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Category Archives: Detox

Lemon Lime Detox Water

Lemon and lime juice helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track (which is why it’s so helpful with constipation, heartburn and gas), stimulates bile production, and thins out bile, which allows it to flow more freely. Bile is produced by the liver and ends up in the small intestine to break down lipids (fats) that we’ve consumed. Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Refreshing way to detox our bodies and stay hydrated. Ingredients 2 liters of water 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced 2 limes, thinly sliced 2 lemons, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh mint leaves ice Instructions Put mint, fruits and vegetables into a large glass container with a spout Read More...

Cleanse Your Liver

Spring is an excellent time to refresh and cleanse our body after the winter. Our livers work extremely hard every day to protect us from the affects of toxins and often it is easy for our livers to become overworked, making us feel lousy or allowing us to get sick. The primary way in which your body expels toxins is via the liver. The liver detoxifies and cleanses your body by continuously filtering the blood of poisons that enter it through the digestive tract, the skin, and the respiratory system. When your liver becomes overworked as a result of stress, Read More...

Detox Bath

Bathing in warm water opens up your pores and cleanses your skin from the inside out, leaving you soft and supple. Detox baths are good for drawing toxins and muscle soreness out of the tissue. Baking soda will balance an over-acid system, leaving you refreshed and invigorated. The DIY detox bath Ingredients Handful of Epsom salts 1/2 C of Baking soda 10 drops of Essential oil  Some essential oils to use: Lavender – Calming and relaxing Grapefruit – Uplifting Peppermint – Fatigue Cedarwood – Depression Chamomile & Rosemary – Headache Directions Add ingredients while drawing your hot bath. Relax and soak for 15-20 minutes so your body can sweat, detox and absorb all of Read More...

Cleanse The Natural Way

Did you know the average American may be carrying as much as 10-25 pounds of impacted fecal matter in their colon? And that is someone of normal weight with no known allergies! These toxins wedged in the digestive track are absorbed by the bloodstream, resulting in the body’s inability to metabolize food properly or to provide vital energy for living. Think you’re in the clear? There is a surprisingly wide range of health problems that colon toxicity contributes to, many that a lot of us experience everyday. These include bloating, constipation, gas, fatigue, food cravings, hypoglycemia, allergies, arthritis, difficult weight Read More...

Healing Crisis When Detoxifying

“Every time I start a detox I feel awful and then give up. All of these foods that supposedly make me feel better actually make me feel worse. What gives?” You might not want to hear this, but initially feeling bad is a good thing. When you eliminate inflammatory, processed foods and stop feeding your body garbage and chemicals, your body goes through withdrawal just like with drugs or alcohol. It is good because it means you are on your way to getting clean! I call this a healing crisis or a detox crisis. Trust me: This process is well worth it because it Read More...

Four Basic Reasons for Poor Liver Function

Weighing about four pounds, the liver is the largest gland of the body and the only internal organ that will regenerate itself if part of it is damaged. The liver has many functions, perhaps the most important of which is the secretion of bile. This fluid is stored in the gallbladder and released as needed for digestion. Bile is necessary for the digestion of fats; it breaks fat down into small globules. Bile also assists in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins ( A, D, E and K) and helps to assimilate calcium. It promoted intestinal peristalsis as well, which Read More...

Spring Cleaning Your Health

Small Change. Big Impact. During the winter months, it’s common to put aside exercise and to eat heavier foods; even prolonged exposure to the winter elements can cause the body to store more fat. With the extra food put in over the past few months, chances are the colon isn’t processing meals as quickly or efficiently as it should. This can lead to toxins absorbing into the bloodstream instead of going down the toilet. This time of the year, the body comes out of hibernation and it tries to get rid of the metabolic waste cooped up in the body during Read More...