If you've never given detoxification a try, you've probably heard about someone who has and it's even likely that they've done it more than once. Many people who are committed to a detoxification program say that the benefits far out weight the work involved, and that they quickly notice a positive change in mood, energy levels, and their ability to tackle daily tasks with positivity. There are many ways that you can go about detoxifying your body, and even simple steps with ingredients that you probably already have around the house can be a great introduction to the process. If you dive in head first into an intense and strictly regimented detox, you'd not as likely to commit to the entire plan and gain the benefits that could otherwise be had if you simply dip your toes in first to test the waters.
One helpful tip would be to engage in a detox cleansing. We are bombarded by herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, and other toxins in the food we eat and the water we drink. This is why it is beneficial to try to eat organic foods whenever possible and to install a water filter or use a water filter pitcher for your drinking water. By detoxifying your body you will have more energy and your liver will run more efficiently to help you burn more fat.
Excess toxins in our bodies build up due to a variety of different factors. Some of us just live in highly polluted areas. Congested cities give off plenty of toxins with traffic and even from new construction sites. These are factors that are well outside your area of control; the place you live may even be something that you can't change for reasons involving work or family. Maybe you just love living in a fast paced, vibrant city with high energy and plenty of opportunity for adventure and activities. Living in the country or outside the city doesn't necessarily protect you from environmental toxins anyway. You'll still get some level of traffic, and my subject yourself to pesticides or fertilizers. Other ways that toxins build up are through the choices we make; very much within our realm of control. We eat processed food and drinks (often due to a chaotic lifestyle that doesn't offer time to plan and cook a meal every day with fresh fruit, veggies and grains), we get "too busy" for exercise, we fall into the trap of not getting enough sleep because we're too tempted by late night TV or our hand held devices, and we also allow toxins to leach into our bodies through our beauty products, soaps, lotions, and our household cleaners.
It's crucial that our organs are in good health, as many of them serve to cleanse the body. Our liver, kidneys, intestines, skin, lungs and lymphatic system all contribute towards keeping our bodies free from toxic build up in their own way.
The easiest way to start a detoxification process is to focus on your diet and hydration, and to start on a weekend or holiday so that you can devote enough time and energy. This will also help you prepare for the work or school days ahead and give you the opportunity to get the rest that your body also needs during the detoxification process. Make sure you're drinking enough water around the clock as this helps your intestines and other organs move waste out of your system. It's recommended that you get an average of 8 to 12 glasses of water a day, although this should be adjusted depending on your activity levels. One great way to start your day is to substitute that cup of coffee with a mug of hot water and lemon. This helps to stimulate digestion and alkalize your PH levels. Focus on eating healthy foods, and prioritize healthy meal preparations even when your day gets crazy, as it so often does. This may mean that you need to do some meal planning; a white board can even help determine what meals you're going to eat for a week at a time. Put together a grocery list with these meals in mind, add some snacks like fruit or nuts, and don't even bring processed food into your household.
This article was written by Sam from Steam Shower Store. She has over 10 years' experience in writing health related topics and specializes in the health benefits of saunas and hydrotherapy.