Are you looking for methods to detox your body? Fact is, the human body was once quite good at getting rid of toxins such as heavy metals and radiation which was absorbed through the environment and diet. This was prior to the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. While industrialization brought us many practical advantages and progress, it also introduced more heavy metals into the air, soil, water and food supply.
Then the 20th and now the 21st have centuries brought us a rapid technological boom which added to the burden of toxins we humans are exposed to. The use of cell phone towers and other tech equipment exposes us to radiation. Side effects of this can include headaches, muscle ache and even digestive problems. There’s also the possibility that it might contribute to developing cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Making sure you eat a healthy diet which is rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients can help to combat this and some detox methods might also help. They do this by helping the body to get rid of harmful toxins which are very common today. Here are three of those detox methods:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Detox
The Hyperbaric Oxygen Detox is probably one of the lesser-known ways of detoxification, bit it’s said to have substantial benefits. Oxygen therapy is often used as part of the treatment for brain oxygen-deprived conditions such as strokes and is sometimes used for detoxification. It’s said to:
- Decrease yeast and bacterial concentrations in the gastrointestinal system
- Improve immune and autoimmune system optimizing toxin elimination
- Decrease inflammatory biochemicals by helping antioxidant enzymes
The main benefit of toxin elimination through oxygen therapy is that it can help to reduce inflammation. By doing this, it allows the body to release harmful toxins and chemicals which get stored in the body’s cells. There are other benefits, which include:
- An increase in the production of bone marrow stem cells aiding healthier blood production
- Increased serotonin production which can lift the mood, help reduce stress and better the sense of well-being
- Better skin collagen production for healthy joints and tendons
Chelation detoxification uses agents which bind themselves to the toxins and are then removed through bowel movements. Some conventional medical practitioners carry out chelation therapy, where EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid), a synthetic amino acid is used. It’s administered via an intravenous solution. It normally takes several sessions to complete the treatment and can help to remove heavy metals, plus other toxins. There can sometimes be some side effects from this treatment such as, headaches, nausea and diarrhea, among others.
It can be done naturally as well, without any medical intervention. This is known as oral chelation and involves incorporating foods into the diet which are rich in Sulphur. These foods help to rid the body of harmful toxins and can be included in a normal healthy balanced diet. Some of these foods are:
Pectin-rich foods are also powerful chelators and include:
Bentonite Clay Detox
Bentonite clay is a natural volcanic ash. It can be effective in neutralizing and killing toxic gut bacteria and viruses. It can also be effective in heavy metal and radiation detoxing because it is a powerful binding agent. The clay’s superior binding ability relies on its highly negative ionic charge. When the clay comes into contact with positive ionic charged molecules, it surrounds and absorbs them. Their supply of energy gets cut off and they are removed from the body during natural elimination.
Bentonite clay detox includes both internal and external detoxification such as:
- Ingesting the clay mixed with a carrier like water or juice to detoxify the gut
- Applying the clay externally with a paste made from the clay mixed with liquid such as purified water or apple cider vinegar
- Soaking in a bath of diluted clay and water with essential oils added to it
Before you use any methods to detox your body, you should consult a medical professional or talk to your doctor.