Detox Regimen Review
Written By Emily Kaster, LHC Wellness Manager
Join Emily for a free Detox store tour on Wednesday, January 4th from 10:30 - 11:30! Meet in the community dining area, no registration required!
What is Detox?
Detoxification is a natural process our bodies go through to clean our unwanted materials and/or toxins. It is a primary function of the body, and is constantly taking place and interacting with all functions of the body. If you decide to go through a detox program, this will aid and improve your body’s naturally occurring detox process.
The Center for Disease Control has studied the toxic load people carry in their bodies and have found 212 environmental chemicals in our blood and urine. This toxic load can at times be too much for our bodies to handle, and our systems need a little help and support.
Methods of Detox
Garden of Life – Wild Rose Cleanse
Renew Life – 3 Day Cleanse
Health Force Products
• Liver Cleanse
• Intestinal Movement
Herb Pharm Tinctures
• Herbal Detox
• Dandelion Root Tea
• Skin Detox Teas
• Dandelion Spice Detox Tea
• Detox Tea
• Peach Detox Tea
• Bery Detox Tea
It’s important to eat a whole foods diet which essentially removes all the sugary, processed, artificial foods from the diet.
Detox power foods
Alliums (garlic, onions, scallions) are full of sulfurous compounds which are really good for our livers. Garlic is particularly powerful because it gives our immune system a boost while helping out the liver.
Cruciferous Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress) are extremely high in phyto-nutrients that support your body’s different detox phases.
Citrus (lemon, lime, grapefruit) helps flush toxins from your body. Lemon juice is a natural diuretic, and also promotes the production of bile, which aides in the digestion process.
Ginger stimulates digestion and circulation and helps cleanse the waste build-up from the colon, liver and other organs.
Turmeric is in the same family as ginger, and also happens to be a great detox agent. Turmeric helps your liver expel toxins and, like lemon, promotes the production of bile.