28 Simple & Natural Ways to Detox your Body

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17. Turn to home remedies for illness rather than antibiotics.

The very medications that are intended to help your illnesses or health conditions may be contributing to toxins in the body. Though antibiotics and other medications are intended to help you to stay healthy, they also contain harmful substances that can build up in your intestines and digestive system over time.

Though some medications may be very necessary, it’s always best to try home remedies whenever possible. If you can fight off a common illness using options like ginger, garlic, a smoothie, or other natural herbs or plants, then you have a good chance at achieving better health and performing a cleanse in the process.

The natural home remedies help to get rid of the illness in the way that your body requires. So as they are fighting off the substances or viruses that are making you sick, you are also getting rid of all other harmful toxins in the body. You feel great as you are fighting off illness through natural means and performing a cleanse in the process-and that’s good for everything!

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18. Adapt to a truly healthy lifestyle and try to eliminate daily medication wherever possible.

The more that you can opt for natural methods for taking care of yourself, the better off you will be in the short and long run. A truly healthy lifestyle consists of eating the right foods, exercising regularly and challenging yourself, getting plenty of rest, learning to manage your stress, getting rid of the bad habits, performing a regular cleanse, and adapting to a positive and healthy mindset. This is how you achieve good health now and well into the future!

If you have medication that is life saving then that’s a must to continue on with. If however you take medication that could be replaced by natural and healthy home remedies and methods, then that’s another way to cleanse and to opt for better and healthier living. Getting rid of any substances that can be construed as toxins by the body, such as regular medications, is always a wise idea.

A truly healthy lifestyle that incorporates all of these elements will be instrumental in helping you to be your very best, and you will notice it right away. A cleanse is an important part of this. As you perform all of the other measures you are also helping the body with a natural way of getting harmful substances out through the very best methods as well.

19. Increase circulation by massaging pressure points and skin brushing.

You probably brush your hair and your teeth every day, but more than likely you don’t stop to think about brushing your skin. The truth is that brushing a fine bristle brush gently over all of your skin surfaces can be an excellent way to stimulate circulation. Here’s how it works:

• Fine a fine bristle brush that is gentle not harsh and begin at the feet with the slow and subtle brushing motions.

• Work your way slowly up from the feet to the legs and up the entire body.

• Take the time to really focus on areas that feel tight or that may be prone to circulation issues such as the ankles, knees, and even arms.

• Repeat the motion a couple of times each week to get the maximum benefits.

• While this often looked to as a method to help to eliminate cellulite, the truth is that this is good at stimulating circulation and ridding the body of toxins that may build up over time

Many people don’t take the time to focus on circulatory issues, particularly if they are younger. This is not a problem just for the older because circulation is important at any stage of your life. Be careful to ensure that you keep the circulation running in the body at all times and focus on areas where the toxins may tend to gather.

Another way to generate and promote good circulation is of course to focus on pressure points. This will help not only to ease tension as with a massage, but also to keep the circulatory system working the way that it should. As you focus on these pressure points such as the temples, the palms of your hands, the balls of your feet, and so on, you are releasing tension from the body.

You are also helping to gently and effectively release toxins from the body in the process of doing this as well. When you press gently on these pressure points you can feel it almost instantly with the release of tension.

It helps to stimulate your circulation as well and that means that the toxins are pushed to the surface and then flushed out. Be sure that as with massage of any type that you are drinking plenty of water to help flush out the toxins naturally. Partnering skin brushing with focus on the pressure points can be quite helpful with pushing the toxins out of the body and releasing any build up tension as well.

20. Promote elimination through proper diet and hydration.

The truth is that most of us don’t properly eliminate each and every day. Unless you are very regular with your bowel movements and even your urination, you are holding onto waste in the body that need not be there. So this is where you must really focus some concerted effort on elimination, and put major emphasis on the diet that you keep and how hydrated you are.

Start by taking a long hard look at your diet and then work your way out from there:

-Are you eating enough fiber each day?

-Are you eating the right foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, beans and legumes, whole grains, and good fats?

-How much water do you realistically drink in a day?

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Users Comments:

  • Julie

    Quick question on #26, you list these recipes here and say it’s good to do this cleanse once a month but my question is: Is this recipe a full day cleanse? Is this, something you should be making and drinking all day every hour/every couple hours or just drink once during the day and eat normally the rest of that day per month?

    • Live Peachy


      The article isn’t terribly clear as to what kind of cleanses they are. The first one does specify once a month on an empty stomach, I would assume you should wait a few hours at least before resuming your usual diet. The second one specifies plenty of water following the cleanse, and allows for light eating a while afterward. However, being unclear or not, I would still consult with a nutritionist about taking on any kind of cleanse as they may have better recommendations to suit your personal needs.

