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Removing toxins from your body
July 23, 2013, 11:45 am
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Detoxification is nothing new – our bodies have been doing it since the day we were born. Detoxification is one of the body's most basic automatic functions of eliminating and neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin.
 
However, with the number of chemicals and pollutants swimming around in our food, air and water supply, our bodies get overworked and need a helping hand. So here are 12 things you can do today to help clean up your inner ecosystem without having to embark on a massive cleanse.
 
Go green:
Adding more greens to your diet, whether eating or juicing them will help to increase the alkaline level in your body, sending much needed nutrients to your cells for cleansing, repair and regeneration not to mention replenishing those all important red blood cells.
 
Get brushing:
Sloughing off dead skin cells with a dry skin brush helps to get the lymphatic system moving and push toxins out of the body. Let's not ignore the fact that it can also help reduce cellulite! Get high on
 
Water:
Drinking enough water every day is super important in staying hydrated and helping to flush out toxins and impurities. So swap the soda for water!
 
Herb it up:
Adding herbs like coriander, parsley and watercress to your meals or juices is an easy way to help rid the body of toxins. Watercress is especially good at stimulating cleansing enzymes in the liver.
 
Breathe deeply:
A ccording t o t he ' Tao of Breathing', up to 70 percent of our body's waste products are eliminated via our lungs and the rest through the urine, skin and other waste. So when we shallow breath, less oxygen is available to our cell which slows down the flow of blood carrying waste from the kidneys and lungs.

Fiber frenzy:
By a dding s ufficient f iber to your diet, you naturally help to cleanse the colon as it works as an internal sweep helping to remove any undigested food from your intestines. Chia seeds are great for this.
 
Hot'n Cold Hydrotherapy: By switching the water in your shower from hot to cold and back again a few times, you help to wake up the lymphatic system, boost the immune system and increase detoxification.
 
Dump the junk:
Removing addictive foods such as refined sugars and processed foods will improve your body's pH and help normalize your internal ecosystem. The internal state of our body is massively overlooked and what you put into your body plays a major role in your state of health.
 
Get your RAW on:
Eat more raw food purely because whole plant-based foods in their raw form are packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes which are essential for optimal health. This means your body gets the best of what the food has to offer, while the enzymes help to digest the food for you, freeing up your body's energy to carry out its normal functions such as detox, repair and cell regeneration.
 
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