The first days of the spring are the most appropriate time to awake you beauty from the lethargic sleep by getting rid of the suffocating toxins, accumulated for months. Set realistic goals – cleaner skin today, thin waist after a week … and step by step turn them into reality with the following detoxification program.
Give your digestive system at least a 10-day “spring break” by not consuming any acid-forming foods, such as white bread, soft drinks, alcohol, coffee and all processed foods with the intrinsic trans fats and sugar. Instead, focus on alkaline foods (broccoli, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, beets, almonds, etc.) which facilitate the elimination of toxins from the body.
There is another reason to limit your intake of acid-forming products – the fact that when you consume them your body desperately tries to keep its pH neutral and begins to draw alkaline elements (magnesium, calcium, etc.) from its reserves. And these minerals, as you know, are extremely important for healthy skin and hair.
Speed up your metabolism by drinking plenty of water. Your body needs it more than anything else to perform all metabolic processes. It is best to drink it pure and as addition to fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, nut milks and detoxifying cocktails.
Such a cocktail, proven effective, is the famous “Burroughs Lemonade” which is prepared using the following recipe:
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/10 tsp Chili pepper
300 ml water
With the help of some yogic exercises, such as “Viparita Kara” (the “half-candle” posture), you can assist significantly the process of detoxification. By lifting your legs up and compressing the internal organs, characteristic of this posture, you promote the drainage of lymphatic fluid (which is done from bottom to top) and the blood circulation.
To perform this exercise, place a rolled blanket (or other support) at about 10 cm from the wall (if you are very tall or more flexible you can increase the distance) and sit sideways on the outskirts of the blanket. Then lean back so that your head and shoulders lie on the ground and carefully lift one foot on the wall and then the other. Breathe calmly and try to stay in this position for at least 5 minutes.
Take advantage of the enormous potential of natural clay (Fuller’s earth). It is one of the most powerful tools for cleansing the body from pathogens, heavy metals, free radicals and other toxins. In the evening, dissolve one tablespoon of clay in a glass of water and drink it in the morning before breakfast (with or without the sediment). Because of its negatively charged particles the “living earth” absorbs the toxins (which have a positive charge), and then takes them through the digestive tract out of the body.
To speed up the positive results of the procedure, combine the internal treatment with direct application on the largest excretory organ – the skin, replacing your everyday cosmetics with products containing clay.
Be consistent in the implementation of the detoxifying plan. This way, your metabolism will soon return to its normal rhythm and purifying you from the accumulated toxins it will make your body fresh and beautiful as the spring itself.