Posted on by Paula Gallagher
Trying to shed that weight from the holidays that seems impossible? Ever feel like you could feel lighter if you were able to cleanse your gut? Thinking of doing a detox but not sure where to start?
Detoxes and cleanses have exploded in popularity in recent times, given their short and long-term health benefits that include weight loss, improved liver and kidney function, and reducing the body’s toxin load. There are many ways to detox, from everyday habits, to month-long programs, or anything in-between.
Our bodies are detoxification machines – we eliminate waste and toxins regularly, and can naturally detox without many changes to our daily regime. However, many modern-day lifestyles have a net negative impact on our bodies, with significantly more toxins entering our systems than our detox organs can keep up with.
Here’s the kicker – to help you improve your overall health, you don’t need to disconnect from your daily life. Take a look at your everyday choices – are you consuming too much caffeine, alcohol, sugar or drugs regularly? What about chemicals, such as pesticides, fungicides, artificial colors, preservatives and sweeteners in your food, processed or otherwise? What chemicals are you absorbing from your personal care or cleaning products? These things add up – so taking care of the little things can make the most difference.
Elimination of Toxins
Toxins are eliminated through the kidneys, skin, lungs and intestines. You can support elimination daily by doing the following:
Drink plenty of filtered or spring water to help move wastes through the body.
Include ample fiber in your diet to feed your good bacteria and aid them in moving toxins out. If you have a hard time getting enough fiber, a supplement like ClearFiber is an easy and convenient way to add soluble fiber to your diet.
Detox supportive foods
Regularly include liver-supporting and detoxifying foods in your diet. Here are just some of the many foods that provide the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients required for the body to move wastes successfully through the liver.
- Cruciferous veggies
Liver detox supplement
Take an everyday liver detox support supplement. The liver is the body’s main detoxification organ. Detoxification in the liver occurs in two phases: first it converts toxic substances into more water-soluble compounds, and then it eliminates them via the kidneys, bowels and skin. Pathway Liver Support and Detox features a targeted group of nutrients and botanical extracts that help provide the liver with important cofactors for normal, healthy detoxification.
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