Detox your body now: detoxing the body is a hot topic right now. Everyone is looking for ways to detox and cleanse their bodies, and there are a million different methods out there. How do you know which one is right for you? In this blog post, we will discuss all aspects of detoxing the body – from the environment to your gut! We will also provide tips on how to detox safely and effectively. So whether you’re looking to detox for health reasons or just to feel better, we have you covered!
How To Detox Your Body?
There are many different ways to detox your body, and the best way for you depends on your individual needs. I think its best to start with the environment (low hanging fruit) and then move to the gut. once the gut is healed and sealed you can progress to more substantial detox methods.
Before we get into removing the toxins from your body lets talk about your environment. its imperative that you detox your environment as much as possible so that you don’t add more to the load
The air we breathe is one of the most important detoxifiers we have, and unfortunately, it’s also one of the most polluted.
- Invest in a quality air filter for your home or office
The water we drink, cook, and clean in is another major contributor to the health crisis today. Unfortunately, our water is becoming more and more polluted every day.
- Filter your water using a quality water filter pitcher, shower filter or a whole house system
- Choose filtered or spring water over bottled water
Plastic is a massive issue as it is in or touches almost everything we use on a daily basis. it’s important to detox your environment from plastic and find safer alternatives where you can.
- Avoid using any plastics whenever possible – including food storage, packaging, and utensils
- Don’t drink out of plastic bottles – switch to glass
Go look under your sink, the amount of toxic cleaners we store and use on a regular basis is astounding. these cleaners not only harm the environment but our bodies as well.
- Try to find natural or less toxic alternatives to your current cleaners
- Make your own cleaning products using simple ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice
The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar business, and a large part of that is due to the use of toxic chemicals in cosmetics. these chemicals can be absorbed through the skin and into our bodies, where they wreak havoc.
- Switch to organic or less toxic cosmetics whenever possible
- Make your own cosmetics using natural ingredients
Mold is especially important to me as it negatively impacted my health drastically. If you have any signs of mold in your environment, it’s crucial to get rid of it asap.
- Look for water damage or leaks in your home and address them immediately
- Test for mold and remediate/remove if necessary
Sleep Like a Rock
One of the most important things you can do for your health is to get enough sleep. Most people need around eight hours of sleep per night, but some people may need more or less. your body detoxes and heals itself while you sleep, so it’s essential to get enough rest. If you have sleep issues, check this article out this article about sleep tips!
Binders for all
Intestinal binders are an essential element of all detox protocols. Your liver processes toxins and then they are excreted through bile and into the small intestine. This is where binders come in, binder will grab the toxins and shuttle them out of your body otherwise they can be reabsorbed
What is bentonite clay? Bentonite clay is a type of volcanic ash. it’s made up of tiny particles that act as magnets, attracting and holding on to toxins and other impurities. Bentonite clay has been used for detoxification for centuries. Eliminating these toxins can take a huge load off your immune system and help you feel more vibrant.
What is activated charcoal? Activated charcoal is made from natural materials like wood, coconut shells, or bamboo. it’s activated by heating it to very high temperatures, which creates a porous surface that attracts and traps toxins. By detoxing we can improve our immune and detoxification systems.
Zeolite is a type of clay that has a negative electrical charge. This attracts positively charged toxins and minerals, which it then traps and removes from the body. Very similar to clay but also grabs histamine out of the gut (reducing allergies).
Modified citrus pectin
What is modified citrus pectin? Modified citrus pectin is a fiber derived from fruit peels. it has a positive electrical charge that attracts and traps toxins, heavy metals, and other impurities. It is especially good at removing lead from the body and modulating the immune system.
this wonderful substance is called Chlorella. It is a green alga with a high capacity for heavy metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, herbicides, and mycotoxins. Chlorella is a single-celled algae that is high in chlorophyll and detoxifying enzymes and helps to eliminate toxins, heavy metals, and other impurities from the body
Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring, siliceous sedimentary rock. it’s made up of the fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of algae. its structure makes it very good at grabbing toxins and escorting them out of the body. Also because it is made of almost pure silica it will remove aluminum very quickly.
