Start with Water
Dower also suggests you drink a tall glass of water with juice from half of a lemon in the morning. “Lemon helps re-hydrate the system and promotes digestion, which will help the flow of waste out of your body,” he says.
Cut Your Sugar Intake
A seasonal detox is an effective way to clear your body of toxins, which will also speed up your metabolism and enhance your overall health. Start by decreasing the amount of sugar you consume, says Matt Dower, spa director at Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Skaneateles, NY. And that includes honey, molasses, and artificial sweeteners.
“If you eat more sugar, you ask your body for more insulin, straining your pancreas and wearing yourself out,” he says. “In the long term, this kind of habit can cause you to become chronically fatigued, diabetic, develop cancer, and pack on excess weight.”
Move Your Body
Regular exercise encourages circulation in the blood and lymph system, Dower says. Doing so will also enhance digestion, reduce tension, lubricate joints, and strengthen your body. It’s a proven fact. “People who exercise regularly have far fewer total toxins in their systems,” he points out.