Some folks like to go to extremes to detox; some by going on month-long cleansing diets of, say, lemonade or water or broth. If you are being monitored by a doctor, then those forms of detox aren’t necessarily a bad thing. But there are simpler and safer ways to get some of the toxins out. Here are four ways:
1. Drink more water. Simply drinking enough water can help flush out your system. The new rule seems to be 8-ounces per 10 pounds of body weight. So I, who weigh about 120 pounds (give or take 5 lbs; okay, really just “give” 5, not “take”), should drink 12 8-ounce glasses per day.
2. Clean up your cleaning act. Use “green” and “nontoxic” cleaners to get rid of the volatile organic compounds in your house. And add some air-cleaning plants inside.
3. Walk. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. It is good for your heart and mind, improves digestion, and increases the functioning of your immune system. And it can be refreshing and you might even get fit!
4. Remember to breathe. Deeply. Most of us are very shallow breathers, which doesn’t help us get the oxygen that cleanses our bodies and refreshes our minds. Take a series of deep breaths throughout the day. It will also relax you.
So go you there and be happy and toxin-free!