A Misconception about Detoxification

muscle relaxationAre you feeling sluggish, bloated, can’t sleep, have digestive upset, headaches?

With all the information circling online, in magazines and health food stores you likely will start thinking you may be carrying too many toxins and need a serious detox program.
There is no shortage of products that promise to do just that from Detox smoothies and teas to Liver cleanses of all kinds, the options are endless and can sometimes cause more harm than good, especially when unsupervised by a trained professional.

Did you know that our body detoxes naturally all day and night and every day? So a safer way is to incorporate detox into your daily routine. For example, since the body works especially hard on detoxing during a deep-sleep cycle, it makes sense to support it by improving your sleep. There are many angles on how to do this, but some options include herbs such as mother wart, valerian, milky oat seed and bone broth before bedtime.

Toxicity in the body is always reflected to some degree in the mind and emotions. Many people are caught in a cycle, where the root cause of the physical toxicity is the mental and emotional state themselves, combined with the cumulative actions of a toxic lifestyle. Another way to gently help your body do its daily job of detoxification is to incorporate prayer/meditation, relaxation, whatever that may look like, such as reading, yoga, spending time in nature, etc.

Last, but not least, eating the right foods can help daily detoxification by supporting your bile flow through the liver and gallbladder. Some of those foods include bitters, such as dandelion leaves, artichoke, kale, dill and arugula and herbs like burdock, gentian root, dandelion root, golden seal, etc.

To recap: Better sleep, destressing the mind and emotions and eating the right foods are safe and gentle ways to improve your body’s natural detoxification processes on a daily basis.

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