The things you eat, drink, breathe in, and touch get into your bloodstream and circulate throughout your body. Toxins build up in your bloodstream and negatively impact both your body and your brain. This can lead to mental and physical ailments. Detoxifying your body can improve your mental health. Doing a cleanse helps eliminate the toxins in your blood, liver and other organs. When clean, nutrient-rich blood flows through you brain, it makes it healthier and improve the way it functions.
Everything that goes into your body has to be processed. The nutrients are used and the waste products eliminated. Unfortunately, much of the food people eat, the water they drink, and the air they breathe contain environmental contaminants. While the body’s natural systems screen out much of them, some toxins remain in the stomach, the blood, and the organs themselves. These toxins often get cycled through the brain and can damage it, causing impaired thinking processes and poor mental health.
Detoxifying the body helps to eliminate the accumulated toxins in the stomach, the bloodstream, the organs and the brain. Removing these toxins helps to clear the brain and it can begin to heal it. For many people that leads to clearer thinking and a reduction in the chances of developing mental health problems.
Alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and other drugs can also poison the brain and lead to mental illness. Periodically cleansing the body, blood, and organs removes the residue from these as well as environmental toxins and improves overall health.
There are a number of simple ways to detox the body. Fasting, while drinking lots of clean water, is a great way to cleanse toxins from the body. And honestly, most people do not drink nearly enough water in the first place, which is a habit that should be changed for better overall health. Another great way to detoxify the body is by eating fermented foods with active cultures that contain probiotics. Examples of these types of food are: yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and tempeh, cruciferous vegetables, onions and garlic also help. Drinking specially formulated detox drinks made with blood-purifying plants including Burdock, dandelion, bitter root and Purslane (called verdolaga in Mexico) as part of an internal cleansing or purification process is also effective. Activated charcoal, seaweed, fibers and barks like Slippery Elm also absorb and eliminate toxins and improve cognitive function and mental well-being.
Most importantly, avoiding processed foods and chemicals in your diet can eliminate the need to cleanse as often, as fewer toxins are being introduced in the first place