Detoxification and Cleansing

Do you ever feel run down and lack the energy you think you should have? Maybe you need to detoxify your body. There are many different body detox systems out there to cleanse the toxins in your body, some of them are very simple and mild and some are very complex and extreme. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.

One of the most popular and oldest cleansing systems is the Master Cleanse which consists of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. The Master Cleanse system is very easy to do. You start with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, I like to have fresh squeezed organic lemons. The lemon juice has enzymes and that is what helps detox your liver. You then add 2 tablespoons of Grade B maple syrup, agave nectar is a great substitute. The next ingredient is 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste, as much as you can stand. The last ingredient is 8oz water. Just mix it all together and drink 6 to 12 glasses of lemonade a day. An important part of this cleanse is the saltwater flush which consists of 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon of salt dissolved in 1 liter of water.

Another good idea is to do a general intestinal cleanse using water, fruits and vegetable, probiotics, psyllium husks or flax seeds, bentonite clay and a good salt water flush. Probiotics are defined by the World Health Organization as “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host” . They are basically good bacteria that help destroy the bad bacteria in your gut. Psyllium husks are a great source of fiber, they absorb water but they are not digested which helps to enable good bowel movements when you are cleansing. Bentonite clay is a type of edible clay that acts as a bulk laxative. Do all of this together and you get a really good intestinal cleanse.

There are so many different cleansing products out there that it can be hard to find the right one for you. I would start with a basic system like the Master Cleanse and see how it makes you feel and if you like how you feel maybe find some more advanced products to try.

10 Replies to “Detoxification and Cleansing”

  1. I haven’t checked in here for a while because I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my daily bloglist 🙂

Comments are closed.