I realize this may sound a bit... strange... mythical even, but there is a substance which can help rid your body of toxins. And as we all know (er... ok, maybe not all... probably none... hang with me) body toxins become brain toxins and that causes all kinds of problems down the road.
Man kind has been using the healing powers of activated charcoal since the dawn of time (ok that is an exaggeration, but some estimate that it has been used by healers for over 10,000 years which is practically FOREVER). Activated charcoal is a natural detoxing agent. It uses the powers of 'adsorption' to bind to and remove toxins from the body. But thats not all! It is good for your skin, your teeth, your heart, your stomach AND it has anti-aging properties! Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? I KNOW! This is why I call it 'black magic' (pun intended).
I have been using activated charcoal pills for the last year or so. I take them when I go out to eat, when I drink alcohol (which is like... once in a blue moon) and when I have bad coffee (also for jet-lag, brain fog, and other various feeling 'off' symptoms). It is amazing! Still don't believe me? Before I started taking it I would feel horrible 99% of the time when I would go out to eat; my stomach is too sensitive and if the food quality isn't up to par I will know within minutes. Now I am able to go, take a charcoal tab (or two) and be totally fine (99% of the time). I also recently discovered that you can infuse tequila with activated charcoal, to which I say- please and thank you! The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs makes their own so of course I had to try it while I was out there. I will be honest with you, that cocktail was the first I have had in nearly a year that didn't make me feel gross after (I'm v. sensitive to the booze cruise you guys...). I told you, it is MAGIC.
Morihata has a line of Binchotan Charcoal infused good which take the principles and benefits of charcoal to a very practical life style level. I am currently SUPER into them. It started with a foot scrubby... now I have a face puff and tooth brush (thanks to my amazing friend Mar at Black Lamb) and now I am eyeing the sleep mask (again, pun intended...I'm just full of it today yuo guys! Maybe I need a charcoal tab...) Each one of these products aids in the elimination of toxins, stimulates blood flow, and is, over all, really beneficial for your body. Go buy one of each. Seriously.
Soma use a coconut carbon filter which also has amazing detoxing/cleansing properties. They recently came out with a pitcher and I am a FAN. It filters quickly and makes your water taste as water should, which is a beautiful thing (they are also on a mission to get clean water to the world which is even MORE beautiful).
What are your detox secrets? Any Witch Dr. remedies can be left in the comments below!