Toxic agents are everywhere in our world. The food we eat, the air we breathe, the household cleaners we spray, the electronics we use on a daily basis…
However, toxic free radicals are formed in the body too. Stress hormones, emotional disturbances, anxiety and negative emotions all create free radicals as well. Living without toxic buildup is virtually impossible, which is why we have to be proactive in taking care of our bodies. Here are 7 things you can do to help:
1. Stop using plastic containers for cooking and drinking
Plastics contain harmful chemicals which leech into your food, or drink, when heated. Replace your plastic containers and bottles with glass or ceramic containers, and stainless steel bottles.
2. Use non-toxic skin care products
Most store-bought skin care products contain toxic chemicals which get easily absorbed by our skin. Besides hindering the function of the liver to eliminate them from the body, the toxic chemicals from skincare products are linked to various health problems. They block the detox pathways, so they remain in the body. What’s more, these chemicals are transformed into fat cells, impeding the weight loss process, and causing the appearance of acne, wrinkles, and rashes.
3. Go to Infrared sauna
This rarely mentioned detox method requires only 15 minutes to help your body eliminate toxins through sweat. The energy produced by infrared rays is identical to that of the sun, providing you more benefits like boosted metabolism, improved blood circulation, and cellular cleanse.
4. Take an Epsom salt bath
Having a relaxing bath with magnesium sulfate, more known as Epsom salt, will help your body flush out the accumulated toxins. Epsom salt relaxes the nervous system, so having a warm Epsom salt bath with lavender essential oil before bedtime, will relax your body and mind, giving you a better sleep.
5. Remove the dead skin cells by brushing your body with natural fiber brush before taking a bath
Use circular movements on the way to the heart, for about two minutes. Do this every day.
6. Exercise regularly
Our body releases toxins through sweat, so exercising regularly will give you two benefits – successfully removed toxins, and improved metabolic activity.
7. Use high-quality water filter
Use it not only for drinking, but also for cooking.