Detoxifying refers to cleansing the blood. We can do this naturally by removing impurities from our bodies, which are normally processed from the blood in the liver. Toxins are also eliminated through lungs and skin. Here are 11 ways to naturally detoxify your body. 

1. Prevention

The best way to detoxify your body is to decrease the amount of toxins you put into your body. This means minimizing your coffee intake, as well as refined sugars and saturated fats. 

2. Water

It’s important to drink at least 2 qtrs. of water. Each day, every day. It’s no secret that water has many healing properties and is necessary for survival. 

3. Sodium Overload

Do you ingest too much salt? If you consume a variety of fast foods, you may be taking way more salt than your body needs. Not drinking enough water—along with taking too much salt—causes your body to retain excess fluid. This means bloating. Stay away from foods that have a high salt content

4. De-Stress

No person I know benefits from regular stress. Not one. Yet, many are stressed beyond belief. Yes, the adrenaline can be used to meet deadlines. However, stress causes toxins and end up hurting the liver. Regularly find time in your day to let frustrations go and keep a cool head. Exercise, if able. Exercising helps offset the symptoms caused during xanax withdrawal such as fatigue, insomnia, irritability and restlessness.

5. Prebiotics 

The detoxification system relies on your gut health; specifically, the intestinal cells (which have an excretion system). Seems necessary to keep your gut healthy, doesn’t it? Prebiotic foods—high in fiber—give good bacteria to your gut. These bacteria produces nutrients (short-chain fatty acids) that optimize your health. 

6. Deep Breathing

When you’re stressed or upset, do you breathe more fanatically or frantically? Try practicing yourself to breathe more deeply. This cleanses your respiratory system as well as increases blood oxygenation. 

7. Fiber

The best way to detoxify your body is by going no.2. Fiber makes this process as natural as possible. The benefits of fiber are too numerous to mention here, but here are a few: 

Lower risk of heart disease  
Lowered cholesterol 
Removes yeast and fungus from body, preventing acne

You can find high fiber amounts in everyday, affordable foods such as broccoli, seaweed, brown rice and beets (for starters).

8. Stretch

Sweat removes a lot of harmful toxins from your body. Dynamic stretching is not only a “miracle cure” for pre-workout stretching, but it also gets your blood flowing, burning calories in the process. 

9. Antioxidants 

Dementia, heart disease and liver disease are all a result of your body’s cells being damaged by free radicals produced by tobacco smoke, pollutants, alcohol and a disappointing diet. Eating antioxidant-rich foods can help offset these damages. These foods include:

Strawberries and raspberries
Dark green veggies
Sweet potatoes

10. Moderation

Many people will try and have you cut everything “bad” from your life. While this is ideal, it’s also unrealistic – similar to telling an alcoholic to simply stop drinking. When your body feels gross, it is wise to cut back on deep-fried goods or surgery beverages. Detoxing relies on being mindful of what you consume and doing everything you can to optimise your health. 

11. Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol dehydrates and fatigues us. Drinking liquor and booze while trying to detox makes no sense. Because alcohol is literally poison, our bodies make it a priority to metabolise it before metabolising other energy sources. This that the other sources of calories (from food and drink) will be stored as fat. This contribution to fat is never good for anybody. 


Whether we’re detoxing from drugs, alcohol or the disgusting additives and preservatives we put into our bodies, the best thing we can do for ourselves to enhance our physical and mental health is to regularly exercise. This doesn’t mean going for a mile-long sprint or lifting a million pounds of iron. Something as simple as jumping jacks, a brisk 20-minute walk, or a short bodyweight circuit is more than enough exercise to offset the imbalances in your body caused by harmful toxins.