25 Detox Tips by Grail Springs Retreat
What exactly are toxins? Toxins are substances that have harmful effects on the body. They come from food, water, air, from chemicals used to grow and process food, coffee, sugar, pre-packaged foods and junk foods. Normally, a person can process these toxins in the liver, kidneys and other organs and eliminate them in the feces, urine, and perspiration.
However dehydration, a lack of exercise, a lifestyle of stress and anxiety, a lack of dietary fibre and constipation, insufficient consumption of fresh vegetables and fruit, and the cumulative effect of chemicals in our food are just some of the common lifestyle factors that impair normal detoxification and cause toxins to hang around in our digestive, lymphatic, skin, and other places in our body where they can cause damage.
The program doesn’t just work on a physical level. The Grail Springs team also knows exactly what it takes to help bring you a deep sense of well-being by addressing energy balancing, relaxation, exercise and whole fresh foods and meals based on the balanced alkaline diet.
Guests of Grail Springs are given a pre-visit list of tips to prepare for a detox retreat, but many of these tips can be incorporated into your own lifestyle, as well.
Grail Springs shares these top tips for helping your body jump start a detox process:
Eliminate as many of these from diet as possible:
Animal meat (particularly red meat)
White flour products
Dairy (organic goat feta an exception)
White table salt (try Himalayan Salt)
Artificial or processed foods
Incorporate the following in your diet and lifestyle whenever possible:
Plentiful fresh water with lemon juice (but no more than 4 oz during a meal)
Decaffeinated herbal teas
Dark green vegetables
Fruit (consumed in the morning only)
Homemade vegetable juices
Barley, oatmeal, chick peas and avocado
Quinoa, bulgar, lentils, and brown rice
Pumpkin oil, walnut oil, sesame seed oil, hemp see oil, and coconut oil
Hemp milk or Almond milk
Colon hydrotherapy once or twice during a cleanse
Weekly detox baths: Himalayan salt, Austrian Moor, Seaweed or Dead Sea Salt
Energy healing therapies; Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage of any kind
Fresh air and sunshine
Steam saunas, dry saunas, and FAR infrared saunas
Yoga, deep breathing, nature walks
Adequate Sleep, naps, and meditation
A positive and optimistic look on life