Detox Hacks on a Scale of
30 Seconds to All-Out
The word “detox” can conjure many different feelings. Not all of us have the desire to do a twenty-one-day cleanse: Some of us prefer stirring up an elixir while skimming the morning news, taking an annual inventory of our emotional baggage, or trying a three-day plant-based reset.
So we compiled some of our go-to detox tricks—organized on a scale of thirty seconds to all-out—for whatever your level of commitment might look like right now.
ONCE A DAY
If you have…
THIRTY SECONDS: Knock It Back
Level with yourself: If you’re the person who tends to juggle it all, it’s likely that you have only a hot second to dedicate to daily detoxing. So start small. Made for people who function at an intense pace, this supplement pack puts it all together for you: It contains immunity basics, such as zinc and vitamins C and D; vitamin A for healthy mucous membrane barriers in the nose; plus N-acetylcysteine and niacinamide, which make this protocol uniquely able to support immunity and detoxification in the lungs and skin.*
ONE MINUTE: Stir It Up
This one-swig detoxifying superpowder is charged with liver-supporting, free-radical-fighting ingredients: milk thistle, the powerful antioxidants resveratrol and vitamin C, plus selenium, zinc, magnesium, glycine, and pantothenic acid.*
FIVE MINUTES: Dry Brush Your Body
Dry brushing exfoliates and promotes local circulation, and it’s one of the more rewarding whole-body wellness practices we know. Start from your feet and work up in sweeping motions toward your heart. The effect is deeply invigorating, so it’s a nice way to start your day.
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If the thought of scrubbing down with a dry brush sounds meh, try spreading body oil all over your skin first—this Organic Pharmacy one has a grapefruity kick.
ONCE A WEEK
If you have…
SIX MINUTES: Roll It Out
When your alignment feels out-of-whack: Roll. It. Out. Lie with a foam roller under your back and tee up Lauren Roxburgh’s posture-perfecting morning routine. Roxburgh’s roller helps work out the kinks you might be feeling after being hunched over your laptop in a less-than-ideal chair. It’s doable in between video meetings—we’ve tested it.
TEN MINUTES: Just Breathe
Breathwork is one of those practices you can ground into virtually in any corner of your house. Suggested add-ons: a stack of chenille-wrapped pillows to add comfort to your practice and elongate your posture (you have more room to breathe that way).
AN HOUR: Stream a Class
You have time, and the internet has streaming workout options. Lately, we’re all about the digital programs from The Class. It’s more than cardio and strength. It’s an energetic release. One that’s fueled by Fleetwood Mac on blast, heart-rate-boosting burpees, freestyle dancing, endorphin-releasing roaring—all with the general theme of getting out of your own head.
ONCE EVERY FEW MONTHS
If you have…
TWO DAYS: Detox Your Feelings
Think of your mind as you would your kitchen drawers. There’s your junk drawer. It’s irritatingly hectic in there. It’s hard to even shut with so many miscellaneous items accumulating. How much easier is it to cook and clean and get around when all the measuring spoons and spatulas are in their rightful place? In The Clarity Cleanse, Habib Sadeghi, DO, points out how we can all benefit from an occasional emotional decluttering. And his simple steps are the kind you can keep coming back to whenever things start to get messy.
ONE WEEK: The Full-On Food Reset
The G.Tox 7-Day Reset Kit gives you the tools to do a weeklong elimination program with ease: Our plan provides a filling superfood cereal blend, a plant-based protein powder, and a recipe guide to take the guesswork out of the process. An easy-to-follow schedule helps you experiment with new eating patterns and an intermittent fasting protocol. And you’ll get added support from daily superpowders formulated to help promote the body’s natural detoxification system and promote digestive health.*
TWO WEEKS: The Sugar Reset
If you’re looking to dial back a sweet tooth, give Sweetkick’s 14-Day Sugar Reset a go. It includes a daily supplement to support normal glucose and energy metabolism plus mints containing Gymnema sylvestre extract, which temporarily suppresses the taste of sweetness, which may help you identify sources of sugar in your diet. We find it’s a simple way to reconnect with your senses and reset your relationship with sweetness.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.