Detoxify and digest

In my last post I wrote about how stress can negatively impact on your digestion. When you allow the negative influences of your environment trigger a stress response, your digestive system shuts down. Engaging the relaxation response is only one way to help your digestion. Natural drinks are also a great way to detox from the toxins in your body and aid in your digestion.

Here are just five natural drinks you can add to your day.

Lemon water

This is my go to daily drink. Squeeze a fresh lemon in a cup of hot/warm water to help your body rid itself of excess mucus and shields you against colds and flu in the lead up to winter.  Lemon also brightens up your skin and aids in healthy bowel movement.


Herbal teas have grown in popularity as a natural cleanse and healing agent. Immerse a teabag or tea leaves in hot water for up to 5 minutes (depending on the tea) and settle back in a comfortable chair and enjoy. Two cups of tea per day are recommended as a natural detox for the body.

Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Known for its antibacterial, antiseptic and calming properties, tulsi is great for removing congestion from the lungs and soothing your stressed nerves.


A natural hero for healing, ginger is.a stimulant to help aid in your digestion while working to remove the build-up of phlegm, mucus and toxins.


While many people seem to dislike coriander, it has powerful healing properties when paired with cumin and fennel. The coriander balances excess pitta and lowers inflammation. Cumin and fennel will strengthen your digestive system with fennel adding the extra benefit of reducing the build-up of gas.

A daily detox drink can help keep your digestive system healthy and remove harmful toxins from the body. Your Food Journal is a great way to assist in planning your week of detoxifying drinks with your meals.

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