When your energy levels are very low, your body aches and your mind is drained, it is time to detox your body. Detoxification mostly involves blood cleansing by way of eliminating impurities from the blood in the liver, through kidneys, lungs, intestines, lymph and skin. How to detox your body: First, you must decrease toxins in your body. You need to reduce cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, eating foods with refined sugars and saturated fats. Next, you should reduce the use of personal health care products such as toothpaste, shampoos, deodorants and cleansers as well as chemically-based household cleaners. There are lots of ways to detox your body and you should select those that suit your lifestyle and preference. - Juice fasting involves drinking only fresh fruits and vegetables such as carrot, spinach, celery, cabbage, apple, pineapple and cranberry (no citrus fruits). Duration of juice fasting is typically one to three days. - Water fasting means that only water is consumed. This way your digestive tract and organs rest completely and toxin build-ups are eliminated. - Change your diet. Include in your daily diet whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables instead of packaged and fast foods that are rich in fats and sugar. - Use sauna as a regular part of detox. It is a fantastic way of removing chemical buildups in fat cells. - Skin brushing removes old skin cells, stimulates the lymph system and draws out toxins through the skin. You should use a dry skin brush made of soft vegetable bristles. Before you take a shower, lightly brush your feet in circular motion towards the chest area for 2 minutes. These are just a few cleansing methods that will improve your health. Benefits of a detox diet In general, people often report improved energy, clearer skin, regular bowel movements, improved digestion, and increased concentration and clarity. Improvement can also be assessed by measuring markers of disease and laboratory tests. A detox diet shouldn't be used by pregnant or nursing women or children. People with anemia, eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, lowered immunity, hypothyroidism, low blood pressure, ulcers, epilepsy, cancer, ulcerative colitis, underweight, or addictions to drugs or alcohol should not try a detox diet unless recommended and supervised by a primary care provider.