We are bombarded with toxins every day. We simply can’t avoid them.
In this article my friend Milica from Mind Body And Spirit Wellbeing offers up some great advice on how to detox on a budget.
Let’s be honest – most of the latest healthy detox and cooking trends include many exotic ingredients which are quite pricey!
And being frugal does not mean it is impossible to eat healthily and to detox properly!
But being someone on a budget, I really need to carefully pick the foods I buy and the detox programs that I use.
Thankfully, there are countless ways for us to detox and purify our systems without having to buy a lot of expensive products and supplements!
Here is my simple frugal minimalistic guide to detoxing:
1. Intermittent Fast
Intermittent fasting has quickly become my favorite healthy habit. It has numerous benefits for both our bodies and minds. From speeding the metabolism to preventing (and why not healing) cancer!
When we fast for a certain period of time, our bodies switch on the so-called autophagy process (from Greek – self-eating).
But do not worry – it sounds scarier than it actually is.
So as the body starts to disintegrate and deplete some of its own tissues and fortunately, the first cells that are being sacrificed are the cancer cells!
Our bodies are magnificent and sophisticated smart machines!
So, short periods of fasting are extremely beneficial for the well-being of our bodies.
Related: The Ultimate Intermittent Fasting Guide
Related: Isagenix 7 Day Reset
2. Drink Lots Of Fluids
One of the best methods for body detoxification is increasing our water intake.
It does not cost much, but it is quite effective plus it combines perfectly with intermittent fasting!
- Use clean spring or filtered water for the best results
- If you can’t afford a water filter you can buy cheap charcoal filter sticks (it’s what we use when we go on vacation because they easily slip into your water bottle)
Another very beneficial way of incorporating more fluids into our detoxing diet is tea.
Herbal teas (or tea blends) taste better than plain water and definitely boost the cleansing processes in our bodies.
Some of the best choices are Peppermint, Coriander, Oregano, St.John’s Wort, Chicory, and Milk Thistle.
Most types of exercises have invigorating and cleansing effects on our bodies.
They stimulate the blood and lymph flow and thus, helping the body get rid of more unnecessary substances.
One particular type of practice that can significantly boost the natural detoxing processes of the body – yoga.
Yoga is not just about stretching the body and muscles or chanting mantras.
- It is a holistic practice that stimulates our whole body and all of our organs
- It increases our blood and lymph flow
- It helps our body cleanse itself gently and easily.
It is safe to say that not each and every yoga session is beneficial and what we are looking for is the cumulative effect of persistence.
Nevertheless, there are many asanas, which can facilitate the detoxing process in the body, such as Wide-Legged Forward Bend and Seated Forward Bend, Downward-facing dog, Plow pose, Staff pose, Sage’s Pose, Revolved triangle pose, Locust Pose, Bow Pose, and more.
Most of these asanas work directly on the liver, which is a key organ for our body detox.
Related: Read more about how exercise helps you detox
4. Dry Brush
Dry brushing is an extremely beneficial ritual that also happens to be very low-cost with a one-time small investment (for the brush itself).
This practice, as the name implies, is simply massaging the body with a high-quality brush like these on Amazon for several minutes a day.
Although it seems like a very simple technique, the underlying benefits of dry brushing are numerous!
- It stimulates the lymph flow
- Helps our body take out toxins and organic waste more easily.
- It also improves the blood circulation which stimulates the nourishment of the skin.
- Can boost our natural immunity making us more resilient to viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
- It significantly improves the skin’s structure and subcutaneous fat which may help prevent and heal stubborn cellulite!
Related: Learn about your fascia and how it relates to toxins, pain, and weight loss.
Fasting, drinking more water, exercising, and dry brushing will go a long way in helping your body detox on a budget.
Seriously, if you’ve never thought of detoxing then this is the place to start.
Every small change can lead to others and eventually, you will be making great strides in your overall health.
What is your favorite cheap cleansing routine? Leave a comment below! I am eager to find out!
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About Milicia Vladova
Milica Vladova dedicated her work to spreading valuable knowledge of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She is determined to make the world healthier, happier, and more successful!
Her work has been published on The Huffington Post, The Elephant Journal, Thrive Global, Steven Aitchison, and more.
She is the author of “The Detox and Strong Immunity Series” and “DIY Homemade Beauty Products Series”.
You can find her latest bits of wisdom and download her FREE healthy recipe books at Mindbodyandspiritwellbeing.com.
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