Literally, the term “detoxification” is translated from ancient Greek as an action to remove the poison or eliminate its effects. For a long time, this kind of “neutralization” was associated with getting rid of the effects of drug and alcohol addiction.
Thanks to the Indian teachings, Ayurveda gradually detox “grew” into an independent direction for cleansing the body. By the XXI century, its methodology has developed so much that modern medicine distinguishes detox as a complex of healing and cleansing procedures aimed at putting all our organs and systems in order.
The ultimate goal of such a “general cleaning” is to achieve harmony of mind and body.
Dull skin, dark circles and bags under the eyes, rashes on the skin are true signs that toxins have cleared up in the body and it is time to become adepts of detox. This practice will help to cope with headaches, chronic fatigue, irritability and other consequences of prolonged stress, leaving us in return with cheerfulness, good mood and getting rid of extra pounds (quite a serious motivation for many girls).
The detox philosophy is based on an integrated approach – a combination of certain principles of nutrition, skin cleansing, physical exertion and emotional factor. Remember: to go to the “cleaning” diet passed without unpleasant surprises, it requires mandatory training.
The fact is that the healthy environment of our organs and tissues is alkaline. And many products that we consume (processed cereals, pasta, milk, refined products, canned food, alcohol, coffee, red meat, sodas, sweets, etc.), oxidize blood and create “ideal conditions” for growth and reproduction pathogenic bacteria, thus poisoning our body and disrupting its natural mechanisms of life. A month before the start of the purification, limit yourself to the use of such “heavy” food.
Include in the diet more vegetables and fruits, cereals (buckwheat and millet), fresh fish. Refuse from sweet carbonated drinks, replacing them with herbal teas and plain water.
Train yourself to drink at least 2 liters of fluid a day. Try to get enough sleep. It is in a dream that hormones that are indispensable for a high-quality metabolism are produced.
Do not forget about the positive attitude – your main engine of progress.
The ideal day to start is Friday, so that on weekends your main occupation is rest. The main task of detox nutrition is to establish effective digestion in order to free the body from toxins and their effects (harmful yeast bacteria, carbon dioxide) and to revive the alkaline environment. Raw vegetables, ripe fruit and fresh greens do a good job with this mission.
During the express detox, designed for 7–10 days, you are expected exclusively by “plant life”. At the head of the charts all kinds of green salad, beets, black radish, celery and leek.
But the potatoes and legumes must be completely eliminated (provoke increased gas formation). To diversify the taste of food, use spices: chili, garlic, ginger.
Salads, refill with olive or coconut oil (not to be confused with dangerous palm oil). They not only promote natural cleansing, but also very effectively support the immune system. Exclude bananas from fruit (due to high starch content).
Be sure to supplement your diet with fresh vegetable juices. Unlike fruit, they do not irritate the stomach, but because of a smaller amount of fiber, they are absorbed faster.
In order not to overload the digestive system, try to make 2 meals liquid (soups, mashed soups). Do not eat 3 hours before bedtime and observe the 12-hour interval between dinner and breakfast the next day.
The basic rule of any detox diet is to start the day with a glass of warm water with lemon. It not only quenches thirst, but also speeds up the metabolism. And lemon juice stabilizes acid-base balance.
But on coffee impose a “veto” – it provokes destructive oxidative reactions in the body.
To feel on yourself all the delights of detox, you need to be cleaned not only from the inside, but also from the outside. After all, up to 35% of all toxins skin removes.
Take a detox bath once a week. Add to the warm water: a glass of baking soda (neutralizes acids in toxins), a glass of English salt – magnesium sulfate (pulls out liquid and toxins), five drops of lavender essential oil (antiseptic), five drops of chamomile essential oil (relieves inflammation) and five drops of essential lemongrass oil (rejuvenates the skin). The next reliable (and very pleasant) way to get rid of stagnant slags is bathing procedures (Russian bath, Turkish hammam or Finnish sauna).
Through the opened pores, along with sweat, not only surface impurities, but also toxic substances that prevent the skin from functioning normally, go away. By the way, you will have to sweat not only during bath procedures, but also during fitness classes. The choice of exercises for you.
The main thing is that the load should be moderate and regular. After all, the body perceives too intense exercise as stress and produces the hormone cortisol, which stimulates the accumulation of fat and inhibits the process of weight loss.
The goal of our classes is to cheer up, improve blood circulation and by means of sweat say goodbye to toxins.
On the first day of the start of detox, make an easy peeling of the face that will rid the skin of all that is superfluous. An indispensable support in daily cleansing will have a Clarisonic unit.
Thanks to the micro-oscillation technology, its delicate brush will remove 6 times more dirt in 1 minute than during manual cleaning. For maximum effect after the procedure, pamper your skin with a detox mask with clay, which, like a magnet, draws all toxins from its depths.
If possible, arrange yourself a week of rest without make-up, limited to a moisturizing cream with antioxidants (stop oxidative processes) and algae (saturated with minerals). For the result to last as long as possible, after the detox course, do not overload the face with dense tonal means. Replace them with multifunctional BB creams.
They not only mask imperfections, but also slow down the production of sebum, allowing the skin to breathe.