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Lemons are one of Mother Nature’s most powerful detoxifiers as well as an alkalizer. Lemons stimulate the liver to produce more bile, which not only helps to remove toxins from the body, it also improves the body’s ability to absorb important minerals. The high vitamin C content of lemons strengthens the immune system. Lemons are also high in antioxidants, especially one called d-limonene, which activates enzymes in the liver that will help it remove toxic substances. Mix the juice of one organic lemon with a glass of water each morning to stimulate the liver to produce more bile. You can also drink your water with a squeeze or two of lemon juice as often as you like during the day. If you can stand the heat, you can mix a half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and one tablespoon of honey into a glass of lemon juice and water to stimulate both the liver and the metabolism for some extra detox power.
6. Swedish Massage
Although some people think that a massage is just a relaxing luxury, an intense massage, such as a Swedish or sports massage, is a terrific way to help the body detox. Getting an intense massage that focuses on the pressure points of the body can help release the toxins that tend to build up in these areas. You want to focus on getting deep into the muscle tissue to make this type of massage work well for you. When your massage therapist presses hard on certain pressure points, it releases the toxins from the tissues, allowing them to be absorbed into the blood, where your body can remove them. Be certain that you use a registered massage therapist and explain to them the reason you want such an intense massage. Drink a lot of water after each massage to help your body remove the toxins that the massage released. Make massage a regular habit, and you will feel more than just relaxed afterwards — you will feel super energized and super cleansed!
7. Epsom Salt Soaks
Epsom salts aren’t really salts at all but flakes of magnesium. Almost everyone in America has a magnesium deficiency due to our depleted soils. By making Epsom salts a part of your life, you can not only get regular doses of magnesium, you can also help your body to detox from heavy metals and other toxins. This is a relaxing and easy way to detox! Simply mix one or two cups (depending on the size of your tub) of Epsom salts to your bath and soak for 20 to 30 minutes two or three times each week. If you have hypertension or heart problems, you should skip this method. For everyone else, this is a great way to help remove toxins from the body via sweat. It also helps relieve stress and general muscle aches and pains. If you like, you can also add five or six drops of essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile, for extra stress relief and a super relaxing scent.
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