Detoxifying your body does not necessarily mean going on a strict diet. Dr. Pompa is an expert in detox, diet and nutrition, who like most experts knows that the purpose behind a detox is not to lose weight, but instead to cleanse your body of unwanted parasites and toxins. True healing requires detoxification of the mind, body, and soul, and nourishing your body from the inside out. These can be implemented through either taking on a good habit or getting rid of a bad one.
Here are seven ways to detoxify your body naturally:
1. Drink a Glass of Hot Water with a Squeezed Lemon on an Empty Stomach
This is one of the best ways to help you get rid of the toxins altogether. You can add green tea, honey, or a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to boiled water. In ancient times, this combination was used as a healing elixir, a naturally occurring antibiotic, and antiseptic.
2. Fuel up on H20
Do not forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day to continue flushing out toxins. There is really nothing better and more effective than water. Make sure you consume at least 2 liters or 8 glasses of water per day to see great results. You can throw in some orange segments and mint leaves or strawberry lemon wedges and mint leaves in order to prepare some detox water. It is not only tasty but extremely healthy, too.
3. Eat Clean
Go organic and have a healthy life – eat more greens! Kale, celery, spinach, parsley, cilantro, and celery… all these greens are your friends. Fruits, vegetables, and herbs all contain enzymes that help digestion and improve nutrient absorption. Avoid completely unhealthy food and do not let junk food seduce you. Excessive oil, in addition to processed and fried food, are among the calories that you should cut off completely.
4. Try Fasting
Ever heard of intermittent fasting? This alone is a great form of detoxification. However, you should consult your doctor before trying it as it can be a very advanced form of detox. There are many levels of it. You can eat fruits and vegetables only and eliminate everything else. You can fast for 16 hours a day and eat clean for the rest of it. And the very extreme level is that you can fast completely, i.e. doesn’t eat anything at all but still drink water.
Exercising can do wonders for your body! Not only does it help you stay fit, but it helps your body eliminate unwanted toxins as well. Sweating helps you master your detox, so the more you sweat through your exercise, the better! You can meditate as well and do yoga to help clear off your mind and boost your peace of mind and inner peace.
6. Refrain From All Bad Habits
This goes without saying. What is the point if you are doing a detox and eating healthy, but you are still smoking? It just does not add up, does it? But other than the obvious habits that you should get rid of immediately, such as drinking alcohol, not getting enough sleep, etc. there are very subliminal bad eating habits that you may not notice. For instance, following a cook’s page on Instagram can actually make you eat more because every time you see an appetizing meal on social media, guess what? You get hungry! So stop following any food pages. Stop eating with friends or in groups. And if you are not fasting, do not skip meals.
7. Attaining a Healthy Lifestyle
Your body shall give you a big, fat thank you after a while of doing these habits and making a lifestyle out of them. By letting go of your bad habits, you are letting go a big part of you that was built upon negative thinking. It is time to let go of all the negativity in your life. And this is what detoxification is really about; it is becoming a better person, adopting better habits, and ridding yourself of the bad ones.
Most importantly, do not make your detox just a temporary phase that stays a week or two, maybe even a month and that is it. Don’t take it for granted, instead turn it into a lifestyle. Remember, a detox is essentially a process for cleansing your body of parasites and of toxins by living a healthier lifestyle. Once your detox starts kicking in and showing its effects, you will never want to go back. Let the new, revitalized you be reborn and never give up on that self.