How to Naturally Detox Your Body
Filed under: Nutritional Supports
Technology and our modern way of life have certainly provided us with many conveniences. Unfortunately, there’s a down side to everything, and we’re now exposed to more environmental pollutants than ever. From the air we breathe to the food we eat, and from the water we drink to the products we use, most of us face an extraordinarily high chemical exposure on a daily basis.
Studies have linked environmental toxins to everything from cancer to obesity, so it’s no wonder that “detoxing” has become a popular household word nowadays. But what is detoxing, exactly?
Detoxing is a complicated process, but we can simplify it by viewing it in two steps. First, your liver converts toxins (stored throughout your body, but especially in fat cells) into highly reactive metabolites. Then, these toxins are flushed from your system. The liver plays an important role in detoxification, but so do your kidneys, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract.
If you’re concerned with inflammation, weight gain, chronic bloat, or even long-term side effects from prescription medications, you might be interested in detoxing your body. There are a variety of ways to do this, but they all fall into the following categories.
Detoxing with diet. Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and beneficial fats (like salmon and olive oil). Of course, organic options are best for produce, and all proteins should be grass fed (beef) or wild-caught (fish). Spices like curcumin and turmeric are known to help with detoxification, and you should also focus on anti-inflammatory foods.
Reduce your exposure. If you try to detox your body while continuing exposure to toxins, you’re sabotaging your own efforts. Take steps to reduce your chemical exposure by switching to more natural personal products, quitting smoking, and cutting back or eliminating alcohol. Also avoid plastics, household cleaners, toxic building materials, processed foods, and so on.
Drink clean water. Drink properly filtered water in order to avoid the many environmental contaminants present in most tap water supplies.
Exercise. Your body can excrete toxins through sweat, so exercise regularly.
Sleep. Proper sleep supports your immune system throughout this process. Plus, lack of sleep impairs your glymphatic system, causing toxins to build up in the body. Take the appropriate steps to reverse any sleep problems you have been enduring.
Supplement your detox program. Considering the heavy amount of exposure we all face, simply changing a few lifestyle habits won’t necessarily bring about the fastest or deepest detoxing results. The right supplements will spur your detox program, and provide support for all of your other efforts. Contact us to learn more about our special formula, which helps draw toxins from storage and flush them out of your body.