4 FREE Ways to Detoxify

by | Mar 17, 2011 | Ayurveda

Many of us are so used to the idea that we need to buy a cleanse kit of some sort to do a seasonal cleanse. Here are 4 FREE ways to detoxify your body and your life:

#1. Reduce or eliminate all ice-cold drinks. The reason behind the idea: ice – cold drinks hinder the function of your digestive system. By this time of year, unless you have taken measure all through the fall and winter season to stoke your digestive fire, your digestion is compromised.

#2. Drink hot water with and between your meals; ideally, few sips every 30 minutes. Hot water dissolves the toxins and starts the gentle detoxification process. For extra kick, add a half inch slice of fresh ginger into your hot water. Ginger tea reduces cravings for salt and sugar.

#3.Contrary to popular belief, toxins are formed not only by weakened digestion, but also by mental or emotional overload. How much information are you consuming? That includes TV, newspapers, magazines and such. How much of it is necessary or beneficial? Reduce the amount of information, especially toxic information, and notice more mental clarity and stability.

#4. Is your house cluttered? According to Oprah’s favorite clutter expert Peter Walsh there’s a direct correlation between the amount of clutter in your house and the amount of extra weight you carry. Ayurveda agrees: clutter, as well as weight problems are the sings of Kapha congestion. Read Peter’s book “ Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?” to detoxify your house and loose weight.

Hey, my name is Julia

Living with chronic pain has taught me to look for solutions in unlikely places –  places where most people see only problems.

Over the years I’ve gotten to be pretty good at this problem-solving and silver-lining finding thing.

So good that I felt compelled to share what I’ve learned and help others to find their sea legs while navigating, living, and winning their battle with chronic pain.