We tend to associate detoxing with food and drinks we include and exclude from our diet, but lifestyle changes can be important too!
The following tips are designed to gently support the body’s clearing processes and would work best alongside a detox diet which reduces toxins and includes foods which specifically support the liver.
Taking steps to ‘clean up’ your environment, whilst maximising your body’s ability to clear toxins can have a dramatic impact on our overall health.
1.Take a regular Epsom salt bath
The sulphates in Epsom salt help flush out toxins and heavy metals. The process is called reverse osmosis, and it literally pulls toxins out of your body. You can use Epsom salts alone, but I tend to include Apple Cider Vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda, 1/3 of a cup of all three ingredients. Soak in your hot bath for at least 20 minutes for best effect.
2. Avoid plastic packaging & plastic
Studies have found that certain chemicals in plastic can leach out of the plastic and into the food and beverages we eat. These chemicals are endocrine disruptors and have been linked to health problems such as metabolic disorders (including obesity) and reduced fertility.
3.Avoid exercising next to busy roads.
We breath in more deeply when we are exercising so if we are near a main road the inhalation of car fumes will inevitably add to our toxic load.
4.Drink plenty of fresh filtered water daily between 1.5 – 2 litres
Water flushes toxins and waste from the body and transports nutrients to where they are needed. Unfortunately tap water can contain harmful chemicals, Northumbria water for example contains a lot of Chlorine so it does make sense to filter.
5. Add plants to your home & work environment to purify the air
In 1989, NASA discovered that houseplants can absorb harmful toxins from the air, especially in enclosed spaces with little air flow. This study has been the basis for newer studies about indoor plants and their air cleaning abilities. While plants have less horsepower than air purifiers, they’re more natural, cost effective, and therapeutic.
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