How to Detox Your Body
How to Detox Your Body; If You Are Feeling Tired This Is a Must!
Are you feeling tired and run down most of the time, if so, then you might want to learn how to detox your body? How about problems with your skin, lingering various aches and pains or perhaps problems with your digestive system? Having troubles losing weight and remembering those New Year’s resolutions especially about drinking more water and eating healthier? It just may be that it is time for you to look more closely into a body detox tailored for you. Certain individuals such as pregnant and nursing women should not detox, and those with certain health conditions like diabetes and kidney disease should either not embark on a detox diet or only do so after consulting thoroughly with their health care provider, preferably a licensed established medical doctor.
How to Detox Your Body by Detoxification
Detoxification basically in a nutshell just means cleaning the blood. It does this primarily through the removal of impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for eradication or elimination from the body. The liver is not however the only place where toxins are eliminated from; they are also gotten rid of through the intestines, kidneys, lungs, lymph nodes and of course the skin. When our physical system is compromised, impurities are not suitably filtered and that means that every single cell in our body is thus affected unfavorably. Detox works in that it addresses the needs of each individual cell, which are the smallest units of human life.
How to Detox Your Body; Where to Begin
So where on earth do you begin? Start with getting rid of some of the more obvious toxins, which I am sure, will be easier said than done but it is a starting point at least. Some of these toxins are alcohol, cigarettes, coffee, refined sugars and saturated fats. I don’t know about you, but there are some in that list that I personally find very hard to part with (no, not saying which ones!) but according to various studies these are all considered toxins and negative elements which go against living a long and healthy life. Oh good I just noticed chocolate was not listed…ok all is well! I am joking as I am well aware that it is considered a refined sugar (mighty fine one too!)
How to Detox Your Body With Diet Detox Plans
There are many different detox plans to choose from depending on your individual lifestyles and preferences. There are many programs out there that are a total of seven days long while some are shorter or even longer, with seven days seeming to be the popular one in terms of length of time, and because it does take the body time to thoroughly clean the toxins that have built up over time in the blood. One particular program has the person starting with liquids only for two days, which is then followed by a very carefully planned-out 5 day detox diet to permit the digestive system time to rest. With this particular detox plan, exercise, herbal supplements and practices such as dry-skin brushing and hydrotherapy are included to boost circulation. Oftentimes a juice-only fast for three to seven days is recommended which includes only fresh vegetable juices, fruit juices (you may want to consider purchasing a juicer for easier preparation) and purified water as a very effective means of getting rid of toxins.
How to Detox Your Body The Water Debate
There will probably always be some amount of debate on water. Some swear that regular tap water straight from your sink’s faucet is just fine where others would never let their lips touch it from stories in the media about the various ingredients that have possibly ended up in regular drinking water (portions albeit ever so small ones of medications have been reportedly found, for just one example.) Others swear by bottled water and are thoroughly convinced that if the label says it is from a fancy spring in God knows where, that that is indeed its source. Opposing views declare that most bottled water is simply regular tap water that has gone through a process of reverse osmosis at best. Then there are the internet marketers who believe there is absolutely only one pure and perfect water that can cure diseases and do all sorts of amazing things-probably best not to mention the company name!
However, water always was and will be essential for our health and the amount we need will forever be debated upon, yet I prefer to stick to what I have heard my entire life which is eight eight-ounce glasses of purified water per day. Do your own research to determine your exact amount needed per day, but don’t let all that analyzing stop you from drinking it in the meantime! Personally I am not a fan of straight tap water thus I run that water through purchased filters (such as Brita, Pur, etc) and keep it nice and cold in the refrigerator. One last note on water is that some people like to pick one day per week to drink water and water only as a regular detox simple routine that is easy to stick to.
How to Detox Your Body; Sweat it out!
Other ways to help detox your body are by exercising and/or sweating it off in a sauna or steam room. Brisk walking can do wonders for you. Add swinging your arms while walking and you are now activating your lymph nodes and are giving every cell in your body a good flushing. If you are a member at a health club or can go as someone’s guest, and if they have either a sauna or a steam room (or both) be sure to take advantage of these options as both will enable you to work up a great sweat which is yet another toxin flusher.
How to Detox Your Body Using Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is another option that is basically as simple as standing under a hot shower for five minutes and letting the water run on your back and then follow that by cold water for just a quick thirty seconds. Do this hot and cold treatment for a total of three times and then hop into bed for thirty minutes. Don’t forget probably the easiest way to detox but the most overlooked and forgotten way: breathe. Don’t just breathe fast with shallow breaths that can invoke anxiety and light-headedness but concentrate on deep, controlled breaths that let oxygen travel through to every single cell in your being. Stop and just try taking a few long, deep breaths now and see if you feel any different. Just breathe while avoiding thinking about anything if you can train yourself to do that-your body will thank you for it as it can begin to relax and rejuvenate and yes, detox. Relaxation = how to detox your body.