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Detox The Inside

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Hopefully, you have had a wonderful, long soak in a relaxing detox bath. Now, let’s focus on the inside. Many diseases and illnesses stem from abuse of our digestive system. You are what you eat! Unfortunately, eating healthy, nutritious foods is becoming more and more difficult. If you do not live in an area that has an abundance of organic farms, chances are it is even more difficult to find fresh food that had not been treated with pesticides and other poisons. From time to time, detoxing the inside of your body is just as necessary and detoxing the outside.

Many are the benefits of body detoxification. The first, of course, is that you will rid your body of poisons. Next is the fact that detoxing your body can mean weight loss, and doesn’t want to lose weight. Best of all is your vital organs will begin to perform perfectly once again! When your organs are running at their peak, your whole body will be healthier. No doubt, you will notice that your skin looks much better and your energy levels will soar.

You may not want to do a major detox, such as the master cleanse or even doing any other long term detox. You can do simple cleansing with detox water. These are easy to make and you can customize them according to the benefits you need most. The very simplest way to detoxify is to drink lemon water each morning. Just a couple of slices of lemon in a glass of water and you are set.

The tastiest and most refreshing detox water, in my opinion, is cucumber mint water. The water will put the minerals out of the cucumber so that you not only get hydrated from the cucumber and the water, you also get the bonus of minerals. Mint adds a fresh cooling taste. You can also put lemon in with the cucumber mint to get that cleansing effect of the citrus.

Of course, you may want to use the lemon-cayenne water that is used in the master cleanse. This is probably the most highly effective cleansing drink that you can make. For this, you will need to mix: 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, 2 Tablespoons real maple syrup, about 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 8 oz water. Mix it up and drink!

If you really want to take detox to the next level, you can do raw foods for a few days or even a week. The raw food diet is just the thing to get all of the nasty toxins out of your beautiful body. I, for one, can stand a day or so of raw food, but eventually I have to get back to warm, cooked foods. The raw food diet is just that….a diet of raw foods. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are all allowed during a raw food diet, and their juices also.

The most successful detox plans are those that are planned. If you want to detox for a day, detox for a day. If you want to detox for a week or month, do that. But, plan it and make it something that you can stick to for that amount of time.

Your body will thank you for your great tender loving care! Next up, the last of the detox and purification installations…Detox For Your Mind.

Author: cbrandon50

I have never been one to quibble about my age. However, this year, 2010, I turned 50. I realized that life is going way too fast and I can't say that I am crazy about the direction it is going in. So, what else can one do except....blog about it!

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