10 Essential Steps to Detox your Body and Reduce Inflammation

In my book, “The Forever an Athlete Program”, I discuss many strategies for choosing nutrient dense foods, snacks, and recipes which help enhance work focus and physical performance. Additional strategies include the following:

  1. In the morning immediately following a long trip (or Vegas Weekend), drink warm water with lemon and a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt.
  2. Drink Yogi Detox Teas with lemon, turmeric spice, and Beet Juice extract. This combination will help cleanse your kidneys as well as provide ample anti-inflammatory compounds. Metagenics UltraInflamX also offers anti-inflammatory effects.
  3. All week, eat only clean protein with green vegetables (spinach, Brussel Sprouts, egg whites, or salmon, greens and sweet potatoes, steel cut oats with nuts and berries).
  4. Be sure to sweat every day for a week. Do a long cardio session, weight training session, Yoga, or spin session. If you need a recovery day, enter the sauna.
  5. Follow your sweat session up with Bulgarian Shower (contrasting warm water followed by 1 minute of cold), to enhance circulation.
  6. Perform light “twisting” stretching such as seated figure four piriformus stretch. The rotational action essentially helps to “wring out” your essential organs of toxins.
  7. Drink cold pressed and cold harvested green juices.
  8. Add coconut water to your regular water drinking. Be sure to gauge your hydration by making sure your urine is clear with a light yellow, rather than neon orange.
  9. Avoid fried food, excess sugar, simple flours, and added salts in all of your foods. Your body needs to have 2 weeks at least free of excessive inflammatory processes.
  10. Work out consistently and spend time outdoors, being sure to take full deep breathes.

About The Author

Eric Minkwitz

Since 2002, Eric Minkwitz has operated Mink Training Systems, a sports performance, workplace wellness, and nutritional consulting business geared towards student-athletes, active individuals, and busy professionals. Minkwitz works with people of all levels, to educate and empower his clients to reach their potential in team sports, personal endeavors, and physical competitions of all types.

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