How to Detox properly: Restore Your Innate Immune System so we all emerge built up for our post lockdown life. This tip is about how to optimize your bodies elimination and detoxification pathways. Here are A few simple ways to amplify your body’s natural detoxing process.
Promote one good daily bowel habit. Get plenty of fibre (that’s oats, wholegrain bread, seeds, fruit and veg) Stay well hydrated. I encourage you to put one or two tablespoons of flaxseed or linseed into a glass of water with maybe a small amount of orange juice or smoothie to flavour it. This should get your bowels moving. It is ideal that we’re going to the toilet “at least once” per day.
Take a sauna for a detox (unless this is not advised by your doctor). For example if you suffer from heart problems or high blood pressure or history of strokes or cloths. Toxins are stored in the fat cells. Evidence has shown that regular saunas help release these toxins and improve your health. You can buy a sauna on done deal website for €500 secondhand. You can also buy a sauna bag on eBay or Amazon.de for around €300 for duty free purchasing. Type in the words “infrared sauna bag”. You simply store them on the floor tiles in a bathroom and set the set the timer, it will heat up to 75 degrees. You have to sit in it for at least 20 minutes or so till you start sweating and then you must sit for a further 20 minutes in a wet sweat to actually release the toxins. In the sauna bag your head is out and your arms and hands are out often so you can read a book and occupy yourself while you were sitting for the 45 minutes. I also recommend saunas for the use of detoxifying from mould mycotoxins as they are excreted by the body via sweat.
Exercise-Obviously if you are running and exercising and producing a sweat this is also a useful way of detoxification. 45mins in sauna = 5-10km exercise
Practicing Deep Breathing- is another way to eliminate toxins because doing so proves a sense of calmness that has positive effects throughout the body. Most of my patients experience depression and anxiety and high levels of stress alongside their gut problem as the gut and brain are connected via your vagus nerve. Many of them have not learned how to relax or even how to breathe. It is really good to see that schools are teaching mindfulness and meditation to children now to arm them with the skills they need later on in life to build mental health resilience to modern life stresses. I give tuition on this and I recommend CBT Therapy.
Drink 2 liters of water per day- Filtered ideally if you have a bad water supply. We love Glencar Water here. You can buy bags in our local Carney shop. Add a squeeze of a lemon or lime into this water. Lemon also helps clean your liver and is very useful to have on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Your liver is the most important organ in your body for detoxification.
“Juice cleanses” and the like that we see on social media do not detoxify your body!! It is a much more complex process than this. Getting your liver to work optimally is the most important thing to try and detox from bacterial endotoxins or mycotoxins I recommend a medical device called Toxaprevent to help your liver function optimally. Contact me for your discount code. Most patients I see have a sluggish liver this is often causing low stomach acid which in turn causes digestive issues.
Drink Less Alcohol-We all know that having more than 14 units of alcohol per week affects our liver so it is advised that you only drink seven or less per week to ensure your liver is in the best condition as possible.
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