We’ve all heard of strange old-fashioned natural remedies, some of which were born out of old wives tales. But there are many medically and scientifically proven detoxification techniques that are practiced today which should consider trying. They are relatively easy, quick and inexpensive, and could end up saving you thousands in medical bills.
Here are five weird detox tips for health and beauty:
1. Coffee Enemas
Coffee enemas facilitate excretion of toxic wastes and fat from the liver, cleanse and flush the digestive tract and colon (without substantially disrupting the beneficial flora in the gut), infuse lots of antioxidants and promote the absorption of vitamin A.
The late Dr. Max Gerson found that coffee enemas are particularly useful for cancer patients, and today patients at the Gerson clinic undergo five coffee enemas per day!
Coffee enemas can also relieve rashes, depression, confusion, general nervous tension, allergy related symptoms, severe and chronic pain while helping the body fight disease.
You can conduct your own coffee enemas at home using strained, organic unflavored coffee made with distilled water. Unlike most enemas, you are to lie on your right side in order for the enema to be taken up by the hepatic portal vein which travels directly to the liver. Add one quart of the cooled coffee to an enema bucket and place it 18 inches above the body. Lubricate the tip of the tube with coconut oil and gently insert it into the rectum 6-8 inches. Once the bucket has been emptied, allow the enema to do its job for 12-15 minutes before eliminating.
2. EFT aka “Tapping”
Tapping is a method where you literally tap different areas of the body with your fingers in order to improve overall health and well being, similar to acupressure or acupuncture. People have been known to use tapping to improve finances, lose weight, eliminate physical pain/negative emotions/limiting beliefs, improve their relationships and much more.
Tapping is recommended by many experts including Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Kris Carr, and Dr. Christiane Northrup and has been supported by scientific research. Click here for a video demonstration.
3. Dry Skin Brushing
Toxins collect in the lymph glands and an effective way to increase lymph flow and keep the pores of the skin open is by dry skin brushing. This technique will also slough off dry skin, improve circulation, firm skin, stimulate hormones and may even reduce cellulite. You can use a rough loofah or sea sponge, washcloth, soft pumice stone, exfoliating gloves or a natural fiber brush on dry skin by brushing in circular motions towards the heart. Brush your entire body first thing in the morning before showering for best results, and clean your “brush” once a week.
4. Oil Pulling
According to Dr. F. Karach, oil pulling helps with “head-aches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and women’s diseases. It heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis. It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them. Chronic sleeplessness is cured.”
All you need to do is swish a teaspoon of a healthy oil (coconut, avocado, olive, grapeseed, hemp, flaxseed) in the mouth for five minutes a day to naturally whiten teeth and pull toxins from the body. Make sure to spit oil in the trash when finished so as not to clog drains.
5. Acid Water Foot Soak
Soaking feet in a bucket of low pH acidic water can soften feet and detox the body. Our skin naturally has a pH of about 5.5, so soaking and cleansing with acidic water helps keep the pH balance. You can make your own acidic water for pennies on the gallon with a Chanson water ionizer. Acidic water can be used for a number of non-toxic beauty and household purposes.