So you’ve started eating more veggies, swapped your toxic beauty products for organic ones, and cut the processed junk from your diet. What’s next on your journey to vibrant living? Try these tips on for size and take your health habits to the next level.
1. Brush your skin.
Beyond being a great way to wake yourself up in the morning, skin brushing has loads of health benefits: Dry brushing increases lymphatic drainage and boosts circulation. It also helps your body ditch dead skin. Daily dry brushing can reduce cellulite (no more dimple bum or cottage cheese thigh!)
2. Detox your shower.
You may have switched from tap to spring water, but have you thought about all the water you’re absorbing in the shower? According to an article in the American Journal of Public Health, up to two thirds of our harmful exposure to chlorine happens via absorption by the skin while showering. Protect yourself with a shower filter ASAP.
3. Do a coffee enema. (Yep, we’re going there.)
If you’ve been on this health journey for a while, you’ve probably long since given up your morning cup of joe. But while drinking coffee can send our bodies into an adrenaline frenzy, taking it via the, err, bottom end actually shifts us into a calm, relaxed state. Doing your first enema doesn’t have to be scary — learn how here.
4. Sip on lemon cayenne water.
It might not be the tastiest beverage, but starting your day with warm water, lemon juice and as much cayenne pepper as you can handle is a great way to alkalinize your body, flush your liver and boost your digestion.
5. Take digestive bitters.
One of the best ways to improve your digestion is to eat bitter foods, which enhances secretions of the liver, pancreas, stomach, and small intestine. Unfortunately, the bitter flavour that’s so beneficial for our health has been almost entirely bred out of our food. Taking herbal digestive bitters before or after a meal can help.
6. Make your own condiments.
You’ve tossed the package foods from your cupboards, but have you taken a look at the spooky ingredients in your condiments lately? Make your own so you can make sure they’re safe.
7. Forage for wild foods.
8. Eat goodness from the ocean.
Are you getting enough seaweed in your diet? Sea vegetables are alkalinizing and contain iodine, essential for thyroid health. Or take it to the next level with Ocean’s Alive marine phytoplankton. It can help with regulation of blood sugar, eyesight, recovery from illness and inflammation. Irish moss is another great choice which is incredibly healing for the digestive system.
9. Superpower your soup broth.
Making soup? Infuse the broth with superfoods like gogi berries, chaga mushroom, turmeric and maca. How have you been taking your health to the next level lately?