Too many toxins? Not feeling well? It’s easy to fall prey to toxic chemicals, processed foods, stimulants, and pollutants. We can do our part by opting for organic and natural products and ingredients. Detoxing is not just part of a healthier lifestyle, but it’s also important to avoid illnesses and diseases, allowing us to better control our health. Detoxing can be utilized as a preventative measure before resorting to surgeries or medications that often lead to unwelcome side effects.
Be aware of the signs and symptoms when your mind, body, and spirit are crying out for a detox. If your brain is befuddled, you’re bloated, nauseous, or gaseous, lacking energy, and your skin is broken out, it might be time to detox.
You can increase mental clarity, improve digestion, boost energy, and get more beautiful skin through detoxing. Other benefits of detoxing include more stable moods, serving as an antidote to depression, increased self-confidence, gaining a sense of empowerment, a more positive body image, and longevity.
Even though detoxing may not be a panacea, it can benefit your overall health. It takes discipline and consistency for a successful detox, and chances are you won’t experience improvements overnight, but more gradually. So, stay true to the process. Opt for pure, organic, and natural. Chart your progress by writing down or recording the steps you’re taking to document how you are feeling over time.
Though it is important to adhere—as much as possible—to rules and regulations of detoxing, becoming too rigid and extreme with your detox routines could be harmful to your health. Go easy on yourself. There’s no need for a minimalist fad diet or forensic fasting, though there are benefits of fasting, too.
Positive reinforcement and treating yourself can be helpful. But don’t overindulge in foods or beverages that set you back. There are healthier ways to substitute for what you’re craving, so you’re not taking two steps forward and two or more steps back.
Have a sweet tooth? Craving those tempting sugary desserts? Don’t buckle, binging on a dozen doughnuts, or reaching for cake for breakfast. Instead, enjoy a small square of dark chocolate (with all those health benefits) or a carob powder coconut milk (or fav nut milk) smoothie for your chocolate fix. Ready to reach for a brewski or something harder? Pour yourself a glass of wine with a meal instead. Or, get creative and mix together a virgin mocktail drink.
Self-cleansing and self-healing are in your hands. Check off this list or create your own to refer to every day:
Start your morning with hot water and lemon, instead of a caffeinated cuppa joe, and stay hydrated with filtered, alkaline water.
Eat fermented foods – Take probiotics.
Take vitamins and supplements (including adaptogens).
Listen to soothing music like New Age, classical, ambient, and binaural beats.
Read something uplifting and positive.
Do a DIY massage and reflexology with carrier and essential oils.
Take a daily detox bath (with equal portions of Epsom salts, baking soda, and essential oils).
Take breaks from electronic devices.
Try nature therapy – get fresh air, sunshine (vitamin D), and exercise with a walk outside. And get a good workout while gardening.
Take nap time—incorporate relaxation with prayer, meditation, and guided imagery into a restful routine. Lie down and take a break from an active day. Set your alarm for 30 minutes to an hour, so you don’t oversleep and can still sleep well at night
Eliminate chemicals, stimulants, additives, allergies, and anything toxic.
Clean and beautify (can DIY) with pure products.
Head to a spa or DIY at home (saunas and steam rooms can do wonders).
Get your levels tested and find out if you’re deficient in any vitamins you can supplement.
Get rid of sugary or chemically laden sodas and energy drinks and opt for H20, teas, and whole fruit juices.
Whether you’re 1, 10, or 100, detox to benefit your health. Make detoxing part of your routines and involve loved ones. Save on medical expenses and be happier with a healthier you!