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Friday, March 22, 2019

Detoxification | Here Are The Most Reliable Means Of Removing Toxins From The Body

Detoxification Process: How To Get Rid Of Toxins From Your Body

Under normal circumstances, detoxification is carried out in the body naturally but can we really rely on nature alone? Think about it, the human immune system is the body’s main self defense against infections, but whenever the body becomes overwhelmed by attacks, then there is need for medical attention.

In the same vein, due to the fact that most toxins get into your body through what you consume or exposure to certain harmful elements, there is need for you to assist your vital organs to get rid of these harmful substances that may cause serious life threatening complications only through detoxification.

What Does Detoxification Mean?

To make it simple, you can call detoxification a process where the body gets rid of harmful chemicals, substances or toxins away from the body. These harmful substances or toxins may start accumulating over a period of time thereby causing either short or long term health complications.

What Are Detoxifiers?

Basically, detoxifiers are supplements or natural cleansers that enhance the body’s ability to get rid of harmful toxins away from the blood and other vital organs of the body. The short term often used for detoxification is detox just like in detox drinks, detox foods or detox vegetable etc

How Does The Body Get Detoxified?

The process of purifying the body naturally is mostly carried out by the liver. The liver is a vital organ that cleans or clears away unwanted toxins or waste from the body. However, the body can as well cleanse and get rid of toxins away from the blood, kidney, pancreas, colon, intestines, lungs, skin and lymphatic system.

How Toxins Enters The Body?

Just like many people do ask; how do toxins enters the body in the first place? The answer to a question like this is not far- fetched. There is no doubt that you are exposed to toxins at all times. There are certain types of toxins that can be found externally while some feast within the body.

The external toxins are those you are exposed to depending on your physical environment (pollution / harmful chemicals), nature of job or types of products you use.

Internal toxins on the other hand are the unwanted toxins that accumulate inside your body over a period of time. It could be through the air you breathe or things you consume like food or drinks.

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detox smoothie

What Are The Major Sources Of Toxins


Most toxins get into your body through what you consume. The type food you eat and your manner of eating determines the kind of unwanted substances you harbor in your body. Processed foods, junk foods, additives and pesticides are the leading toxin generals you should always be worried about.


Just like the food you eat, you should also be careful with the kind of water you drink. Water is essential for living; it helps in hydrating the body but you shouldn't just drink any kind of water.

You should be familiar with the source of that water before you drink, you also need to monitor the process it might have passed through in order to avoid drinking contaminated water.

Physical Environment

Pollution from the environment is a major risk factor for toxin accumulation in the body. This is common in the urban centers where industrial pollution, car exhaust fumes & second hand smoking are things that happens almost every day.

Exposure to other chemical, air pollutants and asbestos is believed to have adverse effect on health.

Beauty Products

Those beauty products you cannot do without may be causing more harm than you think. Think twice before making your choice as regards soaps, toothpaste, conditioners, perfumes, creams, lotion, make ups etc add up to toxin buildup in your body.

Ways To Prevent Toxins: How Do I Prevent Toxins In My Body?

  • Avoid junk, processed and inorganic foods
  • Opt for organic food as alternative
  • Reduce exposure to chemicals from most beauty and personal products
  • Avoid stress
  • Maintain healthy lifestyle and proper hygiene
  • If you stay in an environment prone to pollution, take preventive measures by covering your nose and wearing protective cloths.
  • Ensure water is purified before drinking. 
  • Always avoid water from contaminated bottles, sachet, sink, pipe, reservoir or containers.

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Heath Benefits Of Detoxification: Why Do You Need To Detoxify Your Body?

Toxins are major culprits for most infections, thus the need to get rid of them is highly essential. Do you even know that simply detoxifying your system will save your life from most life threatening infections and diseases?

Detoxification can be beneficial to the body in the following ways:

  • Detoxification helps in achieving healthy weight loss
  • Women trying to conceive should detoxify their body because toxins may be responsible for hormone imbalance which is the leading cause of infertility in women.
  • Detoxification goes a long way in enhancing the immune system to fight infection
  • With detoxification, say good bye to all microbial infections like viral, bacterial or fungal infections
  • Detoxification helps improve and promote skin & hair health
  • It acts as an anti-aging agent
  • Detoxification is the only medium through which you can help the body get rid of waste or harmful build up of toxins away from the body
  • It acts as energy booster for the body
  • Detoxification makes the body feel lighter and improves general wellbeing.
  • Detoxification aids fertility both in men and women
  • It helps in prevention of cancer

Skin Detox: How To Make A Skin Cleanse

You can make a detox by mixing either of the following in your warm bath water:

Epsom salt
Ginger powder
Baking soda
Apple cider vinegar or neem leaves

  • Drink more water throughout the day
  • Use more of organic beauty products like African black soap, coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter etc
  • You can opt for natural facial mask using banana, honey, cucumber, watermelon, groundnut, avocado, strawberry, pawpaw, lemon / lime, egg white or tomato.

