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Doing a Detox is Imperative: Are You Doing it Right?
We store a great deal of toxins in our body fat. As we fast, they are released into the blood, and our bodies will now be faced with the additional burden of getting rid of these toxins. This is why it’s vital to drink lots and lots of fluids, to help the body remove these toxins. Drink plenty of water with lemon juice, or water with cayenne powder, cranberry juice, and herbal teas throughout the day.
Also, hot then cold hydrotherapy will help stimulate circulation. This is a very old therapy that will be tremendously helpful. This means that you should run hot water in the shower, as hot as you can stand it for about 2 minutes, and then blast yourself with cold water for about 30 seconds to one minute. Repeat this cycle three or four times, ending with lukewarm water.
Don’t forget to get plenty of rest during this time, as that is what you are trying to accomplish; allowing your organs to rest a bit. When we are sleeping is when our bodies do most of their repair work, so especially during this time, be sure you get enough shut eye. If you can, take short naps in the afternoon.
Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to move. Since you are trying to rest your body, you don’t want to overdo it, but you do need to keep your lymph system moving so it does its job of cleaning out your body. Restrict your movements during detox to simple walking and easy stretching exercises. If you can get a lymphatic massage, that would be the cherry on top of your detox routine.
How often should you detox? That would depend on your situation. Someone who eats only organic foods and lives on a farm in the country doesn’t need to detox as often as say someone who lives in a big city and works in a factory. Twice a year is probably sufficient for some, while others might want to think about doing it every three months.
Whether you choose to do a 3 day, 7 day, 10 day, or 2 week cleanse is entirely up to you, no matter what you choose, your body is going to be very grateful, you can count on that.