7 Tips to Help You Detox

Guide to Detoxing Your Body

Live the Detox Lifestyle

To make the most of a detoxification program, specific lifestyle modifications can also be helpful especially if you have changed your diet and are taking some quality supplements to help support your body and aid in elimination.

Even if you find it too difficult to do everything just by adopting a few of these tips will help with detoxification and more importantly help you to feel good!

1. Exercise:

Our bodies are designed for regular physical activity. Regular exercise supports detoxification by allowing the lymphatic system to carry toxins and wastes out of the body.

You should aim for 30 to 40 minutes of exercise a day, this can be going for a relaxing walk, doing stretches or mobility exercise all of this is great for the mind, body and circulatory system .... a couple of times a week start lifting some weights or doing body weight exercises which don't require any equipmen.

Once your fitness level increases doing something called high intensity interval training (HIIT) which sounds super scary but you do it at what ever fitness level your at, for someone just starting out it may mean walking up and down one flight of stairs 3-4 times, whatever it takes to get your heart rate going for a few minutes

2. Avoid recreational drugs:

Recreational drugs (including cigarettes and alcohol) interfere with your detoxification processes and should be avoided to ensure you get the

most out of your detoxification program.  Enjoying a glass of wine occasionally is ok but while your focusing on detox it is best to avoid, and if your a smoker it is important to do everything to help yourself stop, whether that is hypnotherapy, counselling, herbal therapy or strong will power, do whatever it takes!

3. Drink pure water:

One of the easiest ways to improve your detoxification capacity is to drink plenty of water. Ideally the water should be filtered and you should aim to drink at least 2 litres of water per day, or more if it is hot or when you are exercising.  The best thing to do is to start your day with a large glass of water before you do anything else.

4. Detoxify your environment:

Your home and work can be major sources of toxins. Try to eliminate or minimize your use of chemical cleaning products (vinegar, bicarb and other natural products are suitable alternatives), antiperspirants with aluminum, pesticides, petrochemicals, paints, solvents, personal care products and hair spray.  

There are a lot of healthy alternatives and many of these products are not necessary and we are influenced by marketing, quality organic products can cost more but you will need to use a lot less products and save money.

5. Avoid toxic emotions and stress:

How you think and feel can profoundly influence your health. Choose to be positive, optimistic and focused on improving your health. If you have a major stress in your life, enlisting the support of others to help can be useful.

If you have lots of little stressors, practicing a relaxation technique like yoga, tai chi or meditation may be helpful.

Surround yourself with positive people, if you are getting criticized for trying to stop smoking or adopt healthy habits you may have to keep your distance from negative people, especially until these new healthy habits get ingrained in your lifestyle.

6. Dry skin brushing:

Your skin is a major organ of elimination.  Dead skin cells can accumulate and prevent the skin being able to remove toxins effectively.

Before you shower, spend five minutes with a firm bristled brush or loofah brushing the skin of the arms, legs, and back briskly in the direction of the heart.

7. Spa treatments and massage:

Many health spas offer treatments such as saunas, hydrotherapy baths, marine algae wraps, skin exfoliation, and mud treatments.

Massage techniques may accelerate detoxification, particularly lymphatic drainage.

These treatments have a long traditional use for detoxification and will certainly leave you feeling relaxed and stress free, they can be a great way to treat yourself to something special ..... you deserve it!

Do you want a comprehensive guide to detoxification - Read The Full Guide To Detoxing Your Body

Do you want to test if toxins are a problem for you? Check out the Total ToxBurden test as this assesses heavy metals, mycotoxins and environmental toxins.

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