The most common question I get from those who have completed my 10-Day Balance Cleanse is how can they continue to feel great? What are some daily detox rituals that can be incorporated into their daily life? Good news - I am here to answer both of these questions with my list of 10 Daily Detox Rituals that are easy to add into your routine.
Although I practice detoxification every six months by doing my cleanse, I also incorporate these every day practices. Maintaining a healthy weight, clear skin, good digestion, increased energy, mental focus and a balanced and happy mood can be managed through diet and taking care of your body every day. There is no quick fix to health, it is a practice of daily rituals and habits for improved health to last a lifetime. Your kidneys and liver are doing the work eveyr day to detoxify your body, and these daily rituals will help to get the job done right. You don't have to incorporate all ten, but just start with one or two of the rituals below and see how these makes you feel.
10 DAILY DETOX RITUALS
1. Drink warm lemon water
Drinking a glass of hot or warm lemon water first thing in the morning upon waking will help to flush the digestive system and rehydrate your body.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Adding this wonder tonic to your water prior to eating meals (just 1-2 teaspoons) will help with digestion and the breakdown of food. ACV also alkalizes your body, helps to break up mucus and cleanses the lymph nodes.
3. Drink Cleansing Teas
Dandelion, licorice, slippery elm, chamomile and ginger teas all aid in detoxification.
4. Eat More Fiber
Eating foods that are high in fiber - vegetables, flax seeds, oatmeal, berries, beans and nuts for example - help to keep you regular.
5. Sweat, Sauna + Hot Yoga
Sweating is one of the best ways to release toxins. If you have never tried an infrared sauna, I highly recommend them! Infrared saunas assist in removing heavy metal toxins stored in fat tissues.
6. Dry Skin Brushing
You can buy a dry skin brush (sounds weird I know, but it's actually awesome) on Amazon or at Whole Foods. Dry skin brushing activates the lymphatic system, stimulates blood circulation, and enhances toxin elimination through our body’s largest organ — the skin! The act of dry skin brushing is really great for beating dry skin during winter month's too.
7. Tongue Scraping
Cleans the tongue of accumulated bacteria and debris from the night before. This is an Ayurvedic practice that is excellent for everyday detoxing.
Hydrotherapy is the practice of alternating between hot and cold water in the shower - 2 minutes warm and then 30 seconds cold. This decreases inflammation, removes wastes from tissues, and stimulates circulation.
9. Epsom Salt Bath
Draws out toxins, eases stress, improves sleep. Feels amazing after working out when your muscles are sore.
10. Eat Vegetables with every meal.
Incorporating vegetables with every meal is the most efficient way to keep energy up, digestion working, weight off and glowing skin. For example, sneak vegetables into your breakfast in a smoothie or with spinach in your eggs.