4 min|Dr. Maya Kuczma
Integrative Guide to Wellness: Daily DetoxificationNutrition
Your body loves to detox
Your body is detoxing every day, throughout the day, whether you are aware of it or not. Historically, our body’s natural detoxification methods may have been enough. But nowadays we live in a toxic world; our water, soil, food, hygiene products, and air are rich in toxins, overloading our natural detoxification organs such as the liver, skin, and kidneys. Additionally, many of us have genetic abnormalities that disable our ability to clear toxins efficiently. This toxic congestion can lead to weight gain, hormone imbalances, low energy, and chronic disease. Most importantly, it makes us feel tox-sick.
There are a lot of myths about detox circulating, namely that you need to starve, take in only liquids, ingest buckets of supplements, and spend a lot of money in order to sufficiently detox. However, this is not the case.Detoxing is not ‘all or nothing’ - we are detoxing already every day and the best detoxification plan encourages daily habits that will decrease our toxic intake while improving our bodies’ own natural detoxification processes.
Here are key steps you can take towards daily detoxification:
1. Sources of Toxins
The single greatest thing you can do to help your body detox is to remove sources of toxins from your life. Check out our Healthy Home for tips on how to eliminate toxins in your home and improve air, food, and water quality. There are hidden chemicals lurking in plastic, make-up, hygiene products, furniture, and even our clothes. Begin slowly, replacing products with natural alternatives as you run out. Your body, and environment, will thank-you
The truth is sugar is pure junk. It is addictive, promotes fat gain, leads to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neurological diseases. It causes metabolic derangement, disabling our ability to properly metabolize food, while placing undue stress on the liver
3. Excess Weight
If you are overweight, you are toxic by definition. Many toxic chemicals are stored in your fat tissue; as you lose weight, you will liberate toxins from fat tissue to be excreted. You may need additional supplementation during this process to ensure the toxins are bound and excreted rather than recirculate within your body
While at you’re at it, detox your mind and spirit while you detox your body. As we know, stress affects our physical and mental health. Incorporate a stress-relief practice into your daily detoxification plan
Sweating regularly helps to clear toxins from your system, while also helping you lose excess weight
2. Optimal Hydration
Ensure you are getting at least 8-10 glasses of filtered water to optimize daily detoxification
3. Detoxifying Foods
If you’ve been following our Guide to Wellness, you know that eating a nutritious, high quality diet both helps you to avoid toxins while also providing you with nutrients your body requires to complete detoxification. Particularly, cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, and spinach, green tea, garlic, and apples help your liver detoxify.
4. Detoxifying Nutrients
A good multivitamin, Vitamin C, methylated B complex, milk thistle, and liposomal glutathione are all supportive to detoxification; connect with your doctor to determine which support would be the best for you.
You may need further support when it comes to detoxification. Perhaps cutting out sugar seems impossible or you are unsure of how to incorporate detoxifying foods. You may need a more aggressive plan that incorporates supplements and/or intravenous therapies. Whatever your concern, Contact Us to increase your daily detoxification.
Daily detoxification is a powerful practice that can contribute to your overall wellness. By incorporating simple yet effective strategies into your daily routine, you can support your body's natural detoxification processes and promote optimal health. From nourishing your body with detoxifying foods and hydrating properly to engaging in regular exercise and managing stress, there are numerous ways to enhance your body's ability to eliminate toxins. Remember that wellness is a lifelong journey, and daily detoxification is just one piece of the puzzle. Embrace these practices as part of your holistic approach to well-being and enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, healthier body and mind.
Read our Integrative Guide to Wellness series for guidance on how to live - and age - well so that your visits can become simple tune-ups rather than a complete overhaul.