Saturday, October 6, 2012

Detoxing Your Body Naturally 3 Solutions

Detoxing Your Body Naturally – 3 Simple Solutions

  1. Juice

Juicing isn’t just a trendy way to lose weight or consume more greens—it’s a powerful tool for detoxing your body. Mix organic vegetables with greens and purified water and have as a snack daily, or, if you’re experienced, power yourself through a fast. Juicing isn’t part of the famed Gerson cancer therapy for nothing. This is also one great way for how to detox your body naturally using healing foods. Check out our article on juicing for more tips.
  1. Drink lemon water

Beginners should start every day with a glass of lemon water; it is among natural liver cleansing foods, which are major players in the body’s detoxification process. (It even fights fat and boosts your immune system.) Those experienced in fasting might attempt the lemon-water-cayenne-pepper-maple-syrup fast, which lets the GI tract rest and gives your liver more energy and minerals to do its job.
  1. Sweat

One of the body’s natural method of toxin removal is sweating, which is why we advocate moderate exercise and even the occasional venture into a dry sauna. Used in conjunction with other methods, like drinking water with lemon or juicing, sweating can help with detoxing the body.
Perhaps the best combination with sweating toxins out, however, is consuming niacin, or vitamin B3. Your skin will flush and you may experience some discomfort, but the niacin is, over several days and increased dosages, breaking fat cells. Guess what’s in these cells? Toxins. When the toxins are released, they’re sweated out or removed via urine or the GI tract. You’ll be that much closer to a detoxed body. Food grade activated charcoal is also another good one

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Detox Baths

A detox bath is something you can create at home with ingredients you probably already have. Unlike commercial bubble baths, oils, and salts, this isn’t just designed to make your skin soft and smell good—it’s made to actually help rid the body of toxins, alleviate pain, improve tissue health, and help you relax.
Use this bath a few days a week to help remove toxins from your skin and to encourage general health. This is especially useful if you are fasting or doing another internal detox, as it is a gentle way to slowly and safely encourage daily pollutants and toxins out of the body.
There are a few different DIY detox bath recipe options. Follow the basic recipe and then make changes as you see fit. If at all possible, use the most filtered water you can, whether it come from a shower filter or whole house filtration device.
Basic Recipe (Store these ingredients in a clean jar with a tight fitting lid and add 1 C. of mixture into running bath water):
  • 2 cups of Epsom Salts
  • 2 cups of Sea Salts (any kind will work, but those especially suited for healing properties are best)
  • 2  cups of Baking Soda
Additional Options (Add these at bath time):
  • Several drops of essential oils to scent the bath. We like sandalwood or lavender if you want something calming. Try sweet orange or another citrusy scent if you want an energizing bath.
  • 3-5 T. fresh minced ginger: to increase circulation and add scent
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar: to soften the skin.
The salts in your bath will decrease inflammation and draw toxins from the skin. They can also work to heal wounds and blemishes. Baking soda will refresh the skin and balance the ph levels in your tissues.
Not only does a bath like this have more benefits than a commercially packaged bubble bath, it looks prettier sitting on the edge of your tub. Try hot water on days when you need to relax and a cooler bath when you are looking for a pick-me-up.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Unannounced nutritious and life giving foods

  • Quinoa - You’ve likely heard of it because it’s experienced a growing resurgence in the past few years. But, quinoa has been around for ages. The Incas of South America refer to this food as chisaya mama, or the mother of all grains. It’s high in protein, calcium, and iron, and is very versatile. Cook with herbs and diced veggies or form with legumes and seasonings into veggie patties. Due to it’s high protein content, it is great to help makeup a high protein vegetarian diet, and can be used with natural remedies for hair loss and hair thinning.
  • Spirulina - Spirulina isan algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is said to be one of the oldest life forms on earth and has been eaten as long ago as the 9th century in the Kanem Empire of Chad. It’s good for your eyes, your skin, allergies, and stabilizing blood sugar.
  • Sacha Inchi - This food is a little more obscure, but has been consumed in the Amazon jungle for ages. It’s considered a superfood of the ancient Incas and is reported to contain concentrated Omega-3 fats. It’s also rich in iodine, and vitamins A and E.
  • Maca - Another ancient Incan superfood, Maca can be found in the mountains of Peru. It’s said to be an excellent all-natural energy source and also contains numerous plant sterols, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and iodine.