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Spring Detox: Chlorella

Remember that crazy statistic I shared last week about umbilical cords of newborn babies containing more than 200 toxins (1)? Without a doubt, every mother-to-be would like to reduce this number. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dioxins are highly toxic compounds and part of a larger group of chemicals called persistent organic pollutants … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Epsom Salt Baths

Late on a Sunday afternoon a few months ago, I found myself dragging. It had been a long, busy work week and a weekend that felt just as long with house cleaning and repairs. I felt sluggish and not at all prepared to start a new week. My solution? A soak in an Epsom salt … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Plastic

No doubt you’ve heard many recommendations throughout the years to avoid eating and drinking out of plastic. And maybe you’ve developed some great habits to do this… like using glass storage containers for your food and switching to glass or stainless steel bottles for your water. Sometimes we forget why certain guidelines are repeated over … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: The Power of Parsley & Cilantro

Parsley and cilantro are often listed as natural ways to chelate heavy metals and to detoxify.  Although there are case studies that support the use of these culinary herbs to chelate metals, clinical trials do not back this up. However, there are still plenty of reasons to frequently include both parsley and cilantro in your … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Traditional & Infrared Sauna

Let’s talk about detoxing the body using the skin. Contrary to popular belief, the skin is not our largest organ… it’s the intestines! But using the skin to rid the body of toxins is still important and  effective. In order to do this, you have to sweat and using a sauna can help you do … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Veggies for Your Liver

Loving your liver can’t be over-emphasized. It is a major site of detoxification in your body, and, if you read the first post in this Spring Detox Series (Does Everyone Really Need to Detox?), you know our world gives the liver quite a workout. One easy way to love and support your liver is to … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Water

We’ve all heard that our bodies are made up primarily of water. It’s a crazy, but true fact: about 60% of your body is composed entirely of water molecules! You probably know that water is important in maintaining good kidney function and beautiful skin. It is needed to carry waste out of the body in … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Dry Skin Brushing

One of the very first things I like to recommend for detoxing is Dry Skin Brushing. It’s suitable for practically everyone and the benefits start almost immediately. The way that Dry Skin Brushing works is that it activates your lymph system which is located just under your skin. You can think of lymph as a … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Who Needs to Detox? …and When?

If you’ve read my two latest posts (Does Everyone Really Need to Detox? and How You Can Tell If Your Body is Overburdened with Toxins), you are probably convinced that we should all take steps to remove sources of toxins from our environment and food as well as to develop daily habits to help support … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: How You Can Tell If Your Body is Overburdened with Toxins

Yesterday I introduced you to the concept of primary emunctories and hopefully convinced you that most people are exposed to way too many environmental toxins in their daily lives, including chemicals and stress. I used the analogy of a bucket (your body) and said that your skin, liver, digestive tract, kidneys, lungs and even your … Continue reading

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