Updated: Jun 3, 2020
When it comes to detoxification, there’s a few things to keep in mind. It’ll probably save you some money from opportunistic brands on Instagram who capitalize on the lack of education around detoxification. Detoxing is something our bodies naturally do and the things we consume either aids in that process or severely slows it down.
“Detoxing is something our bodies naturally do and the things we consume either aids in that process or severely slows it down. ”
Think of your body like your city’s sanitation department. When you eat stuff that takes a lot of time to digest, produces an acidic response, or causes build up of mucoid plaque in the gastrointestinal system that’s like throwing your garbage all out in the street without properly packaging it. You’re essentially making the job harder for the sanitation workers. It’s going to take them more time and more than likely they’ll opt for completely skipping your house.
Your body works the exact same way. You wouldn’t throw your trash away all over the driveway and sidewalk so why make it harder for your body to eliminate waste in the same manner?
There are a few different forms of detoxification that your body does, mainly two forms. Your body is constantly detoxing heavy metals and mucoid plaque. Heavy metals build up in our bodies over time and after exposure to products like deodorant, aerosol sprays, aluminum foil, fish, and much more. Chronic exposure to heavy metals can cause fatigue, headaches, joint pain, and a few other symptoms. Mucoid plaque on the other hand is a build up of undigested matter that combines with mucus and sticks to the large and small intestine. This makes it more difficult for us to optimally absorb the nutrients we eat.
I explain all of this because the following smoothie will aid your body in both the detoxification of mucoid plaque and heavy metals. The recipe goes as follows:
THE DOUBLE DUTY DETOX SMOOTHIE
1 thumb of ginger
1 bushel of cilantro
1 bushel of parsley
1 green apple
2 squeezed lemons
1 tablespoon of cholera & spirulina
1 tablespoon of activated charcoal
2 Handfuls of concord grapes
Drinking this juice gives your body a break from digestion as there is more surface area so less work for the digestive system. On top of that cilantro, parsley, cholera, and spirulina are amazing heavy metal detoxification agents. The grapes and lemon juice are extremely astringent which means they help pull out any form of plaque build up. These agents do a clean sweep and the activated charcoal binds to the plaque making it easier to come out. The best time to drink it would be for breakfast.
If you would like more information on detoxing and fasting please be sure to check out my fasting and detoxification guide here.