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Friday, October 31, 2014

Glow From The Inside Out

Often our lives get filled with toxins, from the polluted air we breathe, the chemicals we use to clean with and the food we eat.  Here are 5 simple detox methods to incorporate into your life to help keep your body clean and healthy from the inside out.

 1. Lemon Water
Wake up and drink!  Mix water with the juice of half a lemon and drink the entire glass before having anything else in the morning.  Lemon water helps to purify and stimulate the liver.  Lemon water and detoxification go hand and hand.
2. Keep Hydrated
It's extremely important to be conscious of the amount of water you drink.  Water flushes out toxins and waste from the body and transports nutrients to where they need to go.  Try to keep water by your side throughout the day, this will remind you to drink more often.
3. Dry Brushing
Dry brushing is an amazing ancient practice that has been used for centuries.  

It's a method that involves brushing the skin with a brush made out of natural fibers to remove the outer layer of skin that is regenerated every 24 hours.
4. Deep Breathing
Something as simple as breathing could be one of the best ways to detox your body.  Oxygen helps your body absorb vitamins and nutrients more efficiently.  Exhale completely through your mouth.  Close your mouth and inhale deeply through your nose for a count 4, hold your breath for 7 counts, then exhale through your mouth for a count of 8.
Repeat three times.
5. Take A Detox Bath
Not only is this a great way to relax at the end of a long week and a great excuse for some “you time,” but taking a bath can also be a great way to detox.   Add about 1 cup of Epsom salts, ½ cup of baking soda and some lavender essential oil to draw out toxins, lower stress hormones and leave you feeling completely relaxed.