7 Ways to Detox from the Major Toxins in Your Life

relaxSpring is the perfect time to start fresh and cleanse yourself of all things toxic. Toxins are everywhere and wreak havoc on us physically, mentally and emotionally. Here are 7 ways to detox from the areas where toxins are likely to be impacting you the most.

1. Foods: Nutrient void, chemical laden, processed “sub foods” have little nutrient value and are keeping us overweight, addicted, inflamed and frustrated with the way we look and feel. Imagine how you’d feel if you detoxed from “Frankenfoods” that were loaded in chemicals and stripped of their vital nutrients? Imagine how you’d feel if you detoxed from products Continue reading “7 Ways to Detox from the Major Toxins in Your Life”

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How to Promote Liver Health and Detoxification

liver-healthIn my last blog, I wrote about the importance of optimizing digestive health for supporting detoxification. This blog is going to cover the liver’s role in detoxification and how to best support this complex organ. Your health and vitality is largely determined by how well you can detoxify the many toxic substances that you are exposed to on an ongoing basis. Not only does the liver process, neutralize, and excrete chemicals from our environment (food, water, products, etc.), it must also handle toxic by-products that the body makes every day. Effective liver detoxification is essential for optimal health. Continue reading “How to Promote Liver Health and Detoxification”

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Detoxification Starts With the Gut

detoxIntegrative experts agree that for almost any health concern, the first step in the healing process is to start by cleaning up the gut. Leaky gut (intestinal permeability) has been shown to be present in so many chronic conditions, such as depression, diabetes, irritable bowel disease, hypothyroidism, rosacea, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

When it comes to detoxification, the gut is also the first place to focus. This is because if your gut isn’t in an optimal state, then you will keep passing toxins and toxic by-products to the liver and kidneys, placing an even bigger burden on these important detoxification organs. Continue reading “Detoxification Starts With the Gut”

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How to Detox Every Day

water-glassDetoxes, or cleanses, are recommended by many natural healthcare practitioners for a number of reasons, including weight loss, improving liver and kidney function, and cleansing the body. Usually they are done a few times a year. However, there are little things you can do to detox every day, in order to help your body run better.

Our bodies are constantly moving chemicals and wastes through our detoxification systems and eliminating toxins regularly. Unfortunately, in our modern-day lifestyle, there are often more toxins going in than our detox and elimination organs can keep up with. Continue reading “How to Detox Every Day”

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Breakfast Today: Detox Smoothie

beet-smoothieSmoothies are a great way to start the day. Quick to make and easy to take with you, they are also a fantastic way to jam-pack nutrients into your body. Combining coconut water, kefir and beets with some fruit and mint, this superfood smoothie will keep you satisfied until your next meal.

Coconut water is high in naturally occurring electrolytes, especially potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals are highly alkaline-forming, supporting the body’s proper pH balance and optimal metabolic function.

Kefir offers a very tangy flavor to the shake. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Detox Smoothie”

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