Detoxification: The Perfect Way To Remove Toxins In The Body

Detoxification: The Perfect Way To Remove Toxins In The Body


Written by Allie Might, INHC

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There are many ways that we can become “toxic”. The food we eat (no matter how clean), cleaning products, grooming/beauty products, mercury fillings, the air/environment, the workplace and social places are just a few factors that can contribute to our toxicity. It is important to rid our bodies of these toxins to help us obtain optimum health. Having toxins stored up can make us more susceptible to illness and disease.†

I recommend doing a 5-10 day detox seasonally, or four times a year. This is a good way to refocus our eating habits, jump start our system and a nice way to start a new cycle of the year.†

My Tips For A Successful Detoxification

~Drink half your body weight of water in ounces everyday (i.e.: if someone is 100lbs, they need 50oz of water daily)†
~Have a glass of warm water with the juice of a half of a lemon upon waking up †
~Use supplements for a complete detox †
~Avoid social media, the internet and the news for at least part of the week to “detox” your mind and soul
~Try light exercise, such as meditation, stretching, restorative yoga and nature walks †
~Avoid alcohol, caffeine, dairy, soda, sugar, starches and processed foods †


Natural Remedies To Support Detoxing

Psyllium Husk

Psyllium husk is a fiber from the husks of the plantago ovata plant’s seeds. It will act as a laxative. It is important while doing a detox to cleanse the intestines and colon. Psyllium husk will bind to partially digested food particles and toxins with pull them out of the digestive tract by increasing the size and moisture of the stool. Studies have also shown that fiber gives us added benefits of lowering blood sugar, aiding in weight loss. It is also heart healthy by helping to regulate blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.†

Phyllanthus Amarus Extract

Phyllanthus Amarus, or Indian Gooseberry, is a fruit used to improve liver function. This herb has been used throughout Chinese and African medicine for its powerful healing properties. It can protect us against toxicity and inflammation. Phyllanthus Amarus has also been shown to help heal the liver in people who have Hepatitis B.†

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is an herb used to support the liver and gallbladder. It is an important herb traditionally used for those suffering from cirrhosis, hepatitis and jaundice (the yellowing of the skin and eyes). Milk thistle has also shown to increase the liquidity of bile in the gallbladder.†


Dandelion Root

Yes, dandelion! And it has been shown to have amazing benefits. It is often used as a diuretic to pull excess water out of the body through urination and which can also help to reduce swelling. It can help prevent crystals from forming and causing kidney infections. Dandelion is also a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect our cells and minimize heart problems.†

As with starting any new plan, I do encourage you to consult a healthcare professional to discuss any potential allergies, side effects or interactions with medications.†

For further questions or concerns related my recommended supplements, email me at [email protected].




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