Gentle Detoxing Round Up

There are many methods we use to gently detox our bodies from toxins—a holistic way to aid healing. This series explored each of them.

Why do we detox?

Detoxing helps take the load off our liver. Our liver does many things, one of which is to process toxins out of our bodies. In the simplest terms, toxins are anything that are not helpful to the body at that time. Gentle detoxing methods, including detox baths, can have a positive effect on symptoms triggered by inflammation: like allergic reactions, headaches, aches and pains, negative emotions, brain fog and fatigue.

Oil pulling is a great way to help your body gently detox from toxins, which is key when you're on the GAPS Diet. It couldn't be easier to use coconut or olive oil.

Gentle Detoxing with Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is swishing a small amount of the oil of your choice inside your mouth for a set period of time. You don’t swallow the oil, but spit it out in a trash can when you’re done.

Learn more about how to oil pull and the best practices for oil pulling here.

Taking a detox bath is a great way to help your body gently rid itself of toxins. A detox bath is just like a regular bath except you add baking soda, epsom salts, or raw apple cider vinegar to aid in detoxing. Holistic health services provided by Amy Mihaly, the Be Well Clinic.

Gentle Detoxing with Detox Baths

Baths are a great way to relax! The warm water soothes us and helps put us into a meditative state. A detox bath is just like any other bath except that you add something to the bath water to help get rid of toxins through the skin. There are a variety of agents you can add to your bath to trigger a detox response. These natural materials will help your body detox gently.

Learn more about taking a detox bath here.


Gentle Detoxing with Sunbathing

Sunbathing is simply the process of safely sitting in the sun and soaking up some rays. Sunbathing gives us Vitamin D in much larger quantities than we could consume from food. Vitamin D is a detoxifying vitamin that our bodies need and sunbathing is the best way for us to stock up.

Learn more about sunbathing here.

Staying warm is an important part of doing an enema at home. Enemas are very helpful as forms of detoxing. In this article, we show you how to safely do an enema at home.

Gentle Detoxing with Enemas

Enemas can be helpful to relieve constipation and decrease the  amount of toxins in the colon, which often cause detox symptoms.

Some people find that  enemas quickly remove their detox symptoms, and perform them when they feel they need it  for their detoxification, rather than for constipation.

Learn more about the best ways to do an enema here.


Gentle Detoxing with Juicing

Juices provide many nutrients in concentrated amounts, helping to remove nutritional deficiencies.

Only organic fruit and vegetables should be used, as non-organic contain pesticides and other agricultural chemicals; by juicing non-organic produce you will get a glass of concentrated amounts of those chemicals.

Juices are best taken on an empty stomach 20-25 minutes before food and 2-21/2 hours after a meal.

Learn more about how to juice properly here.

Grounding or earthing is simply spending time barefoot with the earth. It's a great way to detox safely! Learn more about detoxing via grounding in this blog. Holistic healthcare provider Amy Mihaly of Be Well Clinic.

Gentle Detoxing with Grounding

Grounding is putting your body in direct contact with the earth and having skin to skin contact with dirt, soil, or water. Have you noticed that we just don’t seem to spend a lot of time in contact with the earth anymore? We spend a lot of time indoors or, when we are outside, we’re wearing shoes!

As we go about our lives, our bodies start to build up a positive charge. The earth has a negative charge. Putting our positive bodies in direct contact with the negative earth brings us back to a neutral zone.

Learn more about detoxing your body with grounding here.