You can have clearer skin and more energy by cleansing your body of toxins. There are different Ways to Detox the Body but the benefits are incredible. Not only will your skin be more beautiful, but you will feel revitalized and stronger with a sharper mind.

Detoxification or body cleansing is simply eliminating impurities or toxins from the body. These toxins, although a good part are removed naturally via the liver, kidneys and excreted in urine and stool, much remain in our bodies and the only way to eliminate them completely is to detoxify the body.

When is it time to detox the body?

It is best to cleanse your system of these impurities that have accumulated in your body when you are always feeling tired, i.e. your energy levels, no matter what you do are very low; you are experiencing body aches, fatigue, nausea, headaches and your mind is unable to focus.

How does one detox the body?

Start by reducing the toxins such as: cigarettes, alcohol, coffee and refined products (white sugar, white rice, white bread, etc). Limit or cease using the following products while cleansing the system: household cleansers (chlorine, bleach, air fresheners, etc.); daily hygienic products (deodorants, antiperspirants, shampoos, conditioners, etc.)

Here are some basic, easy-going ways to detox the body:

Change your diet to a healthier one by cutting out all refined products and opting for grains, whole wheat, brown rice, brown sugar, etc. Choose lean sources of protein. Avoid ALL processed foods. Learn to read nutrition labels and avoid foods that have high sugar content by educating yourself on the alternative terminology of sugar. Avoid ALL fast foods as they are very high in sugar, among other horrible things. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Dry brush your skin. The skin is the largest organ of your body and it releases toxins. Help your entire system cleanse by dry brushing. This method removes the dead cells that are matted on the epidermis (the outer layer of skin), making way for a clean, fresh layer of skin that can remove more toxins. With the use of a brush made of natural bristles simply brush the entire body and then shower. Immediately afterward, apply natural oil to moisten the skin as the skin is able to absorb more easily at this time. Have a sauna. It's a great way to open pores to help the body remove more toxins. Exercise! This helps you stay fit and healthy and actually does aid the body in detox by stimulating the organs to discharge toxins.

Besides these methods above which will improve your overall health, there are more effective ways to detox the body.

Water Fasting is simply that, you only consume water. This method allows your digestive tract to rest completely while removing toxins.

Juice Fasting is another effective way. The fast consists of drinking only fresh fruit and vegetable juices for a maximum of three days. Once the fast is complete, raw fruit and vegetables are eaten to gently return your system to normal, before re-introducing solid foods.

Before going on a fast or detox diet, talk to your doctor. You will not regret the "sacrifices" you made regardless of the method you chose to detox your bod. It is so beneficial to your health, you will agree that it was worth it.


  1. ernesto // November 1, 2007 at 1:32 PM  

    me parece bien tu articulo y muy practico. gracias