Things like stress, eating processed foods, exposure to environmental toxins, lack of movement, compromised sleep, and pharmaceutical drugs can all hinder your body’s natural detox systems.
What organs play a role? There are several involved:
The skin through sweat, lungs through breathings, kidneys through urine, intestines through feces, and the liver clears toxins.
How can you support these organs? You can ADD simple things like these to your daily routine:
There is nothing like a delicious cup of matcha in the morning. It is FULL of chlorophyll – which is great for detoxification.
Citrus fruits like lemon, lime, oranges in ice water are amazing for the kidneys and FULL of vitamin C.
Cruciferous vegetables like: arugula, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, and mustard greens are all SUPER AWESOME at helping the liver to detox. Add these guys to salads, saute on the stove with some pasture butter, or make yourself a delicious grass-finished burger wrapped in a cabbage bun.
Garlic and onion are both super potent and packs a swift punch full of detoxifying properties. Caramelized onions “all day every day”, and garlic in EVERYTHING is just better!
Herbs like cilantro (salsa or guacamole), parsley (chimichurri), and rosemary (with a juicy steak or rack of lamb) are powerhouses for the detox pathways.
Turmeric and curry are absolute rockstars at reducing inflammation AND, your guessed it, detoxing the body.
Move your body, in some form or fashion, and sweat daily. Your skin will applaud you.
Please take DEEP breaths too throughout the day. Ideally 100 conscious deep belly breaths.
A nice warm cup of delicious bone broth is an excellent assistance to the gut, kidneys and liver.
Dandelion, turnip, beet greens are a great detoxifying additions to fresh salads. An apple cider vinegar / olive oil based dressing with a tiny touch of maple syrup will counteract the bitterness perfectly.
After dinner, tea is a great way to settle into the night. Tea with herbs like milk thistle, burdock root, licorice root, ginger root, and dandelion root are the best.
Before bed, slap a dob of castor oil into your hand and rub it over your kidneys and liver. Castor oil is a MAJOR healer and fantastic for detoxification. P.S. Wear and old t-shirt because the oil can stain. You can also search for castor oil packs on the internet.
Sleep 7-9 hours every night, please!!! Our bodies work really hard to detox and repair through the night. Honor that process with good rest.