15 Simple Strategies To Detox Naturally

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Last Updated on August 22, 2022 by Lori Geurin

You’ve likely heard of detoxing and maybe even tried it. Maybe you’ve done a week-long detox or added cleansing routines to your everyday life. This article will help you learn 15 simple strategies to detox your life. Adding even a few of the tips below will promote better physical and mental health.

I didn’t know about the value of detox until a few years ago. I learned about detoxing after contracting Lyme disease over seven years ago. 

Then soon after discovering I have many MTHFR gene mutations (which make it more difficult for your body to detox), it became even more important.

Making healthy choices was important to me, but detoxification was not part of my daily routine until then. I didn’t understand the side effects of toxins in your body.

But, now that I know the cumulative effect of environmental toxins, medications, pesticides and preservatives I’m making better choices to heal and strengthen my body.

Have you had a similar experience?

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What Does Detoxing The Body Mean?

Even though detoxing may be thought of as trendy, the process of cleansing the body has been around for centuries, influencing many cultures. Both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic medicine include methods for removing toxins from the body.

According to Dr. B.J. Hardick,

“Toxins have been a known problem from the very beginning of medicine and healing.”

Whether you realize it or not, your body is exposed to all sorts of toxins every day. From pesticides on fruits and vegetables to breathing in environmental toxins.

So, how can you detox your body from these harmful substances?

And is detox something you can do once or twice a year and call it good? 

Truly, the best approach is making it a part of your regular routine, creating a lifestyle change. Below are fifteen simple strategies to help you detox naturally. Many of them are easier than you might expect.

So, without further ado, let’s get to it.

15 Simple Ways To Detox Naturally

Our bodies are exposed to harmful toxins each day. Here are 15 simple strategies to detox naturally, along with a video.

1. Drink Lemon Water

Drinking lemon water has many surprising benefits. Lemons are full of vitamin c, fiber, and antioxidants. Plus, they promote healthy skin, an enhanced immune system, heart health, healthy weight, and a reduced risk of many types of cancer.

2. Dry Skin Brushing

Dry brushing your skin before bathing encourages blood circulation, assists with lymph drainage, and helps shed dead skin.  You can buy a dry skin brush on Amazon for very little money.

Here’s a great dry skin body brush you might want to try.

3. Sweat

Taking a hot bath with Epsom salts, sitting in a sauna, or exercising hard enough to break a good sweat are all effective ways to get rid of harmful toxins.

After researching portable saunas for a couple of years, my sweet husband bought me this portable FAR infrared sauna and it works great!

4. Get A Massage

Deep tissue massage releases toxins. Make sure to drink plenty of water to flush the toxins out of your system afterward!

5. Drink Green Tea

Green tea is not only delicious and antioxidant-rich. The naturally occurring polyphenols in green tea fight free radicals in the body and promote liver detox.

RELATED: Healthy Coffee Drink

6. Try Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) promotes cellular repair through a cleansing process called autophagy. When your diet is poor it wears out your cells, particularly the mitochondria, which need to be replaced.

In simple terms, autophagy recycles the body’s junk and makes it new and healthy again.

Intermittent fasting gives your body time to focus on this essential cleansing process. Whereas if you’re eating meals and snacks all day long, it doesn’t have a chance for this much-needed repair time.

For more on the health benefits of intermittent fasting, you may want to read my new book, Get Incredible Results With Intermittent Fasting: Burn Fat, Lose Weight, Be Healthy

7. Exercise

When you work out it helps flush toxins out of your organs and muscles. Even if you don’t have time for a long, intense workout session, a gentle walk, yoga a minute or two of planking or even simple stretching of the large muscle groups can release toxins.

8. Probiotics

Taking a daily probiotic supplement introduces good bacteria into the gut. Eating yogurt and fermented foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut and drinking kombucha (fermented green or black tea) are all probiotic-rich.

These products can promote good bacteria and kill off bad bacteria. By balancing the bacteria in the gut you can get rid of many toxins.

Related: What Are Probiotics And Where Can I Find Them?

9. Manage Stress

When we mull stressful situations over in our mind they can create a toxic environment for our bodies. Chronic stress makes the body more susceptible to illness and disease, so you must address and manage stress in your life.

Many people find that a long walk does wonders for their mental state and helps put things in perspective. Others prefer to talk to a friend or loved one. Another effective idea is to write down what you’re feeling. A gratitude journal can help you keep a positive mindset.

Your body is exposed to harmful toxins each day. Here are 15 simple strategies to detox naturally and help you be your healthiest.
Eating superfoods is a powerful way to detox your body.

10. Eat Superfoods

Superfoods including cabbage, beets, dark leafy greens, berries, green tea, eggs, olive oil, turmeric curcumin, garlic, ginger, seaweed, cauliflower, flax seeds, and pomegranate which all support the liver in eliminating toxins naturally.

Related: 13 Turmeric And Curcumin Benefits: The Healing Spice

11. Eat Whole Foods

Whole foods are free from artificial additives and preservatives. Examples of whole foods include:

  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • legumes
  • grains
  • nuts and seeds

These are the healthiest, most naturally detoxifying foods we can eat – which leads me to #12…

12. Avoid White Sugar, White Flour and Preservatives

As much as we may love (or be addicted to) sugar it is just plain bad for you.

Please don’t shoot the messenger. I know how disappointing (yet not surprising) this news is to some of us. I have had a sweet tooth since before I could talk. Just ask my mom.

But sugar has not been a good friend to us. In fact, it’s like poison to your body.

In addition, white bread, white rice, and white pasta are considered simple carbohydrates and can be harmful to your health. They cause inflammation and promote fat gain.

