Detox and cleanse are two quite popular terms these days, as many people do cleansing regimens or practice daily detox practices such as drinking organic vegetable juices or drinking lemon water.
To take away the stress from your digestive system and reduce your toxic load, you need to nourish the body with pure foods, get more sleep, eliminate caffeine and alcohol, and drink plenty of water.
All of these detox practices work and positively affect the body, which is the reason why people experience clean skin, elimination of bloating, better sleep, boost in energy, and improved digestion after completing a cleanse.
Most experts recommend daily detox practice with work in the long-run without debilitating your body, like some high-intensity and fast cleanses do.
Some ways to detox your body on a daily basis include:
Using natural personal care products
Drinking warm lemon water on an empty stomach
Drinking plenty of water
Being mindful of caffeine intake
Keeping alcohol for an occasion
Eating organic when possible, including cold-pressed vegetable juices
Eliminating trigger foods like wheat, cow dairy, refined sugar, inflammatory fats, processed and packaged foods
Taking a detox bath with Epsom salts, Himalayan salts or alka bath
At the beginning of a new year, during a change in seasons, or after a stressful period, adding cleansing practices of this kind is highly recommended in order to support your body`s natural detoxification processes.
This article presents the detox elixir that many health-conscious individuals have been enjoying in over the past few months. Combined with daily detox practices and clean eating routine, it works wonders for digestion, energy levels and the skin.
This detox elixir is extremely easy to make, it is cheap, and it lasts when refrigerated. All you have to do is to pop of the lid, pour in your favorite glass, and enjoy!
Dark Arts Elixir
This elixir is made with a few simple ingredients: filtered water, activated charcoal, pure maple syrup, lemon juice, and Himalayan salt, all of which offer so much more than just taste.
Activated charcoal is obtained by burning coconut shells, word or any other source of carbon. The high temperature removes the oxygen and the steam activates the carbon, which creates an adsorbent material that removes certain toxins.
It is used for medicinal purposes, specifically to treat drug overdose or poisoning, thanks to its ability to attach to toxins and prevent the body from absorbing them. But, studies are still inconclusive in terms of which toxins this substance can or cannot eliminate.
Dark Arts Elixir
4 cups filtered water
1 teaspoon (about 3-4 capsules) activated charcoal
1/3-1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (Grade B or No.2)
Pinch of Himalayan salt
Juice the lemons using a citrus juicer
If you use activated charcoal in the form of a capsule, squeeze and twist the capsule to open it and then pour the contents in the pitcher with the lemon juice
Add the rest of the ingredients to the pitcher and whisk well
Drink it an hour before a meal or before bed