Refreshing your body with a regular natural cleanse will provide surprising results.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Lack of energy
- Sleeping problems
- Poor skin
- Bowel troubles
- Indigestion or bloating
- Brittle nails or hair
- Lowered mood
- Inability to concentrate
These can all be signs of your system being a bit blocked by all of the unhealthy things we put into it.
After a while, a diet that is high in sugar, salt, trans fats or junk food, alcohol or caffeine, can take its toll on our bodies. As can too many prescription medications or over the counter treatments. Our systems can also get dragged down by things from our environment, including smog, passive smoke, chemical cleaning products, aerosols, and much more.
There may not be anything medically wrong with you that is making your body run so slowly, but a natural cleanse could certainly help. A cleanse or detox is beneficial when the toxins that are going into our bodies are more than what the body can naturally get rid of.
It can take around one to two weeks to be completely free of toxins that you have put into your system such as processed sugar and alcohol.
There are a variety of different cleanses that you can give your body, some that target specific body functions or areas, and some that will give you an overall system cleanse.
Let’s have a look at what each of these can offer you.
There are a few things you can do to give your total body a good detox, including:
- Cutting out all of the sources of toxins listed above
- Drinking plenty of water
- Taking diluted apple cider vinegar three times a day
- Urinating often
- Exercising to sweat
- Engaging in mindfulness, meditation, yoga and pilates
- Eat clean whole foods such as organic meat, fruits and vegetables and unprocessed grains
- Use an air purifier
- Dry brush your skin all over to improve circulation and remove dead skin cells.
These steps will get you on the right track to cleanse out your whole system and can be boosted by taking a mixed supplement created specifically for a total body cleanse.
Your lungs never stop working and the work they do is vital; taking in air to your body and then dispelling carbon dioxide when you exhale.
If your lungs are clogged up it could be because you have had a recent cold or flu, and your lungs have excess mucus, or because of an ongoing build-up of environmental toxins you are bringing into your airways.
Cleansing your lungs improves the circulation of air through your body and strengthens your lungs.
Some natural ways you can cleanse your lungs include:
- Oregano tea
- Castor oil
- Deep breathing
- Liquorice root
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Vitamin C
Dietary changes that can help you along to cleaner lungs including drinking lots of water as well as starting the day off with a glass of water and lemon juice and upping your intake of antioxidant rich foods such as garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, turmeric, apples and green tea.
One of the most important jobs of your liver is to flush the body of toxins, and if you are feeling the symptoms above then your liver may not be able to do its job properly. Your liver may be struggling to help you digest and break down your foods properly into the nutrients that you need, especially fats.
If your liver isn’t working well, you may have noticed the following symptoms:
- Yellowish skin
- High blood pressure
- Dark urine
- Excessive sweating
- Bruising easily
You can help your liver to cleanse by dropping all of the toxic foods from your diet, and only having lots of water and organic vegetables. All colourful vegetables are good, but ones that are rich in potassium are the best for your liver, including sweet potatoes, bananas, tomatoes, beets and beet greens, beans and spinach.
You can also take tablets designed to help your liver, as well as supplements including milk thistle, dandelion and turmeric.
Another all-natural product that can assist is a coffee enema.
If your body has overproduced candida or yeast, then a targeted cleanse can certainly help. Candida is a natural fungus that helps the body to digest food and absorb nutrients when it is at the right levels in your system. Yeast infections can be caused by too much use of antibiotics or birth control pills as well as other medications.
As well as the symptoms listed above, signs of candida can include:
- Urinary tract infections
- Chronic sinus or allergy issues
- Lower immune system
- Lower sex drive
- White coating on your tongue
- Bad breath
- Craving for sweets
You can help your body along by drinking lots of water and eating only vegetable broth, salads or steamed vegetables (avoid starches like potatoes) for a few days. The vegetables that are best for you include onions, garlic, kale and celery.
Supplements that can help your body through a yeast cleanse include:
- Milk thistle
- Vitamin c
- Natural oil such as coconut, clove, oregano or lavender oil
A colon cleanse is a good treatment when your diet has been bad, and you find that your bowels and digestion aren’t working properly. Refuse matter from your poor diet can clog your bowels and needs to be removed.
Fiber cleansers usually contain psyllium husk, which naturally cleans out the bowel system. This comes in both capsule or powder form, but many people find the powder to be more effective.
The effects of a fiber cleanse can be boosted greatly by drinking a lot of water, giving up caffeine and alcohol during the cleanse, and eating a lot of fiber rich foods, such as:
- Bran, oats and other wholegrains
- Fresh fruit including apples (with skin) and bananas
- Green leafy vegetables
- Kidney beans
If you have been feeling run down or find yourself catching minor ailments often, then a cleanse certainly might be the way for you to.
Talk to one of the expert staff at Eric’s today about your specific symptoms, and they can advise you on dietary and lifestyle changes and which natural cleansing products could help you.