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The very toxic environment we live in and the chemically treated food we eat go a long way in damaging our bodies severely and causing ill health and non reversible diseases in the youth of today, let alone the elderly. Some of the common pointers to the cell-malfunctions we should watch out for include: headaches, skin issues, allergies, muscle soreness (not from working out), vision loss, hair loss, body odor, yeast infections, slow healing, digestive issues, cavities, trouble focusing, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, back pain, high blood pressure, joint pain etc.

The modern lifestyle is often blamed as the cause for our bodies to be overwhelmed. Toxic food systems, polluted air and water, and environment make cleansing the body more important now than ever. The burden of over-pollution may be responsible for deleterious effects on the immune system, a scenario which makes us highly susceptible to chronic degenerative diseases.

A basic cleansing diet should make you feel a lot better and give your body a chance to rest from overindulging. If you want to eliminate toxins from your life, and you don’t have too much time or money, this 48 hour detox plan will come in very handy.

Detox is very important, especially in the time of common cold and flu, since our immune system is weak during the winter. Returning your energy and strengthening the immunity can be very easy, you just need a few things.

This treatment will protect five vital organs, liver, lungs, lymph, kidneys and intestines.

 

You can use this basic cleansing diet whenever you feel that the excesses of eating, drinking and partying are damaging your health, but never exceed the two-day limit.

This weekend detox plan is easy to follow and it’s really efficient.

Here is what you need to do:

After you wake up, drink 250 ml lukewarm water.

Saturday

Breakfast: warm water, 200 ml almond milk or diet yogurt, fresh blueberries 1/2 cup, a cup of oat flakes and a spoonful of linseed, 250 ml Greek yogurt or green tea.

Lunch: 250 ml. water, Swiss chard and olive oil + potato, a small banana and a slice of melon, 2 cups of salad (tomato, green, and arugula), 250 grilled hake.

Snack: 250 ml. water, 180 ml yogurt, an apple, ¼ cup pumpkin seeds.

Dinner: 250 ml water or anise tea, 2 cups of salad (lemon juice and olive oil too), 1/2 cup steamed veggies (spinach and broccoli),  green smoothie, made of spinach celery, banana and apple

Sunday

Breakfast: 1 cup oat flakes, a spoonful of linseed,  200 ml almond milk or diet yogurt, a pear and green tea.

Snack: grapefruit

Lunch: water 250 ml, veggie soup (pepper, beans, potato, carrot, onion, celery), pickles 150 g, 200 g grilled chicken.

Dinner: green smoothie (made of almonds, banana, berries, spinach, kale, and cucumber) , beets, and carrots with lemon juice, nettle tea.

This is the weekend detox plan, so if you have the mentioned symptoms, we recommend you to make this simple detox plan. You are going to feel much better and have many health benefits.

 

Japan is the first country that started using the detox food pads. They have an ability that can be activated when they are placed on the soles of one of your feet before bedtime.

The next morning when you remove the foot pads, you will immediately notice that the pads have a darker color than before. That’s because your toxins have been eliminated from your body while you were asleep. It is an easy and effective way of eliminating toxins without too much effort. All you need to do is place the pads on your soles and leave them overnight. Your feet carry blood and lymph circulation and specialists say that an inactive life will prevent the lymph and blood from going through the body, keeping thus blood flow around the ankles. The pads are worn on the feet for a couple of reasons – the feet are considered in Oriental medicine to be the “second heart” – that is, they help pump return circulation of blood and lymph back up into the torso.  With much of our time sedentary these days, this natural pumping action is inhibited and circulation tends to bog down around the feet, ankles and lower legs.

Inactive lifestyle, unhealthy diet plan, contagious diseases and bad habits lead the body to start collecting a variety of harmful substances. And this is not the very best thing for our health.
Signs of toxins in the body– tiredness, irritability, headaches, skin rashes, fever. Allergic reactions, chronic rhinitis, conjunctivitis can likewise happen due to the build-up of toxic substances in the extracellular space.
There are various methods to clean the body and among them are the detox pads for the feet. The problem is that they are rather pricey however you can make them in your home using very simple active ingredients.

