7 Tips to Detox Naturally

This time of year, spring cleaning is on everybody’s mind. But have you thought about a spring clean for your body too? Many of us are unaware of the toxins we encounter and consume every day. They are in the air we breathe, in the food and drink we consume, and are also in our everyday house hold cleaning and body products. These toxins can build up in our bodies and have negative effects on our health.

Our bodies are designed to eliminate toxins naturally by neutralizing and excreting them through our major organs, such as our colon, liver, kidney, lungs, lymph and skin. However, our systems are often already overloaded with lifestyle and environmental pollutants and often need extra help to continue to support our detox organs. Detoxification recharges the body, enhances immune function, prevents chronic diseases, supports digestive health, encourages weight loss, and improves mental and emotional clarity.

Natural support for your detox systems:

  1. Increase water intake to 2 litres (min) a day to help flush out any toxins and waste.
  2. Eat a high fibre diet with plenty of vegetables to help eliminate toxins, and support the liver.
  3. Increase cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage and herbs such as parsley, coriander, dill and rosemary as these all support the liver.
  4. Dandelion, nettle, lemon and ginger tea are great ways to boost detoxification.
  5. Avoid processed foods as these contain chemical additives, colourings, preservatives, sweeteners and other flavour enhancers.
  6. Eat organic or wild foods when possible to minimise exposure to pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics and other drugs lurking in our foods.

Exercise daily as sweating promotes toxin elimination through the skin.

This information has been brought to you by Nutritional Therapist and College of Naturopathic Medicine Graduate Jackie Ryan, who specialises in weight management.

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