Our bodies are made to detox… daily. These are the 3 major things we need to keep in check if we want to make sure we are detoxing our bodies from all the waste it wants out.
Sweating is a major detoxing method. The skin is our largest organ. However many of us use antiperspirant which not only contains harmful chemicals that disrupt hormone balance but also keep us from sweating. This is a major no-no if you want to actually rid your body of the toxins it’s naturally made to get rid of. Opt for a deodorant and skip the antiperspirant.
Our bowel movements are a major factor in good health. We are equipped with this plumbing system that actually dumps the waste and keeps the good. If you aren’t having healthy bowel movements you are holding onto waste product that can not only make you uncomfortable and bloated but can cause imbalances in your health as well.
If you are opting for more fibre make sure you are having more water, if you have more fibre it will bulk up and without an increased intake of water it will simply sit around in your colon and this can be super uncomfortable.
I often recommend the squatty potty, I won’t get into too much detail but I suggest you watch the video online, simply search it. I will say this… even those who thought they were having “normal” bowel movements have been seriously surprised when using the squatty potty.
For more bowel support check out my post here.
Our liver metabolizes hormones and plays a major role when it comes to detoxification. Having cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts can be a great support for liver hormone metabolism. For a delicious bacon and Brussel sprouts recipe click here.
A cup of hot lemon water in the morning (real lemon squeezed into the water) is also a gentle support for the liver and helps bowels as well.
There you have it. These are 3 simple things we can and should be doing on the daily in order to support our bodies natural detoxing processes. So before you jump to a major intense cleanse, make sure you are doing the simple steps to support your body’s daily detoxing.
Dr. Nadia Rizzo, ND