If you spend an overwhelmed, overscheduled and overwhelmed lifestyle you will have the need to detoxify your life. As we all have less time filled with more responsibilities, we tend to make less healthy choices for our body and mind.
‘The best way to detoxify is to stop putting toxic things into the body and depend upon its own mechanisms’ – Andrew Weil
11 Ways To Detox Your Life
- Cleanse with oil
Oils such as castor oil packs, from healthy, virgin, cold-pressed mono-unsaturated cooking oils to essential oils for home remedies have lot of health benefits that help detox your body.
According to a study, sesame oil (a natural edible oil) and sesamol (an active antioxidant) are potently beneficial for treating lead- and iron-induced liver and kidney toxicity. It doesn’t have any ill effects on the body. It was also found that sesame oil reduced inflammatory response in the body and also helped reduce lead and iron toxic metals, reduce tumor necrosis factor’à and removing mercury from the body.
- Clear the clutter
There are meaningless, excessive, pointless stuff with us in our desk, closet, living room, on a table, or in car, just get rid of them.
Having an excessive amount of anything such as books, papers, toys, shoes, clothes, food, and antiques will result in clutter. It occupies space in your home and especially in your brain.
- Eat cruciferous vegetables
By eating green, you can remove cancer causing toxic agents from your body. Your body will clear out excess estrogens by cruciferous veggies like Broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts are rich in indole-3-carbinol (I3C).
From our beauty products, BPA plastics, hormones given to animals that we eat and even some pesticides will cause excess chemicals that act like estrogen and are called as xenoestrogens. They can cause early hormonal changes in developing teenage girls and boys and can also contribute to the development of breast and other cancers.
- Herbal tea cleanse
You can detox and cleanse the body by herbal teas with milk thistle or burdock (for liver) and dandelion or artichoke (for bile excretion).
- Digestive Cleanse
Your colon and digestive system would appreciate a good detox by enemas to suppositories to laxatives and dietary cleanses. You can also help detox your body with Senna herbal tea as it is a healthy and natural digestive cleanse.
- Pay attention to your spiritual needs
You should not forget about the religious or spiritual needs. You can uplift your spirit as it is important to your balance and wellbeing by trying meditatation, reading scripture, praying, attending church, enjoying the beauty of nature, or something else.
Spend like 20-30 minutes on these things daily and if you don’t have time for any reason, spend 10-15 minutes to meditate, read scripture, or enjoy some solitude before get into bed.
To improve the body’s natural detox system and the lymphatic system try stimulating the energy meridians of the body and enhancing circulation with a massage.
- Disconnect and reconnect
It is toxic when you overuse and overdependence on technology. In this society we can have clear examples for that.
With the help of technology it has result in medical advances, educational improvements, scientific discoveries and more. But it negatively affect on our connection with each other such as families drift apart, parents bring their work home, kids tap away on Facebook instead of opening their textbook. With this excessive technology use there’s no real presence of mind. But you should be mindful with how and when you use technology.
You can stimulate your circulatory system by movements and blood flowing helps the other organs to process toxins. Losing fat will release toxins as toxins store in fat cells. So, always try to stay hydrated by drinking some clean, filtered water whenever you are exercising, using a sauna or taking an Epsom salt bath since these can be dehydrating.
- Epsom salt soak
If you can find a floating therapy tank, soak in a natural mineral hot spring. Soak in a bathtub with piping hot water and some Epsom salts and some lavender essential oils for an aromatherapy cleanse as well if you cannot find these excellent natural cleansing baths.
According to Dr. Laura K. Thompson of Furman University, bath salts ‘improve cleaning or the experience of bathing, provide medical improvement, or serve as a vehicle for cosmetic agents. Bath Salts have been developed that mimic properties of natural mineral baths or hot springs. The earliest writings concerning bath salts were published in China around 2700 years BCE.’ Dr. Thompson suggests making your own bath salt blend that combines Epsom salts, natural mineral salts, baking soda, moisturizing oil and essential oils for fragrance.
Sweating can also help to detox your body. You can naturally detox your body through the skin with exercise that gets you sweating. Another way to increase circulation and sweat out toxins and improve lymphatic flow for cleaning is sweating with sauna therapy. After cleaning your skin with a shower you can wash away the toxins that you sweat out of your system.