Category Archives: Pura Cleanse

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...

The Second Brain

Understanding the Human Bowel A healthy digestive system is more important than we’ve been led to believe. In fact it is the key to wellbeing, the root of health.  People are beginning to realize that if the gut isn’t working properly, nothing’s going to be working well. There’s a “second brain” in your stomach. It influences your mood, what you eat, the types of diseases you get, as well as the decisions you make. And you thought it was all in your head! The gastrointestinal system is having its turn in the sun as research reveals that this is not a Read More...

Chronic Colds

Do you have chronic colds? We are constantly exposed to cold-causing organisms without them actually causing a cold. Your immune system health is the deciding factor in whether you “catch” a cold or not. Over 200 different viruses cause colds. Drugstore remedies only suppress symptoms and have side effects like dizziness or fatigue. A cold is really a cleansing condition, so it may be better to just let it happen, and let your body start fresh, with a stronger immune system. Still, it’s hard to work, sleep, and be around other people with cold symptoms. Natural therapies are effective for relieving 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...

Beating The Holiday Bloating

Have you ever enjoyed a large holiday meal with family and friends only to experience digestive issues that left you feeling reclusive? Eating a large meal can put a strain on your digestive system, especially for those already dealing with weak digestion. This usually results in digestive discomforts like bloating, stomach pain, gas and constipation. This may be only temporary and occasional, or it might be a protracted discomfort which detracts from the Holiday festivities. (more…) 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...