As adults, we face a barrage of environmental toxins, from heavy metals to pollutants. These stressors can build up in our bodies and manifest as various health issues. During my own journey to detoxify from heavy metal exposure, I experimented with a variety of healing modalities. Here are some of the most effective methods that helped me heal and that can help you shortcut your path to wellness:

1. Castor Oil Packs:

A simple yet powerful tool, castor oil packs stimulate the liver’s detoxification process. They’ve been a game-changer for me, particularly in reducing GI pain.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Castor oil
  • Wool flannel fabric
  • Heating pad (non-electric)
  • Towel (optional)


  1. Soak your flannel generously in castor oil.
  2. Warm the heating pad.
  3. Lay down with a towel underneath you (optional, to protect surfaces).
  4. Place the castor oil-soaked flannel on the right side of your abdomen, directly on your skin (under your rib cage).
  5. Apply the heating pad on top of the flannel and relax for 30-40 minutes, or longer as desired.


  • Reuse the flannel, storing it in a sealed bag to prevent mess.
  • Opt for high-quality castor oil from reputable sources to avoid pesticide contamination.
  • Consult your doctor before using castor oil packs, as they may not be suitable for everyone.

2. Infrared Saunas:

Perfect for those with toxin overload, infrared saunas promote detoxification through sweating. As your core temperature rises, toxins are released through your pores and eliminated via circulation. Since sweat carries a quarter of the body’s toxins, infrared saunas offer a significant boost to your body’s natural cleansing process. The heat also improves blood and lymph flow, further aiding in toxin removal. Remember to stay hydrated before, during, and after your sauna session.

3. Fascia Release:

Fascia, the thin layer of connective tissue beneath your skin, plays a crucial role in whole-body health. It envelops your organs and muscles, promoting mobility and stability. However, fascia can become restricted, hindering circulation and detoxification. Fascia release techniques, often performed with a foam roller, can improve fascia health, promoting detoxification and overall well-being.

Ready to learn more about fascia release? Check out this article for a fascia-focused foam roller workout!

By incorporating these methods into your routine, you can support your body’s natural detoxification processes and promote overall health and well-being. Remember, consulting with your doctor is always advisable before starting any new detoxification regimen.


Published On: October 3, 2019|By |
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