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Natural Ways to Detoxify the Body
For centuries, cultures all around the world have practiced a wide range detoxification methods with the intent to cure or prevent illnesses, achieve mental clarity, heal the body, and strengthen it from the inside out by flushing out residual toxins that have accumulated in our bodies.
When practiced correctly, detoxification can be beneficial to the body in many ways; however if done incorrectly, it can also cause a great deal of harm. In most instances, extreme detoxification programs are completely unnecessary. A healthy body will naturally eliminate toxins and waste on a daily basis through the liver and colon.
Unless otherwise instructed by a qualified medical professional, your best bet is to try gentler methods that will aid your body with its natural ability to detox the body. Here are a few that can help:
Eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and fiber.
Food is, and always will be your best ally when it comes to maintaining your health. Foods that are high in fiber such as brown rice, cabbage, broccoli, chlorella, beets, seaweed, almonds, avocados and chia seeds will help move waste through your digestive tract and transport it out of the body. Here’s a long list of fiber-rich foods to pick and choose from.
Get Enough Exercise
Exercise can help our bodies in more ways than one when it comes to detoxification. It improves circulation, bringing more blood to vital organs like the liver and colon, which aids them in doing their job. Exercise stimulates our lungs, which filter out airborne toxins and debris before oxygen enters our body. Toxins can also exit the body through the pores of our skin, so getting sweaty via working out may aid this process.
Drink Enough Water
Staying hydrated is a critical part of keeping your digestive system working properly. Without enough water, your body will have a hard time eliminating the toxins and waste that build up in our digestive tracts.
Add a detoxifying supplement to your diet
Modern diets can make it difficult to consume the right amount of fiber and nutrients needed to keep your digestive system running smoothly. We developed our Organic Greens powder specifically to help with detoxification. It contains a highly concentrated blend of fiber-rich fruits and veggies, plus prebiotics to aid digestion. It also has the added benefit of alkalizing the system, which helps reduce general inflammation.
Practice Breathwork and Meditation
“Toxin” is a fairly broad term that essentially means any substance in the body that can cause harm in excess, which includes stress-inducing hormones likes cortisol. In fact, high levels of cortisol have proven to be much more dangerous than many of the food and airborne pollutants we are told to worry about. Breathwork practiced during meditation is a simple, highly effective technique for reducing toxic levels of cortisol in the body.
"[Breathwork] gets you out of your mind, and your mind can be the number-one block to healing, because your brain is always going to try and keep you safe. And safe—a lot of times—is equal to being stuck." (Article here).
Like we mentioned- before making any major change in your diet or activity levels, consult with your doctor. However, there are perfectly safe and effective ways to help your body detoxify naturally.
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