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  • Eating unhealthy foods on the run, working a stressful, and not getting enough sleep can all leave a person feeling sluggish and filled with little aches and pains. A total body detoxification, which is a cleansing of the blood stream, can help return a person's body back into a healthier, productive state of balance.

    Eliminate Bad Habits

    Begin your detoxification program by quitting some bad behaviors. These could include drinking stimulants, such as coffee and soda, smoking, eating fast food, and any foods that contain refined sugars, such as candy bars. This is also a good time to stop utilizing harmful, toxic cleaning chemicals. These can be inhaled and cause potential damage to your lungs and other organs. Stress should also be avoided, or at least minimized. Pinpoint areas in your life that can trigger stress and anxiety and attempt to avoid them. Meditation and yoga can also be used as a way to minimize stress in your everyday life.

    Juice Fast

    After the unhealthy foods and beverages have been eliminated from your diet, begin a three to seven day juice fast. During this time period, only consume the juice of fruits and vegetables, along with water. For best results, prepare fresh fruit and vegetables drinks daily. Avoid purchasing juice drinks that contained refined sugars. Drink at least six to eight, eight oz. glasses of water each day. The juice fast will help cleanse all of the toxins from the blood stream.

    Daily Health

    There are steps that can be taken on a daily basis after the fast to ensure that your body is cleaner and contains less toxic chemicals, which will make you feel more revitalized and alert. Continue to drink at least six to eight glasses daily. Increase the amount of fiber in your diet. Fiber can be found in foods such as brown rice, oats, artichokes, cabbage, and broccoli. Exercise for at least 20 minutes a day, three days a week. This will help your circulation and move toxins out of your body through sweat. Increase your intake of Vitamin C by introducing foods such as citrus fruits to your diet. Continue to eliminate or cut down on the amount of stress in your life as well.

    Source:

    Gaiam Life: 10 Ways to Detoxify Your Body

    Natural Health Techniques: Juice Fasting

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