Enterosgel is a detoxifying agent made from modified cellulose. It traps toxins in the gut and helps remove them from the body making it great for endotoxins. It is also made up of silica so it has an extra high affinity for grabbing aluminum
A compound derived from crustaceans that is used to bind mycotoxins. Not recommended for extended use.
Detox Your Digestive System
Good gut health is crucial. They say health begins in the gut and that couldn’t be more accurate. Weight loss, weight gain, healthy foods,
Biofilm is a shield that bacteria put up in your gut to protect itself from antibacterials and antibiotics. You can use enzyme formulas to break these up, making your killing substance more effective.
Antibacterials/ antifungals – are herbs and substances that you can take to fight back infections such as candida
Probiotics are good bacteria that you can add to your gut to help improve your digestion
Prebiotics are food for your probiotics and will help them grow
It is important to seal your gut lining. The popular term “Leaky gut” is used to describe proteins seeping through your digestive tract causing damage
Bile is often overlooked but it is never-the-less a very important part of digestion and detox. Your bile is released by your gallbladder in the small intestine, your bile’s job is to clean the small intestine and to remove toxins in that area
A raw unheated (100F) cheese train was made popular by Aajonus Vonderplanitz. It involves eating a tsp size chunk of cheese every 30 minutes. The cheese has been shown to grab onto toxins in the GI track and remove them from the gut.
Salt water flush
The salt water flush is a very powerful way to flush your bowels and clean your small intestine, which should be relatively clean. Adding enough salt to a glass of water on an empty stomach should do it. Just make sure you have a bathroom close (1x a week).
An Enema is a process that uses water to cleanse the rectum and colon. It is one of the oldest and most simple forms of detoxification
A colonic is a more intense way to detox your body. It involves flushing out the entire colon with water. This can be done at home or in a clinic setting.
it has become a popular topic over the last few years and occurs when the body cannot break down histamine. Long list of symptoms include: runny/stuffy nose, hives, gut irritation dizziness
Tools For Detox
Exercising is an easy way to release sweat and get your blood pumping . This helps your body eliminate toxins through your skin and lungs.
how does the sauna help detox your body?
- Sweating detoxifies the body by releasing toxins through the skin.
- The increased heart rate and blood flow also helps remove toxins from the body.
There a many types of saunas, each having slightly different benefits and uses.
Infrared saunas detox your body by heating your body from the inside out. The sweat you produce in an infrared sauna is up to seven times more detoxifying than a traditional sauna.
Dry saunas detox your body by heating the air around you to high temperatures. This forces your body to sweat in order to cool itself down.
Steam saunas detox your body by heating the air around you with steam. The steam helps open up your pores and allows your body to sweat more easily.
If you don’t have room for a sauna try a sauna blanket. It looks like a sleeping bag and can be used anywhere in your house or on the go.
An infrared mat is a device that emits infrared waves. These waves penetrate the body and create heat. The heat helps to loosen muscles, improve circulation
Steams baths have been used for centuries to detox the body, they work by opening up the pores to release toxins.
Magnesium Flakes Bath
hot baths are great for relaxing, add some magnesium flakes and a drop or two of essential oil and you have a perfect environment to release stress.
A clay bath can detox the body by drawing out toxins and impurities from the skin. Clay baths are also beneficial for the lymphatic system, as they help to cleanse and detoxify the lymph nodes. Clay baths can also help to soothe muscle aches and pains, improve circulation, and eliminate toxins.
Im sure you’ve all heard “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. This is the epitome of cold thermogenesis – it is the process of exposing yourself to cold environments for a short period of time to achieve greater benefit. Some of the benefits include: Increasing hormone levels, Improving sexual performance and fertility, Lowering blood sugar. Basically cold thermogenesis can help boost your bodys natural detoxification system.