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mixed fruit detox drink

Intestine Detox: How To Do A Colon Cleanse

You can make a colon cleanse by mixing any of the following components:

Lemon / lime juiceApple cider vinegarApple juiceGingerAloe veraAvocado or green tea

  • Drink more water regularly and ensure you go to the toilet at least once a day for proper bowel movement.
  • Eat more fruits, whole grains and dark green leafy vegetables.
  • Fasting for few days can also be of good help.
  • Get quality and adequate sleep time
  • Try regular mild exercise most preferably yoga.

How To Do A Kidney Cleanse / Liver Cleanse

You can combine any of the following fruits to make a detox juice for kidney cleanse or liver cleanse:

  • Banana
  • Avocado
  • Carrot
  • Lemon
  • Apple
  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber 
  • Apple cider vinegar

You can as well use any of the following herbs or combination of any of those:

  • Dandelion tea
  • Nettle leaf tea
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Bitter Leaf Juice
  • Raw vegetable juice
  • Olive oil 
  • Milk thistle extract

*Eat more of walnut, cabbage & dark green leafy vegetables
*Drink more water regularly.
*Coconut water is also useful

Lungs Detox: How To Do A Lungs Cleanse

You can make a detox drink for lungs cleanse by using any of the following or combination of one or two components: lemon / lime, green tea or ginger tea.

You can make a detox juice with any of the following combinations:

Grape fruitKiwiOrangeTomatoStrawberryPineappleLemon / limeBanana Dates

*Eat more of turmeric, sweet potato, broccoli and bell pepper
*Drink more water and quit smoking

Blood Cleanse: How To Do A Blood Cleanse

For natural blood cleanser, you can make use of any of the following herbs:

  • Cat’s claw
  • Mistletoe
  • Goldenseal root
  • Red clover with cayenne pepper
  • Dandelion 
  • Garlic


You can simply make a tea or tincture from any of the items above and drink regularly.

*Drink more water regularly and often make use of apple cider vinegar or lemon.
*Eat more fresh green leafy vegetables and blue berries

every fruits & vegetables are rich in antioxidants

How To Make A Simple Detox Drink (Whole Body Cleanse)

You can make a detox drink for whole body cleanse by making use of any combination of any of the fruits mentioned earlier.To make a detox water, you can make use of  the following:

  • Slice of lemon or lime
  • Cucumber slice
  • Mint if available
  • Citrus fruits
  • Fresh ginger or garlic


  • Soak any of this items available to you (you can combine two or more of those) in a clean bottle of water or big water jar overnight.  
  • Drink from this water first in the morning on empty stomach and throughout the day.For fat burning detox for weight loss, you can make use of the following:

WaterApple cider vinegarLemon or lime sliceCucumber sliceCinnamon


Blend all items together and drink on empty stomach every morning and subsequently during the day. This will help you in maintaining and achieving your weight loss goal.

Common Detox Combination


  • Lemon + Ginger + Honey + Water
  • Turmeric + Green Tea
  • Ginger + Turmeric Tea
  • Neem Leaf Tea
  • Green Tea + Lemon / Lime


  • Lemon Slice + Cucumber Slice + Water
  • Lemon Slice Or Juice + Water
  • Orange Juice + Carrot Juice + Ginger Powder
  • Cucumber + Aloe Vera

Mix Green Detox

  • Mix Fruit Smoothie
  • Pomegranate Juice + Pineapple Juice + Lemon Juice
  • Lemon and Mint Juice
  • Mango + Ginger + Lemon Juice
  • Strawberry Slice + Cinnamon Slice or Powder + Water
  • Green Apple + Apple Cider Vinegar + Cinnamon Powder + Honey + Water
  • Lemon Juice + Orange Juice + Ginger Powder

Bottom Line!!!

  • You should start your day with your preferred detox drink of choice on empty stomach
  • Ensure you drink your detox water throughout the day
  • Maintain consistent usage till you see significant result
  • Always choose what works best for you

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