In fact, recent research uncovered that blood from current babies' umbilical cords has been found to contain more than 300 chemicals.
While there is a time and place for stringent detoxes, Holly Lucille, ND (aka: Dr. Holly), explains there are also simple ways you can perform daily detox activities.
- Dry skin brushing. Supports your lymph system, which essentially removes all the "junk" from your body. Brush towards the heart for five minutes with a natural bristle brush; aim for twice a day (but at the very least, a few times a week).
- Epsom salt bath. Easy, cost effective, relaxing. Two cups of salt and try for 20 minutes.
- Oil pulling. Not only effective for decreasing plaque and other bacterial organisms, but it can also help whiten teeth safely and naturally.
- Journal for a few minutes each day. Emotionally and mentally cleansing.
- Warm water with fresh lemon juice in the morning. Helps you stay hydrated and stimulates digestion. Dehydration can manifest as both hunger and fatigue.
- Reduce exposure to toxins. Try to eat organic, local and seasonal as much as possible. The Environmental Working Group (ewg.org) is a great resource.
- Use healthy spices and herbs.
- Increase fiber intake. Fiber binds to toxins and helps to eliminate them.
Dr. Holly also discusses her podcast, Mindful Medicine (also on RadioMD).