Detoxing

What is detoxing?

Feeling tired, sluggish, have no energy or can’t sleep?

 

Struggling with fatigue, headaches, pains, constipation or digestive problems? It might be time for a body detox.

Detoxing is about removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients. Detoxing can help protect you from disease, give you more energy and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.

How does detoxing work?

Basically, detoxing means cleaning 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, lymph and skin. However, when this system is compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and every cell in the body is adversely affected.

First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based household cleanersand personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives.

Another deterrent to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the “adrenaline rush” to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. Yoga and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress that life will bring.

Ways to help your body detoxify:
Eat plenty of fiber, organically-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Beets,radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweed are excellent detoxifying foods. Balanced Green Energy Food is a great gentle detox for the liver and kidney, but also loads your body with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Herbs such as dandelion root, burdock and milk thistle are also good for the liver.

Drink plenty of water. Recommended consumption of water is ½ your body weight in ounces.

Take deep breathe several times daily. This allows oxygen to circulate more completely through your system. Fulvic Acid Minerals also super oxygenates the blood and helps to detox.
Control your stress!  The power of positive thinking and emotions is powerful for health.
Sweat in a sauna or hot tub so your body can eliminate wastes through perspiration.
Exercise is great for detoxing. Twenty minutes to one hour a day is recommended.

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