Carole Fogarty at Rejuvenation Lounge always has such interesting tips! I'm glad I found her somehow. These are her three daily ways to detox and they were so unique and simple I thought I'd pass them along:
1: Tongue scraping:
First thing in the morning I get up scrap my tongue at least 7 or 8 times. This removes the very unattractive coating that has gathered on my tongue over night. When this coating is not removed then all that unpleasant “gunk” gets reabsorbed back into your body.
The benefits of tongue cleaning are:
- Remove toxins
- Reduces bacteria on the tongue
- Enhances your sense of taste
- Improves your digestion
- Gently stimulates your internal organs
[Matt already had a tongue scraper so I've started doing this. You'd be surprised the goop that comes off your tongue in the morning!]
2: Spiced water detox tea:
Each morning I make a thermos of this spiced brew and sip frequently throughout my day. It’s not drunk like tea in a cup or mug, you simply take small sips whenever you think of it.
Add 1/4 tspn cummin seeds, 1/4 tspn fennel seeds, 1/4 tspn coriander seeds to 1.5 litres of hot water. After 15 minutes the detox brew will be ready.
[Tried this kinda but I only had fennel seeds so I used powdered versions of the others. It worked okay but I'm going to wait and try again until I have all the seeds. It tasted a bit odd but wasn't offensive.]
3: Sipping warm water as medicine:
I’ve actually drunk warm water for years as I simply prefer it to cold beverages. However, don’t overlook the healing benefits that sipping warm water has to offer your body. My practitioner shared with me that it has a hormone balancing effect, strips your body of ama (toxins) and improves your digestion. How magical is that. Sometimes I even add a small piece of ginger for a bit of variety (it’s allowed).
[Turns out I already do this at work just because the filtered water always comes out warm. Who knew I was getting a health benefit out of that?]
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