Don’t associate terms such as ‘cleanse’ or ‘detox’ with starvation or even painful symptoms. Actually, there are numerous ways to clean your system and revitalize your body on a daily basis. Short-term detox plans aren’t nearly as effective as this list of habits you should utilize on long term basis.
Since H20 makes up at least 50% of body weight, it’s crucial to every bodily function including your cells, organs and different body systems. Water is fantastic for the lymphatic system because it helps to flush out toxins and substances that aren’t needed in the body. It’s necessary for your body to have a consistent flow of water going in and out of the body.
In the morning, try a glass of warm water mixed with fresh squeezed lemon. You might even add baking soda. Lemon and baking soda will balance out your pH levels within the body. These two ingredients are also anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, and antibacterial which will help remove harmful toxins in the blood.
Try to clean the mind by letting go of racing thoughts or emotions by taking 5 minutes or even 60 minutes to meditate. Try some meditation tactics that are found online. Some music helps to alleviate tension and causes you to focus on meditation.
3.Use Dandelion Greens
Try juicing using dandelion greens because juicing is a way to provide a surge of micronutrients to a tired body and flushes out the bad stuff. Dandelions work as a natural diuretic that cleanse the detox organ (the liver), helps kidneys with filtration by eliminating extra water and salt in the system, are packed with vitamins and minerals, have antioxidants, and also are anti-inflammatory. It’s great to add dandelion greens to smoothies and juice and if you don’t have the time to juice, try green drink powders which are packed with superfoods.
4.Try Dry Brushing and Rebounding
Dry rushing is a way to help balance the flow of the lymphatic system and helps the process of running a brush in a specific method continuously and in circular motion across the skin and then up toward the heart. Then add in rebounding, which is physical aerobic exercise, to your lifestyle in order to make brushing efforts better. This helps the entire lymphatic system which is made up of nodes, vessels and ducts all throughout your body which move lymph from the tissues in the body to the bloodstream. It’s important that this part of your body is free of waste and toxins so it is the primary focus of detoxification.
After using the dry brushing technique, take a shower, alternating 1 to 2 minutes of hot water with 30 seconds of cold water. Do this 3-5 times during the shower and it is okay if the water seems too cold because you can first try lukewarm water before making it colder. This hydrotherapy technique helps increase lymphatic flow and circulation and encourages healthier immunity and metabolism. You’ll find this to be very invigorating after you get used to it.
6.Work Out With Qi Gong
Qi means life force and vital energy and Gong means to accomplish or have a skill. Qi Gong together means to create energy and it’s an ancient Chinese technique that utilizes special breathing medicines, posture, and mental focus in order to stimulate energy and cleanse the body, providing relief from anxiety and helping to gain inner peace. Try 10 Qi Gong for 10 minutes each day or a similar exercise to help encourage a healthier physical and mental you.
7.Stretch Your Body
Some days are so busy that we forget to make time to stretch out the body. This can provide the opportunity to relieve tense muscles and keep body functions to their most efficient. If you sit a lot, you might find yourself hunching over with your shoulders forward which can cause numerous issues. By stretching, you are rejuvenating the body and cleansing it by making movements that are slow and steady which increase circulation and stimulates toxin release.
8.Drink Bone Broth in the Morning
You may have heard from your older relatives about bone broth which is rich in minerals and nutrients. It is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and amino acids. It is also a budget friendly way to find a healthier you and to even reduce cellulite. Use bones from bison, beef, lamb, birds or fish and use it to boost immunity when you’re sick or to boost your digestive system.
9.Flip Off the News
News on the television can be negative and everything that is shocking can also lead to stress even if the situations don’t directly affect you. If it bleeds, it leads and that’s a common mantra in the media. Sad or depressing stories are televised more than happy and feel-good stories. Clear your mind by turning off the television and do something a little more uplifting such as spending time with friends or family or taking a walk. If you truly want to see significant changes in physical and mental health, go without electronics and media for a whole week.
10.Try Sound Therapy
There is always sound around us and sometimes the ears become desensitized by the disturbances. Sound therapy can help to restore the sensitivity. When we can’t hear higher pitched sound frequencies, it may become dull and decreases energy and can even cause irritability to certain sounds which in turn, affect other health issues.
11.Listen to Uplifting Tunes
With all of the negative sounds we may hear in the environment or in the media, it could possibly contribute to certain health issues. When you enjoy listening to uplifting music, you will find a change in your mood and will help to revitalize your mood. The more you listen, the better you’ll feel.
