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2. Dry Skin Brushing
Most people think nothing about brushing their hair and teeth each day, but few people think about brushing their skin. Brushing your skin with a fine bristle brush designed for this purpose is a great way to stimulate circulation and encourage your body to remove toxins through the skin. You can buy a brush made just for brushing the skin for less than $20. Brushing your skin only takes about fifteen minutes, and it is easy to do just before you shower. You have to wait for the water to get hot anyway, right? Start at your feet, and use slow but steady pressure to brush upwards towards your heart. You should brush hard enough that you feel it, but not so hard that it leaves your skin reddened. Brush all parts of your body (avoiding the genitals), and you’re done! Of course, you can spend more time brushing your skin if you like, but just a few minutes three or four times each week is enough to get all the health benefits brushing has to offer.
3. Raw Juices
Drinking raw vegetable or fruit juices, such as those containing carrots, spinach, oranges, apples, grapefruit, blueberries, lettuce, beets, and cucumbers, is not only a super tasty way to nourish your body, but it also removes toxins and heavy metals. You should limit the amount of fruit juice you consume each day, because even though they are really tasty, they are also high in sugar and calories. Focus on drinking limited quantities (about eight to ten ounces) of fresh, organic fruit juice each day or add some fruit to other juices to sweeten them up and make them more appealing. For example, you could try blending about five medium organic carrots with three stalks of celery, one small beet, one small cucumber, half of a lemon and either one banana or one apple. For better nutrient absorption, drink this slowly or divide it into three portions and drink one portion with each meal.
4. Get More Sleep
Americans have a terrible tendency to view sleep as either a luxury or as something only weak or lazy people indulge in. The truth about sleep, however, is that it is every bit as vital to your body as eating the right foods and exercise. When you don’t get enough sleep, you will find that you gain weight easily, your hormones quickly get out of whack, you lack natural energy, and your immune system becomes compromised, leaving your vulnerable to infections and viruses. Although an occasional sleepless night or late night out won’t hurt you, habitually skimping on your sleep will cause you great harm in a short period of time. Work on your schedule so that you get seven or eight hours of sleep each night so that your body can clear out toxins, build new tissues, and prepare you for the activities that will require energy the next day.
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