Last updated: July 2017. It feels like everybody is talking about detoxing your body naturally. And they’re right to do so, because:
Toxins and chemicals are all around us.
In our drinking water, in the air that we breathe, in the food we eat, in the materials we use to build and furnish our home, in our beauty products and even in our furniture.
Even if you try to eat organic food, use organic beauty products and make your own laundry detergent, toxins are unavoidable – simply because they all over the place.
I want to detox effortlessly.
No juicing, fasting, exercising myself to death – none of that.
(And colon hydrotherapy? well, not before the third date)
And I’ve the 2 best ways to do exactly that.
The 2 Easiest Ways to Detox Your Body Naturally
One of the most overlooked ways to eliminate toxins is actually the skin, which offers a vast exit root for poisons trapped in our body.
There are 2 easy ways to draw toxins out of your body through your skin:
1. The Stinky Way (Sweating)
Medical studies demonstrate that most toxins can be eliminated through the skin, relieving the burden on the kidneys and liver.
“Sweating does indeed increase mercury excretion. Probably an hour or two of sauna is the same as 50 mg of DMSA every 4 hours for a day.“
– Dr. Andrew Cutler (Ph.D. chemist who found himself sick with mercury poisoning)
The obvious way to work up a good sweat is exercising. But as I mentioned above, I want an easier method. So, how can you relax and sweat at the same time?
I went for this portable infrared sauna because it has the all the benefits of a regular infrared sauna but it takes up less space and is much cheaper.
I’ve been using this portable infrared sauna at home for about a year now, and I think it’s one of the best inventions of all time.
The sweat feels different, less watery, and slimmer. It made me think there was some truth to the assertions being made about far-infrared and its ability to draw more toxins than the standard regular sauna.
The volume of sweat produced in the far-infrared sauna is two or three times the sweat volume of a conventional sauna, yet it operates at much cooler temperature range (about 110-130° F, compared with 180-235° F in a regular sauna).
But wait, infrared therapy is also an effortless way to get your heart pumping (that’s right, without exercise!), burn calories and lower blood pressure. Just make sure to check with your doctor if you have any type of health condition.
See how you can build your own infrared sauna at home – for less than $100)
Watch Dr. Oz on Oprah explaining about infrared sauna health benefits:
2. The Wet Way (Clay Detox)
The most basic and ancient earth materials can be used to literally suck the poisons through the skin. Clay, and specifically bentonite clay (a very fine volcanic clay), is ideal for this and is very inexpensive and practical way to naturally detox at home.
From the Mountain Rose Herbs Blog:
Bentonite clay (also known as Montmorillonite) is an edible clay from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments, and contains over 70 trace minerals.
This clay is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays used to treat both internal and external maladies.
The largest and most active deposits come from Wyoming and Montana.
Bentonite clay is traditionally used as an internal supplement to aid with mineral deficiencies, and to help bind toxins making them more soluble.
Externally, Bentonite is used as a clay poultice, mud pack, in the bath, and in homemade skin care recipes.
Bentonite clay has the ability to absorb toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other contaminants from the body, and is ingested to treat mineral deficiencies, anemia, stomach ulcers, diarrhea, intestinal problems, hemorrhoids, and for general organ health.
How to Naturally Detox Your Body – Using Clay
Baths: add 2-3 ounces of bentonite clay to your bath water, and thoroughly mix in. Soak and enjoy. Feel free to add essential oils or an herbal infusion to enrich the experience.
Body Packs: add one part clay to three parts water or until the desired consistency is reached. Mix thoroughly to an even paste, and then apply to skin area.
Warning! You may be exhausted after your bath, so do this right before bed. I feel like a wrung-out dish rag afterwards, but energized, healthy and refreshed in the morning, looking forward to a great new day.
Please note that if you need to detox your body from drugs or alcohol, my suggestions above will not be enough. I would suggest checking out the amazing Activated Charcoal too.
How do you detox your body? what’s working for you?
To your health and happiness,