????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????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.

7. Have A Daily Detoxifying Tea
With so many brands and formulations available, you are bound to find a tea which you can enjoy sipping for a few super relaxing minutes every day.  Look for teas containing ingredients such as milk thistle and dandelion root known for being effective kidney and liver cleaners.
8. Brush Your Body
Daily exfoliation gets rid of the top dead, dull layer of skin which then allows your pores to eliminate toxins more thoroughly.
9. Brush Your Tongue
Yeah, it sounds a little uncomfortable but adding this practice to your tooth brushing routine will help eliminate unwanted germs and toxins. In conjunction with oil pulling, you will have one clean mouth!
10. Add More Super-foods And Fruits And Veggies To Your Day
Phytonutrients are the BOMB and they are our best detoxifiers! Adding more can be as simple as adding spinach or kale to your morning smoothie, having a big salad and a side of blueberries at lunch, and something from the broccoli family and another brightly colored veggie at dinner.   Also, it is important to know when buying organic is the best choice by using this guide.
11. Add Probiotic-rich Foods
You can aid your body’s digestive processes and further boost your immune system by adding fermented foods to your regimen such as kimchi, kombucha, miso, sauerkraut, and tempeh.  It may take a bit of time to acquire the taste, but it is well worth it. 
12. Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Your body and your brain undergo important detox and waste removal while you sleep.  Getting a full 7-8 hours nightly is essential for an optimally functioning body and brain.


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