Red Light therapy
Nir infrared wavelengths cause your cells to start producing more ATP (energy) and this in turn helps your body detox and heal.
Castor oil pack
A castor oil pack is a great detox strategy for the liver. Castor oil is a detoxifying agent that helps to stimulate the lymphatic system and improve circulation.
To complete you place a towel (preferably an organic natural material such as cotton) with castor oil over your liver and lie on your back with a heat source such as a hot water bottle for 30-60 minutes. this is a great and relaxing way to increase liver function.
I think fasting can be used as a tool but because it can stress the body it shouldn’t be abused. Fasting has become a popular way to detox the body because when the body isn’t ingesting food it goes into autophagy mode and starts to detoxify itself.
What is autophagy?
Autophagy is a process for how the body removes damaged cells and recycles them. So basically your body cleans house giving you many health benefits
Organic coffee enema
This is a detoxification method that uses organic coffee as the main ingredient. The coffee enema is great for liver function because it stimulates bile release which as I covered above and is very important for grabbing and removing toxins from the body.
A sun lamp gives you a healthy boost of vitamin D just by sitting in front of it
Also known as sun therapy, heliotherapy is the ancient practice of using sunlight to heal the body. Sunlight is a natural detoxifier and can help to improve overall health. The great thing is that it is free and will cost you only time. Don’t wear sunscreen as it has been proven to be toxic. Try a little coconut oil (spf 5) or limit your time in the sun at the beginning
Ionic foot bath
An ionic foot bath is a detoxification method that uses water and salt to create an electrical charge. This charge helps to draw toxins out of the feet. This can act as a full body detox and improve your overall health.
A hyperbaric oxygen chamber allows you to inhale 200% more oxygen than you normally would. By doing this you are able to repair damaged blood vessels and oxygenate all your tissues leading to better circulation
Heavy Metal Detox
Heavy metals can play a large role in health issues. Perform a heavy metal detox to get metals such as aluminum, mercury, and thallium from the body. You must always use binders so that metals do not get reabsorbed.
Silica is the best chelator of aluminum which has become an issue as more and more products contain aluminum.
Cilantro oil is good at chelating heavy metals. I suggest taking a binder dose 30 mins before and after taking a cilantro to prevent the metals from being reabsorbed in the body.
Today’s fillings often contain high levels of heavy metals that slowly leak into your body. Removing dental fillings is complicated and needs the help of experts in the field but can have a major impact on your health
A tooth infection allows infection to get into the blood stream and can cause major health problems. Infections unfortunately lead to root canals. The root canal removes the infected tissue and seals the tooth with a permanent crown. Although it is an effective treatment, it leaves a dead tooth in your mouth that can cause many health issues
Oil pulling is an ancient detoxification method that uses pure, cold-pressed oils to remove toxins from the mouth. It is very effective at removing bacteria, fungus, and plaque from your teeth and gums
Swoosh the oil around in your mouth for up to 20 minutes and then spit and rinse out the remaining harmful toxins
Your tongue is a major detoxification organ. It helps to remove bacteria, fungus, and plaque from your teeth and gums. Use a tongue scraper every morning to help keep your mouth healthy
The electric toothbrush is a great way to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth. It is also very helpful at removing tartar build-up
An Ionic toothbrush helps to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth due too its electrical charge. the ionic toothbrush removed 48% more plaque then its manual counterpart.
The water flosser is a great way to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth. It is also very helpful at removing tartar build-up
Floss is great, just make sure you buy one with natural ingredients (no floride)
A nasal rinse is a great way to clear your sinuses and detoxify the area. You can use a Neti pot or NeilMed Sinus Rinse
The Neti Pot is an ancient device that helps to clear your sinuses by washing them with salt water. It is very easy to use and only takes a few minutes
Nasya is an Ayurvedic treatment that uses medicated oil to clear the sinuses. The oil is warmed and then put into each nostril.
