In the health and wellness community the term detox has always a hot topic and is often a conversation that can be heard buzzing amongst health enthusiasts – and for good reason!
But this isn’t a topic that only your health guru friends should be chatting about. No, detoxing is a conversation everyone should be having! Why? Because everyone should reap the benefits of detoxing. Who doesn’t want to feel; younger, lighter, hotter and healthier?!
With 2017 well on its way, and the last of the holiday parties long gone, it may be a good time for a detox. Embrace a healthier, younger, refreshed and focused you – perfect to tackle the rest of 2017 as your best self.
Everyone should be including detox practices into their daily routines. Detoxing will revitalize your health, your body and your mind.
But first, what is detoxing?
Detoxing is the act of sustaining from or eliminating the body of unhealthy substances, toxins and free radicals. Detoxing rids you of any impurities that have accumulated in your body.
That brings up the next question…
Why should you detox?
Your body is working 24/7 around the clock to keep you alive and it is constantly being bombarded with things like; bad habits (over-eating junk food, smoking, ect.) pollution, stress, negative people, built up toxins and so much more. It is important to get these things out of your system so your body can functional optimally, oh and of course leave you feeling trimmer, more energetic, younger and overall more attractive.
Your body deserves a helping hand and break – and that’s what detoxing is all about.
What are the Benefits of Detoxing?
- Boosts your energy
- Eliminate excess waste being held in your body
- Improves your skin
- Improves focus and concentration
- Reverses aging and feeling younger
- Weight loss and overall feeling lighter
- General sense of well-being
- Improves immune system
- Allows organs to work more efficiently
- Improved sleep
- And so much more!
Whether you are a familiar friend with detoxing or a new acquaintance, here are a few detox habits to get you in the right direction of being happy and healthy!
6 detoxing habits that will totally revitalize your life in 2017! Leaving you feeling younger and healthier!
- Sleeping with onions at the bottom of your socks
(Now this may sound a bit woo-woo but stick with it for a second.)
Most of us don’t think about the bottoms of our feet too often, if ever really at all (unless it’s to book a pedicure appointment). But, did you know that the bottoms of your feet offer direct access points to all your internal organs. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC) the bottom of feet are known to have thousands of meridians and nerve endings which each correlate to an organ in your body.
Onions are air purifiers, and when placed topically on skin they are known to kill germs and bacteria. When you sleep with onions on the bottoms of your feet, the phosphoric acid in onions is released and soaked up into your feet. The phosphoric acid (which is highly cleansing) then goes through all the nerve endings and up into your organs helping to purify and detox your blood as well as your organs. Your organs will be sparkling from the inside out!
- Intermittent Fasting
The word fasting can really freak some people out, but there are some studies that show it is an excellent form of detox and can offer a much-needed break for your body. (And don’t worry you won’t starve.)
Intermittent fasting is the practice of having longer periods of non-eating than eating. For example, one very popular time frame in the intermittent fasting community is a 16 hour fast and then you eat all your meals during the remaining 8 hours of the day.
Some researchers believe that if we are always eating we never give our body a break from digesting and it never has the chance to properly restore and repair itself because the body’s energy is instead occupied by constantly breaking down food.
Intermittent fasting has been known to provide individuals with:
- Weight loss
- Improved energy
- Improved cell regeneration
- Lowered insulin levels (aka lets your body start to burn fat!)
- Improved digestion
- Golden milk
You’re probably thinking the last time you checked milk was white – don’t worry you’re right on that one. Golden milk get’s its name from the all-star ingredient. . .turmeric. Side note: depending on the recipe you use there is no actual milk in it, but rather coconut milk or even coconut oil.
Turmeric is the goddesses of all spices and you should be consuming it daily! It offers a world of health and detox benefits, and is especially known to detox and cleanse the liver (perfect after a night out on the town!).
- EFT Tapping
EFT what?! EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. EFT is technique that combines over 5000 years of Eastern medicine practices to help rid your body of negative energies, toxins and more. EFT can be used to help detox your body and mind, by removing barriers that may cause you to be holding onto physical or emotional toxins (i.e. weight, stress, anxiety, poor digestion etc.).
EFT tapping consists of tapping 5-7 times on specific meridian (energy) points on your body to rebalance, cleanse and detoxify your system of any physical or emotional toxins.
Think of EFT tapping as having similar benefits to an acupuncture treatment – only cheaper (love it)!
- Cupping Therapy
Cupping therapy is amazing for helping you feel younger, healthier and more relaxed. An alternative therapy that consists of glass bulbs being placed on your skin creating a tight suction. This suction draws impurities from deep within the skin, allows new fresh blood to circulate and carries away stagnant blood, dead/damaged cells and any other toxins (similar to a deep tissue massage), making it the perfect detox treatment to add to your health regime.
This practice will leave your skin feeling refreshed, tighter and rejuvenated.
- Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal (no, not the stuff that goes in the barbeque) has a very special power of being highly absorbing. Why does this matter? Well, when activated charcoal capsules are taken orally they do this incredible thing where as they make their way through your body they absorb up any toxins or things that shouldn’t be there along the way!
Activated charcoal is so good at this that doctors have used it on patients who have consumed too much alcohol or drugs to help rid their systems of these toxins.
Glow from the inside out!
Detoxification is a necessary process if you are looking to feel young, vibrant and healthy! Your body does so much for you, by implementing a few detoxing habits into your daily routine you are returning the favor and helping your body out. Detoxing will leave you glowing from the inside out.