By: Gleason Center Editors, Dr. Daniel Gleason DC
Looking for ways to boost the benefits of your Detox? Try these five tips recommended by our doctors to enhance and amplify your experience!
Morning Detox Drink: Enjoy this hot drink first thing in the morning (upon waking) on an empty stomach. Pour 1 cup hot water into a glass. Add ¼ lemon and 2 pinches of cayenne pepper. Stir. You’ll be amazed how this simple, healthy ritual will become one you cannot live without!
Dry Skin Brushing: Before showering, use a dry skin brush to massage your entire body. Use a circular motion, working towards your heart. Dry skin brushing improves circulation and detoxification through your body’s largest organ.
Epsom Salt Baths: Draw a warm bath. Add Epsom salts to bath water to soothe, relax, and detox. You may also rub Epsom salt on skin and around sore muscles with a warm, wet washcloth. Epsom salts help relax, relieve muscle stress and tension, detoxify, and invigorate.
Jumping Exercises: Jumping exercises stimulate metabolism, increase oxygenation, and improve both circulation and balance. Try jumping on a mini trampoline for 3-5 minutes a day. This shakes up and wakes up the whole body, stimulating the lymphatic system and moving toxins out!
Hydrotherapy: Increase circulation and boost your immune system with at home “hydrotherapy”. In the shower, repeatedly alternate between hot and cold water. At the gym or spa, you may alternate between the hot sauna and a cold shower. This practice is not for the squeamish, but is guaranteed to leave you feeling like a million bucks!
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