Our bodies are brilliant machines. They have the ability to take a pounding and keep on trucking. Unfortunately, these days, we ask a lot of our organs. They process all sorts of toxic stuff for us and don’t even ask for anything in return. Aren’t they nice?
But with all the extra work done to process sugar, chemicals, and other nasty junk, our bodies start to get run down. Our immune systems take a hit and we get sick. Our bodies have to work hard to stay afloat so we find ourselves exhausted. How do we detox ourselves for good?
1. Eat better food.
This is step number one. Eat a better diet. It doesn’t matter what supplements you take to detox your organs, if you eat a crap diet and keep doing bad things to your body, it’ll all be wasted time and money. Eat good, whole foods, lean proteins, and avoid MSG, sugar, and hydrogenated oils.
2. Cleanse your liver.
The liver works hard day in and day out detoxing the body. But how to we keep our liver from getting bogged down? Certain teas like dandelion root, milk thistle and burdock root will help keep the liver functioning well. Foods like beets, artichokes, garlic, turmeric, and some fermented foods also help keep the liver healthy.
3. Drink plenty of water.
When it comes time to flush all the toxins out, where does it go? It leaves your body through your pee. But if you’re dehydrated, your kidneys work extra hard and, if you’re chronically dehydrated, this can lead you to becoming even more sickly. Keep your kidneys, and all your internal organs, running smoothly by drinking plenty of water.
4. Fiber fiber fiber fiber.
That’s right. You’re going to want to drink prune juice, eat lots of fruits, eat whole grains, chia seeds, flax seeds, oatmeal, all of the high fiber things you can. If you’re trying to lose weight, high fiber foods are great as they leave you feeling fuller. If your diet is high in protein and low in fiber, your digestive tract gets gunked up and doesn’t work as well as it should.
If you start taking extra fiber, be sure to follow rule #3. Fiber without water will make you constipated.
Your lymphatic system is kind of like the sewer system of the body. It needs to be pumped kind of like the heart to make sure all of the lymphatic fluid with our body’s waste is eliminated properly. Going for walks, doing some yoga, deep breathing, and other types of exercise helps the lymphatic system stay in tip top shape.
6. Take an epsom salt bath.
Our skin takes the greatest beating of all. Nasty deodorants, chemical lotions, fake fragrances, chemical laden laundry detergent, and a host of other factors make the skin one of the hardest working organs in the body. Or rather, on the body. Bathing in Epsom salts and spending time in the sauna is a great way to cleanse the skin of its toxins.
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