In the wellness community, detox therapies are popular for cleansing the body of environmental toxins that negatively impact our health. There are numerous ways to detox the body, from short-term diets to sauna sessions that help detox through sweating.
Removing toxins from your body is said to help increase energy, reduce food cravings, support digestion, and promote healthy skin among a wealth of other health benefits. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or improve skin tone this summer, a detox strategy may be able to help. Start with these methods to flush out the toxins from your body.
Cryotherapy is a treatment commonly used by athletes to assist in muscle recovery, but it also comes with reported detox benefits. Whole body cryotherapy involves entering a cryotherapy chamber, which uses liquid nitrogen to drop the temperature to anywhere between -166 and -222 degrees Fahrenheit. Cryotherapy sessions last only two to three minutes, giving enough time for your surface temperature to decrease but not enough to lower your core body temperature.
During a cryotherapy session, your blood rushes away from your extremities and to your vital organs. As your blood vessels constrict from the cold, it helps flush toxins from your skin and muscles. When you emerge from the chamber, super-oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood returns to your extremities and is said to help decrease inflammation, reduce pain, increase metabolism, and of course, decrease toxins.
M’lis provides a total body cleanse package designed to detox inside and out, from your colon and your blood to your skin. Included in the Total Body Cleanse comes 14 essential greens drink mix packets and 14 power cleansing packets for a 7-day program that will help balance your PH levels and help you reset for a cleaner, healthier body.
Lemon Water Detox
This summer, make it a habit to start the day off with a glass of water with a bit of fresh lemon juice added. Unlike juice cleanses that require you to fast for several days and consume only fruit or vegetable juice, this lemon water strategy allows you to continue eating throughout the day. It serves as a long-term strategy that can have wonderful benefits once you get in the habit of it.
With a half lemon added to your morning glass of water, it will help improve digestion to keep the waste out of your body. It does this by mimicking the body’s digestive juices to make the liver produce more bile. That improves the flow of digestion. Lemon also promotes slower processing of the good nutrients in food, which helps you get more out of the good foods you eat. What’s more, lemon water improves enzyme function, which helps promote the flushing out of toxins.
This year, infrared saunas are gaining attention. Saunas help you detox by literally sweating the toxins out of your body. It’s one of your body’s best natural detox methods. Unlike traditional saunas, infrared saunas send infrared light waves to heat the body instead of heating the sauna room. This means you sweat more but in a temperate environment. Plus, you get the benefits of infrared light therapy like injury-recovery and metabolism-boosting benefits. Infrared saunas are said to eliminate more toxins than traditional saunas.
In years past, juice cleanses were popular among the wellness community, but this year, soup cleanses are making waves. Vegetable-based soups are packed with nutrients and high in fiber, so it’s a great way to pack in the good stuff while being easy on the digestive system.
There are numerous programs out there, usually ranging from three- to five-day cleanses. Sometimes these soups are pre-made; other times, you can choose your own soup. Just be sure to skip the creamy, cheesy soups that aren’t as good for you. Typically, you’ll eat about five soups per day, with snack servings of soup in between each major meal. You won’t have to worry about calorie counting and can eat as much soup as you want depending on the program you choose.
Not only are soup cleanses great for detox, but they’re considered excellent for weight loss because they fill you up without packing in the calories.
Probiotics have been a focus of wellness for some time now, but if you haven’t explored the possibilities of probiotic supplements, now is a great time to check them out. Probiotics refers to beneficial bacteria present in your gut. We all have bacteria naturally occurring in our bodies; some good and some bad. Some of these bacteria sit in your gut and aid in digestion, but a healthy balance of the “good” and “bad” bacteria is important.
That’s where probiotic supplements can help. Not only do they help digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, but starting in your gut to prevent toxins can also impact your skin health, allergies, and more. Introducing probiotics also helps usher out the bad bacteria.
It’s worth noting, however, that probiotic supplements alone may not help improve your digestive tract. Instead, this detox technique requires pairing with a healthy diet to ensure a proper balance of healthy organisms in your gut.
This summer, drop the ice cream, corn dogs, and daiquiris you’re so accustom to eating during summer get-togethers. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and veggies, yogurt, and fresh iced tea. It seems like obvious advice, but a healthy diet is so crucial to a proper detox that it needs mentioning.
Though other detox strategies can work short-term, the best way to reduce toxins in your body is to prevent them from entering it in the first place. Some of these toxins can’t be avoided, such as those that come from water and air pollution. However, you can control your lifestyle and diet to reduce toxins from drugs, alcohol, and processed foods. Adopting a healthy diet will assist in producing long-term results of your initial cleanse.
There are numerous techniques to help flush toxins from the body, but these seven strategies will give you somewhere to start this summer.