The ingredients need for these detox foot pads are:

  • Water

  • Garlic

  • Onion

  • A pair of socks

  • Self-stick gaze pads

 

Slice the onion and garlic, and chop them well. Pour some water in a pot and let it boil. Put the finely sliced onion and garlic into the boiling water. After that, let it boil for extra ten minutes. Turn off the pot and let the water to cool down for about 20 minutes. Then, put this fusion in the middle of the self-stick gauze pads (just sufficient to get them wet) and be careful not to wet the sticky part of the pad. Put the self-stick gauze pads on the soles of your feet, mostly at the center parts. Put on some socks, so the pads won’t fall down. Remove them in the morning.

Using the foot detox patches you will be improving your energy levels as well as assist with improving your sleep quality. Detoxing is key to reducing stress on your body and is one of the most critical ways to de-stress your body and mind. Detoxing your body isn’t just about making you healthy, it can change everything. So go ahead and try this simple, easy recipe for these feet detox patches and enjoy the benefits they bring you.

A liver detox or cleanse is one of the most important things you can do for your body. The liver is one of the body’s most important organs of detoxification and although it has a very sophisticated and complex detoxification system there is no doubt that its capacity can become overwhelmed by the amount of toxins it has to deal with from today’s toxic environment. Cleansing the liver of gallstones dramatically improves digestion, which is the basis of your whole health. You can expect your allergies to disappear, too, more with each cleanse you do! Incredibly, it also eliminates shoulder, upper arm, and upper back pain. You have more energy and increased sense of well being.

It is the job of the liver to make bile, 1 to 1½ quarts in a day! The liver is full of tubes (biliary tubing) that deliver the bile to one large tube (the common bile duct). The gallbladder is attached to the common bile duct and acts as a storage reservoir (see page). Eating fat, protein, or citric acid triggers the gallbladder to squeeze itself empty after about 20 minutes, so the stored bile finishes its trip down the common bile duct to the intestine.

 

liver detox aims to cleanse the liver of toxins by increasing bile flow or supporting the two major detox pathways with specific nutrients from food and supplements. Before you do any liver detox it is vital that your bowels are working well as one of the routes for getting rid of toxins is via the bile which carries the poisons out of the body in the feces. If you are in any doubt then you cannot go wrong by doing a bowel cleanse before you start a liver detox.

 

There are various versions of this and it is a matter of picking one you like the look of. It involves drinking a lemon juice and oil drink every morning on an empty stomach for 5 days. It can be repeated several times.

Some versions recommend drinking a glass of room temperature pure water first thing in the morning then follow an hour later with the lemon drink. You can start with the lemon and olive oil drink if you prefer or cannot wait the hour.

Research published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology concluded that an olive oil-rich diet protects against this disease by decreasing the accumulation of TGs in the liver and TG levels after meal. Another study confirmed the benefits of extra-virgin olive oil against chronic liver injury. This is thanks to its antioxidant effects and its ability to regulate the function of liver cells and boost metabolism.

 Lemon juice help detox the liver, it also helps protect the organ from damage. A study published by Indian researchers showed that hesperidin (a citrus bioflavonoid found in lemons) demonstrated the ability to protect the liver from toxic damage.

You can prepare this detox drink by adding 1 tablespoon lemon juice and one tablespoon olive oil in a glass of water and drink it in the morning before breakfast. Your whole body will enjoy the benefits of this simple natural remedy.

Toxins have the ability to disrupt, and negatively impact, normal physiological and bodily functions. Whether we’re talking endotoxins – the toxins that lines our bacterial cell wall; or exotoxins – those secreted by bacteria – they can cause all types of ailments, including diseases. Toxins can also increase the risk of cancer.

The lymphatic system’s beginning is called the Gut Associated Lymphatic Tissue (GALT). It surrounds the intestinal tract and is called the most important half inch of the body. Here, the villi (lacteals) absorb and process both types of fats from the food, the nutritional and toxic ones. The ¼ inch of the inside of the intestinal wall must have the mucus membranes performing normally, and the ¼ inch of the outside of the gut should not be blocked.

The lymphatic system around the gut will lead the absorbed fats to the liver where they will be separated. The good fats will start making cholesterol, cell membranes, hormones, brain cells, skin, etc. The toxic fats will be processed and marked for elimination. However, if the lymphatic system is blocked, this process is compromised.

