In our modern world, we are all absorbing a lot of toxins in our everyday lives, whether that be from the environment, our food, or the products we rub into our skin.
Here are a few simple detox ideas for you to reduce the toxins in your body. You can pick and choose the ones that are most relevant to you. Just remember, even a little change can go a long way.
(Note: Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not embark on this detox as this could be harmful to you or the baby. In general, a regular gentle massage and healthy eating lifestyle should be on the list.)
- Eating more vegetables guarantees a massive increase in micronutrients, promoting renewal at the cellular level
- Stop applying cosmetics with hard-to-understand labels. There’s a reason the ingredients list is never-ending and confusing; they are not good for you, your skin, or the planet
- Consider a break from the foods that are hard to digest like food including gluten, dairy, nuts, unfermented soya, or eggs. Leave them out for a month for example, to give your digestion a well-deserved break and then introduce them back slowly in small quantities
- Eat organic where possible, some pesticide constituents are endocrine-disruptive
- Take a bath with Epsom salts and magnesium flakes. Just 25 minutes in the bath will ensure these powerful detoxifiers will draw out toxins from your skin
- Eat foods that bind heavy metals and other toxins and draw them out of the body such as coriander and celery (juice as well as flesh), which are both excellent detoxifiers
- Use a scrub/body brush in the shower or just before, this stimulates the lymphatic system
- Do Yoga poses with twists and releases that can help to clear your organs from toxins
- Try hydro colon therapy, an excellent way to help flush your guts and liver of any stagnant toxins
- Try exercise that makes you sweat at least five times a week. This could be house cleaning, jogging, cycling, dancing, or goat stable cleaning (take it from me, the latter is daily exercise that definitely makes me sweat!)
If you are interested in more ways to detox, there is so much info out there. Do your research and always get relevant advice from your general practitioner or holistic therapist, especially if you already have any underlying health conditions.