If you’re new to detoxing your body of toxins, you probably want to know all the detox dos and don’ts to do it safely!
Since my 2009 appearance on Good Morning America, I believe I have really kickstarted the conversation about all the toxins lurking in our bodies and how to get rid of them. It speaks loud and clear that so many people are interested in detoxing and cleansing their bodies the right way and not just turning to the myriad quick-fix fads that are out there!
I get a lot of emails and comments asking me about detoxification and the right way to cleanse your body, so I wanted to walk through some dos and don’ts about safely giving yourself a full-body detox.
Your detox dos will be the foundation of a healthy and safe cleanse. Here are the biggest detox dos I follow when I want to get all those toxins out of my body.
1. Think About How Your Diet Affects You
The food you eat plays a vital role in the detox process. A nutritious diet promotes a well-functioning digestive system, which in turn paves the way for regular and effective detoxification.
I am a huge advocate of slowly weaning yourself off this unhealthy food by taking meaningful and progressive steps. Otherwise, you run the risk of autointoxication or getting sicker than when you started because you awoke too much poison in your body without removing enough of it.
Autointoxication at the start of your detox diet can leave you feeling deprived of the foods you love and may have you going right back to your old habits, or worse— binging on unhealthy foods and bringing even more toxins into your body!
When you really take a step back and look at it, you can see how over time, this food slowly poisons us with all its myriad chemicals and processing steps!
When you eat those kinds of calorie-dense foods with super-concentrated protein and harmful substances out the wazoo, no wonder everyone is getting bigger and bigger while still being hungry, unsatisfied, and can’t lose any weight!
On the other hand, you have healthy fruit, vegetables, gluten-free whole grains like brown rice, and healthy fats from wholesome foods like avocados, nuts and seeds, and coconut!
Why a Healthy Diet is So Vital for Detoxification
When you eat healthy food like this, you are giving your gut health the attention it deserves while balancing your blood sugar levels and giving your body all the nutrients it needs to be healthy and cleanse your body of all its toxins.
A healthy, balanced diet also helps your body assimilate food better during digestion, with all its digestible minerals, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. These, of course, are going to help you feel great, look great, and have more energy.
Your healthy detox diet will also purify and cleanse your body continuously! Instead of sporadically detoxing your body when you’re feeling sick, you want your body to cleanse itself consistently over time. This helps you keep on cleansing toxins out of your body so that you’re always at your healthiest!
2. Remember Your Glowing Green Smoothie!
The Glowing Green Smoothie® (GGS) is a crucial part of the Beauty Detox lifestyle and a key part of detoxing in general.
The GGS is an amazing source of fiber, antioxidants, amino acids, and key vitamins and minerals that nourish your body and help it detoxify naturally.
I’ve gotten a bunch of questions about the GGS, so let’s clear up some of those right here.
Can I Make the Glowing Green Smoothie in a Food Processor?
No, you can NOT make your GGS in a food processor. You need a decent blender, preferably a high-powered blender like a Vitamix to make your GGS right.
Your blender needs to be able to make your Glowing Green Smoothie, well, smooth. If your GGS is chunky, it will taste disgusting and grainy. If you don’t have a decent blender though, you can still make your daily GGS.
It may take a while, but really blend your GGS until it is completely smooth. If it gets warm, put it in the fridge the night before you plan to eat it so it cools before morning.
What Else Should I Know About the Glowing Green Smoothie?
The Glowing Green Smoothie keeps for 2-3 days max in the fridge. Make sure to keep it covered too. You can halve the recipe if you prefer to make it more often. You should drink at least 16 ounces a day.
Green smoothies are also a part of my 3-day waterfall cleanse, something you should consider when feeling sluggish or bogged down.
3. Take the Right Supplements
Natural supplements, like those found in my Feel Good Starter Kit, help your body detox naturally by helping you digest your food more efficiently and boosting your gut health.
Taking natural supplements like soil-based probiotics (SBOs) or digestive enzymes really take your digestion to the next level! SBOs are vital to your overall health because they help balance all the good bacteria in your gut and strengthen your immune system.
