Since we are constantly exposed to disease contributing toxins in our food, air, water, cleaning and beauty products etc., boosting our bodies natural ability to filter out the bad stuff is a great defense. Here are some simple ways to pump up your daily detox.
1. Wake Up To A Nice Glass Of Warm Or Room Temperature Lemon Water
By adding the juice of half a lemon to your first glass of water, you help your body reach it’s optimum state of being slightly alkaline. And yep, you’ve heard this one a million times, it is essential that you flush your body with plenty of good old H2O throughout the day. Water will help keep your digestive system on track, in turn, eliminating toxins naturally. Add Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar such as Bragg’s to your water once a day. Raw ACV has strand-like enzymes much like those in Kombucha and boasts all kinds of benefits.
2. Take A Soak
A detox bath of Epsom salt, baking soda, and a dash of essential oil is a simple way to give your immune system a boost and your psyche a breather.
3. Keep Your Toiletries And Cosmetics In Check
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. If you are the average woman, you are likely putting hundreds of topical chemicals on your body daily. Of those, it is thought that the skin can absorb up to 70%. Consider making the switch to non-toxic cosmetic supplies by using the EWG’s Skin Deep Database before purchasing your next round of essentials.
4. Work Up A Sweat
You don’t need to run a marathon but sweating daily is one of our body’s best detoxing methods. In addition, exercise boosts your mood, ups your metabolism, improves over-all health, improves circulation and gives a boost to your lymphatic system. So just do it, already! If you can’t squeeze in a workout, a sauna can work wonders, as well.
5. Conquer Your “ANTs”
Lose the automatic negative thoughts (ANTs). Our thoughts shape our every moment, the way we see the world and all that is in it. Breaking the ANT habit is really difficult but essential. Here’s how to win the battle: click here. And while you are at it, remember “Garbage in, garbage out”. This can be applied to pretty much everything in our lives: food, media, and even people. While I’m pretty sure most people get the food thing, it is important to understand that the media we consume as well as the people we surround ourselves with, greatly influence the messages that run through our brains. Choose wisely.
6. Swish A Bit Of Oil
Oil pulling is an ancient and effective Ayurvedic practice. By simply swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes, you can eliminate much of the bacteria responsible for many dental woes which can lead to other systemic troubles.
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