How To Detox – the Basics!

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”  

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

In the spring there is a renewal of energy.

This makes the spring to be a perfect time to clean old habits and toxins from our bodies.

Last Year I Wrote about the History and Benefits of Spring Detox and Cleansing

On my post-WHY SPRING IS THE BEST TIME FOR A BODY AND MIND DETOX?

This spring I will cover more details about how to perform a detox in our body and who will benefit from it.

Consider Detox If you are experiencing one or more of this symptoms:

  • Moodiness
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Unrelieved fatigue
  • Lowered energy levels
  • Lack of mental clarity
  • Joint and muscle pains
  • Worsening menstrual symptoms
  • Digestive system symptoms like bad breath, bloating and gas…
  • Skin problem
  • Lowered immunity

It can suggest your body is under stress and you may benefit from a detox.


What is detox?

Detox is a process to eliminate toxins from the body using our excretory organs (it includes kidneys, large intestine, liver, skin, and lungs).

The liver responsible for cleaning toxins and wastes from the blood and separating out the useful nutrients to synthesize hundreds of biochemicals that the body needs for daily functioning.

It located on the right side of the belly and its main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body.

The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs.

Detox is not hard and complicated as it can be according to different protocols.

We need to be gentle with our body giving it always the essential nutrients that it needs to support its vitality and healthy function.

While you detoxing you need to eliminate the following from your diet:

 And consume more of the following:

How Long to Do the Detox?

The first thing you need to decide is how long you will do the detox- it can be for a few days to one month.

Start slow and try to replace unhealthy choices with healthy ones!

For example, in case you drink 4 cups of coffee a day, reduce it to one and choose other options for hot drinks like Matcha tea or herbal tea (Dandelion & Burdock is an excellent choice).

You can add some herbal teas and supplements to support the detox.

Advice with your health provider to adjust you the right one for you!

Exercise:

I recommend you to perform activities like Yoga, Pilates or even just a daily Walk to stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems that helping the body to eliminate toxins.

 

Spiritual Detox:

Also, try to practice meditation or mindfulness during this time,

This is a good way to clear your thoughts and your emotions.

After the Detox:

When you finish the detox resist from returning to unhealthy habits.

The detox you will improve your energy, concentration, sleep, your skin will look better, the digestion will improve and your emotions will be balanced.

In the next couple of weeks, I will inspire you with healthy recipes that are suitable during spring detox.

Follow me on Instagram to see my Detox Inspiration

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