How to Do a Gentle Body Cleanse This Fall

As summer draws to a close and fall is just around the corner, you may be thinking it’s time for a gentle body cleanse. If your summer was full of lots of fun times, bar-b-ques and parties, eating or drinking more than you usually do, your body may be ready for a gentle detox and be re-energized.

Our fascinating bodies naturally detoxify itself every day. There are several toxins all around us from the air we breathe to the water we drink.

Treat yourself to a gentle body cleanse this fall with nutrient dense foods and help your body to naturally detoxify.

Doing a gentle body cleanse in the fall will boost your immune system for the winter, as well as boost your mood and shed any excess weight.

 
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Avoid processed foods

One thing to avoid in your body cleanse is all processed foods. Processed foods contain too much salt and preservatives. Try to make everything you eat at home. Like delicious homemade soups. With soups and fresh salads, and making your own salad dressings, you can avoid excess oil, salt, fats and preservatives.

Adding nutrient dense fresh foods will help get rid of free radicals and other toxins.

Eat as much fresh food as possible the days leading up to a cleanse. This will lessen any detoxing symptoms your body may go through.

Yoga

As part of your body cleanse this fall, try yoga poses that can help with detoxifying your body. If you feel bloated or tired, regain your energy naturally with yoga exercises.

Remember to breathe slowly in and slowly out as you do the exercises. Deep breathing is also a good way to detox and relax.

Several poses can help move toxins from your tissues and get eliminated from your body. Many poses help to stimulate digestion. Some poses stimulate your lymph and thyroid glands.

Restorative poses relax your nervous system and mind. You want to feel calm and relaxed while on a detox cleanse.

Get more sleep

Getting enough sleep is so important for your health. It helps reduce stress and inflammation and keeps your body functioning at its best.

Don’t have any screens in your bedroom if you want to get a good night’s sleep. No Netflix before bed or scrolling through Facebook or Instagram! Keep your room dark, cool and free of any noise or lights.

Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. Start a routine by getting up and going to bed at the same time. This habit can help induce sleep.

You will wake up refreshed and renewed every day during a body cleanse if you get good sleep every night.

Drink a Detox tea

If you feel like you need to cleanse your body after eating heavy foods for a few days, try a detox tea. They help with getting rid of toxins.

Try dandelion tea. It’s also high in antioxidants. Drinking this tea regularly can help fight free radicals that damage healthy cells in your body.

Try dandelion root tea to help improve digestion and relieve heartburn. It has a natural diuretic effect allowing your liver to get rid of toxins fast. Dandelion tea also strengthens your immune system.

Drinking lots of tea also helps with staying properly hydrated. Being hydrated is so important for a healthy metabolism. It increases energy and promotes good skin health. Dandelion tea helps fight signs of aging and reduces wrinkles.

If you don’t love dandelion tea, try green tea. Green tea is an excellent antioxidant and boosts your metabolism.

Drink more water

How much water should you drink every day?

The answer to that varies for different situations. But the most common answer is 8 glasses per day. If you need more because you exercised that day, or you live in a hot climate, then drink enough till you feel hydrated.

If you get dehydrated you will start to lose energy. It also makes you feel hungry.

Your goal from a cleanse if to feel great, so keep yourself hydrated and see a boost in your health. It also keeps your skin looking healthy.


The fall is a great time to try a body cleanse. A change of season is a good time to take a look at your health and make some adjustments. You don’t need to do a juice cleanse to feel good, especially if you can’t afford it. Try to implement these easy tips in your cleanse. Other things to help you detoxify during a cleanse is to skip sugar, and try to not eat much sugar even if you’re not on a cleanse. Keep moving with walking or yoga or any other exercise you enjoy. Get out into the sunshine and you will feel better. And eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. All these tips will help you feel great inside and out.

Have you tried a gentle cleanse like this before? How did it make you feel?

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Mary Sabo