Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

How To Detox Without Detoxing

by Clare Deville (follow)
Editor in Chief of www.healthyhints.com.au
Nutrition (258)      General Wellness (151)      How To (63)      Self Help & Improvement (61)     
A healthy and effective detox doesn't come in a bottle or jar from the chemist, and it doesn't need to be a drastic or extreme regime that shocks the system and leaves you on the toilet for hours on end.

Detoxification is a natural process of the body - we constanty underestimate the body's abilities. While it's true that some of us neglect and abuse our bodies to the point where a total cleanse may be necessary, for most of us there are simple things that we can incorporate into our daily lives that will assist and enhance the body's natural inclination to rid itself of toxins - things that become important in light of the bevy of toxins that assault us as modern day citizens. Here's how to detox without 'detoxing'.

Skin care
The skin is the body's largest organ, and one of its prime chanels of elimination (through sweat and dead skin). Get yourself a natural fibred skin brush from the chemist, a health food store or online, and dry brush your skin from the feet upwards (avoid the face) before you shower each day. This will remove the topmost layer of skin and help release waste (the skin is connected to the circulatory and lymphatic systems which carry waste out of the body's cells and away from the blood).

dandelion, burdock root, dandelion tea, dandelion & burdock root tea, detox, detox tea, liver teas, detox without detoxing, easy detox

The skin also absorbs a great deal of the substances that are applied to it, so choose your skin care products carefully; you can minimise toxic exposure by choosing natural and certified organic products as opposed to the multitude of products containing harmful chemicals. Or you can make your own skin care products.

Sounds basic I know but ensuring you drink enough water each day is essential to natural detoxification, it's also a very economical detox tool. Drinking water that is warm, or at room temperature is most easily absorbed by the body. Be careful of over-hydrating whereby you'll lose valuable minerals in your urine (find your balance point, if you're peeing it straight out you've probably had enough!).

The quality of the water you drink can have a bearing on your health so look into ceramic filters, under the sink filters, or buying pure water in bulk (avoid plastic bottles and products containing BPA) until you can afford a decent filter - the reverse osmosis filters that remove chlorine and fluoride are recommended.

water, pure water, pureau, ceramic water filter, detox, easy detox, detox without detoxing
Ceramic water filter and bulk pure water

Lemon water
Drinking warm water with lemon juice has a strong cleansing and detoxifying effect on the body, amongst a multitude of other benefits. It's a fabulous way to start the day, kick start your metabolism and flush the liver. Do not use cold or boiling hot water (cold makes it harder for the body to utilise and heat can destroys the benefits and nutrients of the lemon juice).

lemon, lemon water, benefits of lemon water, lemons, detox, lemons and detox, easy detox, detox without detoxing

Liver support
The liver is integral to detoxification and often needs cleansing and support; incorporate a cup of dandelion or burdock tea into your day. Cook with turmeric and cinnamon. Eat sulphur rich foods such as garlic, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and egg yolks (in moderation). A diet high in fibre is essential to liver health.

dandelion, burdock root, dandelion tea, dandelion & burdock root tea, detox, detox tea, liver teas, detox without detoxing, easy detox

Physical activity
Any physical activity will help stimulate the lymphatic system which works to drain the body's toxins. Certain yoga poses are aimed specifically at detoxification. Working up a sweat will further assist the body to expel toxins.

Regular massage
All massage types are beneficial but lymphatic drainage massages are brilliant to keep the system functioning and prevent stagnation in the body of waste and fluids. If you can't afford a regular professional massage, swap massages with a friend or partner, or learn the art of self massage.

Eat the right foods
There are thousands of books out there telling us what to eat and what not to eat, they all say different things and it can be confusing for consumers. Basically try and eat a well balanced diet full of whole foods, fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy fats, organic where possible. Avoid excessive amounts of alcohol, caffeine, meat, GMO foods, processed and refined foods, and trans fat. Foods that specifically assist the body to detoxify include garlic, onions, artichoke, brown rice, olive oil, kale, beetroot, seaweed, quinoa, lemons, and whole green mung beans.

lemon, lemon water, benefits of lemon water, lemons, detox, lemons and detox, easy detox, detox without detoxing
Detoxifying green mung bean soup

For optimum and lasting results, make changes slowly, perhaps incorporating one of these suggestions into your routine each week until they become habitual. Your body will thank you.

#How To
#General Wellness
#Self Help & Improvement
I like this Article - 21
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Clare Deville
Smooth, soft skin is a desirable trait and women spends hundreds and thousands of dollar on skin sof...
A staggering one in four Australians has diabetes or pre-diabetes, a condition characterised by impa...
When we take time to connect with nature we always feel better
A barrage of products, blow drying and the elements can leave our hair dry, brittle and damaged
The benefits of meditation and mindfulness are well documented, as are the positive emotions associa...
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vitamin D deficiency is now a pandemic
view all articles by Clare Deville
Articles by Clare Deville on Other Hubs
ID: 5117
[ Submit a Comment ]
After reading what you have to say, this is now beginning to make sense to me. I was thinking to make a lot of changes but will follow your advice and make changes gradually. Thank you.
Trending Articles
We all occasionally put off doing some things
Having trouble sleeping? You are not alone
Keeping your own chickens at home is easy and has a host of benefits including fresh eggs
We love to make, try hard to keep but often break new year resolutions!   Resolutions are promise...
Did you know that strawberries have more **vitamin C** and **less calories** by weight than oranges?...
The idea that too many eggs are unhealthy and promote heart disease, due to saturated fats, has been...
These healthy, tasty muffins are great for breakfast or as a snack
This quick, delicious stir fry is full of flavour and a hit with the family
These tasty, healthy icy poles are great for summer! They use four ingredients and are naturally pr...
Adding strawberries to your diet is an easy way to improve your nutrition and health
Nutrition (258)
Vegan (122)
How To (63)
Lists (60)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version