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5 Detox Tips to Get Your Energy Back

5 Detox Tips to Get Your Energy Back

Detox means to give new life, vitality or vigor to. All excellent words to describe a spring cleanse. Using ingredients to give your body a boost and get ready for spring or summer activity.

Imagine gaining increased energy as you sprint around the city with the biggest smile that says, “I feel great!” If this is your summer goal, start by detoxing your body of toxins. Your lymph nodes are often overlooked — but they’re a great system for detoxing. Here are five tips to get your lymphatic system moving again.

1. Detox – Remove Toxins With Herbs

The lymphatic system should be the key to your detox because its primary function is to carry waste away from the cells and bloodstream to the bodyís organs of elimination. When lymph fluid remains sluggish the lymph nodes become clogged and lose their filtering ability. Without routine flushing of the lymph, debris becomes trapped in the body, creating a toxic overload and contributing to the onset of disease. Recommended revitalization herbs: dandelion (absorbs toxins, stimulate the liver), echinacea (powerful immune stimulant), red clover (has anti-tumor, blood cleansing properties) and burdock root (prevents toxic chemical poisoning).

2. Cleanse – Purge

Remove and purge your body of any white flour products. These include: sugar, junk food, processed foods and meat, pesticides, chemicals, preservatives and all heated fats and oils. Drink as much water as you can and more for an optimal detox. A great rule-of-thumb measuring tool is to drink half your body weight in ounces.

Flush those toxins out! Fresh lemon juice in 1/2 cup water early in the morning, beet juice and carrots are all great cleanse tactics. Also, try alternating in dandelion tea — an excellent diuretic that does not excrete potassium from your body but stimulates the liver. You may drink this tea at least 3 times each day. Finally, consume organic cucumbers daily which are loaded with water to flush excess toxins from your body. Doing these simple changes can facilitate you to a long term healthier lifestyle.

3. Exercise – Get Moving!

The worse thing you can do for yourself is NOT move your body. Movement helps the fluids in the lymphatic system circulate and removes stored toxins. If you donít move you can have an accumulation of fluids in the body which can affect your heart and lungs. Brisk walking, running or even more fun — jumping on a mini trampoline could revitalize the lymph nodes, helping them into detox mode.

4. Digestive – Eat the Right Foods

Certain foods assist the body in removing excess water. Cucumber is loaded with water and is an excellent source of fiber, potassium, all the B vitamins, phosphorus and magnesium. Salad greens contain vitamin A and C (just donít buy Iceberg; it has virtually no nutritional value). Spinach is a wonderful source of calcium and it doesnít cause mucus buildup like dairy milk. And, do yourself a favor by trading in Romaine lettuce for spinach in salads.

5. Lifestyle Changes – Water Therapy

Thatís correct! Alternating hot and cold water via a shower is so much easier to do to than bath version. A great way to start is to alternate hot water then cold water for five minutes during your daily shower. Save those weekends to indulge in aromatic bath infusion. What you are doing is stimulating your body and circulating your lymphatic system. And, a great lymph massage is so rejuvenating. This can be your personal indulgence.

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12:14PM PST on Jan 15, 2014

Thank you

8:29AM PST on Jan 14, 2014

Great article! noted with big Thanks

7:37AM PST on Jan 11, 2014

Thanks for the info.

5:26AM PST on Jan 7, 2014

thanks for good advice

5:14AM PST on Dec 31, 2013

thanks

7:19AM PDT on Oct 21, 2013

Thanks.

4:08AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

Dare to change one's lifestyle

4:14AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Thank you :)

4:13AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Thank you :)

8:59AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

I'm getting really tired of reading about certain lettuces being low on the nutrition so that people are just wasting their time with them.

It's is BS!

Romaine is far healthier calorie for calorie than steak, and even many other greens for some nutrients, including kale and broccoli.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/heathashli/370599644/

And even Iceberg rates at 110 on the ANDI scores putting it ahead of all animal products which come in at under 100 (kale is indeed on the top at 1000).

Plus eating the same green over and over (in this case spinach is being recommended) is not a good idea anyway. Rotation is great and can include kale, parsley, arugula/rocket, watercress, cabbage, chard, and any of a great variety of lettuces including romaine and iceberg.

So if those greens get people to eat more veggies and less of the other stuff then I say ENJOY!

I certainly do like romaine on occasion and when I was young iceberg was the only lettuce I would eat and only in wedges lightly salted.

We need to back off the lettuce bashing.

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