When I first thought of the idea of trying to detox my body from the excess toxins which are inevitably contributing to Endometriosis, I thought my only options were fasting or going on a “digestive detox”. Well, when I say “digestive detox”, I mean changing what I eat for several days/weeks and essentially flushing out the toxins through my digestive system. Though I can see the benefits of this form of detoxing, I also didn’t like the sound of it, nor could I ever seem to find an appropriate time to do that. The whole idea of diarrhea and potential cramping just sounded exhausting. So, I decided to explore some other alternatives to detoxing. Please feel free to correct me, if you didn’t have this experience with a “digestive detox” with Endo.
1. The Foot Ioniser
There is one major organ which we seldom consider as a means of flushing stuff out of our bodies. It is our skin. It covers our whole body and is a major organ of detoxification. The skin on our feet contains some of the largest pores from which we sweat and expel toxins. There is a technique which one of my readers mentioned called a foot ioniser. Essentially, it draws out the toxins from your body through the pores in the feet. The whole foot bath fills with these toxins, so it is super easy to actually see the results! The great thing with this one is that it doesn’t hurt—at all! It just looks yucky. You can buy foot ionisers on EBay for much less than going for an appointment to get this done. Read more here: http://www.ehow.com/way_5339594_detox-ionizer-foot-bath.html
For your convenience, you can buy your Foot Ionizer through my Amazon Store. (just click the link)
2. Going for a Sauna
Essentially, we sweat out the toxins but we help the body by doing some exercise prior to getting in. The idea is to really sweat the bad stuff! You should aim to do this daily for a period of 2 weeks. Drink heaps of water and eat lots of fruits and vegetables during this time and you will help the body flush out toxins even faster.
3. Oil Pulling
This is an ancient form of healing used in Indian Healing. Essentially, you use Sesame Seed Oil or Sunflower Oil and slug 1 tablespoon in your mouth first thing in the morning, before brushing your teeth or drinking anything. Do not swallow! Simply gargle with it for 15–20 minutes until the oil feels liquid rather than oily. When it has turned more liquid than oily, spit it out. It is likely to be a white colour. These are the toxins being drawn from the body.
Now, to be honest I have not tried this one but it sounds really good. I think I might have to work up to a whole 15 minutes as I am not sure how the oil will taste first thing in the morning! Read more on Oil Pulling here.
How do we know we have toxins in our bodies?
- The tongue
If you wake up with a white lining on your tongue in the morning, this illustrates excess toxins in the body, which are not being processed correctly by the liver. The liver does its detoxing in the early hours of the morning. Whatever it doesn’t get to, it leaves for us to sort out in the morning.
- Sore muscles
These are simply toxins stuck in the lymphatic system.
- The skin
Our skin is another indicator. If you suffer from poor skin or break-outs, this is your body’s way of getting rid of them—sadly… on your face! Lumps in your legs called lipomas are another indicator of fats or toxins being stored under the skin’s surface, if you notice any of this going on make sure to visit the hormone clinic sydney.
The idea is to follow these toxin releasers for a period of a month or until you notice an improvement. It is inevitable that toxins will begin to accumulate again in our bodies, so we should aim to detox every 6 months to avoid build up! Some people suggest using the Foot Ioniser daily!
Why is it so important to get these toxins out of our bodies?
In a nutshell, toxins place strain on our liver. Our liver controls our hormone levels and influences our Endometriosis developing further. So, flush out toxins, less strain on liver, better functioning liver, less Endo. Make sense?
Have you tried any of these? Would you like to try one of them with me? I was thinking of the oil pulling one first because it costs the least.