Shakopee Chiropractor Highlights Healthy Ways to Detoxify our Body

Detoxify Body & Mind

Shakopee chiropractors, Drs. Andrea & Jess Sylvester, believe spring cleaning is for more than just baseboards and kitchen floors. How about cleaning out the toxins in your body? Decluttering your mind? Spring brings new beginnings. Look at this time as a way to detoxify both your mind and body and instill new healthy habits. It is important to remember our body is one integrated system and getting our minds in the right place will allow our bodies to follow.

What is a Toxin? Why are they harmful?

By definition, a toxin is “an antigenic poison or venom of plant or animal origin, especially one produced by or derived from microorganisms and causing disease when present at low concentration in the body”. Yikes! Who wants that in their body? Before you freak out, though, many are a part of life and with proper nutrition can be flushed out of our systems.
We have daily toxins that come into our bodies. Some are put in physically by us and others are outside inevitable conditions. Daily toxins can come from smoking, pollution, poor diet, stress, and prescription medications. Your body may be giving you signs that it is overloaded with toxins.

Common Symptoms of Toxin Overload

  • Fluid Retention
  • Skin Rashes/Irritants
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive Issues

Detoxifying Foods

There are a host of fruits, vegetables, and herbs to help your body flush out toxins. You should try to include detoxifying agents into each day. We’ve rounded up some of the top detoxifying agents that we believe are easily accessible to most people to help assist with your body’s spring cleaning.

Fruits – lemon, grapefruit, pineapple
Leafy Greens – kale, cabbage
Vegetables – asparagus, artichokes, beetroot, garlic
Herbs – turmeric, lemongrass, ginger
Green Tea

Be creative with the above list and try to incorporate them into smoothies, salads, juices, entrees and even infused water.

Detoxify your Mind

The above list will absolutely help your body get rid of free-radicals, metals and flush other toxins out. In addition, there are exercises and actions you can take to help declutter your mind as well. One powerful fitness area you could try out is yoga. Yoga is a spiritual practice or discipline. It involves both the mind and body through various stretches, exercises and breathing techniques. It helps with one’s physical body by increasing flexibility, improving posture and overall body strength. Yoga helps discipline and focus the mind.

Another incredibly helpful action to take would be to start meditating. We often look outside of ourselves for fulfillment. Meditation helps us concentrate and look within. This helps your mind rid itself of negative thoughts, focus, and balance itself. Many people find a deep inner peace through meditation.

Benefits of Detoxing

Through food, exercise and disciplinary actions you can help your mind and body. The main goal of detoxing is to rid the ailments that are keeping you from optimal health. Healed skin irritants, improved sleep, reduced stress and muscle relief are a few of the many benefits people receive. If you feel you are suffering from possible toxin overload you may want to look into nutritional counseling. Contact the Sylvester Family Chiropractic team for nutritional counseling in Shakopee, MN and get started on your spring cleaning!