Here are some suggestions to help detox your liver. Charlotte, the nutritionist in the following video, looks at diet, supplementation, herbs and lifestyle. She not only gives you a comprehensive approach to good liver health, but also explains how the liver works. If you would like to know more about the herbs that she discusses, such as schizandra and gentian, contact Margo, Village Green’s clinical herbalist. She can offer you an individualized approach to liver health.
Each year when spring comes, bringing its new blossoms, budding trees, and cleansing rains, I recognize within myself a desire to start anew, start fresh, to cleanse my body of the heavier proteins and fats I ate during winter, and eat the fresh new foods that spring has to offer. I see spring as an opportunity to reset the body and put into place healthy eating patterns for the summer months ahead.
Our bodies go into a natural phase of detoxification or cleansing during the spring months, so this time of year is an ideal time to start a detox or cleanse program. There are many, many cleanse products on the market, including pills, fibers, herbs and other supplements. Many of these can be helpful in the process of ridding the body of toxic buildup. However, one of the most simple and effective ways to cleanse is simply to use the innate healing powers of real, whole food (fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, etc.) to shift the body into a natural and healthy phase of detoxification.
For the second year in a row, I have taken myself and my clients through a safe and effective food based 21-day cleanse. Some of the benefits I’ve noticed include:
8-10 lbs weight loss for many of the participants
A reduction in or complete elimination of cravings
Significant reduction in stress
Overall heightened sense of well-being and peacefulness in the body
Positive changes in eating habits and awareness around healthy food choices
Enhanced clarity of thinking
Increased desire to truly care for the body
Continuation of improved symptoms and improved eating habits post-cleanse
Have you heard? Village Green has its own radio show and we cover every topic you could think of, from attention deficit disorder to zinc deficiency issues. Hosts Dr. Kevin Passero and Dana Laake bring you weekly interviews that tackle topics important to you. Our weekly radio show airs 9-10 am Thursdays in the DC area on AM 1260. This Thursday’s topic is about detoxing and your New Year’s resolution to get lean and feel good. Host Dr. Kevin Passero will speak with Steven Nadell, Functional Medicine Nutritionist with Xymogen. Continue reading “Village Green Radio Show- Detox for a Healthier You”