      Hope this helps!

      • teasa

        I agree with so much of these natural remedies. I’m sick tho with sle lupus. And now in process trying to quit smoking. However I’m unsure what you mean by cleansing the colon. So many has recommended organic coffee enimas. Being on fixed income some things are hard to do. But am taking garlic. Started lemon water again. N few others u named but what about colon tho,? What do you suggest. Thank you and god bless

  • Rachel McCabe

    Since the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ I have been boycotting any unknown foods in my family’s diet. I feel great! I have no more symptoms of IBS and increased energy. My husband, not so much. He is so use to toxic foods that his digestive tract is on the frits with the introduction to pure foods. Do you have any suggestions on how I can help him? A cleanse or detox of some kind?

    • Janice

      This is from a healing response. Unless it is truly bad he should just get through it. Of course by now it’s a moot point. This happens when people go to an all raw food diet as well. Hope he is feeling better now.

    • SR

      What do you consider toxic foods.

      • Godson

        My friend have been trying to quit tramadol but it is very difficut.He said it help him to prevent quick ejaculation,any time he seize to take it he will have runing nose,weakness etc. Wha will he do to stop this drug adiction?

  • Stephanie Hobbs

    These are some awesome tips thanks for posting them.

  • Laura Jackson

    Hi, ive been looking at some great healthy eating tips for detox and weight loss. Do all your suggestions, ideas and tips come in a book to buy as i am really intersted?


  • steve vennemann

    This is one of the best detox pages I have read thank you for sharing I look forward to reading more of your articles.

  • Andrea

    It is not a good idea to recommend people choose home remedies for illness rather than antibiotics. If someone needs antibiotics, they have a bacterial infection. Home remedies are great for a lot of things, but they cannot replace antibiotics. Some bacterial infections can lead to death if left untreated.

    • Nola

      Antibiotics are sadly overused in this country. In many (if not most) cases, an otherwise healthy person can fight off an infection without them. The article doesn’t advise that no one EVER use antibiotics. They should be a last resort, though. Every time you use them you weaken your body’s natural defenses and throw it out of balance. Most people could take the time to truly learn their body’s signals instead of running to a clinic for antibiotics “just in case”. Yes, there are times when they are necessary, but if you know your own body you will know when you are out of your league dealing with an infection.

      I’m not a medical professional, but I am 41 years old and haven’t had antibiotics in almost twenty years. I don’t get flu shots, either, and I work with thousands of people every flu season. Our bodies are stronger than we think!

    • Julie

      I think a home remedy before antibiotics is a good idea. If it works then you don’t have to take the antibiotics and risk building immunity to them. Obviously if the home remedy dsnt work then people would notice a still present infection and hopefully seek alternative treatments.

      • kledja

        Personally i have never taken an antibiotic in my life, usually if I am feeling sick I have a ginger and lemon tea for a couple of days and then am perfectly fine.Even when I have a headache I drink iced water with a slice of lemon in it and then I have a couple of hours of rest.Nothing works better then home remedies.
        Great tips for detoxing. Thank you

    • dee

      That is absolutely not true! I have cleared out bacterial infections naturally with Pau d Arco. I have shared this with my family and friends with great results.

    • Ra

      Allicin (derived from Garlic) has been known to rid the body of MRSA; a dangerous and antibiotic resistant form of Staph. There have been patients cured of MRSA in England by using Allicin. Even antibiotics can’t do that.

  • Kathy

    Very balanced, well-written, and multiple options. Something here that will undoubtedly work for everyone! Thank you!

  • body detox

    Thank’s for sharing. Personally I think one of the best way to detoxify the body is a raw food diet, because of the enzymes in raw foods. Raw foods have all the nutrients we need to remain physically fit, energized and disease-resistant. A raw food diet strengthens the immune system, preventing illness.

  • typodrive

    Generally good tips, except green, black and white teas should be eliminated from all diets because they are naturally extremely high in fluoride even though they contain also antioxidant components which can be obtained elsewhere. For instance, one cup of black tea contains over eleven times the EPA’s recommended daily dosage of fluoride where fluoride is actually not necessary for any biological functions in the body. Fluoride is actually a very potent poison and should be avoided, especially by children. Check it out.

    • Phoenix

      you’re saying these teas should be completely eliminated? I disagree. it would take a gallon a day for ten plus years to develop something like skeletal fluorosis. tea is absolutely more beneficial than no tea.

