Full Body Detox

Full Body Detox – Top 7 Holistic Detoxification Strategies

There are numerous detoxification processes that can be executed in order to remove waste and build a healthier immune system. However, some detox methods can be harmful to the body because they can be strenuous and may contain the usage of toxic substances that may worsen the body rather than naturally heal it. 

The best way to heal the body naturally is through natural detoxification that does not involve harsh chemicals, outrageous detox diets or strenuous activities that harm the body over time. Rather, natural detoxification allows you to listen to your own body and take action as needed in order to eliminate toxins safely. Natural detoxification can target different parts of the body that take in the most waste such as the liver, kidneys, digestive system, cardiovascular system, and lymphatic system.

Natural detoxification can help those who suffer from high blood pressure, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases that can result in oxidative stress which is an imbalance between the systemic manifestation of reactive oxygen species and a biological system's ability to readily detoxify. The detoxification system in our bodies must be safely healed in order to prevent oxidative stress from worsening. These are some of the best ways to start a full body detox safely and holistically: 

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1. Organic Coffee Enema

As controversial as this sounds, organic coffee enema is a game changer while living with toxicity in our world today. An organic coffee enema facilitates the release of toxins by stimulating the liver to produce more bile. 

Bile is a bodily fluid that has a role in fat digestion and into which many toxins, both internally and externally generated, are dissolved for removal from the body through the gallbladder, small intestine, and colon. This allows the liver to rid itself of many toxins quickly, freeing it to process more blood-transported toxins from the body. 

Coffee produces theophylline and theobromine by further increasing blood flow to the liver and allows the blood in your body to pass through the liver about every three minutes.

The blood vessels then become dilated and carry toxins out of the body in the bile which results in the speeding transit of waste through the colon. This liver cleanse results in a systemic detoxification effect and greater overall well-being. 

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2. Water Fasting

Water fasting is the process of consuming absolutely nothing but water for 24-72 hours and should only be done within this time frame. Fasting for much longer requires medical supervision and should not be attempted at one’s own terms. Water fasting can help to reduce chronic diseases and stimulate the breakdown of old cells as well as target weight loss and lower blood pressure. 

To prepare for water fasting, people usually eat smaller portions of their food 4 days prior to the fast to train the body to go without food for a longer period of time. Once the water fast begins, the body allows itself to perform natural bodily processes that rids of toxins in the body, especially if one’s diet is heavy in processed foods or drinks excessive amounts of alcohol. After the water fasting period ends, it is advised not to eat a huge meal right away. Begin eating small portions of food, preferably something soft in order to safely  transition from the fast.

3. The Power of Kangen Water 

Kangen water is an alkaline, antioxidant, mineral-rich water that is described to be more easily absorbed than other water because the clusters of water cells are smaller. Alkaline water has a pH level of 8.5 - 9.5 which helps to boost immunity and bring your body back to balance while neutralizing and excreting unwanted chemicals and toxins caused by stress, poor diet, and external environmental factors. Kangen water allows the body to be properly hydrated because it does not remove any minerals that are lost in the purification process of bottled water and is hydrogen-rich. 

It also acts as an antioxidant to reduce free-radicals and lower oxidative stress because it contains a negative oxidation-reduction potential, indicating its higher anti-oxidizing potential for enhanced nutrient absorption. This allows the body to clean itself while providing balance to the immune system. Kangen water can also help with fat loss, can fight against the effects of aging, can help the digestive system process and release waste.

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4. Daily Breathwork 

Practicing morning breathworks allows the body to open up the lungs and heart and creates a meditative state that releases internal toxins physically and mentally.

Morning breathwork is one of the easiest natural detoxification processes to execute and if done routinely, the mind and body can naturally listen to itself and get rid of any negative toxins that may hinder the ability to function throughout the day. 

Morning breathwork can help detect unhealthy breathing cycles, decrease blood pressure and stress, strengthen lungs and heart in the cardiovascular system and center the mind and chemically balance the nervous system.

This process requires mindful, conscious control and takes varying degrees of concentration in order to make the most of the session. This practice can be executed at any time of the day for however long the body sees fit. Such practices can be done through different breathwork practices such as mindful meditation or pranayama.

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5. Natural Bentonite Clay Detox 

For centuries, humanity has utilized clays, externally or internally, for maintaining body health or treating some diseases. There are few scientific articles reviewing the beneficial effects of clays on body function.

Bentonite clay is one of the clays available in nature and is used as traditional habits and remedies in many cultures. Bentonite clay has been shown to act as a detoxifying agent. This property is referred to as poly-cationic nature, which leads to the absorption of negatively charged toxins.

When bentonite clay is mixed with a little bit of water, a fine paste is created that can be used on the skin or hair to remove impurities and oils that have built up overtime. Some people also add this clay into their diet to relieve digestive issues and release internal toxins.

However, the clay is commonly used externally by allowing its molecules or ions to absorb oils and bacteria. Bentonite clay also contains natural minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron which may provide additional benefits to the body. The clay pulls up oils and toxins in the epidermis and helps to calm an inflammation produced by harsh chemicals.

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6. Sweating Toxins 

Sweating allows our skin to filter toxins out of the body which in turn boosts the immune system. Sweating also cools down our body and maintains proper body temperature. However, there are two distinct ways in which we sweat: 

  • The eccrine glands: found all over the body and produces sweat to regulate body temperature

  • The apocrine glands: which are linked to hair follicles and produces sweat triggered by emotional stressors, like fear and anxiety as well as body odor

When we sweat all over, our body’s overall circulation increases throughout our organs, muscles, and tissues. Sweat also allows the skin to release certain toxins, like alcohol and waste products, to help our bodies detoxify and clarify itself. Sweating also aids in the elimination of sodium from the body which can help prevent kidney stones from forming. Prolonged sweating also leads to increased thirst and the need to drink more water and ensures that the body continuously hydrates itself.

7. Dry Brushing 

Dry brushing is a technique that involves using a bristle brush on dry skin and brushes over one area of the body at a time. Many instructions specify brushing upward, toward the heart. The purpose is to exfoliate and massage the skin to rid of dead skin cells, boost circulation and promote lymph drainage.

Dry brushing can also stimulate the nervous system and leave the skin feeling as if it was gently massaged. Dry brushing helps to unclog pores and makes it easier for the body to release sweat and eliminate toxins in the body. This natural detoxification method is also easy to do at home and is usually done once or twice a week. It is important not to over exfoliate because it can cause the skin to become irritated.  

Written by Chloe Galvey.

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