Toxins are everywhere in the world today and invade your body on a regular basis. How does this happen you ask? There are many ways your body contracts toxins: eating highly processed foods, exposure to or ingesting heavy metals, chemicals, molds, drugs and so much more.
Your body is equipped with its own detoxifying system known as the liver, kidneys and colon. The problem is that your body can’t keep up with the amounts of toxins entering your system. This is why people get sick. When you don’t feel good you don’t think clearly.
Helping out your natural detoxification system is essential. Here are 10 things you can do to create a better internal environment which will help you feel better and increase mental clarity.
Take the time to relax daily by calming your body and mind. Use meditation, tai chi, yoga, massage, an Epson salts bath, or any other activity you find fully relaxing.
9. Stay Hydrated
Your body requires water for all functions, especially flushing out toxins, so drink plenty of filtered or spring water. Shoot for at least 64 ounces per day and more if you can.
8. Keep Your Bowels Moving
When your body doesn’t properly eliminate toxins, the waste that is sitting in your intestines is polluting your system. You should have one to two bowel movements per day. Any less than this can mean you are constipated. You can talk to your doctor or naturopath to find out how you can remedy the problem.
7. Go Organic
Chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, steroids, antibiotics and more used to grow food for human consumption cause all kinds of problems for us. The gunk in all these products are poisoning our bodies so incorporating more organic foods can help. Look for organics fruits, vegetables and meats at your local farmers market, organic farms or even at the grocery store. More and more stores are carrying organic foods due to public demand.
6. Eat Detoxifying Foods
Foods that help with detoxifying your body are brightly colored fruits and green vegetables. Some great choices are lemons, beets, broccoli, kale, cucumbers, apples, carrots, garlic and onions.
You’ll want to get some type of movement into your life daily. Go for a walk, play game outdoors, run around with your kids, do Zumba with your friends. Any and all exercise will help rid your body of harmful toxins so get out there and move it.
Toxins are expelled from your body through sweat so you’ll want to do something several times a week that makes you sweat good. Working out is the first thing that comes to mind but you can also hit the steam room, sauna or opt for a hot bath.
3. Minimize Drugs
You never want to stop taking a medication without consulting your doctor or naturopath but if you can minimize the amount of medications you take you’ll be eliminating some toxins from ever entering your body. This include all types of drugs – caffeine, sleep aids, nicotine and alcohol to name a few.
2. Incorporate Superfoods
The superfoods chlorella and spirulina are both known for helping remove heavy metals from your body and cleanse your blood. Add them to a green smoothie for extra benefit.
1. Use Natural Cleaners
Manmade cleaners include chemicals that can be absorbed through your skin or inhaled into your lungs. This means that using them increases your exposure to these unwanted toxins in your body. Buy natural cleaners or better yet make your own. You can save money and get healthier.