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"8 ways to detoxify your body"

Updated on October 12, 2009

"8 ways to detoxify your body"

We all going through times in our lives ,when we're tired,sluggish and don't have enough energy to do what we want to do. Maybe it time for a complete body detox to remove toxins and pollutants.. Here's 8 way to detox our bodies according to Indepenent Living.

1.Practice breathing exercises: Breathing  oxygenates the  body, giving it life and promoting healing and detoxification. By just taking a few minutes each day to focus on taking slow, deep breaths, you will not only help reduce stress; you will also help cleanse your body.

2.Get regular aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise (swimming, bicycling,etc) strengthens the cardiovascular system and is therefore a crucial component in detoxification. Morevoer, studies have demonstrated that exercise accelerates the removal of waste and toxins at the cellular leve.

3.Drink plenty of water: Water is essential . It helps flush out waste and pollutants while keeping your immune system energized.  Drink at least two big glasses of water, preferably spring water, daily ( tap water can actually add toxins to your body).

4.Avoid problem foods: caffeine inhibits detoxifiaction.  Food produced with the use of pesticides as well as genetically altered foods arepotentially  toxics.  Consume organic foods when possible and avoid highly processed, non nutritious "junk foo"( As an addedpuls, genuinely organicfruits and vegetable tend to contain more nutrients than those grown with pesticides.).

5.Get a massage: yes, there are legitimate health reasons for getting a professional massage. Massage relaxes tissues and increase fluids circulation.  There are many different types  of massages that each achieves slightly different goals, but any massage that promotes movement of shin and muscle will help detoxify the entire body.

6. Get a detoxification bath: It is now common for pricey spas to offer detoxification treatment using mud, clay. salt, seaweeds, herbs or other methods.  Some of these concoctions may be more hype than substance. An effective and inexpensive method to promote detoxification through the skin is with Epsom salts.  These hydrated magnesium sulfate salts increase blood supply to the skin and promote detoxification. simply add a comfortable amount ( up to four cups ) of Epsom salts to your bath and enjoy the relaxing effects they produce.

7.Spend time in a sauna: Through sweating , we release accumulated bodily waste and pollutants . spending time in a sauna ( or undergoing another from of sweat therapy) on a regular basis should be part of a comprehensive immune -boosting program.  Drink plenty of water before and after a trip to the sauna.

8.Consider herbal/enzyme treatments:  There are special herbal formulas on the  market that delivers enzymes to the liver to help it detoxify the blood.  Consult your physician  familiar with these detoxification methods for recommendations. Other types of products are available formore general detoxification purposes.  A company called Detoxify produces a variety of products including herbal capsules and especially formulated drinks designed to help cleanse the entire body.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Rebecca E, for visiting my hubs, it's always a pleasure to have you here. Thank you for your precious comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      the bath is a wonderful idea. Love it. great tips of course this is bookmarked for more reference.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you friend, I will. thanks also for your comment and feedsback. happy biking. creativeone59

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Nice creativeone59. I love the coffee though. I work harder on other stuff though. Keep up the good work!

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      You're very welcome.Thank you for your comments and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Bail Up ! 7 years ago

      I like number 5 best! I do agree we need to treat ourselves better and remove toxins from our bodies - we do have plenty of living to do. thanks for the tips.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      You are correct, thanks for your comment and feedback and thanks for being my fan. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      You are correct, thanks for your comment and feedback and thanks for being my fan. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      NGRIA Bassett 7 years ago from Bermuda

      Thanks for reminding us to care for ourselves. We can't be our best if we self neglect.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks MistHaven for your comment and feedback. creativoene59

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      MistHaven 7 years ago from New Jersey

      Never knew massages counted as detoxification. I'm gonna have to try that out!

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you facebookchat, for all of your comments and your in put. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Juliet, I guess the trampoline would help detox because of the sweating. Thank you for you comment and feedback. thank you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      facebookchat 7 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I really feel like I could use a detox right now! Thanks for the tips!

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      Juliet Christie Murray 7 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

      I saw on one of the Jamaican television recently a presentation on the use of the trampoline as an excellent source of detoxifying the body immune system so add a trampoline to your daily workout routine

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks, creativeone59. In a tropical country like mine (I'm from Philippines) I don't need to go to sauna. The humidity makes me sweat frequently. Yes, I need a whole body massage badly or maybe reflex massage. A very nice hub! Keep up the good work.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks for your comment and feedback. creativeon59

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Very good tips. Thanks for sharing them with us. It's amazing how although simple, these tips are highly effective.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks BK, for your comment and feedback. I appreciate it. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks Hello hello for your comment and your input. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks magg224, thank you for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

      A very interesting and informative hub

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Good reminder to all of us. And something as simple as proper breathing exercises? - we have no excuse. I think we just forget. Thanks for this reminder.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you creativeone59. It is just what I need.

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