE meaning they must be disposed of at a permitted hazardous waste management facility. It’s easy to clean up your cleaning products and avoid toxic household cleaners.
Daily Detox Tip #7 – Sleep and Slumber
Did you know sleep acts as a “dishwasher” for the brain. When we sleep, the brains cells are cleared of harmful toxins. During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours. One of the waste products removed is beta-amyloid, which is why you need sleep if you don’t want dementia. I am not a sleep expert, and I agree, there are some who legitimately have a sleep disorder that requires medical attention. However, a good majority of people do not have a sleep disorder, but need to implement some healthy sleep habits, reduce stress in their lives and balance their hormones.
Daily Detox Tip #8 – Excuse to Exercise
Not only does exercise make you feel better, but it’s an easy way to help your body boost its natural detoxification process. When we exercise, blood circulation improves, bringing nutrients not to just our muscles but all of our organs. Exercise aids the lymphatic system which removes toxins from the body. Higher intensity exercise, increases sweat, which is important for daily detox. Toxins not eliminated through our urine or bowel movements can be eliminated though our skin via sweat.
Daily Detox Tip #9 – Master Mindset
Our brain processes negative and positive information differently. And because of this we seem to hold onto the negative toxic stuff and forget the positive. Did you know, we believe more of what we hear ourselves say than anything else? It’s a well-documented fact of human nature! Need a challenge to master your mindset? How about a 40 day no complaining fast!?
Daily Detox Tip #10 – Nutrition Reset
Our body’s natural detoxification is dependent on our nutrient sufficiency. This natural process may become sluggish or inefficient due to inadequate vitamins and minerals. When this happens not all toxins are removed from the body, instead they deposit themselves in our fat tissue and nerve cells. Over time this contributes to a wide range of degenerative health conditions. Foods that naturally support our body to detox daily includes, vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, poultry, meat and even high quality whey protein. When it comes to the detoxification process, avoiding toxins found in our food supply is also important. Organic, grass-fed and pasture-raised are a wise choice!