Beginner’s Guide to Detoxing: How to Detox Your Body Naturally

Our bodies are vulnerable to a number of different toxins in the environment, from the ones lurking in the foods we consume1 to those hiding in common cosmetics2 and pharmaceutical drugs.3 Over time, everyday toxins build up in our system, affecting everything from our energy levels to our immune health. Detoxifying is a method of following a specific diet or using targeted products that rid the body of toxins, thereby improving health and strengthening our immune system. There are a number of different ways to detox, which we’ll outline in our beginner’s guide, so you could design the best detox for your body.

What is a Detox? 

The body is incredibly efficient at eliminating toxins via the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin and lungs. But when there is a buildup of toxins in the system, these functions are impaired. Unlike strict diets and fasts, which may lead to mineral and vitamin deficiencies, there are a number of different ways to gently detox the body and expel accumulated toxins.4 From eating gut-cleansing foods to using an easy-to-use digestive tract cleanse like Polisorb, detoxing is most effective when it removes obstacles to your body’s natural cleansing system such as harmful bacteria in the gut and impurities absorbed from chemicals in everyday products. There’s good reason to detox, too. Expelling toxins from the body can have the following positive effects on your health: 

  • Stimulates your immune system

  • Increases energy

  • Enhances brain function

  • Improves quality of sleep

  • Clears skin and contributes to healthy hair growth

  • Regulates weight

Signs Your Body Needs a Detox

When should you detox? When your body is out of balance because of accumulated toxins in the system, you may notice the following signs : 

  • Constant tiredness or fatigue

  • Mental fog

  • Frequent colds and viruses

  • Unexplained headaches

  • Weight gain

  • Digestive issues

  • Skin and nail concerns

  • Poor mood


Natural Ways to Detox   

Instead of emptying out your fridge and sticking to cayenne pepper water, there are a number of ways to naturally detox your body with a holistic approach. From avoiding certain foods and products to integrating others into your lifestyle, here’s how to detoxify safely: 

  • Increase water intake to flush body of toxins and waste

  • Avoid sugar5 and alcohol,6 which are both notorious for disrupting digestion

  • Consume gut-cleansing foods like dark, leafy greens, fermented foods, wild-caught salmon and more

  • Cut out processed foods

  • Steer clear of products (and product packaging) which contain BPA, phthalates and parabens

  • Find alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs that tend to contain harsh chemicals

  • Use a easy five-day cleanse specifically designed to detoxify the digestive tract and cleanse the body

  • Integrate herbs like ginseng root extract, aloe vera, dandelion, echinacea and green tea into your diet

Detoxifying your body can help strengthen your immune system. But if you’re battling a cold or flu already, find out how Brillia Health can help you recover quickly. Instead of adding to toxin buildup with harsh chemicals like other over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs, our homeopathic formulations help to reduce cold and flu severity and duration and control coughing without harsh side effects. Brillia Health products use antibodies to help your body regulate its reactions to control common symptoms associated with the cold and flu. One antibody found in both products helps control the histamine response in your body by blocking it from producing fluids (notorious for giving you a runny nose and cough, and potentially leading to secondary infections like bronchitis.) This approach is different from how chemicals in other over-the-counter cold medications work because they dry up the fluid produced by the histamine response instead of supporting your body’s natural process of eliminating the source of symptoms. All the active ingredients in the Brillia Health products help your body heal itself and control its own symptoms rather than introducing new chemicals that try to undo the effects of the symptoms while leading to toxin buildup in the body.  

Another positive reason to use Brillia Health when you feel sick is that these products have been clinically proven to shorten the duration of the illness. So you will not only feel better during the illness as your body is recovering, but the illness duration is reduced as well. Most OTC cold/flu/cough medications cannot promise this.

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References: 1https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-29376-9, 2https://www.ewg.org/californiacosmetics/toxic12, 3https://gut.bmj.com/content/69/8/1510, 4https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/detox-diets/faq-20058040, 5https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/sugar-keeps-good-microbes-at-bay/, 6https://www.wellandgood.com/alcohol-gut-health/

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