We live in a toxic soup! Although our bodies are created to detoxify, I am not so sure we were built to overcome this level of toxins that have been grandfathered in by the EPA. Did you know tens of thousands of chemicals were grandfathered in that do not require a study on health effects? I do believe our health can improve through simple measures to overcome this assault on our bodies.
Detoxification is the process of eliminating toxins from the body, allowing it to function optimally. Our bodies naturally detoxify through organs like the liver, kidneys, and skin, but modern lifestyles and environmental contamination can overload these systems. By minimizing your toxin exposure by using nontoxic cleaning products, eating fresh organic food, avoiding plastics when possible, your body can tap in to Divine design and heal while using these simple methods here!
If you have eczema, autoimmune disease, allergies or findings on your blood work like eosinophils, I do think it may be worth doing a parasite cleanse first prior to this nutritional detoxification. See my blog on parasite cleanses to consider first. Also, if you have complicated health issues, we encourage you to discuss with your doctor first before doing a detox.
Drinking an adequate amount of water is fundamental to the detox process. Water helps flush out toxins, improves digestion, and keeps the body functioning at its best. Use filtered or Reverse Osmosis water. If you use Reverse Osmosis water, you need to add minerals via sea salts or mineral supplements like the DFH Complete Mineral Complex.
Consuming a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals supports the body's detox pathways. Include fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to provide essential nutrients. My rule of thumb is that if you can’t pluck it out of the earth, off a tree, kill it or milk it, don’t eat or drink it. Eat real food.
Herbal Teas and Detoxifying Foods
Certain herbs and foods, such as green tea, dandelion, milk thistle, and cilantro, have natural detoxifying properties. Incorporating these into your diet can enhance the body's ability to eliminate toxins. Eat from the rainbow, meaning fruits and vegetables with all the colors of the rainbow.
Three basic supplements can help a gentle detox but should be done ideally with a provider who understands detoxification pathways. Your gut health should be stable first. If not, go see your holistic healthcare provider. Designs for Health has the Charcoal binder with zeolite, the LV-GB which is the liver and gallbladder support, and the S-acetyl Glutathione Synergy for the antioxidant detox support. These should provide a seamless detox. If you don’t feel well on these, you start at the lowest dosage and move up slowly.
You can purchase these supplments as a Purchase the Detox Bundle at Designs For Health.
We highly recommend you find a good lymphatic massage therapist to help
you during this venture. We don’t give our lymphatics enough credit for our health. If you are local to us in the North Charlote area, we really love Julie Jetzer. She can do thermogram images before and after detox and lymphatic massage to track progress objectively.
Saunas have been used for centuries in various cultures for their therapeutic benefits. Whether it's a traditional dry sauna or an infrared sauna, the heat generated induces sweating, promoting a range of health benefits. Check out my Health Benefits of Sauna blog for more information on the all the many benefits of Sauna. It's not just for detoxification.
Take a look at our Sauna packages and book yours today by calling the office 704-775-6029 and setting up an appointment.
Detoxification Through Sweating
Sweating is one of the most effective ways to eliminate toxins from the body. Saunas elevate your core body temperature, prompting a deep sweat that expels impurities through the skin.
Relaxation and Stress Reduction
Sauna sessions provide a tranquil environment, promoting relaxation and reducing stress. It is a great time to meditate and listen to your favorite frequencies. The heat soothes muscles, releases tension, and triggers the release of endorphins, contributing to an overall sense of well-being. Rinse off in the shower after to feel fresh to go back into the world!
The heat from saunas dilates blood vessels, leading to increased circulation. This helps deliver more oxygen to the body's tissues, promoting better nutrient absorption and aiding in the elimination of waste products. Combining the practices of detoxification, lymphatic massage and sauna therapy can be a powerful way to enhance your overall well-being. By adopting a healthy, nutrient-rich diet and incorporating regular sauna sessions into your routine, you can support your body's natural detoxification processes and experience the benefits of these time-tested practices. Prioritize self-care and give your body the attention it deserves for a healthier, more balanced life. For you parents, your children need to see you practice self-care too!
If you have more complicated detoxification pathways like methylation issues, severe chemical
sensitivities, medicine intolerances, or you have a lot of medical issues, it is worth seeking your local functional medicine provider to navigate this complex health issues. We would love to see you at Benton Integrative Medicine for exploration of health optimization!
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