A natural detox remedy should be a normal part of everyone's routine, a few times each year. Over the years I have done different natural detox remedies and recommended many to my clients with great success.
Many of these common illnesses stem from exposure to toxic chemicals and can be helped immensely by a natural detox remedy.
and so many more.
Why do an all natural detox?
Environmental pollution is one of the main causes of health issues.
We are bombarded by toxins every day. We must detox to maintain optimal health and this is one of the best ways to prevent cancer.
Pesticides and herbicides
Chemical additives and preservatives
Chemical processing - to whiten foods etc.
Cooking methods- heating, refining, etc.
2. Pollution in our homes
Anti-inflammatory fabrics, carpets etc.
Paints, construction materials, etc.
3. Air pollution
4. Water pollution
Tap water contains:
A quick glance at this list will show you the importance of doing a natural detox remedy.
But also, how many of these can you easily avoid and eliminate, probably many! It is essential to your health and that of your family to Detox your home.
Switch up all of your cleaning products for natural products, you can even use white vinegar and biodegradeable dish soap. Baking soda is prefect for scouring. I love Enjo! Wonderful natural fibers that clean pore deep. In this day and age it is so unnecessary to use toxic cleaning products. Even Tide Free is super high in chemicals.
Changing your laundry detergent, and eliminating chemical dryer sheets or fabric softener is the most important thing to do as obviously your clothes and sheets are touching your skin and being absorbed into your body.
Never use toxic air fresheners that you plug in or any aerosol sprays. You can use an essential oil diffuser if you want to scent your home or boil some cinnamon sticks, cardomen pods, cloves and anis on the top of your stove
Switch up all your beauty products. There are so many amazing products that are perfume free and chemical free. All perfumes are chemicals. You can see how toxic or clean they are on the Skin Deep website.
Drink spring water instead of tap water, be sure to use the 5 gallon (18 liter) returnable bottles.
Buy foods that are lowest in pesticides or organic if possible.
Choose eco friendly building materials whenever possible for your home.
As you can see, you can control so much of your exposure to chemicals, except air pollution, if you live in a city. But I hope you're doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint!
1. Pure water , and plenty of it, every day.
Water is the solution for the dilution of the pollution. Flush all chemicals from your body by drinking 8 - 10 cups of water per day. For each cup of coffee, tea of alcohol add in an extra cup and a half of water. These are diuretics, so they pull water from the body. But during a natural detox remedy you may want to reduce or eliminate these completely.
2. Fiber naturally absorbs all the toxins from the colon and the bile from the gall bladder, reduces transit time in the intestine, and helps improve a healthy intestinal flora.
All food that grows contains fiber.
3. Digestive enzymes help decompose particles in the intestine that are not fully digested, help us better assimilate nutrients, and reduce the amount of accumulated toxins.
4. Natural herbs and products that cleanse and elminate toxins help the liver, kidneys and lymph.
There are so many products out there, where does one start?
The main thing to know is that we never do a detox when the body is in a weakened state. As a Naturopath, the first step with my clients is to work on what is ailing them. First they begin to nourish the body, boosting themselves up. When they are feeling fine and are strong then they can do a detox.
It is also important to note that some detoxes can cause nausea, headaches and other symptoms. This is part of a natural "healing crisis." This is why it is better to work with a certified Naturoapth. if this occurs you can reduce the amount you are taking and continue.
It's important to be in tune with your body. If you have a real craving for sweets and it is hard for you to go a long time without eating, I would not recommend a juice fast or any kind of fast.
I have a few products that I use and highly recommend, that are top of the line and reasonably priced. Depending on my clients metabolic-energy type I recommend the best product to suit their personal needs. Book a discovery call and find out more. Contact me.