The body is indeed quite capable of handling toxins generally, but the volume of the toxins can be somewhat overwhelming for the body. So, we want to recommend you to try giving your body a break and allow it to expel the build-up of these harmful toxins. This process is called detox.
Hello readers! Today, we will be talking about some of the ways you can do a natural detox to your body, and you may be surprised that it has that ability. However, there is a twist to how it achieves that aim, as you may need to help them a little. A natural detox is essential because toxins enter the body in different ways.
These ways may come into the body through the foods that we eat (in the forms of preservatives and pesticides), the water we drink (in the form of chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals), the air we breathe (in the way of air pollution), in the cleaning solutions that we use, and even in the medicines, we take in the name of living healthy.
A good natural detox process takes some time, but the truth is it is always very rewarding for the mind and body. After a process of detox, you will notice increased levels of concentration and quality of rest, and you will also begin to enjoy life as it is supposed to be. So, in this blog, we compiled a list of things that can be done to contribute to a natural detox. As mentioned earlier, we’ll be doing everything a hundred percent eco-friendly and free from all those supplements and chemicals you may see around you.
Now, the first question you should ask yourself is,
What is a natural detox, and why does the body need it?
Going by definition, detoxification means cleaning. See the process as trying to rid your body of all its chemicals and artificial impurities. This detox process takes place in the lungs, intestines, skin, lymphatic system, and kidneys. If the process is correctly done, you can always see the best results. The advantages of a good detox process help to:
- Give the organs some rest and free them from the oppression of chemicals.
- Stimulate the liver for maximum functionality.
- Improve the body’s blood circulation.
- Promote better absorption of the nutrients that enter the body.
How do you tell that your body needs a natural detox?
You will know that your body needs a detox through the following ways:
When you are excessively fatigued, experts generally believe that detox should be done at least once in a year, and we agree with that. Depending on your surroundings, e.g., if you are in a polluted area, you can detox twice in a year.
As with all healing processes, however, be sure to consult an expert in the medical field before starting your natural detox, as there may be some medical conditions that do not allow the process. We must also remind you that our website does not represent a medical practitioner, and everything we say here is strictly based on research and experience.
Here are some of the signs you need to have a doctor determine if you are due for detox:
- If you are constantly feeling tired or fatigued.
- If your skin is irritated.
- If you are suffering from allergies.
- If you always feel bloated.
- If you keep having bags under your eyes.
- If you continuously have mental confusion.
If you are experiencing more than one of these symptoms at a time, you should seriously consider a natural detox.
How does one get started with detoxification?
There are many ways to do a natural detox. Some suggest fast methods, and others prefer week-long methods. In this blog, we will be discussing the different detox methods and their benefits.
Stress has been linked to the majority of the health problems we face today. When you are stressed, the body releases hormones. These hormones may be useful at the time, but constant release wears you down quickly and slows down liver detoxification.
Reduce your sugar intake:
Sugars contribute to various health problems, and sweeteners are just as bad. So, instead of using them, try using their natural counterparts, which are fruits and honey.
Eat more fruits:
Fruits are lovely foods. Not only are they substitute for sweeteners, but you will also enjoy them in different forms and beverages.
Eat enough veggies:
Just like fruits, vegetables can be taken in just about any way, be it salads or squeezed into juices. Almost always needed in every natural detox process, veggies like kale, spinach, and coriander can effectively cleanse the body.
Keep your cooking oils in check:
Veggies, seeds, and nuts may be useful for the system, but not their oils. Sunflower, canola, and peanut oils seriously affect the natural detox process. Try using avocado, extra virgin, or hemp oil, because they are rich in essential fatty (omega-9, omega-6, and omega-3) acids.
Drink more water:
Good old plain water. In almost all our previous blogs, which you should read, by the way, water comes up as it is essential for wellness and health. The reason is water maintains bodily processes. No need to wait till you are thirsty, and use water to start your day. We also suggest lemon water alternatively. For more info about the benefits of lemon water, see my previous blog captioned, “The 30 days of Lemon Water Regime.”
We have come to the end of this blog. To summarize, we will say you should know there are many other ways to detox naturally, but these are the ones we think are best. As always, you need to do your research.
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