I'm sure you've experienced constipation at least once in your life.
The general mainstream understanding of constipation is having irregular bowel movements or not having bowel movements for multiple days.
Whether you think your bowel movements are regular or not, most of us are carrying a lot of sh*t in our guts.
In a sense, we are in chronic constipation. Most of the fat we see on our bellies is just backed up sh*t and toxicity that needs to be released.
If you need proof, just commit to a healthy and effective cleanse, and you will see how much comes out of you.
How do we get so “backed up?" Well, let's take a look.
When our body cannot immediately remove toxins, it stores the toxins in our fat cells as a defense mechanism.
This way, the toxins do not damage our bodies, especially our internal organs.
Have you ever wondered why they call it a beer belly? And isn't it unique that our body will create a buffer zone (fat) to protect us from what can kill us (toxins)?
If you've felt bad about having more fat than you'd like on your body, maybe you can take a moment to thank your body for potentially saving your internal organs and your life from the toxic lifestyle you've been living.
So, where are these toxins coming from? For one, the majority of the food in America creates toxicity in our bodies.
In fact, most of the American diet is filled with artificial and genetically modified foods, artificial preservatives and sweeteners and a bunch of other sh*t.
America is also very addicted to sugar, and when an excess of sugar is consumed, it becomes toxic to our body.
If you're wondering what causes this toxicity build up in the body, here are some of the most common culprits: processed foods, pesticides and herbicides (sprayed on produce), alcohol, soda, factory-farmed meat, drugs, cigarettes, tap water, chemicals from beauty products and topical creams (most hair dyes and sunscreen).
Reading this list, you may feel like we live in such a toxic world. In some ways, we do, but we also have many solutions available to us.
Let's take a look at 10 awesome solutions that will us help us to detoxify our bodies and our lives:
1. Pure water
The best water you can drink is natural spring water, and I don't mean plastic-bottled water that says it's spring water.
You need to be drinking the real deal from a spring source captured in a glass bottle.
Another way to ensure you're using pure water is by replacing your shower filter to one that filters out chlorine.
Jump on a rebounder for about 20 minutes daily, and enjoy the benefits when your body squeezes out toxins through the lymphatic system. Aside from the health benefits, it's fun!
3. Fresh air
Being in an environment that's rich in oxygen and consciously taking full, deep breaths will oxygenize your body and your cells. It will give you one of the most vital ingredients needed for life.
Try breathing in a one-four-two count to stimulate your lymphatic system and oxygenize your body. That can be four seconds of inhaling, 16 seconds of holding your breath and eight seconds of exhaling.
Do it about 10 times.
4. Drinking green juices
Organic green vegetable juices are very nutrient dense, and they can help to detoxify your body.
Try them out at a local organic juice bar, and if you're up for the next level, buy a juicer to make your own organic vegetable juices.
If juicing sounds inconvenient for you, you can purchase raw, freeze-dried superfoods and add them to water for a boost of nutrients.
5. Move more, sit less
Sitting is a silent killer.
When you move yourself by walking, sports, exercise or rebounding, you stimulate more blood flow in your body. This also helps your body better eliminate toxins.
6. Step into a sauna
Saunas aren't just a luxurious way to reset; they help us detoxify our bodies through sweating out the impurities. Of all sauna types, the infrared sauna is by far the best for a deep detoxification.
According to Dr. Brian Clement, the difference between an infrared sauna and a traditional sauna is the former heats us up from inside out.
The infrared sauna "can significantly expedite the detoxification process.
It heats your tissues several inches deep, which can enhance your natural metabolic processes. It also enhances circulation and helps oxygenate your tissues."
7. Give your body the sleep you need
Too many of us are overworked and don't get enough sleep. This takes a toll on our health and performance abilities.
We need to give our bodies the sleep it needs.
A few ways to optimize your sleep at night includes turning off electronic devices and Wi-Fi, moving alarm clocks away from the bed, sleeping in near to complete darkness and having air temperature set to about 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
8. Eat water-rich, plant-based foods
One of the best ways to consistently detoxify our bodies is to eat water-rich, plant-based foods.
Greens like cucumbers, celery, chard, mustard greens, kale, arugula and spinach are great to eat regularly.
Fruits like avocados, tomatoes, watermelons and berries also are rich in water content and nutrients.
The key is to eat these foods raw and in their most natural forms. That way, we can consume all their nutrients and enzymes.
9. Go organic
Organic food is natural food. When you eat organic, you know your meal isn't coated in pesticides, which are toxic to our bodies and our brains.
Organic food tastes better, is tested and tried (unlike GMO foods), supports biodiversity and promotes healthy working conditions for farmers.
My challenge to you is to integrate at least three of these strategies for the next 30 days, and watch how your life changes.
Fortunately for us, our bodies are natural detoxification machines. The problem is we've plugged them up with so much junk that our systems are completely backed up.
When we're backed up, intoxicated and constipated, we think poor thoughts and don't feel our best. It's easy to get stuck in this same routine of living.
But after you put more focus and energy toward detoxifying your body, you'll be surprised by just how much sh*t comes out.
I've witnessed many people's amazing transformations after they've decided to detoxify their bodies and lives, and anyone can commit to a new, healthy lifestyle.
That being said, if you'd like to support more life, health and vitality in your body, I invite you to consciously and consistently detoxify your body.
You can be the energized person you really are. Live the amazing life you deserve, and inspire others along the way.
Citations: Adam Siddiq is a peak performance leader who integrates optimal life strategies and soulful coaching to empower people to live a richly energized life. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter. (Adam Siddiq)