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How to Naturally Detoxify Your Body: 10 Ways

calender February 19,2020authorToxin Rid
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Detox Naturally- Ways to Cleanse Your Body

Detoxification is a natural process throughout your life, constantly removing wastes and metabolic byproducts using the body’s natural elimination systems. Detoxification has become even more critical today because of the many new foreign substances introduced into all our environments. However, a good portion of our body’s energy is committed to eliminating harmful substances 24 hours a day and seven days a week! That’s the good news! Every cell in our body detoxifies as a natural and normal part of its “routine.” Another good news is that we can help every cell—and all of our organs of elimination—in this detoxification process.

Most often, people talk about the liver and detoxification. The liver is indeed the central organ of detoxification. The liver, however, performs lots of other functions besides detoxification—and one reason that is important to know is that if the liver is too “busy” detoxifying substances, then all the different functions of the liver slow down or are impaired in other ways—these functions include energy production and control, fat and protein metabolism as well as helping to control blood flow and blood sugar levels. High toxins come from your environment, diet, or lifestyle—chronic stress on a lifestyle and cellular level can also increase your toxic load.

Besides the liver, other organs are essential for detoxification, including the lungs, kidneys, digestive tract, lymphatic system, and skin. Keep these different organs in mind—many natural detoxification methods rely on supporting these organs.

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How can we rejuvenate our bodies? Rejuvenation can be defined as the process of renewing and restoring your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self. You can’t turn the clock back, but you can look and feel younger and more energetic—and this can become the New You. We have all seen people who look 10 or 20 years younger than they are or those who look much younger. How do they do it? How do they rejuvenate themselves? There are probably as many ways as there are people; still, there is a core to rejuvenation—you must ensure that your body is working optimally—and for that, a critical part is detoxification. So, first comes detoxification—and then, rejuvenation begins!

The essential rejuvenating ways include healthy eating, exercise, rest, sleep and relaxation, and stress reduction. So, after you begin detoxifying, the longer-term rejuvenation process begins! It may mean introducing some new things into your life—like meditation or other stress management techniques, a new way of eating or a new way of exercising, but when you look into the mirror or stop and see or feel how the new healthier you are feeling—it will be well worth it!

Cleaning Your Environment

You can try and detoxify all day and all night—but it will be an exercise in futility unless you also clean and detoxify your environment! You can only control your immediate environment—you can’t control air or water pollution. Still, you can prevent the air, water, clothes, body products, and other things you encounter daily.

Here are some basic approaches to cleaning your environment:

  1. Look into filtering the air in your home. Several types of ozone generators can help purify the air in your home.
    • You probably don’t want to live in a bubble, so you can’t purify all the air around you. But—you CAN purify the air in your home, removing dust particles, animal dander, microbes, tiny pests, and fumes from your home. These air filters and purifiers can cost relatively little or very expensive—that part is up to you!
  2. Look into filtering the water you drink and the water you use for bathing.
    • Reverse osmosis (RO) filters can be the most efficient, but getting a carbon filter for your drinking and shower water can be very effective. RO filters are expensive—but if you rely on carbon filters, that also adds up over the long term. Again—your choice!
  3. Start changing your diet to whole, unprocessed foods—with as many organically grown foods as you can manage. This may mean some significant changes in the way you eat and cook, but these changes are worth it for a few reasons:
    • First, you will be decreasing the amounts of toxins and synthetic chemicals you are putting into your body
    • Second, you will be providing your body with the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs to detoxify your body naturally.

The Inside Workings Of Your Body’s Detox Explained

As mentioned, the liver is probably THE most important organ of elimination. But other organs of elimination play critical roles in detoxification, too:

  • Lungs:

    The lungs help filter out particles and exchange a byproduct of metabolism—carbon dioxide (CO2)– with oxygen (O2). The lungs also help filter out and trap bacteria, viruses, fungi, and molds. Coughing is the usual way the lungs expel the globs of trapped particles and bacteria.

  • Kidneys and Bladder:

    The kidneys filter the blood and fluids of the body, removing metabolic wastes and other toxins. The bladder stores these fluids for excretion.

  • Digestive system/Large Intestines:

    The large intestines carry solid wastes for excretion. The liver dumps many of its detoxified wastes via the gall bladder into the large intestine. The large intestine is also home to the gut flora. These beneficial bacteria produce vitamins and other nutrients for our use, support heavy metal excretion, and help metabolize and detoxify numerous substances.

  • Skin:

    The skin is the largest organ of eliminating toxins—mainly through sweat.

