5 Easy ways to Eliminate Toxins!
If you read Toxins? Where? blog, this is Part 2, how to naturally cleanse toxins from your body. As we discussed in Part 1, toxins include both natural and unnatural substances—such as: foods, liquids, air, heavy metals, chemicals, pollutants, bacteria, viruses, and more—simply by eating, drinking, breathing, or absorbing them through our skin. In addition, any “good” or “bad” organisms living inside our bodies—such as intestinal bacteria, parasites, or yeasts—produce metabolic waste.
Detoxifying or cleansing your body may be one strategy you choose to implement, as it may help keep your digestion on track and reduce or prevent stagnation and reabsorption.
Did you know you have complete control over assisting your body with detoxification? AND… there are 5 (FIVE) elimination organs that your body uses to cleanse toxins! Each of the five major elimination organs—the kidneys, liver, lungs, colon, and skin—have their own specific means of cleansing and detoxing. Let’s explore these five elimination organs and how you can support yourself using them:
These are all listed in great detail – and more, in Part III of Intestinal Health book www.intestinalhealthbook.com
- The Skin – is the largest of the five elimination organs
Cleansing or detoxification via the skin can be done with:
- Active Exercise – sweating
- Hot baths or hot tubs
- Steam saunas or vapor caves
- Bikram Yoga (hot yoga)
- Deep tissue or lymph drainage massage
- Infrared saunas – which also provide many other benefits
- The Lungs – without breath, we do not live and slow, quiet breathing increases oxygen flow to the body’s cells. Consider using the following techniques:
- Vigorous exercise with deep breathing
- Yoga or Pilates breathing
- The Kidneys – are responsible for filtering waste from the blood and releasing it through the urine. Some of the following may assist in cleansing your kidneys:
- Kidney cleansing herbs* such as: hydrangea, gravel, or marshmallow root; parsley, goldenrod, ginger, Uva Ursi (bearberry), black cherry concentrate, vitamin B6, and magnesium oxide. * Consult with your health care practitioner for the correct use and dosages.
- Drink unsweetened cranberry juice
- Lots and lots of clean water.
- The Liver – The liver is the body’s primary detoxification organ. The two primary methods of cleansing the liver (and gallbladder) include:
- Liver/Gallbladder Flush’s – The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush by Andreas Moritz.
- Two phases are applied to a liver flush for best results * Always consult with your health care practitioner to insure this is the right protocol for your health situation.
- The two phases are:
- Preparation, including the recommended dietary and lifestyle changes, for one to six weeks prior to the flush based on your health condition
- The actual flush, which typically lasts 36 hours from beginning to end
- Herbal formulas – * Use only as directed by the manufacturer or your health care practitioner.
- The Colon – also known as the large intestines, is where nutrient absorption is finalized, stool is dehydrated, and waste material is passed out of the body. Maintaining a clean colon is imperative to overall good health! Here are a few ideas to assist in cleaning your colon:
- Colonics or colon hydrotherapy – open or closed system or colema board
- Herbal cleanses *Use only as directed by the manufacturer or your health care practitioner.
- Bentonite clay
- High water-content foods such as fruits, vegetables, squashes, and roots
- Fibrous foods such as grains, beans, legumes, greens, berries, etc.
In conclusion, the goal of a cleansing program is to flush out toxins and pollutants that may have collected in your body and assist in their elimination.
As mentioned above, while our bodies are designed to “self-clean,” if this natural input-output mechanism may become overwhelmed, sluggish, or interrupted, the toxic substances that should be excreted may stagnate or be reabsorbed into our bloodstream and body cavities. This process may result in internal toxicity, which may, in turn, lead to ill health, if not outright disease.
Remember, it took a long time to get to where you are today, so be patient with yourself and the process and stick with it: increasing overall health, intestinal health and well-being can be yours!
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