We are bombarded with toxins every day. We simply can’t avoid them.
My friend Milica from Mind Body And Spirit Wellbeing offers up some great advice on how to detox on a budget.
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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 body detoxing:
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, 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 wellbeing of our bodies.
Drinking 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. And it combines with the intermittent fasting perfectly! It is best to use clean spring or filtered water for best results! Buying a cheap charcoal filter will definitely do the trick.
Another very beneficial way of incorporating more fluids into our detoxing diet is tea. Herbal teas (or tea blends) taste a bit better than plain water and definitely boost the cleansing processes in our bodies.
The best choices are Peppermint, Coriander, Oregano, St.John’s Wort, Chicory, Milk Thistle, etc.
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 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 the whole organism and all of our organs. As it increases the blood and lymph flow, it helps the body cleanse itself gently and easily. It is safe to say that 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.
Dry brushing is an extremely beneficial ritual which 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 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 and helps the body take out toxins and organic waste more easily. It also improves the blood circulation which stimulates the nourishment of the skin. Regular dry brushing also boosts our natural immunity making us more resilient to viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
And last, but not least, it significantly improves the structure of the skin and subcutaneous fat, preventing and healing from the stubborn cellulite!
After you have incorporated these techniques into your lifestyle, you can take a step further by making regular deeper and more intensive detoxes!
What is your favorite cheap cleansing routine? Leave a comment below! I am eager to find out!
About Milicia Vladova
Milica Vladova dedicated her work to spreading the valuable knowledge of the 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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