3 Simple Steps to Detox Daily
By Michelle Mahlman (Guest Blogger)
Spring is in full swing! I’ve recently been sharing my Detox Lifestyle workshop at a few health-oriented places on the Grid. In this class, I teach how to properly cleanse and detox your body – on the daily.
Why is this important? Well, think of the amount of toxins your body has to deal with everyday – environmental toxins, additives in the food supply, chemicals in beauty and cleaning products, and more. When your body is bogged down by trying to process all that toxicity, you tend to feel less than awesome.
Do you ever start to notice when you’re feeling more tired than usual? Or when your skin might be breaking out a little? Or when your digestion is less than optimal? We all most likely experience these issues from time to time and either choose to ignore them or simply don’t know what to do about it so we suffer through it. Sometimes you might even think that your body is totally trying to sabotage your life by acting up like this.
These are actually ways that your body is trying to communicate with you. It’s saying “Hey! I’m down here below that crazy head of yours needing a little extra TLC!”
Whenever you catch these signals from your body, these are good indicators that it’s time to hit the reset button. You can do that by incorporating these three easy tips on how to gently detox on a daily basis.
1) Drink lots of water.
I know, I know. You’ve heard this a million times! But this reminder never gets old. I have clients who have been working with me for months and they are still not drinking enough of the stuff. Please choose clean water for that precious vessel of yours. Here’s a wonderful article from the highly reputable Dr. Mercola on the best drinking water.
2) Eat more green veggies.
Again, broken record, but I must remind you that greens are some of the most important foods to put into your body. Learning to incorporate dark leafy greens into the diet is essential to establishing a healthy body and immune system. When you nourish your body with greens, you naturally crowd out the foods that make you sick. Green vegetables help to replenish our alkaline mineral stores and filter out pollutants.
3) Cook at home.
I absolutely love a nice meal out on this beautiful town of ours, however I strive to prepare/cook about 80-90% of my meals at home. This is because for one, I love to cook! And two, I know exactly what is going into my food and therefore into my body. Most of the time when you dine out at restaurant, it may taste delicious but you don’t always know what ingredients and methods are being used in the kitchen. The type of cooking oils, amount of salt/sugar, and the amount of time those delicious greens were cooking on the stove, are all factors that effect my how I feel – physically, mentally and energetically.
I hope you find these simple tips helpful. Comments and questions are welcome. I’m wishing you a fresh and vibrant season!
For more wellness tips from Michelle or to learn about her Reiki services visit her website. Michelle Mahlman is a certified Health Coach, Yoga Instructor and Reiki 2 Practitioner.