Cleansing your body is pretty much like cleaning your house. It takes a plan and determination to go through with it from beginning to end. There are many ways to help your body flush off toxins and feel happy, energetic, and healthy. Besides altering your eating habits, you can also focus on strategic lifestyle changes that can prove life-saving. Following our article “How to cleanse your body from toxins naturally“, these lifestyle changes include:
1. Quit Smoking
If you want the perfect way to introduce toxins into your body, then continue smoking. That way you allow nicotine and some 4000 other toxic chemicals to invade your body, putting your health at serious risk. It should be noted that these toxins will still be in your body for some time, even after you quit smoking. however, they will eventually flush out. To expedite the cleansing process, you can drink lots of water, enrich your diet with fibers (and eat healthily overall), and get some exercise, even moderate.
2. Try Acupuncture & Intense Massage
Both can help to cleanse the body, using a different approach each. Acupuncture works by inserting tiny needles into your body’s pressure points. Depending on what you want to achieve, the licensed acupuncturist uses different parts of the body to insert the needles. In our case, he or she will target the pressure points where toxins usually build up so that your body can get rid of them naturally. You may not believe it but it is a VERY relaxing experience with high success rates.
As for getting an intense massage, you can’t imagine how beneficial it can prove when trying to shed off the excess toxins of your body. A trained professional will also focus on pressure points where toxics accumulate most and deep-massage your muscles to release the toxins.
Again, drinking plenty of water helps a great deal speed things up.
3. Stay Away from Environmental Toxins
Show me a place free from air pollution and chemicals overuse and this is where I am going to live. Unfortunately, it is hardly unlikely to find such a place in Western society. However, the next best thing we can all do is surround ourselves with clean, fresh air and be as far away from the factory smoke and city smog as possible. How? Some quick escapes to the seaside or the country are a superb option. Take your loved ones and get away for the weekend. Clear your lungs from the city’s burdened environment and strongly oppose to passive smoking. Clean your home with Eco-friendly cleaning products to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals inside the house. Take a short walk along the lake or the nearest park. Be creative. There are many ways to get some fresh air and be in nature, even for a while!
4. Get a Good Night’s Sleep
To maintain your body’s normal functions and enjoy a healthier life, sleep is essential. It may not contribute to cleansing the body directly but it certainly helps you get there sooner. Allow yourself to repair and recover after the daily strains. It is amazing how 7-8 hours of good sleep can help you prepare for the next challenging day, boosting hour body with all the energy it needs to function! That aside, sleep strengthens your immune system and makes it more capable of dealing with toxins, harmful viruses, and bacteria that we are constantly bombarded with. Finally, those deprived of sleep are more at risk of developing kidney disease, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
5. Manage Stress
No one can argue that stress is THE most important factor leading to numerous health problems. It impairs the release of beneficial to the body hormones and prevents it from functioning as supposed. This means our bodies retain toxins, which is why we feel depressed and tired. One things leads to another and we end up with weight gain, and in turns, more health issues. Managing to keep the stress levels to a minimum possible, we actually give ourselves a chance for a healthier, happier life.
Tip: some excellent choices to reduce the stress levels is meditation and yoga. Cleansing your mind by focusing on your breathing can have an exceptional impact on your body.
This one is one of the healthiest ways to cleanse your body as it doesn’t only get the body moving but also make it function at full capacity at all times. That aside, you can lose weight, hence significantly reduce and remove the toxins accumulated in the fat cells, and improve digestion and circulation, both considered very important functions that play a vital role in the natural cleansing process. The key is to get regular exercise for, say, about 30-40 mins per day (moderate-to-intense exercise) 4-5 times a week. This could be anything from running and dancing to swimming and climbing!
Want some Master Cleanses as a side dish? Here they are!
1. Home-Made Lemonade
Make a glass of lemonade and flush toxins from your system in a heartbeat.
4 tablespoons of lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
½ teaspoon of maple syrup (organic)
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
10 ounces of water
What celebs do is consume this cleanse exclusively for 3-10 days. However, medical experts recommend a significantly less aggressive approach to avoid health issues, so I guess starting the day with a glass of lemonade is a powerful enough metabolism awaken call!
2. Apple-Ginger Cleanse
This one is less intense than lemonade and you only need to drink it exclusively for just one day a week. You can also have some light snacks if you want, provided they are healthy and not calories-packed.
To make it, you need:
8 ounces of apple juice (freshly squeezed or organic)
1 teaspoon groung ginger
1 teaspoon ground psyllium husk (type of dietary fiber)
Use a spoon to mix well (you can also blend if you want, at a low speed) and drink this mixture. Don’t forget to consume lots of water all through the day to motivate your digestive system.
3. Green Smoothie
I saved the best for last. This cleanse doesn’t require you to go hungry. You just need to replace ONE mean of the day with it and feel your energy boosting like crazy! Your digestion will work like a charm and your body will be cleansed without depriving yourself of essential nutrients.
To make it, you combine (in a blender until you get a smooth consistency):
1 cup of kale (without the stems)
1 Granny Smith apple (coarsely chopped)
1 ripe banana
½ a cup of flat-leafed parsley (fresh)
Change will come from within…you know that better than me. So, what do you say? Start RIGHT NOW?