Adopt some ways to detox not only in the spring but also on a daily basis. When we do things daily in the direction of better health we have a better chance of staying on the path of balance.
We often hear how important it is to detox. Then, we ask, so what do I do and when do I do it? And, for how long? Today, I want to share with you how you can incorporate 6 detox tips into your life, this spring.
In our modern day world, we are exposed to more toxins than ever. There are so many chemicals in our environment, everywhere from our food and water to the air we breathe, furniture we sit on to our personal care and household products and the list goes on. This is why it is so crucial to adopt some easy ways to detox not only in the spring but also on a daily basis. When we do things daily in the direction of better health we have a better chance of staying on path and not get too far out of balance.
What does it mean to detox? Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood by way of our master detoxifying organ, the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination every day.
For most of us, our livers are working overtime and could use a break to rest, heal and replenish! The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. The skin is a good indicator of what’s going on inside the body and will tell you when it’s time to bring things back into balance through a good detox program.
Our bodies are like filters that get clogged up over time from day to day living. Every now and then we need to give our organs a break and clean out the gunk. You change the oil and filter in your vehicle regularly so it doesn’t get gunked up, right? It’s good to maintain a few daily detox habits year round and best to do a more intense and focused cleanse, seasonally. Now, is the time for Spring so let’s get detoxing!
Removing toxic substances that have accumulated in your body has many wonderful benefits. By flushing out dirty fluids that cause inflammation, you will be on your way to feeling better, lighter, brighter and more vital! Detoxing can also lower blood pressure, improve liver/gallbladder function, lift brain fog and enhance mood. It can also help relieve rashes and other skin conditions as well as help clear complexions, overall.
Drink warm water with lemon first thing in the morning. This aids in digestion and will help to get things moving while balancing the body’s PH and boosting the immune system. It is a natural diuretic and helps with bloating and weight loss. It’s good for the liver and brain health.
Drink green juice daily. Getting a daily dose of Chlorophyll and plant nutrients will strengthen your immune system, help with inflammation, increase red blood cell production and help your cells function at optimal health, keeping your cells well oxygenated.
Here is my green juice recipe: (Everything organic) 1 bunch of celery, 2 cucumbers (without skin), 2 green apples (without seeds), 5 leaves of kale, dandelion greens (or green of your choice), a small chunk of ginger, 1 piece of turmeric root and the juice of 1 lemon. Directions: Juice all veggies along with ginger and turmeric and then mix in the juice of a lemon. Pour it into mason jars. It will keep for a few days in the fridge.
Enemas are good to do every few days because they are very detoxing! If there is one thing to get in the practice of doing, it would be enemas. The truth is we all have clogged digestive tracts on some level. Even if you have regular bowel movements there is still waste that gets stuck somewhere in your bowels. The longer it stays there the more compact it becomes and from there can cause all kinds of symptoms such as, pain, bloating, gas, constipation, inflammation and achiness. When our bowels are clogged we can be more prone to having parasites since that is prime real-estate for the buggers!
Remember there are toxins in the waste, and that waste is supposed to come out daily! Once you get in the practice of doing enemas, as often as you can, you will start to look forward to the way it makes you feel. The reward is feeling cleaned out, lighter, brighter and more vital with less pain and inflammation. Plus, it is very healthy for your liver and gallbladder.
Doing a water or coffee enema is the best thing you can do to clean out your colon and digestive tract. Here is a recipe for a water enema: 4 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon of good mineral salt. Directions; heat water to 100 degrees then pour in a bucket or bag and proceed with enema. Hold for at least 7 minutes.
Green coffee enema: 4 cups water, 2 TBSP green coffee, 1/2 tsp mineral salt. Directions: bring coffee, water and salt to a boil, turn off heat and simmer until it reaches 100 degrees. Use a fine mesh bag to filter out the coffee, pour in a bucket or bag and proceed with enema. Hold for at least 10 minutes. Find green coffee here.
Either use an enema bucket such as this one.
Or, an enema bag like this one.
Sweating through exercise is another key to detoxing. Find a style of exercise that works for you and that makes you sweat. Move your body at least 3 times a week! If you have a Tru Fusion or similar group exercise facility in your area then try a month of classes. Many have special introductory rates to start and have all kinds of levels of classes. Some are done in a heated room which is great for detoxing! For a more passive version of sweating, try a sauna.
Drink plenty of clean water and take minerals daily. Hydration is always important for optimal health and especially when we want to detox. If you are drinking lots of filtered water that’s great but you are probably missing some minerals since the filter strips everything out of the water, good and bad. That’s why it is so important to add some minerals back in the mix. You can find high quality minerals here. I recommend taking these full spectrum minerals morning and night. Minerals are food for our cells and keep us from feeling depleted.
Daily meditation is key to clearing out stuck feelings, thoughts and emotions which can linger and be toxic to us spiritually, mentally and physically. Through a daily meditation practice you can begin to cultivate that power within you to guide and direct your thoughts to a more positive and peaceful place, no matter what is going on around you.
By practicing stillness and relaxing the body and mind you will begin to shift to a more relaxed state of being. Meditation is not about controlling your thoughts but rather not letting your thoughts control you. Through daily practice you will have a much better chance at being more present and more at peace. This is a great tool to use anytime but especially when doing a cleanse.
When you are ready to do a deeper dive into a longer, more intense detox try eliminating:
Just by removing these things you will lighten the toxic burden on your body and begin preparing for a deeper cleansing process where the healing can be more profound and the benefits greater. Here is a great resource for high quality detox programs: Pure Joy Planet. They also have classes and community for support while you are detoxing.
I hope you incorporate some or all of my daily detox tips. You deserve to feel great and look great! I encourage you to keep making deposits in your bank of health!
Wishing you all the best in health, peace and love,