Having a pet can help cleanse the body emotionally and reduce stress because our beloved critters are sensitive to our emotions and due to their temperament and their affection, we are able to calm ourselves, ease fatigue, stop thought processes, help us relax and to even lower our heart rate. Loveable and playful pets can help you smile and laugh, love and trust. Just petting and playing with a pet for 10-15 minutes each day can completely change your mental well-being.
13.Use Steam Therapy
We breathe in and out nasty toxins all day long which can clog sinuses or even make you sick which makes breathing more difficult. Try to clear out the sinuses and detox using steam therapy. Try breathing the steam from a hot shower or even use a humidifier. You can also try to boil water, pour it into a bowl, cover your head and bowl with a towel or t-shirt and just inhale the steam. If done at least twice a day, you will find relief.
14.Try Cleansing Herbs
Powerful plants can help restore health. Numerous herbs are helpful in various human diseases. Some of the most potent cleansers include garlic, peppermint, milk thistle, turmeric, and borotutu bark.
15.Don’t Eat When You Wake Up
Our bodies are reliant on repetition and we go through cycles of a process of three steps of elimination, appropriation and assimilation. Typically, in the morning, we are in the elimination stage and all the body wants to do is cleanse and release toxins. However, if you get up and eat a large breakfast, you might find that you’re just loading yourself with toxins. Instead of eating pancakes or cereal, instead try warm lemon water. Soon after, drink a smoothie or fresh green juice. There are numerous properties these foods have to help the body cleanse and replenish.
The mental, emotional, and physical well-being can be balanced out with aromatic compounds derived from plants and it has been used all over the world for several years to rejuvenate and heal. One example is to use peppermint oil by rubbing it on your hands, cupping them close to your face and simply inhaling deeply to help wake you up and gain focus.
17.Try Oil Pulling
This technique involves a way of cleansing the gums and mouth by swishing a teaspoon of coconut, sunflower, or sesame oil for about 20 minutes. It’s called oil pulling because it actually helps pull out the toxins, debris and waste that are lingering in your mouth. The mouth is a common place for bacteria and toxins to exist and oil pulling will help cleanse the body, improve the lymphatic system, and also whiten the teeth.
18.Use Foam Rolling
Do you have stiff muscles that are either underused or overused that could be caused because of bad posture, stress, sitting at a desk all day, or even due to health issues? Use foam rolling to release toxins in the body and lactic acid which has accumulated in the muscles. This increases circulation and helps the body to heal and stay in balance.
19.Get a Foot Massage
Lotions and oils are best received through the feet which helps to boost energy. However, the feet are also a place where toxins commonly build up. In order to loosen up the body and release those toxins, get a good foot massage.
20.Try Out Infrared Heat Therapy
Penetrate the body with infrared heat waves in a sauna. This will help increase the surface temperature of your skin but will also activate some of your bodily functions. When you sweat in the infrared sauna, you will eliminate the body of toxins including heavy metals. This is more efficient than just sweating it out in the sun or a regular sauna. With infrared heat therapy, you can also elevate circulation throughout the body and boost immunity.
21.Soak in Epsom Salt
One of the most abundant elements in our body’s cells is magnesium and that’s what one of the primary ingredients of Epsom salt is. Magnesium helps balance out the functions of around 325 enzymes in the body and helps with our body’s functions. Magnesium can be difficult to obtain through food consumption and at last 80% of Americans are deficient. Taking an Epsom salt bath is a great way to get a boost and address any health concerns. The best recipe for a detox bath is to use a cup of Epsom salt, a cup of baking soda, a little bit of apple cider vinegar and about 10 drops of essential oil. Lavender is one of the most calming essential oils but there are numerous options to choose from.
22.Get Therapy from the Sun
Boost your vitamin D and get out in the sun. It has been shown that a deficiency in vitamin D can result in numerous health issues including mood issues. To try to supplement, try using a specific therapeutic vitamin D lamp. UVB tanning beds are also an option. When it’s too cold outside in the winter, using these therapeutic lamps or the tanning bed is a good way to get vitamin D as an alternative to the sun. However, be aware of any concerns you might have regarding tanning and being in the sun.
23.Try Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen is what makes our cells function and increases the energy in the body. To really detox and cleanse the body, use oxygen therapy. All you do is breathe in more amounts of oxygen than you normally would when just doing regular breathing. Typically you must go to a professional who will determine the right amount of oxygen you need and you will just wear a mask for a little bit. However, you can also get oxygen therapy simply by doing deep breathing techniques, taking 10 to 20 minutes each day to inhale and exhale fresh air. This will make you more mindful, slow your heat rate, detoxify the body, and eliminate stress.
As you can tell, there’s numerous ways to detox in a pain free manner. Any of these can drastically improve your health