I’ve been learning a lot about how much junk our bodies are exposed to just by living and breathing and eating food on planet earth. It would seem that mankind hasn’t done the greatest job of subduing the earth.
In my quest for health I sometimes come across conflicting opinions. Sayer Ji of Green Med Info wrote a great piece (link below) on detoxing. I pretty much agree with all of his suggestions, but find the last one, Don’t Drink the Water, difficult! It would seem that one of the best ways to detox our bodies is to start the day with a large glass of water. However, the source and quality of the water is extremely important. There is a lot of debate on how much water you should drink and how you should source your water, or purify your water. I know if I lived in Cape Town, or close to a clean source of spring water, I would collect water by the gallon and drink abundantly!
Another detoxing tip is to try to have 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil instead of breakfast. I haven’t tried that yet, but I do enjoy my morning veggie/fruit/superfood smoothie and often add coconut oil to that. I try to make my morning smoothie delicious AND nutritious, but it is probably an acquired taste! While my husband has grown to love and appreciate them – and even ask for them – I’ve yet to convince my teenage daughters that they taste delicious. I think a green veggie/superfood smoothie is better than any milkshake you could pay money for!
In Sayer Ji’s detox blog he mentions the danger of thermal print receipts – I’ve never heard of this additional environmental danger! I guess it is another thing to remember in my quest for avoiding toxins and achieving health!
What are your favorite ways to detox?
Other pieces I’ve written on detox: