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12 Tips to Detox
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 1

    As soon as you wake up, drink a cup of hot water with lemon and ginger. This clears the system of mucous.

  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 2

    Do five minutes of deep breathing which helps improve the lymphatic system, expels toxins via the lungs and oxygenates the system.
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 3

    Brush your skin every morning. This helps excretion of the accumulated toxins in the lymph systems and enhances the body's natural detox processes. Start on dry skin on the feet using clockwise circular movement working towards the heart.
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 4

    Counting calories is not just a fad – it helps you restrict its intake. Try it out.
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 5

    During a fast it is essential that you get enough sleep. Come home from work, take a shower, and allow yourself time to quietly and restfully meditate and pray.
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 6

    Go on a detox diet program, maybe even on a water fast or a lemon juice fast. But don't go around spreading word that you are on a diet. You set yourself up for failure and disappointment when you make your fast public.

    Repeat six times on each side alternately.
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 7

    Switch to herbal detox teas. Teas act as both laxatives and diuretics and can thus help your body dispose of waste more rapidly. Instead of your usual caffeine fix, have a cup of hot water flavoured with the juice of half a lemon. This stimulates the gastric juices in your digestive system.
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 8

    Skin brush every morning. This helps excretion of the accumulated toxins in the lymph systems and enhances the boy's natural detox processes. Start on dry skin on the feet using clockwise circular movement working towards the heart.
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 9

    Eliminate processed foods that deposit toxins into our body and have more of raw foods – the more of fruits, veggies and legumes, the better. Double your intake of vegetables, this will alkalise your body and enable cells to function at their best. Also include whole grains, raw nuts and seeds. Have more of fish, if you can.
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 10

    Use olive oil instead of butter or animal fat for cooking. Or vegetable oil at least.
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 11

    Take about one and a half litres of distilled or purified water during the course of the day. Avoid other beverages except juices and mild tea, and keep off alcohol during the entire time you plan to detox your body.
  • Ardha Kati Chakrasana
    Tip 12

    Regular cleansing of the skin from accumulated toxins on the surface is a must. Use steam or sauna once in a week or fortnight to get those toxins out.
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    It is not what we put into the body that makes us healthy, but the removal of waste matter, accumulated from years of improper eating.


    -Chitrangada Singh

    
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