This article was republished with permission from fitnessrepublic.com
Most of the time when people consider going on a natural detoxification diet, their first assumption is to focus on juicing, right? Do not get me wrong, juicing is one of the ways to detox, but what most people do not realize is that it is not the only option out there. Juice cleanses have had tons of praises for their benefits, but there have been numerous people who have also claimed that juicing, if not done properly, can actually turn into a major detriment for one’s body. But do not fret, there are, indeed, other ways that you can still detox successfully without having to worry about all of the juicing. Below are a few more options to help you healthily detox your body!
Take a Soak
One simple and easy method of natural detoxification is to go to your bathroom and take a bath! Your body naturally makes an antioxidant called glutathione, which aids your liver in the filtering of the good and bad stuff in your body. However, thanks to stress, various ailments, and pollution that we come in contact with outside and around our general environments, our levels of the antioxidant can quickly be diminished. To fix this, all you have to do is run yourself a hot bath, sprinkle your bath with Epsom salts, and step in! Epsom salts have sulfur, which builds your glutathione back up!
Come on and Sweat
This second way to detox your system is also natural, but a bit more dirty – as a matter of fact, you could utilize this detox method just before you take a soak. Sweating has the ability to help you release toxins that are residing in your body fat. But you do not necessarily have to go outside and be active to make yourself. Saunas are another great resource to take advantage of if you are not really into being active for the time being. Make sure to check with your doctor and make sure you are healthy enough to handle a sauna first, though. Once you are cleared, start off sitting in the sauna for about five minutes a few times a week. You will eventually find yourself about to sit for 10 to 15 minutes, allowing yourself to detox your body two to three times a week! Just remember to stay hydrated!
Speaking of sweating, did you realize that exercise is an excellent way to naturally detoxify your body? When you get a great workout in, this causes your blood to start pumping and flowing to all of your internal organs. As your blood flows to all of your bodily systems, it also drops all necessary nutrients to keep these areas up and running and in prime condition. Simply getting in a simple 30-minute workout should do the trick. And just think about it: if you exercise enough to make yourself start sweating, you will have killed two birds with one stone! Not to mention that you can wash all that nasty sweat off with a nice Epsom salt soak! How awesome is that?
Take Deep Breaths
Did you ever realize how important breathing is to detoxification? Breathing in oxygen is another way of taking in vitamins and nutrients and allowing yourself to exhale helps eliminate bad stuff. This is one of the most natural and simple ways to detox, but many people do not realize it and do not take advantage of it like they really could. Simply sitting in a comfy spot and focusing on your breathing for five to 20 minutes will help you get well on your way to prime detoxification. Take in deep breaths while silently counting to five and exhale at the same number to start off will help you learn how to properly breathe to obtain your ultimate detox!
You cannot take inventory of organic detoxification systems without mentioning water intake at least once! Water is kind of a big deal when it comes to cheap, organic, and simple ways to detox your body. No, you do not have to go on a fast and only feast on water for a week, but you could do that if you so choose. If you are new to detox or are not a big fan of fasting, simply replacing your normal drinks with water when your enjoy your meals will do wonders. Water helps clean your system, which allows your skin to clear up and even help you lose weight. Try this detox method on for size and watch the toxins clear away!
Get a Massage
Here is a nice a relaxing way to detox your body! Something like a Swedish or sports massage is an excellent way to achieve detox. Massages that are deep, intense, and focused on hitting your pressure points will help you to release toxins from within your muscle tissue. This will also help to ward off some of those underlying things that were previously making you sick. Make sure to hire a licensed massage therapist that you can visit regularly. Also remember to drink water after your sessions – this will help to further flush out those toxins.
As you can see, there are actually a number of great and versatile ways to have a healthy body detox without having to resort to juicing! Regular practice of any of these methods will have you feeling and looking refreshed in no time! You do not have to participate in the methods every single day; it is okay to go to the sauna once a week or workout every other day. Any effort at detox will suffice, and your body will be thanking you for it as soon as you start!
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