Best Daily Detox Tips

Even if we do our best to avoid them, toxins are part of life wherever we go. But there are some easy things we can do to help flush them out of our bodies. Here are some daily detox tips!

1. Exercise regularly! Regular aerobic exercise increases circulation to the lymphatic system, our body’s drainage machine. It’s responsible for cleaning bacteria and abnormal cells out of our tissue and organs.

2. Stay hydrated! Water is essential to proper kidney function. Everyday our kidneys filter about 150 quarts of blood, getting rid of 2 quarts of waste in the form of urine.

3. Add a splash of OJ! Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant that helps shield cells from damage caused by free radicals. Juices like orange juice and lemon juice also contain citrate, an acid that naturally drives away toxins.

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4. Grab a handful of almonds! Almonds are chock full of nutrients that are good for the liver, which filters blood and detoxifies chemicals. When we overindulge in food or alcohol, dangerous fatty deposits build up in the liver, increasing the risk of cancer. Vitamin E, which is abundant in almonds, helps clean out the fat.

5. Sip on some green tea! Green tea is packed with antioxidants. Studies show that this popular drink helps fight disease-causing inflammation, lowers oxidative stress – an indicator of free radical overload and may boost the production of enzymes that fight cancer-causing toxins.

6. Eat plenty of fiber! Fiber-rich foods protect your colon, which eliminates and neutralize toxins. Dark leafy greens, whole grains, raspberries and sunflower seeds are all delicious sources.

7. Break a sweat! When we sweat, toxic metals stored in our glands are released through the pores in our skin. Another benefit of exercise… it reduces stress, which can also be poisonous to our health!

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Dr. Jennifer Miranda

Dr. Jennifer Miranda is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who believes that doctors should make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. To this end, she founded Pure Executive Health & Wellness, a comprehensive medical practice centered around the importance of the patient-physician relationship in achieving total body wellness.

Dr. Miranda is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, she was a four-time recipient of the annual John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement of highest distinction, and she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious collegiate national honor society. She then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine where she graduated with selection into Alpha Omega Alpha, which is the highest honor someone can obtain during their medical education. Her exceptional skills as a resident led to her selection as Intern of the Year and later as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also has extensive knowledge in the field of Functional Medicine, and has recently completed a 2 year comprehensive program at the University of Miami.