26 Jan Cabbage Detox Soup
Every day we are exposed to a variety of environmental chemicals and toxins that can be absorbed into the body via breathing, eating, drinking and more. In addition, lifestyle choices sometimes include smoking, alcohol, junk food and artificial sweeteners, just to name a few — all increasing the toxic load on our bodies.
Everybody needs time and the opportunity to detox, or cleanse the blood. Toxic buildup often leads to headaches, allergies, infections, body odor, muscle and joint pain, flu-like symptoms, and digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas and constipation. Detoxification can allow many of these problems to disappear, cultivating an energized, more positive state of health.
There are several ways to detox. Some individuals choose to fast for a few days, allowing the organs to rest, while others prefer a one- to two-week program in which they adhere to a restricted diet, consuming only natural fruits, vegetables and, occasionally, light proteins. In most detoxification programs, liver-stimulating herbs such as dandelion are taken along with herbal supplements intended to promote elimination through the kidneys, intestines and skin. Improved circulation is encouraged with lymphatic exercise and dry skin brushing.
DO NOT DETOX IF:
It is important to note that detoxification is not for everyone, including nursing mothers, children, and patients with impaired immune systems or chronic degenerative disease.
Click here for our Cabbage Soup Recipe
(note you can add whatever vegetables you want, and not add ones you don’t want or like)