Sinus Steam Inhaler
A sinus steam inhaler is different than a nasal rinse in that it uses water to produce steam. The steam helps to loosen the mucus and debris in your sinuses and throat.
Skin: Your Largest Organ
Dry brushing is a great way to exfoliate your skin and improve detoxification. It helps to remove dead skin cells and stimulate lymphatic drainage
Clay body wrap
Body wraps are very helpful in detoxing the body. Apply moist clay and let it sit for a couple hours. wrap clay with saran wrap so that you don’t make a mess. this will remove toxins from deeper layer of the body.
A clay slurry is a detoxification treatment that uses clay to remove toxins from the body. It is very effective at removing heavy metals and other toxins from the skin. simply wipe clay on your body and shorty after shower it off. This is a good way to remove toxins from the skin
A clay mask is a great way to detox your skin. It helps to remove toxins, impurities, and dead skin cells from the surface of your skin
Lymph: Your Body’s Natural Detoxification System
The lymph is you built in detoxification and excretion system. It is charge of moving waste out of the body and the high way for your white blood cells (infection fighters)
your lymph system picks up and disposes waste/pathogens so by increasing lymph flow the body can detox much faster
A vibration plate is a very low impact exercise that burns calories very quickly helping you to lose weight. It also does a great job detoxing because it is the most effective action to get your lymph system going
Rebounding is the most effective way to move lymph. If you want to keep your body’s detoxification system healthy add a trampoline to your workout or detox program.
Dry brushing helps to move the lymph through your body. Brush towards your heart using circular, light strokes
Herbs to move lymph:
Calendula, echinacea, and dandelion. You can take this as a herb, tea, or tincture to assists your body’s detoxification system.
Hot baths have been used for thousands of years to detox the body. They help to increase circulation and lymph flow. Try a long soak. somewhere between 102-105 is perfect for loosening the lymph
Minerals run the show.
Shilajit is a natural substance that is found in the Himalayan mountains. It is made up of plant matter that has been compressed over time by the weight of the mountains. Shilajit has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to detoxify the body. This substance contains 80+ trace minerals which can help you naturally detox
Fulvic acid is a natural compound that is found in soil and water. It helps to detoxify the body by chelating heavy metals and removing toxins from the cells.
Over 90% of Americans are deficient in this mineral that is responsible for over 3000 biochemical reactions. In simpler terms: you’re low in magnesium and its important for you.
Magnesium oil is a good transdermal way to get an adequate amount of magnesium in your body. it is part water and part magnesium flakes. You can put this mixture in a spray bottle and spray some on your feet before you go to bed
It is similar to to magnesium oil but in lotion form, apply to any part of the body, especially sore spots as the magnesium will take care of sore muscles
This is my favorite oral form of magnesium. It is a very absorbable form of magnesium that does not cause any diarrhea or GI issues. It also helps to calm the nervous system
Give it a try for many health benefits
What are the benefits of magnesium threonate?
Magnesium threonate is the only magnesium form that has been shown to penetrate the blood brain barrier. This makes it an ideal choice for people who want to improve their cognitive function. It has also been shown to improve sleep quality.
This is the most absorbable form. It is made from magnesium carbonate and baking soda. This form of magnesium helps to alkalize the body and is very helpful at detoxing
The body has a hard time remaining healthy when it is always under stress, meditation is a great way to reduce stress and allow your body to heal itself. If you want too boost your body’s natural detoxification system try meditation.
If you’re having a hard time quieting your mind, there are many meditation apps that can help. Some of my favorites are calm.com, headspace, and insight timer
Yoga is another great way to reduce stress and allow the body to detoxify. It helps to move stagnant energy and toxins out of the body
In a floating tank, you float in a tub of water depriving your senses. It is a great adjunct to your meditation practice. The weightlessness you experience in the tank allows for a deeper meditative experience