3 Warm Liquids That FLUSH Toxins From Your Body
This Urgent Health Report reveals the 3 warm liquids to drink every day that detoxify your body and gives you the little-known key to effective, lasting weight loss and overall better health. And it's not the latest diet craze!
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Dr. Joshua Levitt
ND & Alternative Daily Resident Expert
Let's face it, we are exposed to an alarming amount of toxins on a daily basis. From the BPA that lines your canned goods to the pesticides liberally sprayed on anything alive these days, our bodies are constantly absorbing an outrageous amount of chemicals.
Even though you may try to live as pure a life as possible, sneaky sources of dangerous toxins are everywhere, even in the so-called "all natural" products that fool consumers into believing these ingredients are safe.
Body toxins are contaminants that can be: Eaten, Inhaled and Absorbed
Eating contaminated foods, inhaling unhealthy air and exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals and bacteria are some of the primary ways people become infected with body toxins.
My name is Dr. Joshua Levitt. I'm a naturopathic physician who specializes in integrative medicine. And I see it time and time again…
Patients come to me, complaining that they can't lose weight… have trouble sleeping… lack energy… and feel like they're in some sort of "funk."
And their REAL problem - the "culprit" behind their annoying symptoms - is often the toxins found in their foods and environment.
Why Routinely Detoxing is
Critical to a Healthy Life
Many progressive and life changing illnesses are the result of toxins found in the body. Enzymes that are released by toxins consumed in foods or from chemicals absorbed through the skin or lungs can create severe neurological symptoms, decrease metabolism and impact your body long after initial exposure.
You may feel perfectly fine now, but may start to experience a wide variety of symptoms down the road, including:
- muscle pain;
- blood sugar irregularities;
- and more.
Unfortunately, these symptoms may not be associated with toxic overload; this underlying offender often goes unnoticed.
Although the body has several ways to deal with toxins, such as crying, sweating, urination and defecation… these are often not successful in ridding the body of all toxins, or their optimal operation is hindered by the overload.
Because toxins are a part of everyday life, and often, no matter how clean we live, we are still subject to an army of unknown poisons, it is important to give the body tools to keep up with the onslaught.
3 WARM TONICS TO
SUPPORT HEALTHY DETOXIFICATION
Supporting the body's natural ability to detoxify is essential. Here are three warm tonics that will assist your digestive system, liver, kidneys and gallbladder in keeping your body toxicity-free:
Warm Liquid #1: Dandelion Detox Tonic
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is often considered an annoying weed. Yet this nutrient-dense herb has been cultivated for centuries and used to treat a number of health conditions.
Dandelions have been utilized in a variety of ways throughout history. The Ancient Chinese used dandelion to treat various stomach conditions and to help induce lactation in nursing women. Native Americans boiled the whole herb in water and used the tea to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin conditions and digestive issues.
Early Europeans incorporated components of dandelion in several remedies used to treat fever, boils, diabetes and diarrhea.
Historically, dandelion has been used as a diuretic, which helps remove excess fluid from the body, detoxifying both the liver and gallbladder. This effect can help lower blood pressure and aid in proper kidney function.
This tonic can be taken 2- 4 times a day for a few weeks or more. Be sure that you acquire your dandelion from a reputable source, free of pesticides.
- 1/4 cup raw dandelion root
- 1/4 cup roasted dandelion root
- 1/4 cup dandelion leaves
- raw honey
- Place the herbs in a clean 1-quart canning jar.
- Pour boiling water over the herbs, filling the jar to the top.
- Stir well.
- Cover the jar and infuse for several hours or overnight.
- Reheat on the stove on low and add enough raw honey to taste.
Warm Liquid #2: Golden Detox Tonic
This tonic contains 4 powerhouse ingredients that help the liver break down unwanted and dangerous chemicals while supporting healthy immune and metabolic system functioning.
Turmeric: Turmeric is a herbaceous plant, also known as Curcuma longa, that is a member of the ginger family. Herbs in this family have been used throughout India and the Orient for thousands of years. Historical records note that ancient Polynesians took turmeric with them when they sailed across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii, where the spice is still used today and known as Olena.
In India, this golden spice has long been called "holy powder," and is used extensively to treat infections, wounds and a myriad of other health problems. Once thought of as only a folktale, modern research is now confirming what the people of India and many parts of Asia have known for thousands of years: turmeric is a spice you don't want to pass up.
Scientists are finding an astonishing array of antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral and antibiotic properties housed in turmeric. As an immune system booster, turmeric is 5 to 8 times stronger than vitamins C and E.
Ginger: This wonderful spice has been used medicinally for thousands of years, and offers anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant activities. It can even be used as an analgesic. Ginger is also considered one of the best detoxifying herbs, frequently recommended in cleansing programs and detox diets.
The healing and detoxifying properties of ginger may be due to its high concentration of gingerol and shoga, which provide anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effects on the gastrointestinal system.
These properties help to sustain digestive enzymes, which neutralize acids, supporting the entire digestive process. As a result, stomach discomforts such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation can be relieved.
Lemon juice: The health-promoting benefits of lemons is old news. For centuries, it has been known that lemons contain powerful antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting components. We know that lemons are a great digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Lemons contain citric acid, magnesium, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, pectin, calcium and limonene, which supercharge our immunity so that the body can fight infection.
Cayenne pepper: Cultures all over the world have used cayenne pepper to spice up foods as well as medicinally. It is used extensively in topical pain relievers because of its chemical component capsaicin. Cayenne also warms the body, helps to break down carbohydrates and has potent antifungal properties.
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1/2 small lemon
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Raw stevia
- Add the turmeric and the ginger to 2 cups of hot water.
- Add 4 drops of raw stevia.
- Combine the juice from 1/2 small, organic lemon and the cayenne pepper in another cup.
- Mix the two cups together.
- Sip the warm drink.
Warm Liquid #3: Apple Cider Vinegar and Raw Honey
Traditional uses of apple cider vinegar are vast. To name just a few, it has been used to ease digestion, aid in flu prevention, reduce inflammation, regulate pH balance, alleviate allergy symptoms, ease nausea and heartburn, as a staple in detox regimens, and for a number of skin conditions, including reducing acne and smoothing wrinkles.
Known in some circles as "Mother Nature's Perfect Miracle Food," unpasteurized and organic apple cider vinegar truly has much to offer.
Since ACV is rich in vitamins and enzymes, it is a great addition to any detox. The acids in the vinegar bind to toxins and help the body eliminate them more effectively. In addition, ACV can also help stimulate circulation and improve liver detoxification and function. It will also help cleanse the lymph nodes to allow for optimal lymph circulation. A healthy lymphatic system will remove toxins from cells.
Because of our modern diet, many people have a very acidic bloodstream. In this environment, disease flourishes and the body can not handle the job of detoxification well. Apple cider vinegar will help the body become more alkaline so it can fight off germs and support healthy organ function and digestion.
Raw local honey is not second-rate when it comes to healing, either. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, honey makes this tonic more drinkable. In addition, researchers have found that 45 minutes after eating raw honey, the blood was more alkaline. Raw honey also provides an immediate source of energy for the body, which helps with detoxification.
Simply mix 1/2 cup of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup of warm water and add enough raw honey to taste. Sip and enjoy.