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5 Detox Methods: How to Cleanse Your Body of Toxins

Detox methods for smokers like this woman and others. Cleanse your body

If you often feel tired for no reason, often have allergic responses, or suffer from bloating all the time, it may be time to try detox methods. That’s particularly true after party seasons like Christmas where people tend to let loose and not look after themselves as much as usual. The New Year is usually when you’ll see a rise in people talking about how to cleanse your body of toxins and revamp workouts. That’s when they feel the full force of their recent actions on their general health.

How Toxins Affect the Body

Toxins play a huge role in how you feel and how well your body is able to function. While your body does have natural defense mechanisms to get rid of toxins, sometimes you need to give them a helping hand rather than being a hindrance. The systems in your body that release toxins are:

  • Kidneys
  • Intestines
  • Lungs
  • Lymphatic system
  • Skin

Sometimes though toxins enter the body at a faster rate than these systems can remove them from the body, or the systems may become compromised. As a result, your immune system can suffer, along with your general health. Acne and chronic fatigue are just two of many symptoms that can occur if toxins are floating around in the body.

So, here are detox methods to help cleanse your body of toxins. The goal is to regain a healthy, fully-functioning system overall.

Detox Methods: 1. Reduce Human-Made Toxins

First of all, you need to start cutting out all the harmful toxins that you’re putting into your body. Common toxins include:

  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Coffee
  • Foods containing
    • Saturated fats
    • Refined sugars

These are the main guilty parties when it comes to harmful habits, so try to cut them out entirely or cut down as much as you can every day.

While you cannot remove all toxins from life as they surround you every day in the air and elsewhere. But it is possible to reduce many of them, such as cigarettes… and stress.

2. Lower Stress, Starting Today

Stress is another big contender that contributes towards the toxin levels in your body. Stress hormones release toxins so try to find ways to manage your stress levels. You could try yoga and meditation, for example, which are proven stress relievers.

Alternatively, go on walks to unwind after a busy day as one of many natural detox methods. And those toxic people in your life? Remove them completely from your social network or, if it’s not possible to say goodbye because you work with them, for instance, then limit your interactions.

3. Stimulate Your Body’s Elimination Organs

The liver, intestines, kidneys, and skin are “elimination organs,” meaning they naturally help flush out toxins from the body. But if they need a little encouragement to do so then one option is to use herbs, such as dandelion root and milk thistle. Herbs can help to stimulate your liver, as can drinking green tea.

To help your gut, make sure you stick to anti-inflammatory foods. Why? The healthier and less aggravated your intestines are, the more successfully they can process nutrients and remove toxins.

Also, an infrared sauna can help your body to eliminate toxic chemicals by inducing sweating through the use of heat. When your body sweats, it contains toxins that the skin can remove from your body.

4. More Detox Methods: Boost Circulation

Next on the detox methods list is improving circulation. With better circulation, your body can remove toxins.

Two systems – circulatory and lymphatic – transport the blood cells that make up your immune system. Thankfully, improving your circulation can be easy enough to do with:

  • Exercise – cardio and strength training
  • Massages
  • Hydration – drink enough water!
  • Vibration therapy

5. Refuel with Nutrients – Including Supplements

The best way to start refueling during a detox is with clean food, in combination with plenty of water and less refined sugars and saturated fats. That makes sense as when you consume less toxins then your organs will be better able to process and remove any impurities.

Therefore, detox methods can include refueling with healthy nutrients. You know where I’m going with this:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Proteins

By going nutritious with these foods, you’ll be consuming plenty of nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Not only will your energy levels increase but you’ll also support the correct functioning of your organs.

You could even use supplements to support this eating plan, such as glutathione or GSH, which neutralizes toxins to support effective immune function. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant because it helps maintain active forms of other antioxidants, including vitamins E and C. Furthermore, GSH functions as a sort of shield to the cells in that it protects them from free radicals day in and day out.

Detox Methods to Cleanse Your Body of Toxins

Detoxing can be a great way to cleanse your body of toxins and make sure it is in full working order. Various detox methods can protect you against a range of diseases and allergic reactions, as well as supporting your general well-being. There are even natural detox at home

Some people swear by detoxing at least once a year, but if you’re pregnant or have any health conditions that may not be in your best interests. Always see a doctor before making any changes to your lifestyle, including how to cleanse your body of toxins. This medical expert can best advise you on whether it is a safe option for you and how best to do so.

Have you ever done one of these detox methods or known someone who has? What are your experiences?

40 thoughts on “5 Detox Methods: How to Cleanse Your Body of Toxins”

  1. Improving circulation is a great aspect to include, you’ve shared some fab tips! It’s the lowering stress part I struggle with!
    Have a relaxing weekend, Christy xx

  2. Love this! We posted our detox blogs on the same day! hehe Can I add a link in my blog to yours on the benefits of completing the detox program I posted?

  3. You know when you see something you are just meant to see? That was your blog post this morning Christy. With the recent events in my life my diet has gone to pot. I’m eating rubbish; chocolate, biscuits, crisps etc, I’m not sleeping properly, I’m emotionally stressed. I made the decision the other day to get my body back on the healthy foods, your blog post is just the jump start I needed. So much information and ideas I feel you’ve given me my wake up call. Thank you Christy xxx

    1. Don’t be too hard on yourself Dawn as you’re simply trying to cope and it happens to all of us that we have “go to’s” that aren’t so healthy. One day at a time, sweetie, one day at a time xo

    2. I know you are right lovely Christy. I’m improving a little each day on the not so good for you yet tastes so delicious food. I know I need to be healthy and strong to look after Mom, sometimes the “go to” snacks just have to be eaten at the moment xx

  4. Melissa Seifrit

    There are some things on this list that I never considered. Vibration Therapy. That’s something that intrigues me :) Another informative post. Thanks Christy.

    1. Right?! Vibration therapy and lots of other methods are growing in popularity. It’s interesting to research and see what’s new. Thanks sweets and happy Friday!!

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