There’s no time like the present to detox our organs, liver, bowels, blood, kidneys, skin and so on… you get the point!
Spring has finally sprung! And with it, so to has spring cleaning- the time where we de-clutter our homes and throw out useless junk. As I was thinking about this, I thought that now is also the best time to de-clutter our lives and most importantly, our bodies. So what does it mean to detox? Detoxification simply put, is a process used to eliminate waste and toxins from our bodies. We detox because we want to improve our overall health both internally and externally.
What are some of the benefits of detoxification? We know that our lifestyles, our diets, and environmental toxins all affect our bodies in one way or another. Detoxification aids in removing free radicals, metals and other poisons from our bodies. Naturally our kidneys and liver rid the body of harmful toxins. However, we can assist these organs improve their functionality by giving the body a cleanse as often as possible. The benefits of detoxification on the body include:
Boosted energy levels
Improved & supported digestion
Improved lymphatic function
Improved mood and mental clarity
Healthy glowing skin, nails, hair
Strengthened Immune system.
What are the signs that say “I need a detox”?
Complexion is dull and lacks luster
Getting colds and flu more often
Digestive problems, feeling bloated, irregular bowel movements
Breath and body odour is unpleasant regardless of deodorant, toothpaste and mouthwash.
If you consume coffee, tobacco, alcohol, prescription or non prescription drugs. If you are constantly exposed to environmental toxins such as household chemicals, herbicides and pesticides, carbon emissions, cigarettes etc, then you need to detoxify your body. It’s like a tune up on your vehicle or an oil change.
In the coming weeks we are going to look at different ways, and products we can use to cleanse the body naturally both internally and externally. In addition, we will look at the importance of hydration, exercise, sleep/rest, fresh air and sunshine, and prayer/meditation.
Today We Will Look At Lemons
Lemons contain pectic fiber which is great for your colon, and has antibacterial, antiseptic and astringent properties. Lemons do well by balancing the pH levels in the body. Drinking lemon water is great for detoxification as it aids in digestion, it keeps your skin glowing, boosts immunity, helps with weight loss, and prevents kidney stones.
Drinking a glass of warm water with 1/2 squeezed lemon early in the morning on an empty stomach, is great in aiding to flush out toxins from the stomach and also aids the bowels in elimination. We can also use lemons externally. We can use lemons as deodorant when all else fails!
Lemon Essential oil can be used to cleanse the skin. When using essential oils always dilute in a plant based carrier oil such as Avocado oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Safflower Oil, or Grapeseed Oil.
Here’s a recipe to use Lemon Essential Oil as a massage oil:
Add 20 drops Lemon EO to 1/2 cup plant based oil of your choice.
Mix well in a dark glass bottle and use on affected areas.
Thanks for reading. Tune in for more recipes. Feel free to comment. Be blessed always.