Right now I’m knee deep in abx treatment for chronic Lyme and Babesia. This requires consistent detox. I’ve done the 23andme testing but don’t understand how to interpret detox results yet. So for now this is what I do to detox all the little nasties that are hopefully dying off in my body and bloodstream.
3 days a week I sit in the steam sauna after a brief swim. I’ve had to work up to this one. In the beginning I could only stay in the sauna less than a minute. My ipod is my gauge for time. Now I’m able to stay in for nearly 3 songs. May not sound like a lot, but it’s wayyyyyyy more than we I began. Slow and steady.
On the days I don’t swim I use a dry brush before I shower.
This one has been the hardest to remember to do! So many times I would get in the shower and then realize I’d forgotten to dry brush. I now have a sign on my shower door!
And speaking of water, I drink between 3 and 4 quarts every day, unless we are traveling. This has been a huge adjustment, because I’m not a water drinker by nature. I’ve tried all the tricks- fruit in the water, fill the entire days glasses and leave on the counter, fill a pitcher, buy a “fun” water jug. None of them motivated me to change until I started adding stevia drops to the water. 😉 I love watermelon, apricot nectar, orange, well almost every flavor I’ve tried!
I also have an essential oil blend that I use on the bottom of my feet occasionally at night. Although I love essential oils, my body does not tolerate repeated use of them, so I do this one sparingly. The current blend has coconut oil with frankincense, clove and lavender oils in it, I believe.
Lastly I use a footbath with epsom salt in it. This one feels soooooo good, it’s just remembering to do it. I now have an alarm that goes off on my phone every evening at 8:30 to remind me.
Wow, reading through this sounds like sooooooo much work! I did not implement them all at once, but one at a time. Let me encourage you to keep moving forward and make time for detox.
What is your favorite detox method?