Health Tips

3 Great Natural Ways to Detox your Body

Unhealthy foods, toxins, stress and sedentary lifestyle produce a series of physical disease that can give origin to more serious conditions, such as gastrointestinal or sleep disorders, difficulty in concentrating, tiredness, or – in people genetically predisposed – they may also contribute to the onset of diabetes or cholesterol, as well as being the main causes of obesity.

First of all, it is important to help our body to get rid of toxins. Toxins are some kind of poison that has harmful effects on the organism. They can come from food or chemicals used to grow or prepare aliments, but also from the air we breathe or the water we drink. Our bodies process toxins through liver and kidneys and eliminate them in the form of sweat, urine and feces. But sometimes it is necessary to help natural detoxification mechanisms to prevent any negative effects of toxins in the body.

Physical activity
A healthy and natural diet can help to prevent many diseases and to keep an optimal quality of life. It should always be associated with regular exercise: physical activity can support your body in getting rid of toxins stored in fat cells, but it also helps maintain a healthy weight while metabolism is improved. Experts recommend 30 minutes of physical activity (walking, jogging, cycling, aerobic dancing, swimming…) five or six days per week. In this way a healthy weight is maintained while toxins are expelled.

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Juice Cleansing
Having a correct feeding is essential for detoxing: we already know all benefits of (clean) water and the importance of drinking a lot every day for hydration and removal of harmful waste from the body.

In addition to water, taking daily vitamins, minerals and fiber content in fruits and vegetables should be the first rule to be observed to detoxify. An effective method to ensure the supply in your body of valuable nutrients and cleanse from toxins is Juicing. As a matter of fact, this is the easiest and fastest way to increase your fruit and veggie intake: instead of ingest, for example, 300 grams of carrots, three slices of pineapple, two oranges, a portion of spinach and the juice of one lemon, it is possible to replace with a juice made of all of these ingredients.

The supporters of juice diet suggest many possibilities to adapt the consumption of fruits and vegetables drinks to your lifestyle and your personal aim. If you want to cleanse deeply your body from toxins, there is the opportunity to follow a specific program for a few days in which you should consume only green juices, following a specific preparation and, after the cleansing, gradually returning to usual diet. Otherwise, you can permanently introduce juicing in your life, in place of breakfast for example, to lose weight or avoid unhealthy foods.

Few people know that acupuncture can help you to cleanse any blockages of toxins in the body. It is a part of holistic medicine (the most important treatment component of Traditional Chinese Medicine) and consists on a natural diuretic effect because it helps body detoxify by the elimination of toxins through the urinary tract. Acupuncture is so effective because its treatments act on the micro systems of the whole body to stimulate brain and reduce appetite and cravings… It releases zones in the body that may be blocked due to toxins or other unsafe substances that can contribute to many diseases, and it seems that people treated with acupuncture could feel better almost instantly. That’s why it is an excellent way of cleansing and purifying, besides being commonly used for drug detox programs.

However, it is essential to experience acupuncture only under the supervision of a licensed acupuncturist or a medical doctor.