10 Ways to Deep Clean and Freshen Up Your Health and Your Life

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4. Deep Clean Your Mind

Try uncluttering your mind by practicing mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Nothing more than being in the moment, right now, not focusing on regrets in the past or fears for the future. Try to tame that fast and furious mind for just 5 minutes per day to start. Then try it for twice a day. Simply sit in a comfortable, quite place, close your eyes, and try not to think. Just notice your breathing and feel any and all sensations as they come and go. Harder than it sounds but so worth the effort.

 

5. Freshen Up the Light

During the winter and even during much of the spring (since those 35 degree days just don’t feel warm yet) our vitamin D levels dip way, way into the red. Low levels of vitamin D in the blood have been linked to problems like osteoporosis, heart disease, depression, and even cancer. Your body makes vitamin D from sunlight. Since skin cancer is a problem, you need to work yourself up to getting about 30 minutes each day of pure, beautiful sunshine. You can also focus on eating more foods that have vitamin D such as diary products and spinach. If you can’t get much sunlight due to schedules or other reasons, you can always take a supplement, but fresh air and sunshine is a much better, mind clearing agent that you should take advantage of it every chance you get.

 

6. Deep Clean Your Liver

Since you liver is the King of detoxification, you should help your liver do the best job possible. Your liver uses two major enzymes driven pathways to change toxic compounds into harmless substances. D-limonene, which is found in lemons (especially in the peel) are known to activate both of these detoxification highways. So start your day with the juice of half a lemon, and a little bit of zest, in a cup of warm water and feel your liver revving up and taking off!

 

7.  Deep Clean Your Makeup

Remember that blue mascara that sounded so cool at the store but looked like Halloween when you put it on and now is lying in the bottom of your makeup drawer or bag three years later? It’s time to toss it. Most makeup has a one year shelf life, and organic products even less. It’s time to toss it when you see that the product has separated, smells funny, looks funny, or if you can’t remember when you bought it. Using products that have expired or have grown bacteria puts you at a much greater risk for infections, especially of the eyes.

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