Live Your Best Life: 3 Daily Practices & Recipes to Naturally Detox, Repair, and Thrive!

There are many changes going on in the world today and it can all be very overwhelming. Our purpose is to bring some clarity, simplicity, and practical action steps that can assist you on your own personal path to wellness no matter where you are. By the way, this process never ends. There’s no finish line. You will never be “done” and that’s because we are always growing and changing. So why not change for the better?

Today’s information will bring you energy and youthful vitality while helping you to achieve a healthier body weight this year and for years to come. We will discuss what detoxing really means, how to do it properly at any stage of health, and finally how to put it into play in everyday life.

We’ve included three of our easiest and most effective daily detox practices that require almost no money and very little time as well as three of our favorite smoothie/juice recipes. Consider this a template for your own journey or a quick refresh if you’ve been living a healthy lifestyle for a while now.

We are not doctors and do not intend to heal or cure anything, however, after nearly 14 years of research and real-world experience in the wellness industry, we have found that the basics of health are always overlooked. We would simply like to bring them back into focus. When we redirect attention back to fundamental concepts and take small steps, it is amazing how our natural state of health seems to re-emerge like a submerged cork floating back to the surface.

No matter your level of health and no matter what age you are, detoxing is something we all need to give an honest look at all stages of our life. It is important to know that your body is always detoxing. It’s what it’s designed to do and it never takes a moment off.

With every breath, every drink, every bite in every moment your body is taking in something from the outside environment, breaking it down into usable parts, carrying those parts into cells, and finally removing the waste products that remain. It’s the final stage in that chain, what we call detoxification, that is most critical for our health.

Detoxification at its core is about creating the environment for growth, repair, and healing. Of course, there are many different opinions on how to detox and the best practices because the truth is there are many paths to take. Detoxing can be abstaining from a substance like drugs or alcohol or it could be some powder or concoction that “cleans” you out, or it could be a version of fasting. It could also be as basic as drinking a clean glass of water.

There is no one size fits all approach to anything in life. To say everyone needs to do this kind of detox versus that kind of detox is too narrow-sighted and can even become harmful. In fact, many people have serious health problems or even become hospitalized from so-called “healthy detoxes” and “cleanses”. We take this topic very seriously because we understand how sensitive the body is and how harmful drastic changes like detoxes can be without the right kind of professional supervision.

That is why we want to share these daily detoxing practices for a healthier holistic lifestyle that will be compatible with nearly everyone as they follow the time tested principles that support the human body. The goal here is to naturally assist what the body is already meant to do and meant to do very well and that is to be healthy. The issue here is much of our modern society has developed habits and behaviors that inhibit or decrease our body’s natural alignment of wellbeing. But our bodies are so amazing and are always on our side, so it doesn’t require very much from us.

Nature does all the heavy lifting while we enjoy life more fully.

Health is about being proactive before issues arise instead of after disease or sickness occurs. We would rather avoid health problems altogether and that’s the most enjoyable part of detoxing!

#1 - Drink a glass of water first thing

Groundbreaking we know! But think about it, most people we meet and have worked with are not consuming as much water as they ideally need for various reasons. The first thing people typically reach for when waking up is probably something caffeinated or whatever they can find in the fridge.

Water is like magic for our health. Our body is made of 75% water and our brain alone is close to 90% water. Just a 2% drop in hydration, which isn’t very much at all, can cause confusion, slower thinking, anxiety, and impaired neuromuscular control. When we are impaired like this we typically make not-so-great decisions and reach for things like “energy drinks” and other things to get us through the day and those things typically dehydrate us further.

Water is literally the substance that allows the body to do all its functions. Most people are in states of less than ideal hydration but have no idea as it has become so common. People live with many illnesses and only address them when they become unbearable but the whole time they are operating at much less than their full energy levels.

Being in a less than healthy state seems “normal” to the modern human. It looks like having difficulties waking up right away, mid-day crashes, migraines, headaches, trouble losing weight, constant aches and pains just to name a few. A lot of things associated with general aging are actually signs of chronic dehydration that has gone on for most of our lives.

Many common foods and beverages are dehydrating also because they require water from the body to help metabolize and excrete the waste products they leave behind. For example, coffee is what’s known as a diuretic. A diuretic means that it is causing your body to expel something through your urine that doesn't belong there because it isn't beneficial to your health. In other words, because coffee is a processed food item, your body is quickly trying to expel the coffee we drink due to the toxins and caffeine. If you're adding in tons of processed sugar as well, you are only furthering the dehydration of the body. Try to consume caffeinated items before noon so there is time for your body to fully metabolize and eliminate the caffeine and toxins before bed.

Processing foods means a lower quality item. Lower quality means our bodies have to work harder to metabolize and eliminate these items from the body. Caffeine especially is a substance that needs to be metabolized and eliminated fully so that the body and mind can return to a normal rhythm for a great night’s sleep. Sleep by the way is when our body goes into a super detoxing mode. Sleep is the ultimate detox that most people are not fully taking advantage of.

Over time processed foods and dehydrating drinks like coffee, alcohol, and soda create imbalances making it harder and harder for you to feel energized and healthy. The body has to work that much harder to keep us up and running and all that energy expenditure means you feel tired and eventually open the door to getting sick.