A lot of people are looking for a free detox recipe that they can use to kick-start their detox diet plan. Good thinking!
It's always a good idea to take the time every now and then to make a real effort to detoxify your body.
We live in a day and age where we are bombarded with toxins from a variety of sources. The air we breathe is far from pure. The water we drink has usually been treated and contains unnatural chemicals that are harmful to our body.
The food we eat is quite often processed beyond recognition from its original healthy state. As a result, our body has to work extra hard to get the nutrition it needs and our organs face toxic overload.
When you see the constant increase in disease and sickness, I'm sure this is no surprise to you. That's probably why YOU are looking for a free detox recipe. :)
One of the simplest and yet most effective ways to detox your body is with a lemon detox. There are some who recommend a 10 day lemon detox fast that is very severe (It consists of drinking/eating only a mixture of lemon juice, water, honey, and cayenne pepper).
Although it is a free detox recipe, I'm not really a big fan of that particular lemon detox fast method. It may be a good idea in cases of known severe illnesses, but I believe it's not the best method for a normal detox diet plan.
Instead, I prefer a more mild and basic lemon detox plan. You may laugh at it's simplicity, but wait until you actually try it before making up your mind. All you'll really need to get started are these two ingredients...
Yep, that's it! Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon in a glass of pure water each night before you go to bed or first thing in the morning, whichever is best for you.
You may want to use warm water and drink your lemon mixture as you would a tea. In summer, you could use cold water as a refreshing and cooling drink.
There are so many health benefits to be received from fresh lemons. The obvious Vitamin C is great for your immune system. Lemon juice also helps to purify your blood and detox your liver.
It may seem strange when you first consider it, but lemon juice has an alkalizing effect on your body. Yes, lemons are acidic, but the affect they have on your body is just the opposite. When your body processes or utilizes the lemon juice, the "ash" or effect is wonderful for your body pH.
Here's a natural headache remedy to try:
If you are a coffee drinker, add some lemon juice to your coffee. I've been told that this is an effective headache remedy, but I'd love to hear your results with this one!
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If you're just getting started with a basic body detox, this free detox recipe using water and lemon is a great way to start. It's something you can easily do every day over a long period of time to improve your health and boost your immune system. You don't have to just take my word for it. Here's what some of the "experts" have to say...
“Lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc...
...Lemon is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also anti-scorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.”
~ Jethro Kloss (the 'father of herbalists') in the book “Back to Eden”
If you are looking for something more to help you detox your colon and digestive tract, consider making an investment in a full herbal colon cleanse. The one I prefer and use myself is Herbal Fiberblend. It's a very comprehensive combination of herbs and psyllium fiber that works wonderfully well at cleansing your colon and removing the toxic waste built up in your system.
If you've got a great free detox recipe to share, feel free to add it below. Because we are each unique, what works well for one person may not seem as effective for someone else. What I love about most natural remedies is that they don't do any harm. You can try various detox diet plans to find what agrees with your own lifestyle and immune system the best.
To your good health!
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