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Detox Naturally – Your Body Already Knows How!

Is it time for a detox? Detoxes are very popular, and no wonder with the promise to give you more energy, lose weight, clear up the skin, among other things.

Most all detoxes do not work. They often are counterproductive because the stripe your body of the essential nutrients needed to function. Our bodies only need to be treated right in order to detox the way they are naturally meant to. The question we should be asking is, how can we support that natural process.

A good detox routine can help you eliminate more stubborn toxins and support you at the same time. Juice isn’t in the process, sorry! But there are plenty of other natural ways you can support your body without spending a lot of money or time.

First, what are toxins? How do we get them in our body? Unfortunately, in today’s modern society, harmful chemicals are everywhere. We have to work hard to remove as many of these toxins from our life where we have control. This can be in the products we use on our bodies, our homes, and of course incorporating a healthy detox every now and then!

One of the things that shocked me the most was the build-up of bisphenol-A (BPA) and other plastics we ingest, while we eliminate most, a small percentage gets in our fat cells, messing with our hormones and accumulating over time. Maybe that is why I can’t lose those stubborn pounds, or it could be the chocolate too, most likely the chocolate, but my new reason is definitely plastic. Plastic is really the real-world villain of our time.  This is just one toxin that your body builds up.

No matter what you do, you’re picking up chemicals throughout the day, be it through physical contact or ingestion.

The benefits of a natural detox built into your routine are boundless. No one is immune from the toxic overload of life and so a natural detox can lead to some major benefits like:

  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Clear skin
  • Reduced cravings
  • Lower inflammation
  • Better digestion
  • Potential weight loss

Where to start with your natural detox? We’ve got suggestions below. Definitely always consult your doctor before starting a new routine or detox as we are all awesome, unique individuals and have different needs and reactions. You are beautiful!

Sauna / Exercise to Flush Toxins

Sweat it out! Go to your local sauna and allow the toxins to seep out of your pores, but drink plenty of water and get plenty of salt while you are enjoying this benefit. I like to add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt to my water.

You can also exercise. You should do this for the obvious reasons, but you should also do it because regular exercise is another way to flush toxins from your body. Exercise increases lipolysis (the breakdown of fat tissue) and releases those toxins we talked about that are stored in your fat. Lipolysis is especially effective when you combine with liver and kidney support or adsorbents that can suck up the released toxins.  So get moving!

Drink Detox Tea

Enjoy a nice soothing cuppa while also cleansing your body. We recommend trying Yogi Detox Tea that is infused with Burdock and Dandelion, cleansing herbs that have a time-honored tradition of use, are blended with Juniper Berry and the Ayurvedic “trikatu” combination of Long Pepper, Black Pepper, and Ginger. Clove, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Licorice, and Indian Sarsaparilla are also mixed in to complete this spicy and flavorful blend.

You can also partake in Pukka Herbal Tea Detox, this tea flushes out with the old and in with the new. Sweet aniseed, crisp fennel, lush cardamom, and licorice root work to remove those pesky toxins and reset your spirit.

Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is a form of carbon that has massive surface area and a strong negative charge. It’s been around for thousands of years and is still used by both western and eastern medical professionals.

Activated charcoal contains many small chambers and cavities that ‘capture’ or bind-up unwanted materials and gas and carry it through the digestive system. Try taking a couple charcoal pills along with exercise or a sauna session. They should absorb many of the toxins you release into your gut and GI tract. Try Nature’s Way Activated Charcoal capsules. 

Shower to detox skin and hair

Enjoying a good shower with a multi-use soap that has the essentials needed to help you purge toxins can have some long-lasting benefits.

We recommend the Seaweed Bath Co. Detox Cellulite Soap and Zum Bar Clove Mint that is infused with not clover, but clove, a bud that comes from certain trees. The mix of clove and spearmint soothes damaged skin. Both these bars take a bite out of toxins.

You can also add a little of Aura Cacia’s Clove Bud Essential Oil to your body wash or shampoo. It will help mend damaged skin and hair. Now that’s something you can enjoy from root to tip.

 

10 Ways to Detox your Home

It’s astonishing how many harmful chemicals are in standard households. These chemicals range from pesticides to plastic and can have serious adverse effects on our health. Here are just 10 little changes you can make to keep your house cleaner.

Reduce Moisture

Moisture causes mold. We all know this. So, even though it’s a hassle, it may be best to check your house for any potential mold spots.

Check for Chemicals

This one seems a bit obvious, but some chemicals are odorless. It’s best to get a detector or have someone come to your house to check for different types of chemicals.

Look Through your Cleaning Products

Cleaning products are chock-full of chemicals. Well, they’re supposed to, right? That’s how they make things clean. No, not really. There are much safer, more natural products that are available. Dish soap that isn’t nearly as toxic, fabric softeners that don’t deteriorate clothes, just a couple of changes here and there will leave a lasting impact.

Avoid BPA

Bisphenol A is one of the ingredients with a Banned grade on Soap Hope. It’s very harmful even though it’s used in plastics. These plastics range from baby bottle to Tupperware, where food can absorb it. Be aware, check what’s in plastic and try to buy products that are in BPA-free containers.

Change Self-Care Products

Aluminum is a popular ingredient in deodorants, but it isn’t the best for people. Many self-care products contain toxins that can cause all sorts of side-effects. Makeup, deodorants, soap, try to go for more natural products that replace harmful chemicals with plant-based material.

Get a Plant

The most natural of natural cleaners. Plants don’t just make oxygen, they made clean oxygen. There are even plants that are known for their ability to clean air. Indoor air can be even worse than outdoor air, so a plant is a must.

Filter Water

Fun fact: one time I went to Estonia and accidentally drank the tap water. Nothing happened. Then I went back home and drank tap water and got sick. Tap water isn’t just water, it’s filled with chemicals. It’s been sitting in a metal container, then went through your pipes that are absorbing whatever happens to be in the dirt. Use filtered water. Also, don’t drink the water in Estonia.

Check Fabrics

Bedding, shower curtains, there’s a chance they contain formaldehyde. You do not want to be sleeping on formaldehyde for 7-9 hours a day.

Pet Products

Why do companies that make products for pets hate pets so much? I mean, I’m just guessing that’s what’s happening with the number of chemicals they put in their products. Protect your furry friend as well as yourself by looking for natural or organic products. You think you need that flea medication, but vinegar can be just as effective. Why spend up to $75 to have someone wash your pet with chemical-laden soap when you can find a dog soap bar, made with natural ingredients for around $10?

Pesticides

This should be pretty obvious when the people who spray it wear the same suits that the government uses around aliens. Or maybe it was just E.T.? Not only are there less harmful pesticides, but there are ways to keep pests out without anything. Plug up holes, keep food in containers, let a couple of spiders settle. I know that one sounds like a joke, but I allowed a spider to take up residence in my home and I haven’t seen any ants in months. Also, once you let in one, they tend to have more. No more waiting for a spider, now you have an army! I kid again, most of them left like Charlotte’s Web, and only two stuck around to continue the cycle.