Feeling Like a Toxic Waste Dump? 4 Simple Tips For A Quick Body Detox

Is a detox really necessary? In short, yes. The large number of pollutants we encounter every day complicates the body’s detoxification efforts, which in turn leaves the body more vulnerable to illnesses and disease, not to mention hormonal imbalances. While you may have the perfect detox diet and supplements already lined up, by integrating these four steps you will ensure a more successful spring cleaning.

Clear out your bathroom

Believe it or not, a good detox should start with your environment since that is where your toxins are and the bathroom is the biggest culprit. Think of all the products we put on our skin, and imagine how the daily absorption of these chemicals adds up over a lifetime. This long-term exposure is a definite hormonal and health concern. Your cleansing products should be free of sodium lauryl sulphate, a harsh detergent present in shampoos and cleansers. The products you use on your body or face should be free of methylparabens, propylparabens, formaldehyde, imidazolidinyl urea, methylisothiazolinone, propylene glycol, paraffin, isopropyl alcohol, and sodium lauryl sulphate. You should know that most perfumed products contain many of these harmful chemicals, but the ingredients are not identified on the label. Therefore, look for products that contain natural oils and fragrances from a few of my favorite trusted brands like John Masters, Korres, Naturopathica or Juice Beauty. Don’t forget to take a look through your cosmetics from shampoo to hair gel to eye make-up remover – you may be surprised to find many of these not-so-friendly ingredients.

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    • Angie

      You mention to use a non-psyllium fiber source – I was wondering why psyllium is not good to use?….I have been using it for years and was under the impression that it was good for you. Thank you for your advice

    • Jean

      Hello Dr. Turner – Here at Ava Anderson Non Toxic we loved this article! We’ve been working feverishly to educate so many about reading labels and knowing that so many chemicals and toxins can be hidden even behind the words on the labels. We’d love to chat about our personal care and home products and discuss this toxic problem. Please feel free to email me if you’re able to chat. Thanks for helping to spread the clean word :)

    • GiGi Eats Celebrities

      Tip # 3 is perfect. It has helped me SO MUCH! Probiotics. I love you very very much.

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