If you’re feeling out of sync, like something is bothering you from the inside, maybe it’s time for detoxification. But, how can you do that? Is it simple?
What exactly is detoxification?
It means cleansing the blood. This includes removing impurities from the liver which proceeds toxins for elimination. The toxins are removed from the body through other organs like the lungs, intestines, kidneys, skin and lymph. Sometimes, if a person has many toxic substances in their body, these organs may stop functioning properly. In that case, the whole organism needs detoxification.
Who should detoxify?
Some experts say that everyone should do detox once a year. However, children, nursing mothers, and patients with tuberculosis, cancer, and chronic degenerative diseases shouldn’t do detox. That’s why it’s best to consult your doctor before starting a detox.
Detox is strongly recommended for people suffering from allergies, irritated skin, puffy eye or bags under the eyes, fatigue, menstrual problems, bloating sluggish elimination or mental confusion.
There are different types of detoxification programs, depending on what you want to achieve. There’s alcohol detox, metabolic detox, drug detox, and alternative medicine. So, if you’re having a problem with the continuous use of alcohol, you should cleanse your metabolism. Serious alcohol addiction can lead to downregulation of GABA neurotransmitter receptors.
If you’re addicted to drugs, drug detox is the way to go, i.e. staying off drugs. This is probably the most complicated detox. It works in coordination with programs which help people stay off drugs and has a mind aspect to it.
Metabolic detox includes the whole metabolism. If your lifestyle is unhealthy and you want to make amends with your body, this detox is the right one for you.
What foods should you avoid?
First of all, you need to forget about cigarettes and alcohol. Sweets can have a bad effect, too, so milk products, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners, honey, sugar, and coffee are a no go. Also, avoid dried fruit grains, barley, oats, rice and spelt.
Foods that detox your body
Even though you should avoid milk products, it is important to drink one glass of yogurt daily. Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Introduce chicken, fish, lean red meat, eggs, and legumes to your diet. Use olive and coconut oil, seeds and nuts for your mean meals. Drink decaffeinated weak black tea, white tea, green tea and 1-3 liters of water per day.
What else is important?
Detoxifying your body also means changing your lifestyle. Here’s what you can do about it:
- Take vitamin C each day and a Multivitamin effervescent tablet with water.
- Stick to the foods you should eat.
- Think positive – replace the stress with positive energy.
- Allow oxygen to go through your system – breathe deeply.
- Protect your liver and cleanse it with herbs like burdock, dandelion root, and milk thistle.
- Go to the sauna and sweat as much as possible to drop all the toxins through perspiration.
- If you don’t exercise, consider doing it. Yoga and dancing are a great way to balance the whole organism.
- Take a very hot shower for five minutes. Allow the water to go through your whole body. After that, shower with cold water for 30 seconds. Repeat this three times and then go to bed for thirty minutes.
- Dry-brush your skin to let the toxins go out through your pores. You can get special brushes in stores for natural products.
Detox has always been done with the sole purpose of helping people live a healthier life. There were many Chinese medicine systems in the past that are still popular nowadays. Remember that detox is all about cleaning, resting and nourishing your body completely. It’s really important to remove all the toxins and feed your body with healthy nutrients. This can protect you from any disease in the future and help you lead a healthy lifestyle.
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