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Simple ways to detox your body

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Q: What can I do to detox my body on a daily basis?

A: Fortunately, our bodies are constantly moving chemicals and wastes through our detoxification systems and eliminating toxins regularly. Unfortunately, in our modernday lifestyle there are often more toxins going in than our detox and elimination organs can keep up with, on top of a diet low in required nutrients. To help detox your body, keeping it clean and functional, put fewer toxins in and support toxins coming out every day.

Take a look at your everyday choices that may need processing through the liver. Are you regularly consuming caffeine, alcohol, sugar, or drugs? What about chemicals such as pesticides and fungicides, or artificial colours, preservatives, and sweeteners in your food? How many chemicals from personal care or cleaning products, or your couch or mattress? It can add up to more work for the body, so try cutting down on unnecessary exposures.

Once detoxified, the residual toxins need to be eliminated through the kidneys, skin, lungs, and intestines. Support elimination daily by

  • drinking plenty of filtered or spring water to help move wastes through the body
  • including ample fibre to feed your good bacteria and aid them in moving toxins out via stool
  • regularly including liver-supporting and detoxifying foods in your diet: try cilantro, artichokes, chlorella, cruciferous veggies, onions, and garlic—just some of the many foods that provide the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients required for the body to move wastes successfully through the liver

With this foundation in place, your body is more prepared to handle anything extra that may come its way.

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