Another semester has started, and that means that “free time” is a phrase long gone from my vocabulary. I’m struggling to find time for the “health” aspect of my life, and after the third week of this hectic schedule, I’m feeling worn down and worn out.
Regarding the title, the answer for everyone is yes.
The symptoms of a toxin-filled body are: fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, sinus congestion, postnasal drip, excessive sines problems, headaches, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, foul-smelling stools, heartburn, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, food cravings, water retention, trouble losing weight, rashes, skin problems, eczema, psoriasis, canker sores, acne, puffy and dark circles under the eyes, premenstrual syndrome, and bad breath.
The kicker? One of the factors that contributes to an overload of toxic waste is: the standard American diet.
Long story short, I think everyone could really use this detoxification guide so we can get our energy and flow back. I’d guess that if more people had smoothly functioning bodies, life could go on a little easier. Imagine an America with less premenstrual symptoms, happy and speedy service, less food cravings and fewer annoying health ailments.
I like it.
So here’s your guide, straight from Dr. Mark Hyman himself.
10 Simple Steps to Enhance Detoxification
Proper detoxification is so essential for health that you need to start enhancing your body’s ability to detoxify today. Here is how to do it:
1. Drink Clean – Drink plenty of clean water, at least eight to ten glasses of filtered water a day.
2. Eliminate Properly – Keep your bowels moving, at least once or twice a day. And if you can’t get going, then you need some help. This can include taking two tablespoons of ground flax seeds and taking acidophilus and extra magnesium citrate capsules. If you have any chronic diseases or problems, you have to be careful about taking supplements and should work with your doctor.
3. Eat Clean – You should also eat organic produce and animal products to eliminate the toxins, hormones, and antibiotics in your food.
4. Eat Detoxifying Food – You should eat 8 to 10 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables a day, particularly family of the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, collards, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi) and the garlic family (garlic and onions), which help increase sulfur in the body and help detoxification.
5. Minimize Drugs – Avoid stimulants, sedatives, and drugs, such as caffeine and nicotine, and try to reduce alcohol intake.
6. Get Moving – Exercise five days a week with focus on conditioning your cardiovascular system, strengthening exercises, and stretching exercises.
7. Avoid the White Menace – This includes white flour and white sugar.
8. Sweat – Sweat profusely at least three times a week, using a sauna, steam, or a detox bath.
9. Supplement – Take a high-quality multivitamin and mineral supplement.
10. Relax – Relax deeply every day to get your nervous system in a state of calm, rest, and relaxation.