There is a wide range of reasons people commonly detox. It may be that you want to shed some holiday weight with a detox diet, reverse the effects of an unhealthy habit such as drinking or smoking, or you are simply trying to stay healthy while living in a sometimes polluted and toxic environment. Whatever your reason, we’ll give some examples of simple things you can do at home to get you started.
Detoxification or “detox” for short can refer to several different processes used to accomplish different goals. By it’s general definition, it’s the process of removing toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body. There are differing opinions on if detoxing is really effective in removing toxins from your body. Scientifically, it may be impossible to know how effective different detox programs are at doing just that. In our opinion, as long as you find a program that uses natural ingredients and isn’t overly extreme for your body, the potential benefits can greatly outweigh any temporary discomfort you may experience. These benefits include: liver, kidney, gastrointestinal and blood purification; enhancement of the immune system; enhancement of the hormonal system; and reduction of the body’s dependency on sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and other addictive substances.
Before choosing a detox program, we’d recommend that you first define what you want to gain and how much commitment you can realistically make to the program. One way to make defining the goal a bit easier is to think of the detox as a way to give your body a break from any unnatural intake and to restore your body’s natural functions. Additionally, detoxing could be a great way to cleanse your system before starting a supplement program to enhance the development of your bust. During your detox, remember to pay close attention to what your body is telling you. If you gain only one thing, it could be that you know the way your body functions a little bit better.
This is a ancient oral health technique that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Some studies have shown that this simple process can help eliminate yucky mouth germs that can cause gingivitis, plaque and bad breath. The theory here is that the germs if your mouth are mostly microorganisms that consist of a single cell that naturally adhere to oil when in contact. So how is it done? Follow these instructions and tips to get the quick and easy of oil pulling.
First start your day off by drinking a cup of hot water with the juice from half of a lemon added (approximately 3-4 tablespoons). Doing this will help to stimulate the liver. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Some suggest you should drink at least half an ounce for every pound you weigh. In other words, divide your weight by half then drink that many ounces. You should drink a bit more than this if you regularly consume a lot of caffeine, due to the fact that it is a diuretic. Try adding lemon to the water you drink throughout the day to assist in the cleansing process. Another benefit of drinking plenty of water will be to flush out your kidneys.
Apple cider vinegar is commonly used for various cooking purposes, but did you know that it potentially has health benefits as well? Using it is simple. Just drink 1-2 tablespoons of high-quality, unfiltered apple cider vinegar once a day before a meal. If you aren’t quite used to the taste, try mixing it in a cup of water with a little bit of honey or fruit juice. Here’s a list of the potential benefits of adding it to your diet.
This is a fasting detox, so it’s important that you consult your doctor before beginning. Fasting in general, has been shown to have several benefits on the body including but not limited to, better cardiovascular health, weight loss, increased life longevity, and the reduced risk of certain diseases such as diabetes. The how-to of the fast is very simple. For the three days of your fast, the only food you will be allowed to eat are apples. However, you can eat as many apples as you would like. Here are some tips to help you get through it.