5 Options to Consider When Thinking About Detoxing

Detoxification, is it beneficial for your body?

Per Todayonline.com, if you are looking at a lifestyle change it could be.  The website states, “A long-term or sustained “detox” regime enables us to lead a healthier lifestyle with improvements seen in our physical, mental and emotional health”.

Stephanie Middleberg, a New York City-based registered dietitian, told Health.com, “Many people turn to cleanses because they feel off—they’re bloated and sluggish, dependent on caffeine and junk food cravings, breaking out.  When you eliminate toxins from your system, your entire body feels better and reacts both internally and externally.”

So, are you thinking about detoxing?  Add yoga to your routine as it and additional exercise help move the natural process along.

According to Shape.com, “The right yoga routine can also help you detox your body and mind.”  Shape.com suggests making a routine with “a bunch of twists to remove toxins, sprinkled in with poses to stimulate digestion and the thyroid gland, build muscle, and get the digestive track moving.”  It seems any way you move you’ll be feeling a bit better each time.

What are other options to help the detox your body?

A Detox Bath

By combining essential oils, Epsom salt, and heat you can release the buildup of toxins.  The heat opens pores all over your body and the Epsom salt pulls heavy metals and such out of your body.  One thing to remember with a detox bath is to stay hydrated.

Juice Cleanse

According to Middleberg, “When juicing, you lose out on some of the fiber content found in whole fruits and vegetables.  But a benefit of juicing is that it gives your digestion system a break from working so hard to process a large meal.”

There are several different kinds of juice cleanses.

BluePrint Cleanse

Juice from the Raw

Good Cleansing

310 Nutrition

These are only a few of the options out there.

 Foot Pads

Because your feet have access to different parts of the body, you can supposedly pull toxins from all over your body.  Just apply to your feet and let it do the work.

Mayo Clinic dermatologist Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D. told Livingstrong.com, “The patches purportedly contain a variety of ingredients, typically wood vinegar, plants, herbs and tourmaline, a mineral. Purportedly, these “all-natural” ingredients draw out toxins, even heavy metals and poisons, such as lead and arsenic.”

Though, per Livingstrong.com, “Detox foot patches are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and therefore, cannot make claims to treat or cure your medical condition.”

Water

Drinking plenty of water helps your body and keep thing in working order.

According to Vegkitchen.com, water allows our body to remove toxins that accumulate within us and “without enough water flowing through our systems to carry out wastes and toxins, we would literally drown in our own poisonous metabolic wastes.”

 

If you’re looking for a way to make your body feel better, have better clarity, or just to try something new, a detox might be the answer.