While our bodies are amazing and very well equipped to eliminate toxins, they’re not able to counteract the barrage of harmful chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis. Enhancing our natural detoxification systems is the simplest step we can take to ensure overall well-being and avoid conditions that can lead to chronic illness. We will be going through what detoxing is, why you should detox, and the 7 ways to detox safely.
What is Detoxing?
A detoxifying journey, or cleanse, is nothing more than avoiding all products that make our “filtering” organs (liver and kidneys) work extra hard. While limiting the incoming toxins, increase everything that helps them function better: Drink plenty of water, eat fresh fruit and raw vegetables, drink green tea, spend some time in a sauna or hammam (in other words: sweat!), and make sure to reach your goal of enough hours of sleep. This way the detox works on two levels: adding more vitamins and minerals, and breaking down harmful chemicals faster and easier than usual. This allows our system to recover, take a breath, and focus on breaking down any residual toxins that may have been accumulating over time. The result is better health overall, visible improvement in skin and hair appearance, higher levels of energy, fewer mood swings, and improved performance.
Why Should You Detox?
The environment is the biggest reasoning for why we should detox safely. Everyday stress, air pollutants, ultra-processed food, toxic chemicals in almost all the cosmetics we apply, the cleaning products we spray around our houses, and heavy metals in the water pipes coming to our homes make it hard for our bodies to keep up. The organs responsible for filtering out anything harmful didn’t have enough time to evolve and keep up with modern times.
Our food is nothing more than accumulating amounts of preservatives, GMOs, pesticides, dyes, and plasticizers, prepared on heavy metals such as Teflon, packaged in plastic, and consumed at all times of day and night. The issue is so prominent that there’s an actual term for these substances: “Persistent Organic Pollutants” (POP). POPs are harmful to the human body in countless ways and have already been linked to numerous symptoms and illnesses, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
Yes, it can be overwhelming when you think about all the environmental and health issues that we’re fighting against today, and it’s not always easy (or affordable) to make the best choice for your body. The definite way to help alleviate some of the symptoms, slow down the damage, and support your organs is detoxing. Now that we have all of that cleared up, here are the 7 ways to detox safely.
7 Ways to Detox Safely
1. GET YOUR ANTIOXIDANTS
Make the most of this powerful weapon against invading pollutants: Antioxidants. The best part about them? They’re everywhere: fruits high in vitamin C, green tea, black pepper, omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts and salmon.
Antioxidants ensure that our cells are protected against harmful substances and, according to numerous studies, they help eliminate reactive oxygen compounds in our bodies – or, as you may already know them, free radicals. These free radicals attack healthy cell units and make them age faster – which leads to deteriorating health of the body and brain. Plant foods in particular, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and high-quality vegetable oils and nuts, are rich in antioxidants.
Probably one of the most relaxing methods to detoxify the body is a sauna or a hammam session. Relaxing in steam helps reduce stress, stimulates metabolism, and strengthens the immune system. Wait, there’s more: the heat has a particularly detoxifying effect on the largest of all organs – our skin. Our body starts to sweat when we are hot, which leads to a loss of fluids, and pollutants get flushed out as well. Also, the rising body temperature increases the blood flow to the cells, which helps remove toxins more quickly.
Note: If you’re suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease, you should check with your doctor before taking a sauna or hammam session.
3. MINIMIZE STRESS
Stress becomes a problem when it is chronic, setting our bodies in a constant flight-or-fight state and releasing emergency chemicals. This state is also called “distress”. Distress is harmful to numerous bodily functions. It leads to a decreased function of the immune system, a weakening of the cardiovascular system, and a sharp drop in mental performance. Bodies under chronic stress constantly release cortisol, which causes faster aging in some brain areas and prevents the formation of new neurons. Therefore, the reduction of cortisol is definitely one of the most important factors in the detoxification process. If you want help with fighting stress, we recommend trying the Vagus Cell. You can learn more about it here
4. NO ALCOHOL OR NICOTINE
There’s no way around it: a successful detox means zero alcohol and nicotine. Even though these stimulants can lead to a feeling of relaxation, they have the exact opposite effect on the body cells. A cigarette does not only damage our lungs, but also the heart, immune system, and skin. The body can neither compensate for the consumption of nicotine, nor break down its harmful substances. The same applies to alcohol, which has to be filtered out primarily by the liver. This process damages the cell structure of the liver and slows down the breakdown of fatty acids.
5. DRINK MORE WATER
Fill up this water bottle or mason jar and make sure you take it everywhere with you. Water keeps things moving through the liver, kidneys, lungs, intestines, skin, and the lymphatic system making sure the toxins move out too. During a detox plan, up to 60 oz (1.7 l) of water a day is an excellent start. Drinking plenty of water ensures that the body has enough fluid to get rid of all water-soluble toxins.
6. ELIMINATE YOUR INTAKE OF SUGAR
We all know that sugar messes with our bodies and minds. All research links high consumption of sugar to obesity and depression, as well as serious chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, fatty liver disease, and diabetes. It also accelerates cellular aging and skin aging. Eliminating sugar, specifically added sugar, for at least a week and up to a month will enhance any detoxification (or healing) process and improve your overall health. Take our word for it! Here is how to make killing sugar a bit easier.
7. DETOX SAFELY WITH THE DETOX CELL
The Detox Cell, like all our FrequenCells, uses frequency medicine to help the body eliminate harmful substances faster and more efficiently. Selected frequencies that promote detoxification are transmitted through the Cell and successively absorbed by the human body. In this way, detoxification and the purification process are stimulated in a completely natural way. You can learn more about this FrequenCell here.
Overall, detoxifying is easier when you think of it as more of a long-term approach to a healthier and longer life versus a quick fix. While our bodies are naturally equipped to deal with low levels of some toxins, they often cannot cope with the elevated levels of toxins we are exposed to today. The bottom line? It’s up to us to assist them with smart daily choices.