T is for Toxin
Everyday our bodies are bombarded with toxins. They get breathed in or absorbed by our skin from household cleaners, beauty products, plastics and cash register receipts to name a few. These can make you feel tired and sluggish.
Add to that the radiation toxins from medical tests like x-rays and cat scans, environmental toxins floating in our air, the chlorine in our pools, our drinking water, even from the sun above. Some toxins your body stores, like the radiation. Others can be flushed. There are boxed “de-tox” kits available on the market, but Dr. Oz recently suggested they may be abrasive or corrosive to your colon.
The longer these toxins stay in your body, the better the chance of them wreaking havoc on your organs. Your body fights these contaminants, but there are things you can do to give it a hand:
1) Drink lots of liquids every day to aid in the flushing process
2) Drink the juice of half of one lemon every day. It will help your liver cleanse itself.
3) Try Dr. Oz’s gentle weekend detox program here: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/48-hour-weekend-cleanse-shopping-list
4) Try eating the occasional meal without meat to give your digestive system a break. Use nuts and beans to give you protein.
5) Once a month soak in a warm bath with Epsom salts and a few drops of your favourite scent. Lavender is particularly popular for this. Relaxing is also very good for you.