Detoxification means the process of removing toxins from the body. In the case of substance use, detox specifically refers to the period of time that the body is allowed to process or metabolize any drug and alcohol in the system and, in doing so it clears the toxic influence. Organs responsible for detoxing the body are the liver, kidneys and lungs. If they do not fulfill their tasks sufficiently, then the body needs help from the skin. The skin is the largest organ of protection and defense.
Kidney: Cleans the blood of toxins and urine, which in turn cleans the bladder. Drink water to keep your kidney’s working well.
Liver: Processes alcohol. The liver is the only organ in the body that completely regenerates. And also Includes antioxidants in your diet to keep it healthy.
Lungs: Gets rid of the body of waste.
It is advisable to detox at least once a year. However, detoxing for nursing mothers, children, and patients with chronic degenerative diseases, cancer or tuberculosis can be dangerous, so it is best to consult a doctor first to be sure whether detoxing is right for them. Today, with more toxins in the environment, it’s critical to detox, detoxing for symptoms such as:
- Unexplained fatigue
- Sluggish elimination
- Irritated skin
- Low-grade infection
- Puffy eyes or bags under the eyes
- Menstrual problems
- Mental confusion
How to detoxify the body
Start by lighten up the toxin load by Eliminating alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, and saturated fats intake, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to the healing process. Also, minimize the use of chemical based household cleaners, personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants, and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives. It takes the body time to clean the blood, drinking only fresh fruit and vegetable juices and water is an effective way to release toxins.
Eat plenty of fiber, including brown rice and organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables.
Cleanse and protect the liver by taking herbs such as dandelion root, burdock, and milk thistle, and drinking green tea.
Take vitamin C, which helps the body produce glutathione, a liver compound that drives away toxins.
Drink at least two quarts of water a day.
Breathe deeply to allow oxygen to circulate more completely through your system.
Transform stress by emphasizing positive emotions.
Practice hydrotherapy by taking a very hot shower for five minutes, allowing the water to run on your back. Follow with cold water for 30 seconds. Do this three times, and then get into bed for 30 minutes.
Sweat in a sauna so your body can eliminate waste through perspiration.
Dry-brush your skin or try detox foot spas/foot baths to remove toxins through your pores.
Another important way to detox the body is through exercise by doing Yoga or skipping, at least one hour every day.
Consult your doctor before using any health treatment, including herbal supplements and natural remedies, and tell your doctor if you have a serious medical condition or are taking any medications.
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