But if you're lazy like me, and the thought of juicing for every meal, or drinking some gross, spicy lemon water all day makes you want to head to the nearest In-N-Out, then let's talk about gentle ways we can detox our bodies that don't take a lot of effort.
1. Green Tea - tea is a natural diuretic and green tea is a long-standing Asian health secret that we can incorporate into our day to day life and see antioxidant benefits from. During your afternoon slump, opt for a cuppa green instead of java.
3. Essential Oils - What could be simpler than applying a few drops of oil to the bottoms of your feet before bed? I know, it sounds too good to be true, but adding essential oils to your routine can naturally detoxify your body, help you sleep, and boost your immune system. Plant-based health is a potent and powerful way to rid the body of excess junk. Lemon essential oil in your water is a natural internal cleanser, contributes to a healthy gut and energizes your metabolism. doterra.com/US/en/p/zendocrine-oilsdoTERRA offers a detoxifying blend that combines some of the most powerful and naturally detoxifying oils. We used the Zendocrine blend per my pediatricians recommendation when our toddlers 1 yr old wellness visit showed slightly elevated lead levels in her blood. Using the oil cleared the issue right up, and can help many people experiencing heavy metal toxicity.
4. Probiotics - We are learning every day that our microbiome and gut health are foundational to good health. Eating yogurt, using apple cider vinegar in your salad dressing, drinking kombucha & kefir are all excellent methods of adding probiotics to your regimen, which is shown to dramatically improve gut health. You can easily add a simple probiotic supplement, such as PB Assist from doTERRA (what I use), to get large amounts of probiotics in a small pill.
5. Water - Our bodies are made of 70% water, but most of us don't drink the recommended 64 oz a day, which according to many studies, isn't even enough. Water helps flush our toxins, keeps us hydrated, helps our organs function properly, inceases healthy digestion, gives us shiny hair and on and on. This one trick can help you feel less stressed, more energized, and help you get offer sickness faster. The key is to drink a large glass upon waking up, a glass of water before every meal and a large glass before bedtime. Or you can buy a 32 oz. water container, like a Nalgene, and drink two (3 is ever better) daily and you are set.
BONUS: Consider detoxifying your home, by eliminating chemical cleaners, hair products, soaps, laundry and dish detergents. Most cleaning poducts can be recreated with water, vinegar, baking soda and essential oils. doTERRA now offers all-natural shampoos and conditioners in liter size and they have an all-natural foaming hand cleaner that eliminates germs with OnGuard. If you are going to detoxify your body, consider doing the same for your house and your body (and your family's bodies) will benefit from less toxins. What are some other ways you like to detox?
Also, if you are interested in getting started using essential oils to improve your health, I am available to do a wellness consult or get you set up with your first order. Contact me today for a free gift.