Post Holiday Detox

Now that the holiday indulgences have come to a halt (for some of us that is), you may be feeling like a detox is in order. Taking the time and effort to cleanse your body from the build-up of toxins that comes with fatty foods and alcohol which may have been consumed in copious amounts over the past month can do wonders for maintaining a healthy mind and body. The strain on your organs from such excess can create bottlenecks resulting in sluggish movement of your intestines and other bodily functions. This is why if you haven’t already thought of it, doing a detox cleanse can help you maintain your health and conquer 2014 by putting your best foot forward! Here are a few detox ideas you may enjoy:

 bath

A warm bath on its own is a relaxing and soothing experience, but add some basic detox ingredients you may already have in the home can transform a basic bath into a detox immersion of revitalization. Some common detoxification baths can include ingredients like baking soda, Epson salt, sea salt or Apple Cider Vinegar. Based on the exact formula, a 45 minute soak can help relieve pain and tenderness by pulling toxins out of your body as the water cools down. Please be sure to research thoroughly before engaging in any type of detox bath.

accupuncture

Acupuncture is also a popular way to detoxify the body and open up what’s known as meridian channels which are thought to pass through major organs. Opening up these channels relieves the pressure of ‘bottlenecks’ and is thought to help promote good health and vitality. With so many Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy clinics now offering Acupuncture, finding an acupuncturist in your local area has never been easier.

smoothie

A detox smoothie is a great way for your body to ingest a healthy punch of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, probiotics and digestive enzymes in a method that’s great for nutrient absorption. Using either dairy milk or nut milk, coconut water or your favourite citrus juice as your smoothie base gives you the canvas for virtually any ingredient.  For high nutrient ingredients which help with detoxification consider ingredients like kale, spinach, lemon, avocado, ginger, berries, papaya, mango, banana, Greek yogurt, coconut kefir, coconut yogurt, nut butters or dry nuts. Buy organic when possible and try to consume immediately as they taste best when fresh.

If you are pregnant, nursing or have any other health condition, please consult your doctor or pharmacist before trying any detox therapy. For more great tips and ideas visit the Mosaik Homes Facebook Page!

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