The world is filled with toxins—and our bodies were made to fight them—but when we have underlying issues like inflammation, our bodies get pushed into what’s called “sympathetic overload,” and prevent normal bodily responses to injuries, toxins, bacteria, and more. It’s crucial to know how to properly remove these toxins to reduce inflammation and emphasize your body’s natural healing ability.
Inflammation isn’t all bad. It’s actually a necessary response to infections and injuries. When tissues are damaged by bacteria, toxins, heat, or any other injury, the damaged cells trigger blood vessels to leak fluid into the tissues by releasing specific chemicals—better known as inflammation.
When inflammation sticks around for longer periods of time, it becomes Chronic Inflammation, which has been linked to chronic disease. If you think you may have chronic inflammation, please consult your primary doctor and have some blood tests done so you can be sure. In addition, you can live better and feel younger naturally by eating whole, non-inflammatory foods and organic detox drinks.
TOXINS THAT CAUSE INFLAMMATION
Once toxins enter the body, there are only 4 ways for those toxins to leave: sweat, saliva, urine, and bowels. With over five hundred toxins in our environment every day, you should do your part to avoid toxins whenever you can. These are our “no-no” toxins we recommend trying to ditch sooner rather than later:
- Artificial Sweeteners
- Heavy Metals (force heavy metals out with this natural detox drink)
- Refined Grains (i.e. white bread and pastries)
- Processed Meats
- Candy and Sweets
That’s not all of them, but it is a good place to start. Read more about our top 3 Toxins You Should Avoid This Summer and see why these also made our “no-no” list.
WHAT ARE NON-INFLAMMATORY FOODS?
You are what you eat and unfortunately the Standard American Diet is pretty S.A.D. Try adding these anti-inflammatory foods to make you and your diet happier!
- Olive Oil
- Bone Broth
- Leafy Greens (i.e. kale, spinach, collards)
- Wild Caught Fatty Fish (i.e. salmon, sardines, and mackerel)
- Fruits (i.e. cherries, blueberries, and oranges)
If you’re looking to rethink your eating habits, consider trying the Metabolic Reset program. This 4 week program comes with our in-depth manual to help you identify your body type and how to eat accordingly.
NATURAL DETOX DRINKS YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME
Although the key to a great detox is water, water, and more water, we do want to give you some more alternatives to incorporate into your diet.
- Activated Charcoal Detox (packed with organic nutrients that naturally flush toxins)
- Warrior Blood Tea (check out our recipe)
- Traditional Medicinals Smooth Moves Tea with Seneca Leaf
If you live life in the fast lane, Warrior Water is an all-natural daily detox product that FORCES TOXINS OUT using an organic blend of volcanic rock (and other safe compounds). Start flushing toxins out of your system without adding extra stress to your day. Just add water and enjoy all the benefits of a daily detox for reducing inflammation on the go!
OTHER WAYS TO NATURALLY DETOX YOUR BODY
There is a reason the best cure to a hangover is a trip to the sauna! Sweat is the quickest way to flush out toxins. Saunas are a relaxing way to detox, especially if that sauna has infrared lights. These anti-aging wavelengths penetrate deep inside the body’s muscles, relieving muscle and joint pain, improving circulation, increasing collagen production, and you guessed it… reducing inflammation! DON’T FORGET—hydration is the key to a great sauna experience. Flush toxins out faster by adding a few drops of Warrior Water to your bottle…click here to get yours!