Winter Detox: Do It In 3 Days


winter detoxThere are many benefits to removing toxins from your body and there are also many ways to detoxify. When our bodies are full of toxins, we feel tired, “sluggish” and have low energy levels. Sometimes having too many toxins in the body can also lead to illness and disease.

What a lot of people don’t know is that while detoxing can be good for you, you have to do the detox correctly and do the right detox for the right season. Doing detox the wrong way or doing a detox for the wrong season can actually lead to illnesses and health challenges.

We are almost at the end of winter, so now is the right time to do a quick 3 day winter detox.

The following is a 3-day Winter Detox that allows you to eat healthy, clean, nourishing foods without going hungry, while rebooting your digestion and natural detoxification processes, reducing inflammation, and shedding a few pounds.

It’s a way to simplify your diet and lighten your toxic burden of environmental chemicals, sugar, and other burdens of the Standard American Diet, and this time of year it’s a nice way to reboot after dietary indulgences [in the cold months].

Ideally, do this over a weekend when you don’t have to go to work, with Day 1 being a Friday.
Three important principals to help you to mobilize and lighten the burden on your detox systems are to
  1. Stay well hydrated by drinking 8 to 10 large glasses of water (or water with lemon) daily
  2. Keep your bowels moving
  3. Sweat.
Optimally you may have water with lemon, or a daily maximum of 1 cup of green tea with lemon (unsweetened).
During the detox, it is optimal to get at least one massage and do a sauna at least twice. If this is not possible, plan to at least do yoga or some form of light exercise daily for 45 minutes, and take a daily hot soak with 2 cups of Epsom salts and 7 drops of lavender oil in your tub. 
Plan to purchase only organic foods for this re-boot — you don’t want to add environmental chemicals while you are trying to remove them!
You will have to eliminate all sugars (natural and refined), alcohol, coffee, and wheat-containing products for 3 days. If you are a daily coffee drinker, substitute it with green tea with lemon – this is a natural antioxidant that supports detox and will prevent you from experiencing a caffeine withdrawal headache.

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