With no food prep or food shopping to take care of and no sit-down dinners or lunch dates to pencil in you may just find you have the time to fit in one or more of our highly recommended and enjoyable activities to supplement your cleanse.
There are many ways that you can support the cleanse process, including:
1. Scrub and Brush. Skin is the largest organ of the body so you’d be remiss to leave it out of the detox process. Exfoliation is a great way to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems with the added bonus of sloughing off any dead skin that may be clogging your pores. Use a dry brush or exfoliating gloves every other day. In addition to getting a great glow on your skin, it’s also a nice way to lovingly connect to your own body.
2. Use natural beauty products.Going green is a big beauty trend!Try to avoid parabens, mineral oils (any petroleum by-product), sulfates, and phthalates in your beauty products. You can shop toxin-free beauty products here.
4. Exercise. Exercise stimulates lymphatic flow, blood circulation, respiration and promotes sweating – all of which are essential to the safe movement of toxins in the body. Aim for 30-minutes of light exercise a day such as yoga, swimming, walking or pilates– just enough to get the blood flowing.
5. Get enough sleep and rest. Use your cleanse as an opportunity to take it easy, and allow your body to use as much energy as possible to detoxification. Aim to go to bed between 9 and 10 p.m. for a health-supportive night’s sleep.
6. Complementary therapies. Colonic hydrotherapy and manual lymphatic drainage massage (amongst other therapies) can be hugely beneficial adjuncts to the cleanse. It is vital that you find therapists who are appropriately qualified or certified, so please ask us if you would like a recommendation.
Please consult your health practitioner before engaging in any detox activities.