Detox Tips for Better Health

Detox Tips for Better Health

Your body is a tirelessly working machine that rarely complains. However, when it becomes taxed with bad nutritional choices, bad vices and overuse it will surely let you know that it is not happy. This can present in a variety of ways including skin eruptions, digestive difficulties, headaches and much more. Sometimes all it takes is a re-balancing attempt and simple lifestyle adjustment to bring your body back to homeostasis (stable health). This is often achieved through a detoxification program which allows the system to unload built up toxins and begin internal reparation. These detox tips for better health could be just the thing you need to get back on track. Always consult with your doctor before attempting any detox program.

Pucker Up

Lemons are an amazing fruit that offer not only a multitude of detox uses through their high enzyme rich juice but the aroma is considered to be a real mood booster. Start your day off with warm filtered water and half of a fresh (organic if possible) lemon squeezed into it. This will immediately stimulate your liver, one of the major organs responsible for systemic detoxification. According to Liz Lipski, PhD and author of Digestive Wellness,

“Your four-and-a-half pound liver manufactures 13,000 chemicals and has 2,000 enzyme systems, plus thousands of synergists that help the body function.”

Drinking lemon water can:

  • Increase vitamin C and potassium levels. C strengthens the immune system and maximizes liver enzyme function. Potassium stimulates brain and nerve function as well as helps control blood pressure.
  • Hydrate the lymph system which in turn supports adrenal function, a major component in detoxification.
  • Enhances liver bile production, an important acid needed for digestion.
  • Balance your pH levels creating a less acidic environment.
  • Act as a diuretic, flushing out the system through urination.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling has been used for centuries as an effective detox practice. It consists of using a food grade oil as a mouthwash. Coconut oil is the oil of choice as it has a pleasant taste and consistency as well as lauric acid, a proven antimicrobial. It is believed that the compounds and viscosity of the oil are able to “grab” bacteria deeply embedded in the mouth and remove it. It is also believed that it can even encourage toxin removal through tiny capillaries in the mouth which in turn may help with systemic detoxification. To oil pull, simply put about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth, swish it around for 10-20 minutes, spit it out and then brush your teeth. It is safe to do as many times as you like. Just don’t swallow the oil.

Meet Some Herbs

Botanical medicine is one of the original healing practices used by tribes, shamans and holistic doctors worldwide for thousands of years. It revolves around applying specific herbs as remedies for various ailments as well as detoxification. Consult a naturopathic doctor or other capable practitioner versed in proper herbal remedies and check with your medical doctor before taking any herbal supplements.

Here are some herbs used for detoxification:

  • Milk Thistle – Liver re-generator and detoxifier.
  • Dandelion and Uva Ursi – Kidney restoration.
  • Sea Buckthorn Extract – Heals the lungs.
  • Flaxseed – Assists in intestinal toxin elimination.

Purge Your Plumbing

Cleaning out your colon can be an optimal approach to detoxification. Although this practice has been around since biblical times (read ‘The Essence Gospel of Peace’), conventional medicine often touts it as useless, possibly so profitable drug and surgery approaches can prevail instead. Yet, many feel otherwise and are walking testimonials just the same. Natural News reports, “According to studies by the Royal Society of Medicine U.K, 90% of all chronic diseases are due to infection of the gastrointestinal tract.” Therefore, consult with a medically trained colonic expert and purge your plumbing.

These detox tips for better health just may get you onto a better quality of life path than you may currently be experiencing. In addition, re-evaluating your dietary choices after detoxification is highly recommended so as not to refill your system with processed foods, sugars and other toxic choices that may quickly replace the many toxins you worked so hard to eliminate. More fresh fruits, grains, legumes and vegetables and less meats and dairy are a good jumping off point. Talk to your doctor before starting any detox program and reassessing your diet.

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