The health buzz word in the New Year is always DETOX. Rightly so!
Detoxification is an essential process that our body needs to perform effectively for us to be in good health.
Detoxing rids our body of toxins that accumulate both as a by-product of our natural body processes and from external environmental assaults.
Detoxification improves our ability to absorb nutrients and to eliminate waste. It also stabilizes and improves our energy.
Our body is designed to detoxify. That’s why we have 7 channels of elimination; our skin, lungs, kidneys, colon, lymphatic system, liver and blood.
We are bombarded every day with so many toxins that our system can become overwhelmed so it really is a kind gesture to ourselves to lend a hand to the process.
5 Natural Strategies to Support Detoxification
Sweat it out!
Sweating helps to move toxins out through our skin and helps to get our blood circulating. Exercising and saunas are 2 great ways to get that body hot!
Get Good Quality Sleep
Our body doesn’t rest when we go to sleep. It uses this time to detoxify and repair. This is our liver’s playtime. So getting good quality sleep is key for successful detoxification. Here are some tips for a good night’s repose:
- sleep in total darkness
- shut off all electronics
- sleep in a cool room
- go to bed at the same time each night
- get 7-8 hours of sleep each night
Keep Well Hydrated
A river runs through us and it’s made of water. In a nutshell water carries nutrients to our cells and waste from them. And water is involved in many of the physiological process carried out each and every day within us.
Exercise supports all channels of elimination in particular it helps to flush out our lungs, get our blood circulating and our lymphatic system moving. And as just mentioned working up an exercise sweat is a great way to help detox.
Eat a Whole Foods Diet
Avoiding processed foods and eating a whole foods diet is the backbone of successful detoxification. A healthy diet supplies necessary nutrients for our body to carry out the detoxification process.
Here are some powerhouse foods that you can start with:
- leafy greens
- cruciferous vegetables
Be kind to you!