Naturally Detox

Today I want to share with you, 10 steps you can take each day to help your body do its natural detox job! 

Eat Reasonable Amounts 

If you’re eating too much, you’re probably accumulating more toxins than your body needs. Eating one cookie instead of six is a detox diet.  Slow down and chew your food. We all have “anatomical juicers” – our teeth and our stomachs. Use them as they’re meant to be used.  

Eat plenty of plant foods, and choose organic options when possible  

Veggies and fruits contain compounds that can help the body deal with all of the incoming chemicals. Organically raised plants and livestock are generally lower in the types of things you don’t want, such as pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, etc.  

Stay lean 

Certain fat-soluble compounds can accumulate in body fat. Less body fat = less real estate for potentially problematic chemicals.  

Drink enough fluids, including water and tea.  

And use a water filter. The kidneys are major organs of elimination for fluids. But don’t overdo it: Fluid intake needs to balance our bodies’ electrolytes. Generally you can avoid overhydration by not drinking more than one liter of fluid per hour.  

Allow a little extra time between dinner and breakfast 

During brief periods of fasting (such as overnight), our bodies clear out cellular debris. If you finished eating dinner at 7pm, maybe you could eat breakfast at 7am. This gives the body a 12-hour break from food for every 24-hour cycle. This might also improve your sleep, which is another critical factor in allowing your body to appropriately recover.  

Get outside in the sun and fresh air each day 

Not only do we synthesize vitamin D from the sun, but we can breathe fresh air into our lungs and hear the sounds of nature. Good ol’ Mother Nature.  

Exercise regularly Getting your blood flowing will help circulate good stuff where it needs to be, and clear out waste products more effectively.  

Limit unnecessary dietary supplements 

Supplements don’t automatically equal health. And some might just be another burden for the body. Make sure each supplement in your cabinet serves a purpose.  

Cut down foods that you know are bad news for you You may know that some foods don’t agree with you, whether because they make you feel bad physically, because of how they make you feel emotionally, or because you don’t like the person you become when you eat them. Consider moving away from these foods gradually. (Eliminating them all at once may work, but you may find the same problem with all-or-nothing thinking that characterizes detox diets.)  

Check your cosmetics

Our skin is our largest organ; each day we lather hundreds of chemicals into it. These then enter our blood and circulate throughout the body. If you want to burden your body with fewer chemicals, check your body products.

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