Your body can accumulate bacteria via a variety of different means, including food, drinks and products used. You can cleanse harmful bacteria from your body and promote healthy bacteria by detoxification, more commonly known as "detox." Many people regularly detox their bodies in an effort to promote cleaner, more healthful living. To detox your body of bad bacteria, you simply need to change your eating, drinking and living habits for a limited period of time.

Drink lots of water. To cleanse your body of bad bacteria, you need to flush it out with water. Drink at least 64 oz. of water daily. You can also supplement your water intake with caffeine-free herbal teas.

Sweat it out. Sit in a sauna for approximately 20 minutes. Your body can release harmful bacteria and toxins via sweat. Rinse off with cool water after the sauna to remove the contaminated sweat from your skin's surface.

Eat fresh, natural foods, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid processed foods that contain added chemicals and sugars. If possible, opt for organic fruits, vegetables and meats that have not been treated with harmful pesticides or hormones.

Do not drink alcohol. As a toxin, alcohol is detrimental to the detoxification process.

Avoid excess sodium and sugar, as well as caffeine. These ingredients can clog your digestive system and thwart the detoxification process. Choose fresh, natural foods instead.

Exercise. Regular cardiovascular exercise encourages circulation and aids the digestive process. This means that harmful bacteria can be more readily removed from your body. Aim for at least 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily.


Talk to your doctor before beginning a detoxification regime.