Also, foods that come in boxes and packages tend to have lots of preservatives and additives that add to our toxic load. We can be our healthiest when we focus on eating whole foods and foods closest to their natural form.

13. Prioritize Sleep

Setting aside plenty of time to sleep each night gives the body a chance to recover from the day’s events and recharge for what’s to come. Not making sleep a priority can have a negative impact on your health over time.

Related: 16 Quick Tips To Help You Sleep Better Tonight

14. Eat More Fiber

Include plenty of fiber in every meal to make sure your body is able to….ahem….keep things moving.

And that’s a good thing. The (constipating) alternative allows harmful toxins to build up in the digestive system which can impact your entire body.

Pun intended

And if you’d like to check out an amazing, fiber-filled, nutrient-rich product,  Detox Organics is a delicious product that David and I drink most days. If you want to try it, follow my link here: DETOX ORGANICS. And be sure to use my code: HEALTHYLIFE at checkout to save an extra 15%.

15. Avoid Environmental Toxins

These include smog, secondhand smoke, pollution, noxious fumes and others.

We can control our exposure to some of these factors. For example, if you work in an area with many pollutants, getting fresh air when you have a break can help reduce your exposure. And every little bit can help.

I realize some of us can’t control where we work or live so just do your best and don’t worry about the rest. (My teens love it when I say this.)

Detoxing Video

I recently made a few videos and posted them to YouTube. I’d love for you to follow me there at LoriGeurin

Please check out my short video below which shows 5 Easy Ways To Detox. If you find it helpful please give it a thumbs up. Thanks so much!


Summary – Detoxification at Home

I hope this list and video gave you some useful ideas on how to detox naturally. You may already be doing some of them. And, if you’re like me, you might want to concentrate on improving some that don’t organically happen as part of your daily routine.

Carving out some extra time in your day to drink lemon water and green tea, exercising, eating fiber-rich whole foods, taking probiotics, prioritizing sleep, and managing stress are just a few effective strategies to help your body detox naturally.

Do you already do some of these? What detoxing strategies can you add to the list?

Please leave your comments below. I love hearing from you! X, Lori

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48 thoughts on “15 Simple Strategies To Detox Naturally”

  1. Kaity | With Kids and Coffee

    Lemon water has been one of my go-to beverages for a while now—and I love it! Whenever I start my day off with a mug of warm water and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, I feel worlds better.

  2. This month has been hectic for us as we sold our home, bought a new one, and are closing on both properties the same day next week. We are definitely not eating healthy or prioritizing sleep as we should be. I’m looking forward to getting past all this soon to detox and feel healthy!

  3. This is so helpful, I definitely need to try and make sure I do many of these. I’ve done a 9 day cleanse in the past and felt better after it but know there are many ways I can implement it into my life.

  4. This is a very extensive list, which goes to show that just being conscious to do a few little things (I.E. choosing 5 of these to incorporate to everyday) can make a huge impact on you over-all health.

  5. Working out and eat a more plant-based, whole foods diet helps my body feel better. If I remember I will have lemon water in the morning, but since I’m not a morning person I tend forget.

    1. This is great, Cindy! Workouts and good nutrition make such a difference, don’t they?!

      I’m not a morning person either. A quick tip for making fresh lemon water if you don’t have lemons, or don’t feel like juicing them, is to add a drop or two of lemon essential oil to your water. Just make sure they’re therapeutic grade essential oils and safe for ingesting, like Young Living. It’s quick and easy and so refreshing!

  6. Great tips for giving your body a detox to get rid of impurities. It’s important to cleanse your system regularly and can really help you with feeling better, more energized and losing weight

  7. Your ways of detoxing are sane. I thought I was going to see the crazy smoothies and all that nonsense. A glass of lemon water does wonders for me

  8. I am supposed to be cutting out grains and sugars beginning today and I found myself eating a cinnamon and sugar covered soft pretzel without even thinking about it.

    1. Hey Rachel, I’ve been there…I know I keep repeating myself, but it’s a process. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Practicing new habits gets easier with time and the rewards definitely pay off!

  9. I’ve been wanting to try dry brushing for awhile – it sounds like it has so many awesome benefits! I also regularly take probiotics

  10. Detoxifying is really nice especially if you do it once or twice a month. It’s definitely going to make your body feel so much better. It would be awesome to do it the natural way.

  11. I have always wanted to do a good detox but for some reason haven’t found a good product to help me with it. Not realizing that I don’t exactly need a product.

    1. Hi Nailil,There are so many detox products on the market! Some of them are hyped up and over-priced and some are most likely effective. I can’t say for sure though because I haven’t tried the commercial methods.

      Working natural detox practices into my daily life in simple ways has been very beneficial for me and I hope it helps others too!

  12. I have never detoxed because the ones I have heard about always sound so out there to me. This is a much saner list in my opinion, I could handle doing these!

    1. I’m happy probiotics have helped you Jessica! I hear more and more people say probiotics have been a game changer for them and they’re definitely helping me too.

      Great job living healthier! For me, it’s definitely a process, but every little change adds up and makes a difference. 🙂

  13. Detoxing naturally sounds great!! I’ve heard good things about dry skin brushing and lemon water too! I’ll have to give these things a try!

  14. Dry brushing is absolutely amazing! I wish I could do it more often and for longer uninterrupted periods of time 🙂 I also try to eat a lot of parsley and cilantro. Cilantro is especially good at heavy metal detoxes.

    1. It truly is…and it’s sort of hard to describe until you try it a few times. It’s almost like an addiction….my skin craves it! (sounds weird, I know)

      So true about the cilantro and parsley. Good for you! Cilantro is so fresh and I love to eat it in anything, especially fresh salads and guacamole.

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