  • Damien

    I’ve either studied too much or the internet is full of the same information,
    but I really want to see information about health that I don’t know.
    I would like to see more specialized information, such as the science and history behind it. There are quite a lot of sites giving lists of things to do and not do, and a lot of people who still have trouble are not getting anywhere because that isn’t enough.

    I am sure this is very useful for many people out there though. 🙂

    • sue

      Check out most health food stores that deal with organic foods, candida cleansing, and escential oils. There’s plenty of info at these places

    • Gracie


      I completely agree with you 100%. Provide the research data; show/prove where you derived your recommendation and then defend it. This helps one to truly understand the entire picture and not just what you’re suggesting or recommending. Substance and validity are the meat and potatoes or as I would say; the nucleus foundation for a healthier way of life.

  • Eng Habibullah Musharraf

    This is one of the best detox pages I have read but the important thing is five times prayers that have good affects on health. if you touch your forehead on earth all the tension which mixed from electrical charges attract by earth which perfect earth . thank you for sharing I look forward to reading more of your articles.

  • pam

    Some good ideas. I like the idea of fasting. I might try it some time.

  • James Dazouloute

    Great great tips about Detoxifying the body. And I love the tip that you share about “Sweating It Out”. Because you have to get rid of the toxins in the body by flushing them out by any means. And when you are exercising at an intense rate and turn down the AC, then you give your body a chance to perspire and sweat out the toxins. Great share, James.

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    read this might help.

  • Destiny

    While I enjoyed getting the recipes, there are a few things wrong with this post. First of all, organic foods are grown with pesticides too. Sometimes more pesticides than conventional foods since they are not genetically enhanced to be more resistant to pests. I think you’re just confusing what “organic” actually means. It’s not that organic doesn’t use any of those things (pesticides, preservatives, etc) just that it hasn’t been genetically altered.

    Also I agree with Andrea about the antibiotics. You can be the most healthy person on the planet but you can still get sick. Yes, if your diet is better your immune system is better but that doesn’t mean you’re completely impervious to disease. If you get a bacterial infection you should take antibiotics. Simple as that.

    Also (and this isn’t related to the post directly but a previous comment), the fluoride content in tea is no reason to stop drinking it. Here’s a website that sums up what researchers have concluded about fluoride in black tea (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100714104059.htm). So unless you’re literally drinking 1-2 GALLONS of tea EVERY SINGLE DAY for 20-30 YEARS, then I think you’re fine.

    • Barb

      Organic means that the product is grown without pesticides. Farmers use all natural products with the food; such as: oregano with chickens, diatomaceous earth with garden vegetables, etc.

  • canie

    Antibitotics is fine for those who have severe infection . But i took antibiotic and im damage by it . I must listen to my body rather than people told me or my doctor i have simple infection , but have lot of health problems now because of that drug . Thanks for this i must apply this for my evryday lifestyle

    • Louiise

      I agree with you Canie. I’m 23 years old and I’ve have more than 10 rounds of antibiotics in the last 6 years. I recall an average of 2 a year and since this January I’ve already had 4, all of which were a very high dosage of 3 pills a day for 10 days because I am now immune to the “regular” kind. I can’t get rid of a common cold, it lingers for weeks, my immune system is shot and useless. There have been times when I severely needed antibiotics, but I’d say no more than 5 out of the literally countless time were actually necessary.
      I’m very grateful for this site as it has multiple ways to rid of toxins and really, we should be doing (arguably I’m sure) all of them. Thank you for sharing!

  • Cassandra

    Wow! I really enjoyed all of the information that you shared. I took plenty of notes and now I am excited to begin my journey. Thank you!

  • Denise

    The only issue I have sometimes with trying to detox/cleanse is keeping on track, if I do it by myself, through diet, etc. I prefer getting packs, you know the ones that are delivered to your house with instructions and everything you need. I’m not sure what you think of these, but I’ve had 3 so far and to be honest they work really really well for me, maybe it’s because they are more difficult and in a concentrated amount of time. My favourite so far is the one from ninedaycleanse dot co, it’s pretty straightforward and works with my body really well, I even lose weight from it!

  • Kyle

    Can you smoke marijuana? or would it be alright to cape or eat edibles? Or does THC count as a toxin? The other effects for the body seem like it would be beneficial.

