5 Sustainable Detox Tips You Can’t Live Without
With these 5 sustainable detox tips you can change the way you feel, while also making the planet a better place to live. There are many possible advantages to detoxing: more energy, more radiant skin, less breathing difficulties, and improved visits to the porcelain throne. Detoxing takes very little effort, is painless, and helps the planet. Why not start today? Here are 5 sustainable detox tips you can’t live without.
Top 5 Sustainable Detox Tips You Can't Live Without
1. Eat More Plants – certain plant foods help you kick out the so-called weeds from your gut.
2. Pucker Up –switch to toxin-free cosmetics, and kiss the others goodbye.
3. Plant One – plants naturally detox the air around you.
4. Power Clean –probiotics and milk thistle can help boost your natural detoxing systems.
5. Drink Up – drinking water can help the body detoxify, boost energy and promote weight loss.
Should I detox?
Detox is short for detoxification. The trendy term, to detox, speaks to the act of helping your body lower its toxin load and exposure. The body detoxifies every moment of the day thanks to your hard-working liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, and skin. However, it’s not enough. The same way your inbox can fill up at times, your body’s clean-up processes can get backed up. It happens faster than you may realize. Modern lifestyles are high-paced and stressful which strains the body. Add in our exposure to toxins (household cleaners, cosmetics, processed food, airborne particles in urban environments) and the body can easily become bogged down with toxins. A toxic body can feel unwell, and could include symptoms from digestive issues to acne, headaches to fatigue.
What's the best way to detox?
Avoiding toxins is a great way to help your body catch up on its natural detoxifying duties. From eating clean (organic, non-processed) foods, to using non-toxic deodorant, there are lots of easy ways to lower your toxin exposure. Drinking water can help the body flush out toxins. But, don’t stop there! Consider the chemicals you use to clean your home, or make it smell nice. What about your nail polish, or shaving cream? The European Union has banned over 1,300 chemicals found in cosmetics. In contrast, the FDA in the United States has banned only 8. In Canada, the hot list of prohibited chemicals for cosmetics is about 500 ingredients long. Yet, the hot list is lacking. It doesn’t include some known chemicals of concern, such as parabens, known hormone disruptors.
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You can also give your body’s detoxing systems a boost with the help of certain natural medicines, such as milk thistle. Milk thistle has been traditionally used in herbal medicine as a liver protectant. Research shows milk thistle helps the cells of the liver regenerate. As the liver is the body’s largest detoxing organ, milk thistle is one of the best ways to detox. The liver sends its toxic waste out through the colon. Therefore, supporting the gut is important in an effective detox.
Similar to how a street-sweeper cleans up the dirt and garbage on the roadway, fiber traps toxins in the gut and eliminates it from the body in the form of feces. But, there’s more going on in your gut than a simple sweep. Researchers have long been studying the human gut and the vast array of microbes that live there. Good microbes, called probiotics, promote the health of the human body in many ways, including supporting digestion, boosting immunity, and enhancing mood. Researchers have found probiotics also help with the detoxification of heavy metals, pesticides, and antibiotics from the gut. Fibers found in plants (vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains) can be used as fuel by the good microbes in your gut, called probiotics. In a recent study, certain foods, including rhubarb, cinnamon, oregano, and some types of coffee, were found to reduce the prevalence of bad microbes in the gut. Described by the researchers as proverbial gardeners of the gut, these commonly eaten foods help to weed and landscape the gut in a beneficial way.
4. What's the Most Effective Way to Sustainably Detox?
The most effective way to sustainably detox is to keep going. You’ve helped your body’s natural detoxification systems catch up, and you’ve limited your exposure to toxins. Now, keep going! Switch more of your everyday beauty products to toxin-free ones. Look beyond your bathroom and consider the ingredients of your laundry soap, dish detergent or air freshener. Opt for greener household cleaners, or even vinegar and baking soda, to reduce volatile toxins in your household air. Add more plants into your home to help you further detoxify the air. Every product at Vitarock is toxin-free and sustainable. Yes, while you’re being trendy and detoxing, you can also help the planet. You can be a change maker! Here are 5 sustainable detox tips that make you stronger while helping the planet.
5 Sustainable Detox Tips for You and the Planet
Be a change maker while you detox! With these simple tips, you help detox your body and the planet at the same time:
- Stop Using Single Use Plastics (helps reduce micro plastics in our environment)
- Avoid Using Man-made Chemicals at Home (end up down the drain and in waterways)
- Buy Sustainable Clothing (limits waste byproducts)
- Consider Vintage (reuse quality products to reduce landfill)
- Plant One (grow more plants – they are excellent, natural detoxifiers of the planet)
You can be a change maker! Enjoy that inspired feeling that you’re also helping the planet, as you enjoy this detox trend. Detox your skin, your body and your home – it’ll build your inner strength and help the planet.
With the EU having identified 1,300 chemicals in cosmetics as a concern, it leaves you concerned about what’s on your face today. Passionate advocates of sustainable, safe, and pure products, the Vitarock staff are experts available right at your fingertips.
Written by Allison Tannis MSc RHN
Science geek turned writer, this mom is one geeky gal you’d want to have dinner with. The author of 5 internationally sold books on health and wellness, you can catch Allison's latest blogs at www.allisontannis.com and daily antics on social media @deliciouslygeeky.
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