By Blogger Jenny H.
A Safe and Natural Detox for Your Body
Without a doubt, our bodies are naturally equipped with all the necessary resources to detox without any kind of external aid. Having said that, our bodies haven’t always had to deal with the same external threats and conditions as they come up against today – including metal and plastic chemicals found on kitchen equipment or in food packaging, cigarette smoke and volatile organic elements found in air fresheners.
According to the Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a total of 212 unwanted chemicals were found in the blood and urine samples of those who took part in the study. Therefore, it seems that knowing how to detox using safe and natural methods is useful to us in the world we live in today.
Safe methods for naturally detoxing your body
One of the safest and most effective ways of achieving a detox through diet is to give your liver and kidneys what they need to remain strong.
Liver and kidneys
The liver and kidneys are the two organs your body uses to naturally deal with toxins. The liver is a particularly clever organ that goes through two stages to achieve full detox. It firsts breaks down the toxic elements and then goes on to bind them to other molecules. To keep both your liver and kidneys functioning at their best, you need to consume foods rich in vitamins A, B, C and E. You also need to increase the levels of glutathione in your body. To do this you should increase the amount of dairy products, fish, meat and cheese that you consume on a daily basis.
Things to avoid
Cut alcohol and tuna out of your diet, choose filtered water over tap water and get away from the dangers of the city for a while – leaving car fumes, paint products and unwanted gases far behind you.
Don’t forget your skin
As it’s the largest organ in the human body, it really does deserve our time and attention. As a way of complementing the changes that you make to your diet, you can also spend more time in the sauna so that the harmful toxins lingering in your body can be steamed out of your system.
Detoxing methods that carry risks
Not all detoxing methods are backed by solid science. It’s important to thoroughly investigate the possible side effects of “detox-quick” solutions, as you could end up doing more harm to your body than good.
Emptying your colon
One such method to be wary of is the option to empty your colon. It’s true that the method has been around for a very long time, even dating back to ancient Greek and ancient Egyptian times, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s actually a good idea. According to physiologist, Steven Swoap, the process can alter the types of bacteria in your intestines and make it easier for new, perhaps unfriendly bacterial strains to settle in.
Similarly, The Journal of Family Practice identifies a number of known problems that have been caused by colon cleansing. These include cramping, abdominal pain, vomiting, blood poisoning and gas in the veins, which can sometimes be fatal.
Considering that not all detox methods are as safe and as natural as others, it’s a good idea to invest in methods that are linked to changes in diet and changes to your regular routine. That way, we’ll have the opportunity of seeing and feeling improvements without placing ourselves at risk.
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