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by Justine Crowley (subscribe)
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Published January 28th 2013
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A good way to detox? Read on to find out.

It seems like we're spoilt for choice when it comes to flushing out the toxins from our bodies. There are pills, lotions, wraps, juices, foods and other natural and traditional treatments that people use to detox. The best detox techniques enable you to see a difference to your skin, and you should be feeling a little to a lot lighter afterwards. In other words you should see results. After your detox, anything you eat that is not great for you will give you some sort of minor sharp pain in your stomach, whereas nourishing foods don't cause such digestive upsets.

Just then, what is the best way to detox? From personal experience, and from the experience of friends, family members and clients, a combination of detox methods should be used, rather than just one method.

I read in one issue of Harper's Bazaar about a juicer that is not priced at the cheap end, yet achieves results. Not everyone wants to re-mortgage their home to detox though.

For starters, using lavender detox foot patches while sleeping is a great start. All you need to do is place these patches in the middle of your feet, and toxins come leeching out while you sleep for at least eight hours. That makes sense as lavender helps many people sleep. After the first night of using these patches, they felt a little itchy, and hence it was rather difficult to sleep. From the second night onwards things get much easier. As soon as the used patches are discarded, drinking some filtered water with a lemon wedge is absolutely fantastic.

Raw vegetable juices are great, as well as Boost Juice's Two and Five Juice, however a colonic hydrotherapy session would be a good idea before going on the juices. Why? Your colon gets flushed out. A catheter is simply inserted into you know where, and water is pumped inside your system for you to push out while sitting to lying down in a customised toilet bed. You can see the toxins being released from your body.

At the end of the treatment all you want to do is drink water and raw juices for a couple of days. Your bowel discharge will start again in around two to four days after your treatment. Is it not fun using a catheter, yet the treatment only goes for around 30-40 minutes, and I have always felt lighter at the end. You do not feel the catheter in you during the treatment, only when inserted upon commencement of this treatment. These sessions do not come cheap and the therapists always recommend three to four sessions for the colon to be fully cleansed, however it is up to you. Listen to yourself and to what your body really wants.

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The end result after using a lavender foot patch after the first night

A combination of some lavender detox foot patches, a colonic hydrotherapy session and a few days of consuming raw juices is the best way to detox among many people, as well as drinking as much filtered water as possible. What do you think, what detox methods do you think are the most effective? Looking forward to your response.
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I think one of the easiest ways to detox is to try not to expose yourself to toxins in the first place. It can be difficult- even receipts can leech BPA into your system. But simple choices can reduce your chemical load- natural cleaners, organic food, being more aware of what you put on and in your body. But given your results- I might have to try one of those foot patches anyway!
by Where I Holiday (score: 2|338) 2150 days ago
The Master Cleanse is an amazing way to detox. It is a bit more intensive than the ones listed here. Lasting 10 days, the body is sustained by a combination of water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. While I never actually feel hungry, the mental challenge is the biggest appeal for me, and after four trials, I've never regretted following through. I always feel re-inspired to improve my diet and be more conscientious about what I'm consuming. Please research thoroughly to ensure you are following all the necessary steps.
by Marisa Newell (score: 1|12) 2176 days ago

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