Yoga by the Sea

Safe Detoxes To Clean Out More Than Your Colon

As spring is all about renewal and rejuvenation, it’s a great time to do a detox!

Usually, when we think of detoxes and cleanses, we think of flushing out our colons. But in this post, I want to look beyond digestive detoxes and look at a number of ways we could reign in our overindulgences and take time to reset other areas of our lives.

1. Sleep More

When we sleep, our brain recharges and acts to get rid of toxins from the day. So, for 7-10 days, go to bed without an alarm and give your body some extra Zzzs. Don’t be surprised if you feel like you were on vacation after this exercise.

 

2. Do a Salt Water Flush

Drinking more plain water can improve constipation, get rid of some backed-up waste, and help you shed a few pounds. But a saltwater flush can do so much more in a short time.

It’s important to use Himalayan salt or pink salt, not regular table salt. Himalayan and pink salt are less processed and have beneficial ingredients and minerals in them.

 

3. Go Dry For a Month

Did you know that too much alcohol can be hard on your liver? You might feel amazing after that half bottle of wine, but your liver, not so much.

If you go dry, you can expect to sleep better, reduce bloating, and be more hydrated and energized. And since you’ll be saving up to 1,000 calories a week, you might drop a few pounds too! 

If you find yourself struggling, try having some sparkling water with lemon and lime in a wine glass. It will refresh you and help get you past the temptation to have a drink! It also looks very fancy. Water high, anyone?

 

4. Cut out Sugar and Processed Foods

Cutting out junk food and sugar from your diet is always a good idea, and it’s also a simple and safe way to detox. 

If you get a sugar craving, try using a natural sweetener such as Stevioside in moderation. Also, choose healthy alternatives for snacks like fruit and unsalted almonds.