5 Detoxing Tips That Work

5 detoxing tips that work will show you some quick, easy ways you can detox from the very comfort of your home. Summer is all but over. The cold weather, along with its sniffles, flus and colds will soon be upon us. It's time to get fit so your body can fight against the germs it's going to be exposed to shortly. Ready for a quick, detox lesson? Here are five accessible ways of helping your body cope with all the poisons and toxins it's exposed to. These are simple, easy-to-follow, and they work! 

5 detoxing tips that work

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Detoxing tip 1: fasting

Pick one day, every two/three months for a fasting session. I don't believe in doing this for prolonged periods because obviously, it will do more harm than good as the body needs nutrients to function. 

For the entire day (24 hours), do not eat anything but little pieces of fruit or salads when you feel hungry. It's important to make sure you drinking plenty of water. This is a great way of giving your entire system a rest from digesting fatty foods and it will assist the liver in releasing toxin build-up in the body.
(Some people believe in getting rid of toxin build-up by having a colonic irrigation. This can be as harmful as too much antibiotics because it may get rid of the friendly bacteria that live in your gut.)

Detoxing tip 2: body brushing

Not only does this help in getting rid of dry skin cells and bacteria living on the surface of the skin, it's a drug-free way of increasing blood circulation. This detoxing tip keeps oxygen and nutrients travelling to all parts of the body. This is an invigorating exercise and benefits can be felt for a long time after it's finished. A few minutes a day works wonders for the body's overall health. No detoxing tip article is complete without this element. 

Detoxing tip 3: cut out processed food 

It's difficult to detox this way as a lifestyle, as it may not be sustainable or may prove too expensive. However, you can choose regular periods in the year to have a clean-eating detox. Cut out all processed foods and eat naturally for a week at a time.
Fresh vegetables and fruit, free-range meat and eggs, beans and lentils, and nuts and seeds are on the menu. Cut out all wheat, processed white sugar and salt. Cut caffeine and alcohol and drink natural teas and plenty of water and unsweetened fruit juices. You will see a marked difference in the way you feel and in your general health. 

Detoxing tip 4: sauna

This detoxing tip may not be to everyone's taste, but spending about 10 minutes in the sauna is great for sweating out toxins the body has built up over time. Don't forget to drink a glass of water when you leave the sauna to make sure you're putting some of the liquid back in. If saunas are not your type of thing, do something else that makes you sweat - and by 'sweat' I don't mean 'glow' or 'perspire'.

Detoxing tip 5: cook with fresh herbs

Get rid of your dried herbs and replace them with fresh ones. Many of them can be chopped and kept in the freezer to use as you wish. Others can be bought in little pots from the supermarket and kept on your kitchen window ledge. I find this very useful indeed. Remember never to overcook them. Put them into your food just before the very end so that they retain not only their taste, but their nutrients as well. 
Once you're happy with this, speak to your chemist about milk thistle, St John's wort and dandelion to see which one is best for your specific needs. These are all great herbs for detoxing.  

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Anne Lyken-Garner is a published, author, editor and freelance writer. Her specialities include relationships and confidence building. You can find her inspirational memoir here: http://getconfidence.net/annes-memoir/


Icy BC August 24, 2012 at 4:11 PM  

Thanks for the tips, Anne! I cook with fresh herbs whenever I can, and would love to try the sauna..

Anne Lyken-Garner August 25, 2012 at 9:12 PM  

Me too, Icy. I have a pot of fresh herbs growing on my kitchen window-sill.

Unknown August 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM  

Simple tips to rejuvenate ourselves. Must try the body brush.Thanks!

Anne Lyken-Garner August 26, 2012 at 4:26 PM  

I think you'll like it, Keats. It's quite soothing.

ChopperPapa August 28, 2012 at 4:47 AM  

I would have serious problems with #1. Serious problems.

Anne Lyken-Garner August 28, 2012 at 8:24 AM  

Fasting is not for everyone. I used to fast years ago, but probably won't have that as my first choice now. There are several other good ways of detoxing, as mentioned in the post.

Unknown August 29, 2012 at 3:39 AM  

I have done extensive research on detoxing. It is very helpful and needed as we come across toxins daily. Great advice.

Anne Lyken-Garner is a published author, editor and freelance writer. Her specialities include relationships and confidence building. You can find her inspirational memoir here.
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