The usual symptoms of a congested GALT affecting the lymphatic system include elimination problems, excess belly fat, bloating, skin irritation, itching, swollen limbs, swollen breasts, tenderness (especially during the menstrual cycle), hypersensitivity, headaches and joint stiffness.

HOW TO REMOVE TOXINS?

Get fit– be active, workout and the toxins will sweat off.

Detox– detox the liver off congestion. Use and eat only clean and raw items.

Eat well– eat more fiber, fruits, crucifer veggies, whole grains (quinoa, teff, oatmeal). Avoid gluten and milk to avoid inflammation.

Relax- stress makes more health issues than you think! It interferes with the nutrients in the gut and fat exchanges. It might cause inflammation of the GALT too.

Cleanse The Liver and Gall Bladder

Here’s what we’ll need:

– 1 large grapefruit OR 3 lemons

– ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil

– 4 tablespoons (TBSP) of Epsom Salt

– Apple juice OR supplements w/ malic acid

Step 1:

– 4-6 days before starting this cleanse, drink as much apple juice (or eat as many apples) as possible. On the last two days of this time window, drink 8 ounces of apple juice every 3 hours.

Step 2 (first day):

Between 2 to 3 pm, dissolve 4 TBSP of Epsom salts with 2-3 glasses of water. DO NOT DRINK. Pour into a container suitable for refrigeration.

Step 3:

Approximately 4 hours after completing Step 2, drink a ¾ cup of the Epsom salt/water mix. (Optional: add ¼ TBSP of Vitamin C powder to sweeten the flavor). Read Step 4.

Step 4:

Repeat Step 3 approximately 2 hours later. Read Step 5.

Step 5:

3-4 hours after completing Step 3, pour a half-cup of extra virgin olive oil. Squeeze the grapefruit or lemons into the oil. Close the jar and mix well. DO NOT DRINK, but immediately continue to Step 6.

Step 6:

15-30 minutes after completing Step 5, drink. For optimal results, this entire mixture should be consumed within 5 minutes. Sleep.

Step 7:

Upon waking up, drink another ¾ cup of the Epsom salt/water mix and rest. Wait 2 hours and then read Step 8.

Step 8 (final):

Drink what remains of the Epsom salt/water mix. Wait 2 hours. Afterwards, you may continue your normal eating routine except for fruits.

A pit detox is a real phenomenon that some may experience.

If you’re used to conventional deodorant or antiperspirant, the switch to a natural product can bring about redness and itching in the armpits. You may also notice increased odor. This makes sense because conventional deodorants and antiperspirants have been clogging your sweat pores and preventing sweat and toxins from being released. One of the things they don’t tell you about conventional deodorants is that they interfere with your body’s natural process to remove bacteria. Not to mention the whole connection to breast cancer thing. So, when you switch to an all-natural deodorant, which doesn’t use anti-perspirants or other chemicals, your body will need some time to detox. Once you’re all detoxed up, your body will naturally correct the bacterial imbalance in your armpits, and your sweat won’t smell nearly as bad!

The body odor that is emitted is caused by bacteria living in the moist areas of your skin reacting to perspiration. These bacteria feed on the substances in your sweat, like fatty acids, creating an odor. Your diet can also play a role in what odors are released with your sweat.

Now that your sweat pores are no longer obstructed by chemical-laden particles, you’re free to release moisture and toxins, and any subsequent odors, as intended.

In some instances, bumps may appear and the lymph nodes located under the armpits may swell during this detoxification phase. And don’t be surprised if this happens in just one pit.

Many breast cancers develop close to the armpit area, which raises concerns about the products that we use daily on our skin in this area of the body. Rather than being fearful of the deodorant, lotion, sunscreen or fragrance products that you use, become educated about their ingredients and learn what to avoid the next time you need these items.

Although our skin care and hygiene products are tested for safety, more people are choosing to avoid ingredients that are even remotely associated with cancer. Applying products like deodorant, sunscreen, and body spray to the thin skin of the armpit could provide a way for harmful chemicals to get to the estrogen receptors under our skin.

Cancer can happen in almost every organ and tissue in the human body. Genetic mutations or cellular damage cause changes to our cells which makes them multiply abnormally in tissues and form tumors.

