Conscious Detox: 6 Daily Detox Tips

1 Dec

In concert with Conscious Detoxification applying these detox tips to your daily regimen will significantly support your natural ability to detox your body safely:

  1. Eliminate Certain foods & Improve Your Digestion. gluten free flour 06-fullHealth truly begins with excellent digestion. When digestion is impaired due to reactions to the food you consume, not only is digestion affected, it slows down transit times, reducing effective elimination which increases your toxicity levels. Eliminating these known inflammatory, allergenic and toxic-loading foods will improve your digestion in the long term and for the duration of your detox period. To enhance your detox capability consider these 8 Foods to Eliminate to Improve Your Digestion
  2. Eat More Greens.How many servings of green leafy veggies are you consuming daily?  Be honest! Wheatgrass drink & wheatgrass isolated on white backgroundThe average person is getting far less than they really need to naturally assist the body’s natural pathways for detoxification to open up – the liver, the kidneys, the colon  and the skin. Green veggies are nature’s best detox foods.  They contain high amounts of fibre, magnesium, calcium, iron and b vitamins and they keep the blood pure. Slowly integrating detoxifying foods into your life also means you are more likely to integrate these foods into your daily routine. When you see and feel the benefits of the change, rather than seeing detox as a hardship it will be easier to keep it up. Here are 8 Easy Ways To Increase Your Greens.
  3. Drink More Water & Stay Adequately Hydrated. Did you know our bodies are made up of over 70% water? Natural, pure water is vital to every life process in creation. Without water there is no life. Keeping  your natural pathways for detoxification flowing and open needs adequate amounts of water daily. Eliminate alcohol, caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea and carbonated drinks like cola. All these dehydrate your body. Water contributes to health by helping the kidneys flush toxins out of the body. When the kidneys are working optimally, other organs of the body, especially the liver, are more in balance.woman-drinking-water
    A minimum of 2 litres of water is required daily to moisture and hydrate your body depending on your local climate. Drink more if you live in a tropical region. Without enough water , you prevent your body from flushing toxins through your kidneys affecting your blood pressure as well as contributing to constipation. When you drink enough water it assists your breathing, flexibility, suppleness, promotes clearer skin, better digestion and absorption of minerals. Apart from drinking a minimum of 2-4 litres daily, here are 6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Daily Hydration!
  4. Exercise to Help your Lymphatic system. Do you sweat of perspire when you exercise? When you exercise until you sweat you help the body to burn sugar, fat, excess weight, and to get rid of toxins collected by your lymphatic system.  The lymphatic system, or lymph system as it is also called, is a system made up of glands, lymph nodes, the spleen, thymus gland and tonsils. It bathes our body’s cells and carries the body’s cellular sewage away from the tissues to the blood, where it can be filtered by two of the body’s main detoxification organs: the liver and kidneys. lymphatic-massageExercise promotes lymphatic drainage, but to function optimally, the lymphatic system needs gravity and muscle contraction to flush the toxic wastes it collects.  Make moving your body a daily requirement, even if it’s just a 10 minute walk. For your regular exercise, alternate between high energy workouts and walking, yoga or pilates to include mindful, calming and restorative benefits. Your largest pathway for detoxification is your skin. When you sweat or perspire (!) the lymphatic system is able to release these toxins by naturally flushing them out of the pores of your skin. In addition, ample exercise also helps with digestion, circulation, metabolism and hormone balancing. Here are 9 Ways to Improve Lymphatic Drainage. 
  1. Increase your Fibre Intake by Filling Up on Fibre. Are you getting enough fibre daily? Most of us only get about half the recommended daily allowance of fibre of 25 to 38 grams of fibre. Fibre helps you feel full, and it also sweeps the intestinal tract, dragging unwanted toxic debris out with it. Particularly high sources include greens, wholegrains, lentils, broccoli, flax seeds (ground), and chickpeas. Eating “Good carbs” refers to complex carbohydrates or wholegrains, such as quinoa, buckwheat and brown rice, provide essential fibre and energy during your detox. You can also supplement your intake with a fibre supplement. There are many to choose from so look for one that mixes both soluble and insoluble fibre for best impact. But make sure you up your fluid intake as well. high fibre legumesFibre soaks up water so without adequate hydration, fibre can actually aggravate rather than alleviate constipation.      Here are 9 Ways to Increase your Fibre Intake.
  2. Eat Natural, Plant-based, Wholefoods, preferably Organic. Cutting out animal products, meat, dairy and avoiding refined, processed foods, while eating less sugary foods, will give your digestive system a well-earned rest. Eating lots of  vegetables and whole fruit, especially berries, pears, plums and apples. Avoid concentrated fruit juices, though, as this will affect your blood sugar and energy levels stability. Go for raw nuts, seeds, avocados, apples and pears to get essential healthy fibre and essential fats, which will slow down your digestion and give you more energy. Chia and flaxseeds are also high in fibre, easily digested, and full of Omega 3 and protein. organic vegOrganic produce has more nutrients that are easier for the body to use as they are not burdened with the chemicals load from non-organic produce. This produce is more likely to cause inflammation that can lead to infections. Organic produce has better quality vitamins and minerals that are absorbed by the body, helping to fight off disease. Check out my My Top 10 Detox Foods.

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