Read and Beware~
Recipes and formulas for “3 Day Detox” or “Instant Detox” are all too common on Pinterest, a plethora of individual and business websites dealing with health, food, and lifestyles and in magazines. These fads usually encourage drinking some type of green smoothie, downing gallons of water and eating copious amounts of lettuce. Unfortunately, these instant detox schemes can actually harm the body and they overlook the fact that detox is not an overnight phenomena.
Here’s the deal: Real, effective detox doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t happen in a week. Healthy detox in the body rests on a nourishing diet and stress management. We can, however, utilize additional safe and gentle methods to support our body’s detox processes. The following daily detox routines are effective and work with your body, not against it.
Toxins. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take and the water we drink.
Detoxification is the body’s way of metabolizing and removing toxins. It’s a process the body does naturally, all on its own…However, the capacity of the body’s detox process is not endless.
When toxins build up in our body, we can and do get sick.
1. Drink lemon waterBeginners should start every day with a glass of lemon water; it is among THE BEST natural liver cleansing foods, which are major players in the body’s detoxification process. (It even fights fat and boosts your immune system.)
The liver is our main detox organ. Supporting healthy liver function, naturally improves the detox process. D-limonene is an antioxidant found in the rind of citrus fruits. Our liver loves d-limonene. If you are not one for eating the rinds of your lemons, no worries. You can still benefit from d-limonene by simple adding a drop or two of lemon oil to your drinking water.
2. SweatPerhaps the best combination with sweating toxins out, however, is consuming niacin, or vitamin B3. Your skin will flush and you may experience some discomfort, but the niacin is, over several days and increased dosages, breaking fat cells. Guess what’s in these cells? Toxins. When the toxins are released, they’re sweated out or removed via urine or the GI tract. You’ll be that much closer to a detoxed body.
3. Food grade activated charcoal is also another
Buy a good food grade Activated Charcoal ( capsules are best) take one at night and one in the morning for a week…this is especially good if you have a cold, the flu, a major bite, food born virus, etc. Awesome Detox for the Shingles…Flushes toxins very quickly and promotes quicker healing.
Detoxing your body is something you will not regret – so start today!
When we take a detox bath, we not only boost our health and well-being, but also strengthen our immune system and prevent disease. End the day with a Detox bath… fill a tub with hot water, add some epsom salt and baking soda to neutralize the chemicals found in the water. ( one cup each) or…one cup of Apple Cider Vinegar..unfiltered is best)
Apple cider vinegar is a powerful purifying and detoxifying agent. It helps pull toxins from the body and can clear blocked energy. Cider vinegar has many, many healing qualities which you can find by searching the internet.
NOTE: I always use the unfiltered cider vinegar.
There are multiple websites on the benefits of apple cider vinegar. Have fun exploring.
From the above info you can pick and choose your own Detox protocol.
I will share my routine with you as an example.
~~I start my morning before coffee and breakfast with 4 to 6 ounces of warm lemon water ( I use 0rganic lemons, grind to a fine point and blended into SPRING WATER) ( or a couple drops of Essential oil of Lemon)
I eat some Raw food every day…carrots, celery, peppers, green beans/peas, cabbage, tomatoes, asparagus,etc.
( living on a farm and growing my own food makes this an easy do for me. If you shop the grocery stores for your food it must demand a little closer inspection)
I add organic Bone broth to my diet several times a week.
(easy to make…Organic whole chicken, beef, fish, wild meat…(No Pork) Must have the bone in…..Wash and place in boiling water with celery, onion, garlic, sea salt and cayenne pepper and cook on med.
heat about 30 min., lower heat to simmer and cook another 30/40 min. ( strain the veggies out or leave in…I leave in)
You can also cook the broth with no added ingredients at all….very beneficial but very bland.
I always end my day with some form of relaxing detoxing bath….
Below is needed by everyone but there are many ways to get physical exercise…
( I garden as a profession…)
( I walk 2 to 3 mile at least 3 times a week)
( I work on machines in the gym 3 or more days a week)
***Water consumption can be over-done***
1. If consuming a lot of water and not taking in the proper diet…..not a plus.
2. Never drink more water than your body weight calls for.
3. Drinking water with your meals is not a plus…flushes a lot of nutrients before they have a chance to digest/process.
I do, and I highly recommend others do…even children, take a Pro-biotic supplement daily .
Read, meditate, sing, pray, love,….live in gratitude….
A healthy body/mind/spirit…perfection! (as close as we can become in this life!)