Sweating for Detox

When it comes to detoxing your body, do you search for the latest fad cleanse or juicing recipe? If you’re looking for something simple, there’s nothing better than your own body’s heat. Learn why sweating is the simplest detox ever.

The Skin You’re In

We often forget that our skin is our largest organ, and we also forget that it’s an eliminative organ as well.

Although flushing heavy metals and other toxins from your digestive system is important, your skin plays a big role in ridding your body of these harmful substances.

One of the best is simple exercise. Any form of physical activity that makes you break a sweat is perfect.

According to researchers with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, they found that concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury were found in sweat, often to a greater degree than in blood and urine. Scientists have even found Bisphenol-A (BPA, the substance used in plastic packaging) contained in sweat.

Another advantage to skin focused detox, is the sheer size of surface area available. You can release a great deal of waste all at once, plain and simple.

No doubt the skin you’re in is miraculous!

Sweating Is Simple

Unlike other detox protocols that require anything from special juicing recipes, herbs and supplements to coffee enemas and colonics, sweating is simple. Raise your body temperature, sweat and you’re done! What could be easier than that?

Turn Up the Heat

So how can you turn up the heat? There are lots of fun and easy ways.

One of the best is simple exercise. Any form of physical activity that makes you break a sweat is perfect. Whether it’s your normal routine at the gym, a Zumba class, running or tennis, get active! Even engaging in heavy gardening or yard work will do the trick. As an added bonus, you’re also getting the benefits associated with regular exercise.

But what if you’re ill or limited in some way and can’t handle the physical intensity of exercise? You aren’t left out. Spending time in a sauna can provide enough sweat inducing heat to help you release those toxins from your body. It’s also relaxing and pleasurable. Even if you are able to exercise, a little sauna time is an excellent addition to your workout program.

So if you’re ready for a simple detox protocol, just get sweatin’!