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7 Tips to Detoxing your Body
Published 2/14/2022

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HOW DO YOU DETOX THE BODY?

 

Everyone has toxins in their bodies. Detoxification is to make your body less burdened by getting rid of the toxins or “poisons'' that interrupt the normal function of your body. Causes could be anything from the foods you eat, to the chemicals that you're exposed to. On it’s own the body is able to heal itself and it has systems in place to remove toxins.

 

Possible Symptoms of toxins in the body:

  • Acne

  • Skin Problems

  • Exhaustion 

  • Headaches

  • Sensitivity to Smells

  • Fuzziness in the Brain

  • Increased Allergic Reactions

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

 

MITOCHONDRIA AND DETOXIFICATION

The symptoms listed above are very similar to the symptoms experienced by those with dysfunctional mitochondria.

 

The mitochondria plays two roles in clearing your body of toxins. 

  1. They provide all the energy that all the detoxification mechanisms in your body need to function.

  2. They play an important role in identifying what's toxic and what isn't. 

The mitochondria changes fuel into energy. So it has a critical job in determining if something is toxic or fuel that it can use to create energy. 

 

7 TIPS TO DETOXING YOUR BODY

​Here are seven things you can do to detox: 

  1. Avoid toxins in the first place. If you can give your body the right nutrients, the right support - it can clean up itself. Remove toxic foods from your daily diet. Avoid processed foods and try to eat organic food, avoiding pesticides. 

  2. Get as much color into your diet as possible. These colorful foods have nutrients that help keep your body healthy and detoxify itself:

    1. Cabbage

    2. Kale

    3. Broccoli

    4. Cauliflower

    5. Carrots

    6. Sweet Potatoes

    7. Peppers

    8. Berries (blueberries, blackberries and raspberries)

  3. Try avoiding foods that you could have a food sensitivity to. If you notice that every time you eat gluten or dairy that your body feels off, try cutting those things out of your daily diet and you will feel a lot better. 

  4. Avoid unnecessary chemicals. Chemicals used in yards, like fertilizers, and other household chemicals can contribute to the amount of toxins in your body. Try replacing the chemicals you used consistently with more natural items. People also don't realize that personal care products like deodorant, hairspray, and skin lotions are some of the biggest causes of increased toxins in the body. 

  5. Take your vitamins. Vitamins are important because they help facilitate important chemical reactions that take place inside the mitochondria, which then produce power for your body. So if you’re vitamin deficient, you’re going to be tired. Certain herbs can also help by supporting the liver, like dandelion, milk thistle, and turmeric. 

  6. Exercise. Sweating is a great way to release toxins from your body. It also stimulates mitochondrial growth.

  7. Get plenty of fiber in your diet. Fiber promotes healthy bacteria in your intestines, facilitating the evacuation of waste and elimination of toxins from your bowels.

 

SUMMARY

Start working out, even if it’s just for a couple minutes each day. When you're going to have dinner, try to swap out what you’re eating for something high in fiber. Take your vitamins and avoid chemicals. These small things add up over time to make a really big difference!