  • The Lymphatic System:

    The lymphatic system is a network of vessels, tissues, and organs throughout your body, transporting lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic fluid contains immune cells throughout the body, providing an “immediate response team” for infections. The lymph fluid also removes toxic materials from hundreds of lymph nodes distributed throughout the body and from lymph-associated organs, including the tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus.

  • The Liver:

    As mentioned, the liver is the primary detoxifying organ. In the liver, all sorts of metabolic byproducts, synthetic chemicals, and xenobiotics (material foreign to the body) go through a 2-step enzymatic process known as Phase I and Phase II detoxification.

    • In Phase I, enzymes that are part of the cytochrome P450 family (P450) convert fat-soluble substances into water-soluble substances. Nutrients required for Phase I reactions include B complex vitamins, folate, glutathione, antioxidants, and Vitamins E and C.
    • In Phase II, these now-water-soluble substances are altered further to be excreted into the gallbladder (and the large intestine) or the kidneys. Nutrients required for Phase II reactions include various amino acids and substances found in mixed vegetables and fruit.

So, how can you support your own body’s natural detoxification process? Here are some straightforward (though not always simple) approaches to take:

  1. The most important thing you can do to support all your organs of elimination is to provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to do what it is supposed to be doing! This means a healthy, whole-food diet.
    • Eat lots of whole grains, lean poultry, fish, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, and—importantly—lots of vegetables and fruit. Eat various vegetables in varying colors and types of vegetables and fruit. Emphasize leafy green vegetables.
    • Avoid or minimize beef and pork—and only eat grass-fed meats and free-range poultry. Avoid any processed, fatty, and fast food.
    • Drink lots of water throughout the day—staying hydrated supports all the organs of elimination—the lungs, liver, skin, kidneys, lymphatic system, and the bowels.
    • Ensure you eat plenty of fiber throughout the day—this is one reason to include whole grains, vegetables, and fruit. These foods contain high levels of fiber, which is needed to promote bowel regularity and is essential for elimination.
    • Keep your gut bacteria well-stocked by eating probiotic and prebiotic foods. Probiotic foods like yogurt, unpasteurized sauerkraut/kimchee, kefir, miso, and other fermented foods. Prebiotic foods contain healthy gut-bacteria nutrients, including onions, garlic, bananas, asparagus, fruit with rinds, whole grains, and lentils. If you eat a healthy diet—you are already eating these foods!
  2. Use mild, pure, and vegetable (glycerin or olive oil) based soaps and shower or bathe with filtered water. Cleanse yourself with the purest cleansers, and you will be cleaning both the “inside” and the “outside” of your body.
  3. Practice deep, diaphragmatic breathing—just like your mother may have told you, stand up straight and breathe deeply! Diaphragmatic breathing uses the diaphragm to pull down your lungs, filling them with air—when you do diaphragmatic breathing, your belly moves out while your chest expands.
  4. Along with drinking lots of water, you will likely visit the bathroom more often! This helps both your kidneys and your bladder—so don’t “hold it” and go as often as you feel the urge.
  5. Exercise! Keeping active can help your bowels stay regular—walking massages the bowels and stimulates normal bowel activity. Exercise also helps your cardiovascular system—and supports all of you in feeling better!
  6. Your lymphatic system can be stimulated and supported using two basic (and easy) methods.
    • Dry brushing is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) method. Use a soft, natural bristle brush, starting at your feet and brushing toward your heart. Dry brushing also exfoliates and stimulates the skin.
    • Turn the water as cold as you can reasonably tolerate at the end of your daily shower. Using a hand-held shower, start with the cold water at your feet and sweep upwards towards your heart. Then, move to the arms and sweep inward toward the heart. Repeat using hot water (not too hot, but a comfortable hot) and start with your feet, ending with your arms. You can also sweep your torso, but always towards the heart, and always be aware of your overall health status—the water should neither be too cold nor too hot—just stimulating. Repeat a third time, ending with cold water. Towel dry, and have a great day!
  7. Reduce stress in your life. Easier said than done, I know—but just as toxins force your body away from producing energy by taking up MORE energy, stress forces your body to compensate—this can reduce the amount of energy your body has to “spare” for your immune system and all the other systems of your body.

Rejuvenation Through Natural Detoxification – Frequently Asked Questions

When you initiate the natural detoxification process, your body begins the journey towards rejuvenation. The transformation may surprise you with the speed of its onset. However, even if you observe a slower pace, you will notice significant changes after a month of healthy eating, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction. These changes may manifest as increased energy levels, a more positive outlook, improved health, and a calmer mind. You must be patient and persistent, and the results will follow.

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