In a world over-run with Big Ag chemical residues and genetically modified crops (80% or more of various crops are genetically modified), it is more important than ever to learn how to potentially rid your body of these toxic creations. Below are some excellent and even enjoyable ways to rid your body of GMO toxins.
If you are vigilant about refusing GMO foods, then you are already giving yourself an enormous health boost and protecting yourself from countless potential complications that genetically modified foods can cause. But even with stalwart attempts to avoid these creations, you are likely still ingesting them when you eat at a restaurant, take certain supplements, and even eat foods marked ‘GMO’ free – such as in the recent cases of Kellogg’s Kashi brands and Xochitl tortilla chips.
Then of course, there is the cross-pollination of many organic crops with GM varieties that only Mother Nature can control.
So what is a non-GMO eating person to do? Fortunately, there are many ways you can get GMO toxins, pesticide residues, herbicides, fungicides, heavy metals, fluoridated water, and metabolic toxins out of the body with a little effort. With over 85,000 different toxins lurking in the modern body – it is essential to take some proactive steps toward cleansing it.
Toxins begin by moving through our blood plasma – so it only makes sense that we wouldn’t want those toxins to recycle in our blood, but instead, move through one of the channels of elimination – the skin, the bowels, our urine, our bile, or through the blood itself.
Detoxing GMOs, Pesticides, and More
Here are 8 ways to detox GMOs and more:
1. Drink more Purified Water
Our water is completely rife with pesticides, pharmaceuticals, fluoride, nanoparticles of industrial waste, viruses, bacteria, and heavy metals from non-organic substances. Purified water, however, can help the body rid itself of these contaminates. There are many ways to purify water – some more effective than others, but among them are reverse osmosis, carbon filters, ceramic filters, ozonated water filtration, ultraviolet light, ion-exchange, copper-zinc, and distillation which is likely the best and most easily available.
2. Add Fiber and Fruit Pectins
Anything that binds with heavy metals, pesticide residues, and other toxins to usher them out of your body will help guard you against GMO toxins and other unnecessary chemicals. Fiber, like psyllium husk, or fruit pectin, can effectively help with a detox. Just be sure you drink plenty of pure water if you going the psyllium husk route or it well end up obstructing the gut.
3. Replace One Meal a Day with a Detox Smoothie
There are hundreds of juicing recipes out there that will help the body detox, many of them with very simple ingredients like leafy greens or fruit juices. Adding citrus like lemon or lime is also detoxing.
4. Get a Good Massage
This can be the most enjoyable way to rid your body of toxins. The lymph system gets a boost when you get a massage. It works sort of like a sponge: When pressure is applied to the tissue and fat, toxins are literally “squeezed” out from in between the muscle fibers and cells. Then they are released into the circulatory system for easier elimination.
5. Drink Dirt
Bentonite clay is a great way to detox. It may sound weird to drink dirt, but not if it is a special clay that helps bind to impurities and usher them out of your body. Bentonite clay can produce a negative electric charge once it’s hydrated, which helps to pull heavy metals, radioactive material, and other toxins out of your body and into your eliminative channels.
6. Drink Green Tea Instead of Coffee
Green tea has about half the caffeine as a normal cup of coffee, and it is full of antioxidants that help the body cleans itself from impurities. Matcha green tea is the absolute best. In some varieties, it has up to 35 times more antioxidants than regular green tea.
7. Fast, Purge, Sweat
Without taking any additional supplements or herbal remedies, you can fast, allowing the body to rid itself of toxins naturally. You can also utilize ancient remedies like shatkarmas described in yogic literature, including things like nasal irrigation or master cleanses. You can also sweat out your toxins as they did in Indian sweat lodges. The body is quite masterful at rebalancing itself once these practices are engaged. You can rid your body of everything from arsenic, to GMO toxins, to BPA and a host of other unwanted materials.
8. Add Detoxing Herbs
There are hundreds of herbs that efficiently detox the body coming from a diverse heritage of cultural medicinal wisdom. You can try dandelion root, organic gum acacia, chlorella, spirulina, milk thistle, black walnut, peppermint, and cilantro for starters. Cascara sagrada and wild burdock root are also very effective. Additionally, try Sarsaparilla. The herb has anti-inflammatory properties to treat the liver, diaphoretic properties, and binds with toxins which are removed from the body through sweating.
Of course continue to boycott companies who support Big Ag practices and prohibit GMO labeling, and refuse to eat anything but organic and non-GMO when you can – but also add these tried and true techniques for detox so that you can stay healthy in a toxin-filled world.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.