How to Support the Detox Process - Dr Kylie Burton

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How to Support the Detox Process

The body has many different detoxification systems:

  • Lungs- Filters the air we breathe
  • Skin- Releases waste through sweat
  • Cells- Each cell continually cleans itself
  • Lymph glands- Circulates fluid through the body, carrying toxins to the places they can be destroyed
  • Kidneys- Filters the blood
  • Liver- The main detoxification organ- all of the above systems are supported by the liver

We live in a toxic world and our bodies are constantly being exposed to a variety of pollutants. Also, when we experience stress, all of these detox systems have to run at a higher rate. The liver then must deal with all of the extra by-products of this increased energy production. So it’s important to not only help the body clear toxins, but also to supply the liver with needed nutrients to help it do its job. This can be safely done in the following way:

Hydration

  • Water helps transport waste through urine and sweat. It also helps keep lymphatic fluid flowing.

Nutritional support

  • The liver needs fiber, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, specifically beta carotene and potassium, to function properly. You should never to a liver cleanse without generously replenishing the needed nutrients. How do you do that? To start, eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • We have some excellent supplements that can assist you in nourishing your body for detoxing. Check out our store, and email {kelli@dhcofutah.com} or call {801-820-5699}  us if you have any questions.

Rest

  • Resting the body is just as important as moving it. In fact, you will sleep better and be less stressed if you move your body regularly.

Mindful Movement

  • Our bodies are designed for continual movement- the lymphatic system can’t work without movement.
  • It’s not necessary to do a lot of hard work and strenuous exercise, just be mindful about moving your body.
  • Exercise stimulates glutathione production- absolutely vital for the detox process, as well as other systems in the body.
  • Reduces stress

Here are some great ways to move your body to help with the detox process:

  • Walking

  • Hiking

  • Yoga

  • Swimming

  • Kriyas (kundalini yoga)

    • This is an example of a kriya (meaning action, effort)—a cleansing practice used in the kundalini yoga system to move energy through the body, detoxify and clarify, including out through the skin. The continual movement through the arms and shoulders while lifting upright helps lymphatic drainage at the collarbones. You can gradually build up to continuing the motion for three minutes, so you don’t add tension to your shoulders. This is a helpful practice for detox programs as it provides an alternate deep sensation when cravings for foods or substances arise.                                                                                                                                               
      • 1) Sit in a supported upright position, on a chair is good for many, or at least on one block (two is best) to raise the hips easily above the knees and lift up through the pelvis. Spend a few moments settling into your breath and releasing your shoulders, moving into them if you need.
      • 2) Bring your fingertips onto your shoulders and lift your elbows in toward your ears on an inhalation.
      • 3) Open your elbows out and extend your arms (just above shoulder height) on the exhalation. Feel the motion supported by your belly and side ribs rather than lifting the shoulders. Keep this motion following the breath, allowing the exhale to reach its endpoint and stopping to rest if you feel agitation.
      • 4) Breathe fully into long, releasing outbreaths to ensure a relaxed face and jaw throughout the movement—the exhalation naturally releases toxins and waste products such as carbon dioxide, but can be shortened by the stress response or habits of shallow breathing.            

from wddty.com