How to make the armpit detox:

  1. 1 tablespoon Bentonite Clay

  2. 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. 3 drops Rosemary essential oil

 

  • Mix the ingredients together with some water to make a paste.
  • Apply a thin layer to your armpits and leave for fifteen minutes before rinsing off in the shower and drying thoroughly.
  • Continue doing this until your body odor has regulated or until you are able to use a natural deodorant with no reaction.

It’s important not to use conventional aluminum-based deodorants during this time, so only use natural deodorant if you need to.

When our bodies become “toxic,” it means that our natural means of ushering out metabolic waste from normal human metabolism, environmental pollution, and what has become known as the Standard American Diet (or SAD diet – funny, right!) have exceeded the threshold for what the body’s innate detoxification system can tolerate on its own. With this toxic load, every system in the human body can become affected. From our head to our toes and everything in between, toxicity makes us sick!

How do you know if you are toxic and need to properly cleanse?

Usually a constellation of complaints helps you determine whether or not you are toxic and to what extent you need to cleanse. Some examples of what might infer a toxic system are:

  • Constipation
  • Persistent headaches, muscle aches and muscle fatigue
  • Eating a lot of swordfish, tuna, shark etc.
  • Several mercury fillings and dental amalgams
  • Food allergies
  • Stubborn weight loss
  • Hormonal imbalances and consistent use of hormone replacement treatments such as birth control or creams like progesterone.
  • Consistent use of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • Skin abnormalities such as acne, rosacea or eczema
  • A lifetime of consuming the SAD Diet

 

Here is what you can do to cleanse your body:

Drink Plenty of Water

This is one tip that you’re probably sick of hearing again and again, but it’s only because it’s so important to so many vital organs, and it helps to keep your body well-flushed of toxins. It also helps your body better eliminate feces, which contain plenty of toxins in it. By helping to keep your bowels and digestive system well-lubricated you are effectively helping your body rid itself of plenty of toxins each time you go to the bathroom. Have a Daily Detoxifying Tea
There are plenty of teas out there that offer different cleansing benefits, with the most common one being green tea. But if you get bored easily you can always switch it up with different herbal teas that have detox properties. There are different ones available depending on what you’re after.

Liver

Strictly speaking, the liver is not one of the organs of elimination, though it does filter and remove large amounts of toxic matter such as dead cells, microorganisms, chemicals, drugs and particulate debris from the blood stream.

If you look after your organs of elimination, it helps ensure that the liver functions to best effect. If you cut out alcohol or only drink a little, your liver will be happier.

You can use burdock root, dandelion root, milk thistle, beets, Jerusalem artichokes, garlic, turmeric or curcumin, fermented foods, and castor oil packs on the abdomen.

Kidneys

To detox the kidneys, fruit is necessary. Consume all sorts of fruit and naturally made fruit juices (including berries). You can also add ginger, turmeric, parsley, kale, and pumpkin seeds to your diet to increase kidney health.

Parasites

These herbs and plants are especially beneficial for removing parasites out of the body – wormwood, black walnut shell, cloves, as well as cinnamon, garlic, coconut oil, psyllium husks, bentonite clay and coffee enemas. For the last one, make sure to use organic coffee and distilled water. Complete sterility is also a must. During the treatment, lie on your right side and hold for 10-20 minutes.

Proper liver function is absolutely essential for a healthy body and improved digestion. The liver processes the blood from the digestive tract, removing toxins and other impurities before the blood cycles out to the rest of the body. The liver also produces bile, which is stored in the gallbladder (which rests under the liver) and is essential for fat digestion. The two organs are jointly responsible for a well-balanced healthy body. Liver problems can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms. You may start to notice one or more of the symptoms below if your liver becomes toxic, fibrous, fatty, or scarred. Symptoms of an unhealthy liver include:

  • Running out of energy in the afternoon
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Mood swings
  • Bursts of anger, mood disorders, or anxiety
  • Bloating and gas
  • Occasional headaches
  • Brain Fog and lack of mental clarity
  • Muscle aches and stiffness
  • Bad breath or body odor
  • Brown spots on your skin or age spots
  • Bruising easily
  • Jaundice, or skin and eyes that take on a yellow color
  • Dark urine
  • Pale-colored stool or bloody/tar-colored stool
  • Constantly itchy skin
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Poor digestion
  • Nausea
  • Chronic fatigue

Another common problem is fatty liver disease, which often develops from the overindulgence or long-term use of alcohol. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease also exists, and can be brought on by certain medications, malnutrition, or other causes. One concern with fatty liver disease is that vague symptoms (generalized fatigue, weakness, nausea, confusion, impaired judgment, and loss of appetite) can build up for years before liver damage is implicated as the cause.

