Detoxification has a rather broad meaning. It can refer to the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic and unwanted substances from human organisms, which is mainly carried out by the liver. Besides the removal of toxins for improving general wellness and health, this term also refers to the period of drug withdrawal during which an organism returns to homeostasis after long-term use of e.g. addictive substance.
In this blog, we will explore the most efficient ways to detoxify our bodies which improves everyday life and eliminates the symptoms which we described in our previous blog. So, if you have been suffering from unexplained fatigue and headaches, tiredness, imbalanced immune system, insomnia and/or troubles with focus and digestion, you might need to detoxify your system using a combination of the following advice.
Drink More Water
Water has many functions in our body despite the fact that it is “just water”. It regulates your body temperature, lubricates joints, aids the digestion and absorption of nutrients from the gut and also detoxifies your body by diluting and removing waste products from your body. In particular, water transports the waste products by removing them through urination, breathing, or sweating. So, staying properly hydrated is highly important for detoxification. The recommended daily water intake is at least 1.5 to 2 liters however this amount is not appropriate for everybody. A person might need more or less depending on their diet, where they live, and how active their lifestyle is.
Focus on Sleep
Adequate amount of good quality sleep each night is a great way to support your body’s health and natural detoxification system. During sleep, your brain recharges and eliminates the waste by-products that have accumulated in this organ throughout your daily activities. In other words, sleep deprivation does not allow your body to perform these actions, so toxins can build up and affect several aspects of health. Every person should rest and sleep for 7 – 9 per night to promote good health. If you have difficulties staying or falling asleep at night, lifestyle changes like limiting the time spent on mobile devices and in front of computer screens prior to bed are very efficient. Also, CBD products can help you to relax and fall asleep more easily.
Reduce Your Intake of Sugar and Processed Foods
Frequent consumption of highly processed and high-in-sugar foods has been linked to obesity and several chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. These conditions decrease the ability of our bodies to naturally detoxify as they have an important impact on most crucial organs, i.e. liver and kidneys. By consuming less junk food and sugary drinks you can keep your body’s detoxification system healthy. You can simply replace junk food with healthier options such as fruits and vegetables.
Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods
As described above, vegetables and fruit represent a great part of a healthy diet. One reason for this is the fact that they contain high amounts of natural antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your cells against oxidative damage caused by special molecules – free radicals. A common term, oxidative stress, is a condition caused by excessive production of free radicals which are formed within cellular processes, such as digestion. The amounts of free radicals are increased by increased intake of alcohol, tobacco smoke and a poor diet. On the contrary, consuming a diet rich in antioxidants successfully fights against oxidative stress caused by excess free radicals and other toxins that increase your risk of disease. Examples of strong antioxidants include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and other natural active species such as CBD (Cannabidiol). Besides berries, nuts, vegetables and spices these are frequently found also in highly convenient food supplements. As an example, our product, The High Life Protective Elixir contains vitamin C, CBD (cannabidiol) from industrial hemp and ginger extract which are all known as highly potent antioxidants.
Every and each activity is better than doing nothing from several aspects. Namely, regular exercise is associated with improved general well-being, longer life and reduced risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol. While there are several mechanisms behind the health benefits of exercise, reduced inflammation is the one that can help also your body’s detoxification system to function properly. Current guidelines recommend for adults aged 18–64 years that they should do at least 150–300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or at least 75–150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity throughout the week.
Especially problematic is excessive drinking over longer periods of time which can severely damage your liver function by causing fat build-up, inflammation, and scarring. Therefore, limiting or abstaining entirely from alcohol is one of the best ways to keep your body’s detoxification system running strong. Health authorities recommend limiting alcohol intake to one drink per day for women and two drinks for men.
Use natural cleaning and personal care products
By choosing natural cleaning items like vinegar and baking soda you can reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals which are often present in commercial cleaning products. Similarly, by using natural deodorants, make-up, creams, serums, shampoos, and other personal care products you can also reduce your exposure to chemicals like preservatives and artificial dyes that are often found in such products. Our product The High Life Protective Elixir is a good example of a cosmetic product that can be used to treat and nourish skin, hair and oral cavity it consists of only natural ingredients such as zeolite clinoptilolite, CBD (Cannabidiol) and ginger extract without any preservatives or other harmful chemicals.
You can see that there are plenty of things you can do for the detoxification of your organism. Detoxification is only one of the many benefits these activities can do to your body. It is only natural that everyday life does not allow us to follow all these rules every day, but putting some effort towards a better quality of life seems to be a great reward that indeed pays off.