The Be Well Cleanse is a safe, gentle, and effective cleanse that eliminates common inflammatory foods while restoring balance in the body. Some foods can trigger an inflammatory response in the body and lead to the expression of many signs and symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, skin rash, and digestive issues, among others.
At Be Well, we understand that when trigger and inflammatory foods are eliminated and the digestive system is restored, better digestion equals better absorption of nutrients and, in turn, better health. The Be Well Cleanse is more than a program of supplements and protein powders. It is an opportunity to prioritize your well-being and make lifestyle changes that allow you to feel like your most optimal self!
Read on for ideas on how to boost your cleanse. Pick one or several activities that are most attractive to you and bring your cleanse experience to the next level.
Epsom salt baths with essential oils
A warm bath with epsom salt can aid with pulling out toxins from your body while replenishing your system with magnesium, an important mineral for muscle and bone health.
How you do it: Fill up your bathtub with warm water, add one to two cups of epsom salt and a couple drops of your favorite essential oil, like lavender. Soak yourself in the tub for 20 to 40 minutes. Avoid going outside in the cold weather after a warm bath. Dress yourself in warm clothes after a warm bath.
This practice helps unclog pores, excrete toxins trapped in the skin, and boost the lymphatic system. It is a dry practice where you use a long-handled, non-synthetic, hard-bristled brush to stimulate the lymphatic system to stimulate toxin excretion.
How you do it: Stand naked and dry and begin brushing your skin from your feet to your heart in long circular stokes. Be careful on sensitive areas, like breasts. After brushing your entire body, take a shower. After showering you can use organic coconut oil to moisturize your skin. Follow this practice once a day. Make sure to clean your brush with soap and water once a week and leave it to dry in a dry place to avoid mildew accumulation.
Give the gift to yourself to relax and let it go. Massage improves blood and lymphatic circulation, thus improving detoxification, organ and muscle health, and toning.
How you do it: Block some time on your calendar and book a massage!
Gentle exercise and stretching
Moving your body is a great opportunity to connect with yourself. It improves digestion, body oxygenation, and circulation, thus improving detoxification. It may lead to the formation of sweat, which is a route of elimination to toxins. It also helps you feel energized.
How you do it: Move your body in any way it feels good to you: go for a short walk, dance to your favorite song, or do some chair stretches in the office.
Hot water bottle
It is a form of heat therapy, and when applied to the abdomen, it enhances digestion. It can also be applied to your back or any other area where you experience soreness.
How you do it: Use a rubber hot-water bottle that can be sealed with a stopper. Heat water until hot. Fill two-thirds of the water bottle and have it close to your body. You can use a cloth between the bag and your body for added comfort.
Drinking adequate amounts of water
Meeting your needs and having a couple extra cups of water per day is important to enhance your cleanse. Your body needs extra water intake to help flush out toxins from your system. It will also help to increase energy and decrease cravings throughout the day. Herbal teas also count towards your fluid intake and their properties can enhance your cleanse as well.
How you do it: Aim for half of your body weight in ounces per day. So if you weigh 150 pounds, aim for at least 75 ounces per day. Carry a bottle of water with you to remind you to meet your fluid needs.
Relaxing – taking a nap or practicing meditation
The body heals and rejuvenates when you are relaxed. That’s because your parasympathetic nervous system gets activated — the one responsible for rest, digest, and heal. If you digest better, you absorb nutrients better.
How you do it: Block 15 minutes on your schedule to meditate following a meditation app. Take a restorative 15-minutes nap while you are following a cleanse regimen.
Walk in nature
Nature therapy, also known as ecotherapy, is a thing now! Functional and integrative health care practitioners are recommending it more and more to their patients in order to improve mood, ease anxiety, and relieve stress. This practice will oxygenate you and enhance your cleanse experience.
How you do it: Plan a walk in the park or a hiking trip with friends or family members.
In a sauna, your body sweats toxins through your skin pores. Toxins can be liberated from fat tissue, a tissue well known to store toxins.
How you do it: Talk to your healthcare provider for recommendations about the best way to use a sauna according to your health condition.