Detoxification is a sure fire way to eliminate harmful toxins in your body so you stay strong, healthy and energized. Traditional detox methods such as through diet, colon cleansing or fasting still work. However, there are various techniques you can try which is just as effective. Here are 3 ways:Detox #1: Sugar DetoxDid you ever wonder why losing weight is hard? It is because excessive consumption of foods high in sugar content causes useless fats to accumulate on your thighs, face, waist, and hips. Here is a 3 Day Sugar Detox Plan courtesy of Nature Cures World you can start right away:
DAY 1Breakfast: Three scrambled or boiled eggs, or one cup of oats with seeds, almonds, or berriesSnack: a bowl of nutsLunch: Chicken breasts with lightly cooked beans, carrots, turnips, butternut squash, beets, parsnips, almondsDinner: Broiled fish with a bowl of green beans or salmon with broccoli and fried mushroomsDon’t forget to drink a lot of water (65 to 100 oz / 2 to 3 liters daily).DAY 2Breakfast: Three scrambled eggs with spinach or one cup of oats (steel cut) with almonds, seeds, berriesSnack: a bowl of nutsLunch: Grilled zucchini with yellow and red peppers with a lemon, thyme and vinegar dressing or a shredded red or green cabbage salad and lemon juice carrots, chopped parsley, salt, olive oilDinner: Steamed green vegetables cooked with a vegetable casserole and bean soup or a baked cod with stir-fried bok Choy and roasted Brussels sprouts and turnipsDon’t forget to drink a lot of water (65 to 100 oz / 2 to 3 liters daily).DAY 3Breakfast: An omelet made of three eggs with shrimp and a salad made of radish, walnuts, and sautéed kale, or a cup of oats (steel cut) with seeds, berries or almondsSnack: a bowl of nutsLunch: Roasted chicken with onion, thyme, and black olives or chicken thighs roasted with lemon, sage, rosemaryDinner: Penne pasta with brown rice and a sauce made of tomato, basil, and mushrooms or vegetable broth of onions, celery, thyme, carrots, garlic, and bay leaves with mushroomsDon’t forget to drink a lot of water (65 to 100 oz / 2 to 3 liters daily).During this period, you can drink green tea, a cup of black unsweetened coffee daily, or a detox mixture of fresh rosemary or mint tea and oranges, blueberries, grapefruits or strawberries.
Houseplants can be great for eliminating bedroom toxins, but I recommend using them in small doses. In feng shui, plants carry an active energy, and bedrooms are restful spaces, so if you feel the need for a little greenery, keep it intentional and limited to a plant or two. Some great bedroom detoxing plants include spider plants, golden pothos (I love hanging these in baskets), peace lilies, and bamboo palms. Make sure you tend to these with care so they are a source of thriving, healthy energy.
Detox #3: Hate DetoxHarboring ill feelings toward someone who have done you wrong may be human nature, but holding on to your grudge for far too long can become toxic. Caroline Cox, a writer, and editor for The New York Times showed why in her article:
“A person who feels wronged, betrayed or damaged by another person, group or system, might have lost their sense of personal power, and this can be deeply troubling,” said Tiffany Towers, a clinical and forensic psychologist who has worked with parolees who have chronic recidivism issues.She said a person can develop a type of tunnel vision and start to believe that they can regain their power only by taking revenge when in fact, the power lies in the letting go.What it comes down to is this: We can’t control when toxic emotions flood our minds, but we can control what we do in response to them. Seeking revenge or payback may seem like a good idea at the time, but in the long run it’ll likely only do us a disservice. The better option is to turn inward, finding the root of that feeling and either using it as a learning experience or warning flag as we move forward to something better.“If you focus your attention on getting yourself emotionally, mentally and physically healthier,” Dr. Towers added, “not only will you feel better, but you will be able to handle future difficulties with more grace and wisdom.”
Original source: NY TimesIf you haven’t tried detoxification yet, try these 3 techniques to start with. Your mind and body will thank you for it.If you need professional help with a personalized detoxification program, Toronto Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Amauri Caversan, ND, can work with you. His detoxification program also works with weight loss and as an anti-aging. For more info, contact or visit Dr. Amauri Wellness Centre for more info.Next Reading: Warning: 3 Weight Loss Regimens That Are Doing More Harm Than Good
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