How to Detox Naturally

Siggi Clavien
2 min readAug 18, 2020

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, detox is “the process of removing a poison or toxin or the effect of either from an area or individual”.

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Improve your liver’s ability to metabolise toxicants

Current evidence implies that certain compounds in plant foods can improve your liver’s detoxing process and antioxidant activity. One one these compounds is the sulforaphane, an anti-cancer compound. Sulforaphane can be found in cruciferous vegetables, mostly attributed to broccoli. It seems to contain general but powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions, as does curcumin, which is similar.

Many supplements are used for liver health and detox. Four of these are supported by substantial evidence from research: milk thistle, NAC, SAMe, and TUDCA.

Milk thistle: Milk Thistle contains a few active ingredients, often also known as Silymarins. Milk thistle is well known for its mechanism to TUDCA.

NAC: N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is a prodrug for L-cysteine. It is used for the intention of helping to increase the production of glutathione at times when it would typically be depleted. Through glutathione buffering, NAC offers antioxidative effects as well as other advantages.

SAMe: S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) is a methyl donating compound circulating in the blood and provides methyl groups to maintain other metabolic reactions. Reduced SAMe levels are linked to depressive symptoms. And supplementation may cause a partial deficiency.

TUCDA: TUDCA is a water-soluble bile acid. It shows excellent potency in treating cholestasis (bile acid backup in the liver) as the water-soluble bile acids counteract the toxicity of regular bile acids. It likewise protects and rehabilitates the liver, and generally protects cells.

Enhance your body’s capacity to excrete toxicants

Fiber, especially soluble and/or fermentable, can intensify a body’s detox process, directly as well as indirectly. Directly, by binding bile and its toxins, therefore assisting their excretion. Indirectly, by feeding the bacteria in your digestive tract. Some of these create short-chain fatty acids and other metabolites that act on the liver and kidneys to increase their capacity to excrete toxicants.

Sweating may also assist in excreting heavy metals. However, sauna studies are limited. Those studies often rely on subjective evaluations, like surveys about the quality of life, rather than objective measures of toxicant burden or excretion.

The notion that a juice-only cleanse — like the famous celery juice — helps your gut to shift away from digestion and toward the excretion of toxicants. is a popular idea that lacks scientific support. If you want to help your organs to rid you of toxicants, then you should not withhold them from the nutrients they need to work properly. So, instead of the occasional cleanse, you need to eat a daily diet that is rich in various fruits and vegetables.

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Siggi Clavien

Siggi Clavien is a UK, London, based entrepreneur with a passion for health and detox.