Let's say you’re well into your second week using zeolite ... Have you noticed any changes? Sometimes they are subtle at first, but we feel confident you’ll experience great results with continued use.
As you continue along, we’d like to provide you with some tips to help support your body’s natural detoxification process. Zeolite is unique because it helps to bind toxins and safely remove them, and the body has natural systems using the lungs, bowels, kidneys, skin, and liver to help us detox on a daily basis.
Here are some ways you can help to support the detox process:
Sweat it out!!
Many chemicals and toxins are stored within the body’s fat cells. Exercise and sauna therapy is a great way to cause your body to sweat to help you eliminate toxins.
You’ll want to drink plenty of water throughout the day to help flush the kidneys of toxins. This is even more important when taking zeolite. Many health professionals recommend drinking enough fluids throughout the day so that your urine is colorless or a very light yellow.
Keep it Moving.
Healthy, daily bowel movements are important to removing toxins from the body and taking the burden off of the liver. Many health professionals recommend that we should have one or more thorough bowel movements every day.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fiber encourages regular bowel movements. Fruits, vegetables, and ground flax seed are all excellent sources of fiber, so try adding more fruits and veggies to your diet if your bowel function seems stagnant. Adding probiotic supplements and foods such as yogurt can help support gut health as can identifying and eliminating food sensitivities (note: common ones are eggs, gluten, dairy, soy, and corn).
Sleep Better, Breath Deeply.
During sleep, our body regenerates and removes toxins, so getting a good night’s rest is essential. Relaxed breathing can help prepare our body for sleep and also supports the body’s elimination of toxins through the breath.
Support the Liver Through Healthy Eating.
The liver is a major body organ that primarily functions to detox the body. Eating the following foods can help support the liver’s ability to detox:
- Cruciferous veggies such as cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, bok choy, and cauliflower
- Green Tea & Dandelion Tea
- Milk Thistle
Getting adequate nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are not just essential for overall health, but also for optimal detoxification. Aim to get at least 50% or more of your diet from mixed colored veggies, with some fruit, to ensure that your best supporting your detox pathways and getting proper nutrition.
Avoid Toxin Exposure As Much As Possible
Maybe it goes without saying, but although it’s difficult to avoid toxins in our environment all together, we should support our bodies by doing our best to avoid exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins. Here are a few ways we can do that:
- Eat organic and avoid the “dirty dozen” fruits and vegetables that when not eaten in organic varieties, are most likely to contain pesticides.
- Avoid plastics and non-stick pans.
- Reduce your intake of processed foods and read food labels to ensure you’re only consuming foods that you recognize (and can pronounce).
- Use natural skin products that avoid the use of chemicals such as phthalates and parabens.
- Drink only filtered water or water from reliable sources.
- Improve air quality in your home by using a high quality air filter, cracking windows to get fresh air (hopefully!) and adding plants to your living space.
Think of a zeolite detox as a way to jump start your body’s detoxification process. It can help you eliminate accumulated toxins that the body may struggle to detox on its own and help to support the body’s natural detoxification process.
Once the toxic load in the body is reduced, the body’s natural detox process can occur without it being such a burden.
Hopefully you find these tips to be helpful! If you find yourself having questions, feel free to reach out to us. We’re just an email or phone call away. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a note through the site.
Wishing you the best of health,