    • Louiise

      Kyle, I don’t know much about marijuana, but I do it – smoke, eat, vape, capsule whatever. There is tar residue which isn’t very good. Vapour I’ve been told 1 ups smoking. Etibles are a completely different high than smoking and I would assume if it’s made with “organic” (I quote cause some people rather focus on controversy than helpful tips) ingredients it’s much better. Those all have THC and get you high. There are however CBDs they don’t get you high in forms of capsule, etible and syringe – others? I don’t know. CBDs aren’t 100% THC free but very close and not noticeable in your every day tasks. CBDs are very well known in the cancer community for replacing chemo. I’m not saying chose it over chemo, but if I ever got cancer I would. However, I don’t know enough to give you a yes or no answer, but personally speaking if you’re doing a cleanse and you’re cutting out all other food? Cut out everything questionable which would include marijuana. Because why not? And residue or tar is a toxin. And I’m pretty sure cleanses aren’t longer than a week so hopefully you can go that long without it. In the case you can’t, arguably, It is a plant and natural and organic and green 😉 – Just be wary of the way it is made, who makes it, all that crap. A certain kind of shatter has too much butane and gives my boyfriend wicked migraines – again watch how it’s made. Cheap food makes you feel like shit, so does cheap shatter product. Hope this helps..??? Go for green!

  • jess

    Actually for the lemonade detox it’s not just any organic maple syrup it’s Grade B maple syrup that has to be used. The reason for that is because of the nutrients Grade B maple syrup has to offer; that the body will need due to the fasting. You can find it at your nearest whole foods market.

  • Fe van dam

    I want to know more and detoxing

  • Etain

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  • Kiki White

    Thank you so much for the comprehensive article. There are many raw fruits, vegetables and herbs one can ingest for detoxification… but here is a little thing that my mom does every day before she eats or drinks anything in the morning: she pours boiled water on a bunch of parsley (as much as you can fit in a mug, including the roots) and drinks it. And this is a great and simple cleansing recipe…

  • decehn

    while healing it says my body has bacteria so thats why i feel lazy to wake up in the morning and my feet and hands feel cold, is it true pls advice me further

  • Maree

    Hi there
    I am on 2 types of antibiotics for a nasty flu which I’ve have for 6 days. I would like to do a detox but am wondering should I start while on the antibiotics or wait until they are finished.

  • Elise

    Great, very informative article! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Katie

    Getting a massage does not flush out toxins.

  • Elizabeth

    Thank you for posting this information. I have been asked to assist in creating a ‘wellness retreat’ for my church involving juicing and detox. I like your cleanse drink recipes however I am alergic to fresh Cayenne Pepper. I can use it once it has been heated through. So my question is, in the Lemon, Maple and Cayenne drink would it affect the result if I heated the Cayenne through first?

  • Michela

    Great article. A great way of maintainng your immune system high is to keep your intestine as clean & healthy as possible. I do a detox diet once a year with a powder made out of 120 nutrients and pysillium as the main one. Moreover one glass of lukewarm water with fresh lemon juice (organic lemons only) every morning before breakfast helps a lot too! 🙂

  • Erum khan

    I strongly agreed to your views Musharraf.

  • Jitendra

    Pls send me body detoxification procedure.
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  • LaRue Tierney

    Of all the detox reports I have read this makes the most sense. I do need to do a really good detox and I need to lose some weight. So I will try some of your solutions in hopes that it helps. I am a prediabetic so I hope this helps.

  • Chris

    I have a hookworm Paracite in me. Will this detox help. I cannot afford the 90day cleanse I also have auto immune desiese scleroderma / Lupus I think I’ve had it for yrs but didn’t know. I’ve had 2 iron infusions in the past. And recently GYN dr told me I was anemic again w/ auto immune I also have raynauds in my hands Which they ulserate I think that’s how it got into my system Now it’s bad. I won’t get into other issues I’m embarrassed to have at least I can be honest w/ O You seeing me.

  • Chris

    Any kind of thought is appreciated

  • Benedicto

    Brilliant stuff, am already trying it.

  • Lion

    For antibiotics try oil of oregano. This is the best bacteria and viruses natural remedy by far.

  • Kelly

    So its basically having a healthy shake in the morning and then eating healthy the rest of the day. And to stay away from red meat. Im assuming that chicken and turkey are fine? Lots of fruits and veggies

  • Kathreen Miller

    Very informative and amazing write up. Colon clease should be done to remove toxins from the body. It helps in healthy living. This topic is a great help thanks a ton.

  • healthhubcity

    Great article. I think it’s really important to choose a detox that involves food. The problem with liquid-only detoxing is that it damages your metabolism. So when you start eating normally again, you are much more likely to gain the weight you lost. To anyone who’s trying to lose weight,

  • cindy longbrake

    i have interstitial cystitis , how would I detox with that ?

  • Bhagwat

    Award winning article lots of love

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