The idea of doing a detox has been around in healing traditions for hundreds of years from the North American Indians to Eastern Ayurvedic therapy.
These days you have a huge choice of detox diets they can vary in their complexity, expense, deprivation or difficulty. You might choose to do a retreat, a no food juice-only diet or buy yourself a complete detox kit (£169++) that could include a suggested diet and a variety of powders, teas or pills to take.
Personally I prefer to incorporate simple detoxing or cleansing into my daily routine.
These are some easy guidelines to follow EVERY DAY to make your BODY healthier and put less pressure on your digestive system. This way your body can cleanse out the toxins without you having to follow an extreme detox routine.
8 WAYS TO DETOX DAILY:
Drink water (hot or warm) first thing each morning. Squeeze ½ an organic lemon/lime into a cup to cleanse and purify your digestive system. You can also add grated ginger if you like, especially if you feel like you’re getting a cold.
Drink 8 glasses of water daily to flush toxins out of your system, add herbal teas or foods with a high water content like watermelon or cucumber.
2) Green Juice – this is the best detox ever
Make sure you have a juicer.
RECIPE IDEA – If you like certain green vegetables then add them, even if it’s not on this list. You can add an apple for taste, don’t go OTT with fruit. Ideally the ingredients should be organic:
– 1 stalk celery
– 1/4 head of lettuce (romaine or whatever you can get)
– 1/4 bunch of spinach/ kale/ or ALL (if you like)
– 1 whole lemon or lime
– 1 apple / or 1 pear
– small bunch of parsley /and or small bunch of cilantro (if you like the taste, it is a very good herbal detoxifier).
– 10cm Ginger root
– 1 beetroot (great for cleansing blood and removing toxins from digestive system)
– 2 large carrots
– 1/2 cup of water.
Adjust according to taste and personal preference.
3) Green Genius
Eat as many green veggies, daily, as possible (celery, parsley, kelp, spinach, broccoli…)
4) Herbal Helpers
Drink organic detox teas like fennel, milk thistle and dandelion they are great for cleansing the liver and kidneys.
5) Chew your food!
Sit down with your meal and try to chew your food properly. It doesn’t cost anything and you’re body can expend it’s energy detoxing and cleansing you, instead of processing un-chewed food.
Even 10 mins COUNTS! Make a date with yourself otherwise exercise can slip to the bottom of your to do list. A simple thing like skipping or dancing can immediately make a difference, you’ll have greater energy and you’ll feel more positive.
7) Eat Apples
There is so much truth in the saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. Apples are one of the best natural cleansers they are rich in natural fibre that binds with toxins and clears them out.
8) …. oh that reminds me… SLEEP! That’s yet another great tip for ‘detoxing’, your body cleanses while asleep! So make sure you get 7-8 hours of decent sleep every night.
I know this list may seem daunting to do, what I suggest is that you start by adding one of these ideas to your life every week and before you know it they’ll be part of your lifestyle.
If some of these concepts are new to you, then even one little change in your lifestyle can make a big difference.
If you want you want to know how you can be a healthier, more vibrant version of yourself – by having more energy everyday, improving your mood, having better digestion and getting you’re hormones under control – any queries or questions, need help then please do drop me a quick email [email protected]