THE DATING DIARIES OF MR. OR MS. DETOX
The concept of both dating and detoxification are practically attached to the hip! For many, both dating and detoxification can be quite exhausting, scary, uncomfortable, and leave one with disappointment and disbelief. On the flip side, dating could be pure bliss if you find a match or two that clicks! The act of detoxification doesn’t have to feel like your dying as said by the King of Comedy himself, Steven Harvey, rather it can be quite rejuvenating finding the perfect program. In both the game of dating and detoxification it’s important to understand your ultimate goals. If your goal in dating is to find a lifetime partner who shares the same dreams and values, or to get married and start a family then it’s important to find matches that work. Likewise, if your goal in detoxification is to lose weight or provide a deeper cleanse of your organs in order to eliminate any health issues it’s important that you know thy self and what works with both your mind and body. Detoxification is the aim to remove toxins or harmful things in your body to improve one’s overall wellbeing. Whether you focus on detoxification in one specific organ or the whole body, figuring out what type of Mr. or Mrs. Detox fits with your life is half the challenge! Lucky for you, I have done my research and found some tips to make your dating diaries of Mr. or Ms. Detox a rather enjoyable experience, than a disaster!
FOCUS ON A FIBER RICH FOODS
Eat fiber rich foods will help aid in digestion and allow toxins to be excreted more easily when it comes to moving them out of the body.
ADD LEMON TO YOUR WATER
Adding a lemon to your water will help flush out toxins faster and alkalinize the body.
EAT CLEAN WHOLE FOODS
Remove all refined sugars, white flour, wheat and alcohol from your diet. This will reduce inflammation going into the liver. The easiest way to do this is through eating only whole foods and nothing from a box.
DAILY GREEN JUICING OR VEGGIES
Green juicing or green eggies are known to have properties that aid in detoxification. hey allow the body to become more alkaline and reduce the build up of toxins and acid within our bodies.
TRY A PALEO DIET FOR A WEEK
This would emphasize lean meats and non-starchy vegetables and fruits. Avoid processed and prepared foods, as well as dairy, grains, legumes, refined sugar, salt and alcohol.
USE HERBS TO CLEANSE AND PROTECT THE LIVER
Use herbs, such as dandelion root, burdock, and milk thistle, and drinking green tea to protect and clean the liver.
GET YOUR SWEAT ON
Besides going to the bathroom, sweating is one of the fastest way to remove toxins. Focus on exercises that are going to get your heart pumping and your skin sweating. Infared Saunas and Bikram Yoga is a great way to induce sweating and get rid toxins.
INCREASE VITAMIN C FOODS
Adequate amounts of vitamin C help the body produce glutathione, a liver compound that drives away toxins.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Drinking at least two quarts of water will clean out your system and help flush out toxins
DETOX FOOT SPA/FOOT BATHS
Toxins tend to store in our feet, the easiest way to get rid of them is through a detox bath.
START YOUR DAY WITH A PROBIOTIC
Start your day with a probiotic supplement or food. This beneficial bacteria kills harmful bacterial and yeast and helps keep the lining of the intestine in a healthy ph balance, and detoxifies heavy metals. It’s great for your overall immunity and in protecting against inflammation and diseases.
AVOID RED FLAG FOODS
These so called "red flag foods" cause stress and inflammation in the liver. This means avoiding processed sugar, gluten, white flour, corn, alcohol, caffeine, and saturated animal fat from dairy and red meat.
ADD LIVER BOOSTING SUPPLEMENTS
Look for herbal teas or supplements that focus on detoxification of your liver.
CONSULT A HEALTH PRACTITIONER
If you are looking for more of a serious detoxification program always consult a medical practitioner who specializes in this area.
REST AND RELAXATION
Sleep really does a body good! Aim for seven to nine hours every night. Sleep supports and maintains a healthy brain, and overall health. Try to change your response to stress, and learn to tune into what makes you happy, while also learning to let go of those things you can’t control. Practicing transcendental meditation and the art of being present will allow you relax if your worrying and stress is causing inflammation within your body.
PRACTICE GRATITUDE AND FIND POSITIVITY
Be positive every day even if you are facing obstacles, and practice gratitude by reminding yourself of three things as the day goes on that you are grateful for.
DISCLAIMER: The nutritional and well-being information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional nutritional or medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.