It’s been said that doing seasonal cleanses is good for the body and soul. I would agree with this although doing fasts and days and days worth of juices and shakes is hard for most people.
This world is toxic in many ways. It really is. Every time we take a breath or every time we take a drink of water from the faucet, we are putting toxins in our bodies. No matter how pure our diet is, we’re being exposed to toxins daily. Don’t you think that with this frequency it’s important to detox or cleanse on a daily basis as well? I think that cleansing or detoxing our bodies should be a daily ritual, one practiced with ease.
Here are 7 detoxing practices which can easily be done on a daily basis to stay in the PINK:
Body brushing is the form of using a dry brush before a shower and going over your skin with this brush and sluffing off dead and dry skin. One of the best and many benefits of body brushing is it’s stimulates your lymphatic system which aids with cellular waste disposal. A clogged up lymphatic system can make you sick and will certainly slow down any detoxification procedures that you will do.
Support your liver. One of our biggest and best, the hardest working organ in our bodies is our livers. This guy needs to be nourished and loves cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, brussell sprouts. Garlic, grapefruit and green tea are also very beneficial and it’s easy to incorporate one or 2 of these foods into a daily diet. Milk thistle as well as dandelion are supportive to the liver and can be found in capsule form and/or tea or tincture. Glutathione is important to keep your liver going and a great source is raw milk. Choose non-pasteurized and non-industrially produced milk that contains no pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics. Glutathione can also be found in cod liver oil, eggsbutter and cream. Don’t know where to get raw milk? Try http://www.localharvest.org/raw-milk
Sleep is most important for detoxing our bodies and obviously easy to implement as we sleep each and every night. For the best cycle of sleep, opt to get to bed no later than midnight, but closer to 9 p.m. is best. The liver works it magic, it’s cleansing process, from 12-3 a.m.
Choose to eat dinner no later than 7 p.m. This gives your body time to do some important digesting and cleansing before retiring for the evening. Eating earlier is also helpful in balance triglycerides decreasing risk of heart attack and stroke.
Oil pulling – it’s easy, inexpensive and has many benefits. Here you would take in approximately 1 tablespoon of coconut, sesame or sunflower oil and swish around your mouth approximately 20 minutes (or as long as you can) and then spit it out, rinse and brush. Oral health is equally important for keeping our bodies detoxed and in good working order.
Exercise and more importantly exercise that will make you sweat. Toxins, especially heavy metals are stored in our tissues and best excrete through the glands by sweating. For most of us, working up to a sweat is fairly easily done in a 30 minute workout.
Drink Pure Water. At least 1/2 your body weight in ounces consumed daily is vitally important for flushing out toxins and detoxing the system. There are many ways to spruce up your water and in doing so, you’ll get added benefits. Such as adding apple cider vinegar or lemon, well this will be the best detox booster. If you wanted to add cucumber, this ads anti-inflammatory properties. Add a zest of ginger along with the lemon for pain relief. Bottom line, water – you can’t go without it and it’s best to get better and more.
Hopefully you’ve gleaned some good information on how to EASILY detox and cleanse on a daily basis. Each and every one of these items can be practiced daily and will certainly help in keeping you hale and hearty, keeping dis-ease at bay and staying active. Be sure to sign up for my news and tips so that you won’t miss a post!
“By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible!” ~Dr. Edward Group III
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