“Detoxification” is more accurately defined as the mobilization and elimination of waste, toxins, pathogens, and other unwanted debris from your body.

Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Turmeric is not only what makes mustard and curries yellow, but it’s an incredibly powerful nutritional supplement.

The Indian spice has chemical compounds called curcuminoids, of which curcumin is the most beneficial. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory agent (helpful for arthritis among many other conditions) and an antioxidant. It also helps the body to absorb other antioxidants.

Curcumin has also been linked to delaying or reversing brain diseases in rats and improves the ability of the lining of the blood vessels to function properly or endothelial function, therefore, it’s been thought to reverse cardiovascular disease.

Here is a simple recipe on how to make this easy detox drink:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of turmeric
  • warm water
  • a dab of honey (optional)

Instructions

  • Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon into a mug.
  • Add the turmeric.
  • Add warm water.
  • Stir well.
  • Add honey to taste, if desired.

Keep spoon in the cup as turmeric will fall to the bottom so the drink will need to be mixed again.

So go ahead and make this easy drink at home and enjoy all of its benefits to your health.

Today, more than ever, we are the effect of way too much stress alongside far more chemicals and toxins than ever in the history of man. Toxins are chemicals or poisons that have harmful effects on the body. They are in food and water, from chemicals in our soaps, lotions, or food, in medicines, and even in the air.

Your body gets rid of toxins by filtering all your blood through your liver. The liver collects toxins and transforms them into compounds that exit your body

To ensure we maintain optimal health and well-being, it’s imperative to support our body’s ability to effectively detoxify in light of this. The good news is there are plenty of ways to support detox that are both simple, affordable and even relaxing.

A detox bath can do more than just relieve stress; it can also soothe sore muscles, help stop colds and infections and open congested sinuses. As your pores open and blood is drawn to the skin, detox ingredients like Epsom salt and apple cider vinegar can draw out toxins and deliver minerals like magnesium.

Signs of toxin overload

Your body stores excess toxins in the liver, fat cells, brain cells, and nerve cells. This overload manifests in many ways:

headache

muscle and joint pain

irritability

flu-like symptoms

allergic reactions, including hives, stuffy or runny nose

sneezing and coughing

 

Here are some simple, easy, at home detox bath recipes:

Salt Detox Bath Recipe

1/4 cup Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt

1/4 cup Epsom Salt

1/4 cup Baking Soda

1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

Favorite essential oils if desired (I use 10 drops of peppermint or lavender)

The staple of detox baths, Epsom salts hold their own in nourishing benefits. Because of its high magnesium and sulfate contents, Epsom salts help relieve sore muscles and fight inflammation. Combined with a variety of essential oils ­— this recipe uses peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender, and cinnamon — and dried herbs and flowers, your body and mind will both thank you.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar plus 1/2 cup Epsom salt and about 5 drops of lavender essential oil to help relieve skin or vaginal infections. The ACV draws out toxins and cleans out pores – even in sensitive regions. If the ACV smells ruins the sensory experience add the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties of lavender oil to counteract the vinegar smell.

Ginger Detox Bath

Ginger is a root that possesses loads of healthy properties when you eat it, but it can also be used in other ways to help the body, like soaking in a ginger bath.

Ingredients

1/2 C of freshly grated ginger or a rounded teaspoon of ginger powder

Instructions

Add grated ginger or ginger powder to hot or warm water.

Soak for 15-20 minutes.

Make sure to drink plenty of water after your ginger bath.

Please remember that the ginger bath will make you sweat profusely for at least an hour afterwards, so wear sweat clothes or a bathrobe and drink lots of water after. If you have sensitive skin or are allergy-prone, test ginger on your skin for irritation before dipping into the bath.