You may not realize it, but no matter how clean you try to be, we are all exposed to billions of toxins every day from the bad air we breathe to the mercury we eat from fish, which is why it is very important to not only clean our bodies from the outside but also from the inside.
Manifestations of a toxic body may occur as soon as an hour or two in the form or diarrhea or headache, but the real problem starts when chronic and debilitating diseases take form such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, insomnia, depression, food allergies, ulcer, and autoimmune diseases.
Detoxification is more than just fiber and enemas. It is a complete lifestyle change. Here are some tips on ridding your body from harmful toxins.
Drink a lot of clean water – A recommended daily amount is eight to ten glasses. Make sure the water you are drinking is clean. Consumption of other liquids such as soda, coffee, and juices do not add up to your water drinking habit.
Keep your bowels active – Eliminate your solid waste up to twice a day. If you can’t defecate or have been eliminating way too many on a single day, you need reinforcements. Simple cures for constipation include two tablespoons of ground flax seeds, acidophilus milk, and extra magnesium citrate capsules. If you are considering taking supplements, consult with your doctor first.
Eat healthily – Opt for organic produce and animal products to keep your diet free from toxic chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics that are present in food.
Consume detox food – Remember to eat between 8 and 10 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day. Recommended crops include the cruciferous kind (broccoli, collads, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi) as well as garlic and onion, which help increase sulfur in the body to aid in detoxification.
Minimize drugs – Avoid stimulants in any way possible, including caffeine and nicotine. Also, try to reduce alcohol intake.
Move a lot – Exercise five days a week, focusing on working your cardiovascular system, strengthening the muscles, and stretching knotty muscles and joints.
Avoid white flour and white sugar – Simple carbohydrates and sugars contribute to a lot of ill effects in your body, from weight gain to even diabetes.
Sweat it out – Apart from exercising, you need to release toxins out of your body by lounging in a sauna, steam, or detox bath. Releasing sweat for at least 20 minutes three times a week not only takes the toxins with them, but also makes our skin smoother in the long run.
Take supplements – Consume high-quality multivitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements, but after you have consulted with your doctor.
Relax – Do not forget to chill out and put your nervous system in a state of calm and relaxation, whether though meditation or simply sleeping.
Source: Dr. Mark Hyman
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