November 12, 2008

Natural Ways To Detoxify Your Body

Posted in Category : Natural Cures

A body detox is a great way to deal with a lot of maladies including skin problems, aches and pains and digestive problems. It will help to rejuvenate you and make you feel much healthier at the end of the day. Body detoxes have been practiced in many forms of traditional medicine ranging from Ayurveda to traditional Chinese medicine. It involves allowing the body to rest and recuperate while all the accumulated toxins within the body are flushed out. These toxins accumulate in the body because of various factors including bad eating habits, sedentary lifestyles, pollution and day to day stress. This allows the body’s own natural healing processes to function more effectively.

Before starting your detox program you have to take certain measures to decrease your intake of toxins. Eliminate all refined sugars and carbohydrates, coffee, alcohol and saturated fats from your diet. Stop smoking – no matter how difficult it may seem. Begin a daily exercise routine for at least 45 minutes every day. If possible join a yoga class and practice the asanas as well as the meditative techniques. It will help lower your stress levels. Continue with these changes for at least ten to 15 days. You will now be better prepared for your detox program.

Here are five natural detox remedies that you can use to cleanse your body.

  • Drink at least 4 to 6 glasses of water the first thing in the morning. Do not sip the water slowly. Instead drink it as quickly as possible. This is a potent way of purging your system of toxins. Continue to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Eat only fresh fruits and raw vegetables such as salads. These foods will provide your body with plenty of dietary fiber and help purge the toxins from your body. Nutritionists consider beet, radishes, artichokes, seaweed and cabbages to be amongst the best high fiber foods for a detox. Fruits will help supply your body with essential vitamins and minerals as well. If you are having fruit juices, make sure that you do not discard the pulp with its high fiber content.
  • Another great aid to detoxing is fresh lemon juice mixed with warm water. You can have this in the morning and before bedtime and at least 4 to 6 times more throughout the day.
  • Saunas and steam baths are a great way to sweat out all those toxins from the body.
  • Herbal teas made from dandelion root and burdock or green teas can help cleanse and soothe the liver.

Follow these measures and you will notice an appreciable difference in your energy levels within a week.