How can I get rid of toxins?

Troy D. Schmidt, MD
Toxins in the body build up daily. A great way to prevent toxin build up is to drink plenty of water—at least 64 oz. per day. Drinking water helps the body stay hydrated and helps bowel movements form and be easier to pass. Keeping a diet high in fruits, veggies, and simple proteins is also a healthy for the body to eliminate toxins. Eliminating processed foods from the diet will help eliminate unwanted toxins in the body, as well as prevent colon cancer. Caffeine, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners should also be eliminated. Having a bowel movement at least once per day is the body's way of eliminating toxins.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
To get rid of toxins in your body:
  • Toss the junk. Detox your pantry so that you can detox your body. From snack foods to frozen dinners, make sure they find their way to the trash can.
  • Start each day by drinking a glass of warm water; this helps digestive juices of the stomach gain strength and eliminate waste from the body.
  • Eat only whole foods like whole grains, fruits, seeds, nuts, veggies and organic dairy. Say no to processed foods.
  • Ditch the leftovers. Foods lose nutrients over time; heating and reheating food also affects the quality of your food. Only eat food while it’s fresh.
  • Drink chamomile to reduce cravings. A study showed the chamomile even helped smokers that were trying to quit.

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