If you have been struggling with trying to kick bad food habits, experiencing annoying symptoms, or simply want to feel better, then consider doing a whole body detox. This can be a great way to jump-start your health and reboot your system. Detoxifying or cleansing your body involves reducing your toxin intake while replenishing your system with healthy nutrients.
We have created a 30-day detox program that is specifically designed to help you cut your sugar and carb cravings, for good. Sugar and flour are two of the most addictive substances in our diet and are linked to so many of our chronic health problems. By eliminating these destructive foods, you will be promoting better health on so many levels – weight loss, brain health, hormone balance, energy, inflammation support, digestive wellness, and greater vitality.
Our detox program outlines key foods to avoid, healthy must-have foods, supplement recommendations, as well as helpful detox tips. Click here for the full 30-Day Self-Guided Whole Body Detox, or to download a PDF. As a special bonus, our top four recommended products outlined in the detox protocol are on sale through February 4.
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Spring, a time of renewal, is a natural time for detoxification. Though the body naturally detoxifies itself, with subtle diet changes and some nutritional supplements, we can help aid the process. Herbs, water, exercise, and a clean diet can support the body, giving it energy to spring into a new season.
Starting your day with a glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon is a simple everyday cleanse that anyone can do. For a deeper spring detox, there are many cleanse kits available. Here are some of the best.
Every Day Detox
Innate Clear Response: This tasty cleanse doesn’t have to be used just for one season. Clear Response can easily be mixed with water for detox on-the-go. It also contains antioxidant support as well as the following :
1) Glycine – essential for Phase II detoxification.
2) Milk thistle – helps maintain a healthy liver.
3) Burdock – supports a healthy liver.
4) Broad spectrum digestive enzymes – digestive support.
First Time Cleanse
Enzymatic Therapy Simple Cleanse: A gentle, targeted intestinal cleanse that enhances your body’s own natural internal cleansing process for thorough detoxification. Continue reading “Three Cleanses for Spring Detox”
For the second installment of our series Scary Foods to Make Yourself Eat, we’re venturing into vegetables – debatably an even tougher sell than sardines (read part one about sardines). If you don’t already eat a lot of green vegetables, then you may just want to start by adding dark leafy greens (spinach, romaine, kale, chard, etc.) to your everyday diet. If greens are a staple, then consider incorporating the less common leaf of the dandelion plant.
In the Northeast we primarily know dandelions as those pesky weeds that invade our lawns every spring. Some of us may remember the childhood challenge of blowing all the seed spores off a mature flower with a single breath. But we rarely considered the leaves as an edible green vegetable. Turns out, not only are they edible, they’re quite nutritious. Continue reading “Scary Foods to Make Yourself Eat: Dandelion Greens”
1) Eat a Varied Diet
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high-quality protein sources, and healthy fats are all rich sources of beneficial nutrients that can nourish and protect your body. Incorporating a wide variety of healthy foods into your diet helps to ensure that you are getting a good range of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber. Rotating foods, so that you are not eating the same things every day can also help to reduce the likelihood of developing food sensitivities. This is an important component of supporting immune and digestive wellness.
2) Supplement With Key Nutrients
- Multivitamin – Even the best diet cannot guarantee optimal nutrient levels. A high quality multivitamin supplement can help to fill in nutrient gaps. Correcting nutrient deficiencies is an important part of preventative healthcare.
- Calcium/Magnesium/Vitamin D – Bone is dynamic, living tissue that is continually being renewed. Continue reading “8 Healthy Habits to Help You Feel Your Best”
A healthy body goes through a daily process of cleansing as well as rebuilding. And interestingly enough, if we look at the foods that we harvest in the autumn months, we find a balance between these two aspects (cleansing and rebuilding). We have veggies and fruits ready this time of year that are amazing detoxifiers, as well as those that provide wonderful nourishment and that are cancer-preventative.
So, by using the foods we naturally find available to us in the autumn months, we can take part in a cleanse that will be optimally supportive of the body.
My nutrition training spans Eastern-Western philosophies and traditions. I enjoy drawing on wisdom found in other medical approaches that can often offer very appropriate answers to questions we may not readily be able to address using just the Western model of health and disease.
Why do we get more colds and sinus infections this time of year? Continue reading “Is Autumn a Good Time to Cleanse?”