Digestive enzymes help supplement your body’s own enzymes to help you digest fiber, carbs, fat, and protein more efficiently while eliminating uncomfortable gas and bloating.
Supplements like my Feel Good Detoxy 2.0 also help you have more easeful elimination, allowing you to expel built-up toxins from your body. Detoxy provides immediate results to kickstart your cleanse, decrease gas and bloating, and encourage gentle waste elimination as your body detoxifies.
4. Enjoy Plenty of Fresh, Organic Produce
Remember back to the first do I talked about! A diet rich in wholesome foods is the key to healthy, consistent detoxing. And no healthy diet is complete without fresh, preferably organic produce.
The benefits of eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables are well known; fresh produce is rich in fiber, important vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants that protect your body from illness.
I recommend eating organic produce whenever possible. Organic produce is free from harmful chemicals and pesticides that not only harm the environment but harm your gut flora too. Of course, these chemicals also bring lots of unwanted toxicity into your body! The easiest way to avoid this toxicity is to avoid produce that’s been treated with all those chemicals.
5. Stay Hydrated
Dehydration is a big beauty no-no! Dehydration also makes it much harder for your body to rid itself of toxins naturally.
Drinking plenty of water and eating water-rich produce like cucumbers and watermelon help your body cleanse itself and flush toxins out.
Women need between 11 and 15 cups of water daily for optimal hydration.
There aren’t as many detox don’ts as there are detox dos, but they are nonetheless important to keep in mind! To make sure you don’t accidentally sabotage your cleanse, make sure you avoid these detox don’ts!
1. Don’t Eat Pre-Packaged Meals
Even if they’re advertised as healthy, it’s important to avoid processed and pre-packaged meals. They’re often full of preservatives and other chemicals that can be counterproductive when you’re trying to detox.
Remember, you want those chemicals and preservatives to leave your body, not enter it!
2. Don’t Detox Sporadically
Detoxing shouldn’t be an every-so-often thing; in order to keep toxins out of your body, it’s important to continuously cleanse your body so that any toxins in your body are constantly on their way out!
Ongoing cleansing prevents toxins from building up in your body in the first place, while also ensuring that any toxins already present are quickly eliminated.
Cleansing your body of all its toxins isn’t always easy. It’s normal to feel a little under the weather while your body works to rid itself of all those toxins, and it can be hard to stick with the detox when you’re not feeling good.
It’s so important that you do, though! It may not feel good, but that’s the sign of all those toxins being awakened and flushed out of your body.
When it comes to detoxing, the most important thing to remember is to stick with it— it will absolutely be worth it in the end! :)
4. Don’t Neglect Self-Care and Stress Management
When embarking on a detox journey with Solluna, it’s essential not to overlook the significance of self-care and stress management. A successful detox goes beyond just eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones; it also involves nurturing your emotional and mental well-being.
Stress can hinder your body’s natural detoxification process, making it harder to achieve your desired results. To counteract stress, incorporate relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga into your daily routine. These practices will not only help you manage stress but also enhance your overall detox experience.
5. Don’t Look For A Quick Fix
Healthy detoxing is a gradual process, so don’t expect immediate results! Like all things worth doing, time and consistent effort are essential for achieving lasting success and meaningful change. A successful detox is not a quick and easy thing, but rather a gradual journey that requires patience, consistency, and commitment.
Looking for a quick fix or following a fad that promises instant results is unsustainable and can even harm your body in the long run. Instead, aim for a balanced and holistic approach to detoxification that supports your body’s natural cleansing process.
Don’t Let That Toxicity Build Up… Do Something About It!
Embracing Solluna’s detox dos and don’ts can truly make a difference in your journey toward a healthy body detox. By staying positive and not getting discouraged, you’ll build a strong mindset that supports your goals. Remember, consistency is key; stick to your plan and trust the process.
Focus on consuming fresh foods, staying hydrated, and taking appropriate supplements to ensure your body has everything it needs to cleanse itself to get the most out of your detox! Soon enough, you’ll be well on your way to a happier, healthier, and more vibrant you.
I hope you found my suggestions helpful. I’m so glad you’ve decided to take this first step towards better health. ♥️