Detoxing is ridding your body of toxins that have built up in your system. When your body is toxic you can develop physical problems that in turn affect your emotional, mental and spiritual state. Some of the problems being toxic can bring are weight gain, fatigue, depression, skin problems, allergies, mental sluggishness, bloating, gas, digestive problems, and the list goes on. Detoxing is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your life.
I do cardio twice a week and work out three times a week with a trainer. He puts me through some intense weight training. I enjoy lifting weights and it feels great. Because of the intensity of my workouts, my body is releasing a lot of toxins in the workout process. If I’m not careful, those toxins that I’m releasing will build up in my liver and I will find myself getting tired faster and feeling sluggish. If I feel like my body is at a stand still, I know it’s time to up the detox.
Where do I start? The colon. There are many ways you can detox, but I suggest the colon as the first organ to start with. I believe the best way to detox is the natural way where it doesn’t interfere with your daily life. It’s a slow process but with less side effects.
I like to blend and juice my vegetables for the colon. This is a great way to get your colon cleaned out. I use to only juice but when you juice, you lose the fiber that is an important element in the cleansing process of your organs. So getting a hold of a good blender (I have a Vitamix) will be the best investment and probably the appliance you will use the most. Some people like to juice and blend together which means you are getting the benefits of both worlds. I like drinking my blends early morning.
Here are some recipes that I use:
Green lemonade (use organic)
1 bunch of romaine
1 bunch of kale
1 peeled lemon
1/4 Avocado (optional)
1/2 to 1 green apple (green apple have less sugar)
Filtered water or coconut water for texture
Blend or you can juice the fruit and put the remains in your blender and blend them together!
(If you have sugar issues, only drink 4 ounces of this recipe.)
(This should be the first thing you drink in the morning.)
12-16 ounces of warm filtered water with a drop of lemon or lime essential oil. If you don’t have the oils, you can use the juice of a lime or lemon.
This has such a great cleansing property to it and it alkalinizes your PH levels in your body, which fights those nasty, disease-causing free radicals.
When you get your colon cleansed, your liver will start to naturally cleanse itself.
In David Herzog’s book “Jumpstart” (which I highly recommend), he gives a great list of easy ways to detox your body. Here is a list of some things he suggests.
Otherwise know as colonics. Colonics reduce bloating, gas, constipation, and improves digestion. It begins releasing your body to feel better. I’ve have had a series of colonics and I can tell you that when you walk out of the office, you actually feel lighter and brighter. Colonics frees your body of poisonous, toxic waste.
The natural way is to go on a seven-day juice fast and eat foods that will promote a healthy liver such as garlic, grapefruit, green vegetables, avocados, walnuts, turmeric, and green tea. David says that for most cases, when obese people are checked out they find that their liver is very toxic. When the liver is toxic it’s very hard to lose weight.
You can get a simple candida-cleansing pill and go off of all sweets and sugars.
Infrared saunas & skin cleansing
Sweating is the best way to clean and clear out your skin and body of toxins. The infrared takes it to a whole new level. This type of cleansing goes deep into the skin and brings out those nasty toxins poisoning your body. Your skin will start to glow and it will help with blood circulation, back pain, and arthritis. Sweat, sweat and sweat is the key. So if you can’t get an infrared, use any kind of sauna or get out and work up a sweat.
I am a firm believer in massages. The best is the deep tissue kind. It goes deep and works out those toxins. One important thing about getting a massage is to make sure you drink lots of water after. This will help dislodge those toxins that have been freed by the massage and rid them out of your body.
Go for walks! If you can walk an hour a day, you are adding life to your life. In the book “Blue Zones”, the people that they interview mostly do a lot of walking. I’ve spent a good amount of time in Europe and when in Europe you walk and walk. I love it. The obesity problem is far less in the countries where walking is a life style.
This is always my number one detoxing process. Drink good, filtered water and lots of it. I lay in bed in the morning and the first thing I do is drink a glass of water before I get out of bed. When you drink water, you alkalize your body and keep your PH balanced, which in return keeps diseases far from you.
We use to have rebounder. I just may have to reinvest in one. When you rebound, your cells in your body and brain receive a positive stress. This is huge for your lymphatic system. Keeping you lymphatic system cleansed is something that many probably haven’t even thought about. According to Dr. Morton Walker, when you rebound, blood enters the capillaries and furnishes the cells with fresh tissues and fluid that contain food and oxygen. Many of you parents have purchased a trampoline for your kids, so get outside with them and jump! It’s actually highly beneficial.
A big thanks to Dr. David Herzog for is brilliant book “Jumpstart”!
To your health!
Love you all,