Have you got a sluggish, permanently run-down feeling? Do you feel tired and generally out of sorts? If you feel your body is lagging behind the rest of your life and you can’t do the things you used to do? Perhaps your body is crying out for a detox!
Don’t go running straight to your doctor and start pumping even more pills and chemicals into your body. First have a think about whether you have brought this situation on yourself! What is your diet like? Are you exposed to harmful chemicals at home or at work? Are you popping pills for this, that and the next thing without understanding exactly what is going into your body?
Perhaps it is time to give your body the spring clean that it deserves! It’s possible that your body has built up a whole array of toxins and these need to be eliminated. Here are some top suggestions for how you can detoxify your body.
Lets look at how you got to this point in the first place.
Modern life produces an onslaught of contamination and chemicals. Manufacturing processes emit so much toxic waste into the atmosphere that we breathe in. The cosmetics that we apply to our bodies and packed with chemicals. Even our food is laced with pesticides!
It is almost impossible to avoid contamination entering your body! Sadly, our bodies are not designed to get rid of this contamination easily. It hangs around inside us and does a lot of damage whilst it is there.
We have long known that what we eat affects the body. A natural and healthy diet can not only reduce the quantity of chemicals going in but can help to get the ones that are already in there back out!
Here are two basic methods for detoxing the body.
Fasting with liquids
Are juices and restrictive diets your passion? If so, you will prefer this method. All you have to do is replace your normal diet with water, vegetable and fruit juices (or infusions) for one 24 hour period. This change in diet will eliminate toxins and dead cells that have built up in your body. Your skin will feel rejuvenated and your body invigorated! There is one word of caution – if you are suffering from a chronic health condition or have any concerns about your health then you must not embark on this diet without consulting a doctor.
Enrichment and substitution
This method allows you to carry on eating! All you have to do is substitute any unhealthy food items in your diet with a more healthy alternative. Before you know it your energy levels will be restored! The advantage of this method is that you can incorporate this way of eating into your normal daily pattern and so you can keep this up for weeks. Some people live on this diet all the time with just the occasional unhealthy snack as a treat.
If you prefer, you could pack your diet with leafy green vegetables, fruit, seeds, whole grain products, and white meats for just a few days. Wash this down with plenty of water.
Here are the top 6 recommendations for detoxifying your body. You just have to choose which one suits you best.
6 detox ideas for you to try
1. Lemon juice
Drink one tablespoon of lemon juice in a glass of hot water to cleanse your body of gastrointestinal intoxicants and throat conditions. It works even better if you drink it first thing in the morning.
2. Orange juice
Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, this popular juice is thought to promote healthy circulation and heal wounds.
Packed with Vitamin B and potassium, this tiny fruit is thought to be a big help against arthritis and gout.
A great source of folic acid, iron and vitamin A. It is said that this vegetable could even help with menopausal symptoms.
An apple a day really can give you a shot of potassium and vitamins to keep the doctor away!
Useful in a low calorie diet – eat fresh or place slices in water and allow to boil for one minute. Then drink two cups of this warm tea in the morning to cleanse your body, hydrate your skin, and rebuild your tissues.