5 Detox Tips to Try After the Holidays

Your metabolism is a powerful, robust toolbox of processes that help your body make the most of all the good nutrients you consume, and to get rid of the toxic ingredients that could deteriorate your health. At the same time, as much as we’ve talked about healthier holiday choices, we’ve all indulged in those guilty pleasures a bit (or a lot).

Knowing that toxins of all kinds reside in our air, soil, and water, let alone in all kinds of products we own and use, we can help our built-in metabolic processes to flush out those harmful compounds. In addition to your kidneys, liver, and your intestines, which are part of your very own detoxing system, you can make smarter detoxing choices and health resolutions in 2022. Here’s where you can start!

water with lemon and rosemary

Love yourself with lemon water

Your GI tract is one of your greatest allies in removing all kinds of toxins, pollutants, and chemicals out of your body. This process can be quite strenuous, however, if you constantly consume food and beverages that are overloaded with unnecessary and harmful ingredients.

To help your belly recover from all the hard work over the holidays, you can start a new morning routine to get your digestive juices flowing, so to speak: start your morning with a glass of warm lemonade! For added flavor, you can add a spoonful of honey or perhaps some fresh ginger. The vitamin C will give your immune system a boost

fresh vegetables, radishes, tomatoes, carrots, beets, prosciutto

Boost your veggie intake

Veggies and fruits are a brilliant way to reduce your caloric intake in that post-holiday season, but also to give your body precisely what it needs to recuperate. You need plenty of minerals and vitamins to ensure resilience, but those same micronutrients are essential in all the crucial bodily processes for detoxing.

So, pack those fresh and seasonal veggies into each meal – you’ll feel full for hours, the volume of food you eat will be hefty, but not at all heavy on your digestive tract. Each meal will be a powerhouse of nutrients and you’ll use them to recover and cleanse properly. Give your body the ammo to do what it does best – heal!,

dried sage in a bouquet

Detox your skin with a good routine

If you’ve spent a fair amount of time during the holidays surrounded by cigarette smoke, consuming fatty foods, and wearing makeup – your skin will certainly appreciate some aid in detoxing. As your first line of defense and a major part of your immune system, your skin deserves some pampering in this post-holiday self-care routine of yours.

Treat your skin to a detox bundle with everything you need for a detoxing bath with sea salts, dry brushing, and soothing oil for cleansing your sinuses. Boosting microcirculation with dry brushing helps remove toxins naturally, while you also support removing dead skin cells efficiently. A bath to follow is a beautiful way to relax and nourish your skin, while the oil can be very therapeutic!

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Let your body get enough rest

In all honesty, no matter how many mighty supplements, good meals, or workout plans you carve out, all will be for nothing if you don’t sleep. After many late-night dinners with the family, not to mention trick-or-treating with the kids, your body craves rest. That is by far the most fundamental step in all your detoxing pursuits.

Make sure to get at least seven or eight hours of good, uninterrupted sleep every night. Sleep is essential for filtering out all the toxins and pollutants out of your system. Consider this the beginning of all your cleansing efforts, and every other step you take will be even more effective for it.

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Sweat it out with exercise

And by that, we mean all the extra calories you have most likely consumed over the holidays. Many people are tempted to keep up with their indulgences well after the holidays. Instead, you will help your body detox properly by taking up a physical activity that will boost your circulation.

In doing so, even if you’re satisfied with your current weight, your body composition will be healthier. You’ll be able to have more lean muscle, building a toned, lean body, and ditch all the unneeded love handles (if any). This is another key piece of the detoxing puzzle: burn what you don’t need!

As you ease yourself into a healthier routine one day at a time, replacing some of your old habits with better, smarter ones, you can help your body detox. Sometimes, it’s not enough to just reduce your future exposure to harmful chemicals – you also need to elevate your body’s natural ability to filter out what’s not good for you. To help you accomplish that, you can book an appointment with us and start this year fresh, focusing on your wellbeing!

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