The body has 4 main exit routes for toxins - perspiration, poop, breath and urine
PERSPIRATION; Sweating is one of our bodies most important mechanisms for healing. The body has a natural ability to detox itself though sweating. Vigorous exercise will have you sweating quickly. Using a sauna, steam room or detox bath are easy relaxing ways to induce sweating.
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POOP - Most of the toxins and mucus that is pulled out of the tissues and captured from the blood is eliminated through the bowels in poop. It is important to evacuate the bowels fully everyday.
BREATH - EXHALING
Breathing is our largest system for waste removal eliminating 70% of waste produced in the body. Breathing effects the whole body, the heart, muscles, nervous and digestive systems, sleep, energy, concentration and memory.
URINE - Is 95% water, the rest is made up of what you have drank, inhaled or been exposed to. Urine contains concentrations of urea, dead blood cells, ammonia, hormones, proteins, salts and other substances including toxins.
The best detox methods are natural, simple, cheap or free
An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you.These saunas induce vigorous sweating and increased heart rate, similar to those elicited by moderate exercise. An infrared sauna produces a dry heat that results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna. It is one of the most effective detoxing methods and it's a very relaxing way to get a "sweat on"
Colon irrigation is the most effective method to cleanse the colon. Administered by a trained technician at a clinic this involves flushing the colon with approximately 80 liters of water to soften and loosen metabolic waste. A coffee enema can be done by yourself at home using a 1 - 2 litre enema kit but this only cleans the lower bowel. An enema is easy to do and it still gives you a good clean-out. . Scientist estimate the average adult carries 10-15 lbs of toxic waste in the colon. Autopsy revealed Elvis Presleys' colon weighed 60 lbs!
Lemon and detox go hand in hand. A good squeeze of lemon in your first glass of water for the day will kick start your metabolism. Lemons are acidic but once digested become alkaline. Lemons improve mineral absorption,
Add 1 cup Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate) to bath and soak body or feet for 20 mins. Draws toxins from the body and also has a sedative effect so you will sleep like a baby.
Rebounding flushes the lymphatic system by the constant up and down motion. It exercises, strengthens, cleanses, and tones every cell in the body. The lymph system works according to our movement. Without movement, the toxins, poisons and heavy metals will lay stagnant in our body. A Nasa study reported rebounding to be 68% more efficient than running and its used by astronauts in training.
Dry Body Brushing
Dry body brushing is very detoxing, stimulating the lymphatic system. It irons out cellulite and expels kidney stones, celebrities swear by it. Use a brush made from natural fibers such as pig bristles and brush all surfaces of the body 3 times. Best performed naked before showering or bath. Do not brush face.
Probiotics naturally eliminate bad bacteria in the gut. Probiotics can be sourced naturally in fermented foods and are also available in supplement form.
Like a graceful moving meditation Qigong integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Specific qigong exercises detox or heal specific organs and muscles. When practiced this set conditions every muscle and organ in the body.
Green Tea contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of all teas and has been scientifically tested and proven to be the most detoxing. Medicinally it has had positive beneficial results in cancer treatments.
Sweating is one of our most important mechanisms of natural healing, since it allows the body to rid itself of unwanted materials. The quickest and easiest way to start sweating is in a sauna or steam room.
Then there is exercise.
This formula will help soften and break up toxic waste material while detoxifying cells. Plantain, cascara sagrada, barberry, peppermint, sheep sorrel, fennel seed, ginger root, myrrh gum, red raspberry, rhubarb root, goldenseal, and lobelia. This herbal formula prepares the mucoid plaque for removal and neutralizes stored intestinal toxins such as pesticides, drugs, and heavy metals. It also helps cleanse the liver and other body tissues.
Recipe by Dr Richard Anderson
Bentonite clay derived from volcanic ash is highly effective in absorbing toxins from the intestines and removing them from the body. Bentonite Clay produces an “electrical charge” giving it the ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals from the body.
Research show Vitamin D helps remove mercury safely from the body. It can increase glutathione levels and inhibits the synthesis of inducible nitric oxide synthas (an enzyme).
Meditate means to quite your mind. When the mind is quite the body and brain can self-repair. Detox stress from your life with meditation.
Walk in the ocean detox
Walking in the ocean is a nice way to get a detox hit. 1, your exercising 2, your feet get a good massage from the sand plus it smooths off dead skin. 3. Via your feet you absorb 47 minerals and trace elements. from the seawater. 4. Your'e breathing the best air (ionized) available right there on the beach. 5. Your at the beach!
Walking in the surf
Breathing is our largest system for waste removal eliminating 70% of the waste products produced in our body. Breathing affects the whole body, the nervous system, the heart, the digestive system, muscles, sleep, energy levels, concentration and memory. Deep breathing stretches your lungs increases the levels of oxygen to your organs, calms the nervous system, helps to keep your mind clear, relaxes the small arteries, and permanently lowers blood pressure.
Image by Melanie Weidner
Niacin (vitamin B3)
The use of niacin can accelerate the detoxification process by rupturing the fat cells (lipolysis) that store the toxins and then releasing them for elimination. You must induce sweating either by sauna or vigorous exercise to eliminate toxins that will flood your system when taking niacin.
Start with a low dose of niacin, 50 milligrams then gradually building to a maximum of 500 milligrams. Seek guidance from Dr or Nutionalist for dosing.
Vitamin C is essential in assisting the body in detoxification especially the liver. When the body is deficient in vitamin C the liver function is compromised.
Eating green vegetables, green tea and brown rice increase the amount of toxins we leave in the toilet.
While you are sleeping your body rejuvenates, replenishes and rebuilds. Sleep is critical for brain detoxification. The brain removes toxic wastes through the glymphatic system. Toxins in the brain are responsible the disease Alzheimers and other neurological disorders.
Lack of sleep can lead to headaches, weakened immune system, hallucinations, memory loss and eventually madness.
Yoga is a very effective way to assist the body to detox naturally. Besides being a good form of exercise it also helps with meditation. Yoga promotes proper breathing techniques and stretches and conditions muscles with fluid flexible movements.
How does the body remove toxins?
The body uses the kidneys, liver, skin, lungs, intestines and lymphatic system to keep clean and toxin free.