Slow Detoxification: An Easy Way to Detox Your Body

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I’ve been reading a lot lately about the detoxing benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables. For me, it’s just one more reason to eat fewer processed foods and more real, natural foods. As I get older, my passion for nutrition becomes more and more about me staying healthy and less about trying to change the mindsets and diets of people around me.

Last weekend, my husband and I sat down to revise our budget and fine-tune plans for our future. When “Little Man” leaves the nest, we want to be able to pay cash for our purchases, we want to travel – we want to enjoy life. To live the life we envision, I need to be in great health. I want to feel well, look well and stay active. I don’t want to be bogged down with a bag full of medications or physical limitations that will keep me from enjoying my husband, seeing the world and playing with my grandkids.

The more I read food labels and learn about mass food production, the more I realize the unfair beating our body suffers each and every day from our fast-paced living. I don’t believe in quick-fix fasts or harsh cleanses, but I do strongly believe in creating a good internal working environment to aid health and healing through the foods we eat and the beverages we drink.

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So that’s why I do what’s considered “slow detoxification”. A gradual, daily detox balances the slow kill of a toxic environment. Slow detoxing promotes a healthy immune system by creating a slightly alkaline pH environment. Normal body pH falls within a very narrow range – 7.35 to 7.45. Think about how narrow this range is. What if you had to consistently maintain a checking account balance of $7.35 to $7.45 while someone was constantly swiping your debit card – forcing you to work night and day to maintain your balance?

Refined carbohydrates, dairy and meats are acid-promoting foods. Eating too many of these foods put stress on the kidney and liver and can increase your risk of disease. That’s why it is important to work with my body to maintain an alkaline pH to reduce added stress on my body and immune system to bring blood pH back into balance. So my remedy is to eat fewer acid-producing foods and more alkaline-promoting foods to offset the damage of a modern diet.

Wondering if the foods you eat are acidic or alkaline?

Check out this list of acid-producing foods so you know which foods to cut back on.

Check out this list of alkaline-promoting foods so you know which foods to eat a lot more of.

Until next time,

Tonya

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Comments

  1. says

    I usually go detox 3 days after New Year and I am doing it now as part of my annual routine. Honestly, I can attest that his process works effectively and I’ve been reaping the benefits of it. Before, I’ve been dealing with bowel problems especially after my red flag days, which keep me wondering why do I experience this kind of thing, considering I usually go organic as to food preference. But when I get to discover detox, my body is working extremely fine.

    • Tonya Peele says

      It’s good to hear you find benefit from detoxing and eating a healthy diet. What is your detox regimen? What real foods do you eat/drink and which foods do you avoid?

      • says

        Hi again Tonya! I would like to share to everyone the ingredients that I use for detox.

        a handful of Spinach,
        a handful of mint and
        a handful of parsley (these are like the “terrible 3″ in giving your body extreme benefits, considering it’s Organic)
        Juice of half a lemon (we all know vitamin c is a good antioxidant)
        1/2 peeled cucumber
        large celery stalk
        1 inch piece of ginger
        1 tbsp of cayenne pepper (optional but I love to put it as part of my smoothie since it packed with nutrients
        and of course Ice and voila! you already have the organic concoction packed with minerals that detoxifies your body. As for the real food, I always go with fruits and vegetable (I’m a vegan so, you know) and I try to avoid excessive sweets and salt. And of course exercise should be incorporated.

        • Tonya Peele says

          This is a great recipe – thanks for sharing! I bet it’s tasty too. I’m sure my readers will want to give it a try.

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