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Safe and Effective Ways to Detoxify at Home

Posted by dr.erica On July - 1 - 20107 COMMENTS
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Taking a long, hot bath is an easy and enjoyable way to detoxify your body.

All of us accumulate toxins in our bodies. We are exposed to them through our environment, food and water. They can be many forms including pesticides, car exhaust, manufacturing fumes, plastics or food additives. Our body is programmed to isolate and eliminate these toxins, but it can get overwhelmed if we don’t do our part to help the process along. Fortunately, there are several things you can regularly do at home to enhance your body’s natural detoxifying functions.

1. Detoxing through your skin:

The skin is one of the largest organs of the body. For it to eliminate toxins properly, you must first have adequate water. To find the amount that is right for you, take your weight and divide it in half. This is the number of ounces of pure water that you need every day. While you are showering, alternate the temperature between warm and cool and stimulate the skin by giving it a good scrub to increase elimination. The use of steam baths, far infrared saunas, and soaking in natural mineral pools can also be very therapeutic. Getting enough sunshine, at least 15 minutes per day is essential. Finally, working up a good sweat can help detoxify your body via the skin.

2. Detoxing through your interstitial fluid and lymphatic system:

Interstitial fluid is the liquid that surrounds each of your cells is partly controlled by your lymphatic system. To effectively detox through the interstitial fluid, you must first supply your body with an abundant amount of water. Then, you can enhance elimination through movement such as jumping on a trampoline, jumping rope, stair climbing, or even deep belly breathing.

3. Detoxing through your lungs:

In order to more effectively detox through your lungs, you must teach yourself to be a deep breather. Take time each day to inhale and exhale slowly and deeply, letting the air feel like it’s filling down deep into your belly followed by a deep and total exhalation.

4. Detoxing through your kidneys:

If your urine is extremely concentrated, darker in color, or has strong odor, you might not be getting enough water causing your kidneys to have to work harder in detoxing you. In addition to drinking more pure water, eat more seasonal fruits to stimulate increased urination. Some good examples of such fruits include grapefruit, cherries, watermelon, and apples.

5. Detoxing through your bowels:

To give your bowels a thorough cleaning, many alternative healthcare providers recommend the periodic use of coffee enemas, followed by a clear water rinse. Instructions for this protocol are generally available from alternative healthcare providers. Also important for bowel health and detox is a sufficient amount of fiber in the diet, found in whole grains and produce. The fiber supplies food to the “good” bacteria in your intestines which are vital to maintaining health.

Working with your doctor, you can incorporate these and other simple suggestions into your daily life to assist in the detoxing process.

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