The Power of Hot and Cold Showers for Detoxification


drewssexybody (3)Written by: Rachel Feldman

Often we think of detox and we think about juicing, smoothies, juice fasts or elimination diets. Truthfully, healthy detoxification happens everyday and the more you can naturally support your liver to do the 500 metabolic processes it must perform in your body, the healthier you will be.

Detox also supports the lymphatic system, which is your bodies sewage system.

Detoxing the lymphatic system and liver daily will release inflammation, support healthy detoxification, purify the body and boost immunity.

The lymphatic system has an important job, too. It carries waste, toxins and pathogens from your cells out of your body. (Big high five!)

The liver’s job is to cleanse and filter the blood, which is important for every bodily function. The health of the body depends on a non-toxic liver for ultimate balance.

When the liver is toxic, a myriad of health issues can appear, such as:

  1. hormonal imbalances
  2. low sex drive
  3. chronic inflammation
  4. chronic colds
  5. skin rashes
  6. belly fat or weight gain
  7. brain fog
  8. mood swings
  9. sickness and disease

There are so many ways to support the body naturally to detoxify and cleanse the organs.

For example:

  1. Epsom Salt Baths
  2. Dry Skin Brushing
  3. Sauna and Sweating
  4. Tongue Scraping

Today, I want to share a method that has been around for centuries and many of you have likely not yet discovered – the power of hot and cold showers.

A hot and cold shower is the perfect way to detox your body in the comfort of your very own home. Plus, this method of detox is very cost effective.

Cold water stimulates the release of endorphins and gets the heart pumping. The cold water stimulates circulation and supports expansion of the muscles, hence the release of toxins. Cold water has more oxygen, for this reason, more alkalizing to the body.

Hot water relaxes the body, reduces stress and has been known to increase oxytocin levels in the body, which is a hormone that supports good moods and happy feelings.

The hot and cold shower method gently improves detoxification.

I suggest starting with hot water for 3 minutes, then cold for 1 minute, then  hot for 3 minutes then cold for 1 minute and repeat several times, ending with cold.

When I started to use the power of hot and cold showers, my body felt different. After having an autoimmune disease for over 10 years (ulcerative colitis), it really became that much more important for me to cleanse my liver and lymph daily to keep my digestion and immune system strong.

You do not need to have a major health issue or disease to use hot and cold showers to detox. You can use this method to improve circulation, which boosts your immune system, releases toxic waste from the lymphatic system and the liver, leaving you healthy, happy and toxin free.

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Rachel Feldman

Rachel Feldman

Health Coach, Wellness Momma and a Detox Specialist at Rachel's Wellness
Rachel Feldman is a health coach, wellness momma and a detox specialist. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Rachel assists her clients nationwide via phone, email and Skype who are struggling with weight gain, digestive issues and toxicity.

Rachel graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Wild Rose Natural College of Healing and the International School of Detoxification. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained additional Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York.

Her approach to health focuses not only on the foods you put into your mouth, but also incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She helps her clients to access the blueprint for their health by discovering what foods fuel their body best, while eliminating excess inflammation.

Rachel Feldman


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Make use of this information to hype up your very own detoxification! Start now!

alphaaThe detoxification process can also take in the form of a juice fast.  Here at FitLife.TV, we recommend people to try the Alpha Reset (AR)The Alpha Reset is a 5 Day Juice Fast. It is part of the Juice with Drew System. This is the first step in your detoxification process. If you are just starting out with juicing, do not jump right into a juice fast right away. Just try 1 juice per day along with the rest of your nutrition and see how your body responds. If your body responds well to juicing, then ramp up the number of juices per day. These healthy, nutrient-dense juices can replace that coffee you reach for in the morning or that soda in the afternoon. Here are some of our followers that have tried the Alpha Reset!

Disclaimer: The techniques, strategies, and suggestions expressed here are intended to be used for educational purposes only. The author, Drew Canole, and the associated are not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury. It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician. Drew Canole and claim no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the material presented here.

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