New year, new you, right? Does your resolution involve a healthier and cleaner lifestyle?
The start of the New Year is a very popular time for health resolutions. One of the most common health resolutions is a cleanse or detox, which is a great way to start off the New Year, but detoxification shouldn’t stop there. We live in a toxic world, but we have access to air purifiers, organic and wholesome foods, water filters, and organic, toxin-free clothing. Any step toward a toxin-free lifestyle is a step in the right direction!
Detoxification refers to the body’s ability to flush out harmful toxins and chemicals. Instead of detoxifying your body once or twice each year, I encourage my patients to actively detoxify their bodies on a daily basis. Now, I am not suggesting that everyone live off of green juice from now on, but I do believe that there are many different ways to support your body’s detoxification.
8 Signs Your Body Could Benefit from Detox
- Digestive issues like constipation
- Migraines, headaches
- Hormone imbalances, infertility
- Anxiety, depression, mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating, brain fog
- Diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, or cancer
- Muscle or joint pain
Keeping toxins out of your body is the first step in detoxification. It is much easier to work toward preventing illness than it is to treat it. If your resolution for 2014 involves a cleaner diet and healthier lifestyle, then the key to your success is consistency. Detoxifying your body is much more than a week-long juice cleanse. It is something that I recommend doing on a daily basis in order to obtain optimal health and wellness. A great way to get started with this detoxification process is with our “Guided Cleanse”, a food-based program overseen by my Registered Dietitians to help change your diet and teach you how to live clean in 2014. The best way to detoxify your body on a daily basis is to think about the food that you eat, the water that you drink and absorb, and the air that you breathe.
Nutrient-rich foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, and high quality animal protein contain vitamins and minerals that can help heal the gut and strengthen your immune system. Toxic foods include alcohol, sugar, caffeine, gluten, and dairy. While these foods may not be harmful in moderation, they can wreak havoc on your gut and your health when consumed in excess. Excessive amounts of these foods can weaken your immune system and increase your risk for illness and inflammation. If your diet is high in tuna or other mercury-containing fish, consider reducing your intake or avoiding them altogether to avoid exposing your body to additional toxins, such as heavy metals. The best way to prevent toxins in your diet is to:
- Avoid packaged foods
- Choose wholesome foods (fruit, vegetables, and high-quality animal protein)
- Avoid inflammatory foods (like gluten and dairy)
- Avoid GMO foods (like corn, soy, and canola oil)
- Choose organic foods when possible
- Avoid fish that are high in mercury (tuna, swordfish, grouper, atlantic salmon)
Water is essential for optimal health. Every cell in your body needs water to function properly, making hydration a crucial step in proper detoxification. Since more than half of the body is comprised of water, it’s important to take note of the quality of water that you consume, both by drinking and bathing. We absorb water internally as we drink it, but we also absorb water through our skin. In order to avoid potential heavy metals or other contaminants in water, I personally drink and shower in filtered water. In my home, I use Aquasana, a local Austin-based company whose filters are designed to remove heavy metals, chlorine, chloramines, pesticides, and herbicides from water. Since plastic waste from plastic water bottles is harmful to the environment, I choose to always drink from glass or stainless steel. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 32 million tons of plastic waste were generated in 2011 alone. I use a stainless steel water bottle from Kleen Kanteen instead of plastic water bottles in order to reduce plastic waste but also to avoid toxins like Bisphenol A (BPA), which has been shown to imitate estrogen and other hormones in the body. Drinking filtered water is a great way to save money, preserve the environment, and avoid BPA.
The quality of the air we breathe is another significant factor in optimal health. The EPA warns, “Indoor air levels of many pollutants may be 2–5 times, and on occasion more than 100 times, higher than outdoor levels. These levels of indoor air pollutants are of particular concern because it is estimated that most people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors.” In recent years, comparative risk studies performed by the EPA and its Science Advisory Board have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. You can protect your home environment with a HEPA air filter, which I have in both my home and office. My favorite air purifiers from IQ Air are designed to remove even the tiniest particles from your air, including viruses, pet dander, dust mites, air pollution, and even cigarette smoke.
4 Way to Detox
1. Support the liver
The liver is the main organ responsible for detoxifying your entire body. Supplements like alpha-lipoic acid and milk thistle can help support the liver as it rids your body of toxins. Antioxidants like omega-3 fatty acids, glutathione, resveratrol, and n-acetyl-cysteine can all help support the liver as it clears toxins and unwanted chemicals from your body.
2. Stay hydrated
In order to properly eliminate toxins, it is best to stay very well-hydrated. Even though it may seem inconvenient to use the restroom so frequently, you will be helping your body eliminate unnecessary toxins and supporting your immune system. Try to drink 6-8 glasses of filtered water per day.
3. Have one bowel movement a day
Ideally, you want to have at least one bowel movement per day to ensure that unwanted toxins are removed from your body. If you aren’t having one bowel movement per day, this is a sign from your gut that something is not functioning properly. If constipation has become a chronic problem for you, I would highly recommend taking magnesium citrate, vitamin C, and more fiber. I see this with a lot of patients in my clinic, so I put together a Bowel Care package with all of these supplements in one place.
4. Sweat out toxins
Another way to help your entire body detoxify is to use an infrared sauna. Infrared saunas help your body release a number of toxins, including heavy metals, like mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals. I have an infrared sauna in my home from Sunlighten Saunas that I use frequently. If you’re new to infrared saunas, I would recommend starting out with 4-minute sessions at 160-180 degrees Fahrenheit and slowly working your way up to 15-30 minute sessions. If an infrared sauna is not available, but you have access to a regular sauna, I would recommend a 10-20 minute session at 180-190 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Do You Know Your Body’s Most Important Weight Loss Secret?
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | HEALTHY FATS | REMEDIES
Recently, Doctor of Naturopathy, weight-loss expert and best-selling Amazon author Liz Swann Miller, creator of the Red Smoothie Detox Factor, revealed 2 of the secrets to easy, steady weight loss. Secrets the big food corporations do their best to hide from us.
Secret #1: Enjoy real food. Don’t fall for the lie that you have to deprive yourself to lose weight.
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“That stuff is just a lot of calories your body can’t use,” Liz told me, “Some are poison. And all these foods are stripped of the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that help your body detox. The result? Your body expends huge amounts of calories to eliminate some toxins—the rest, it stores in your fat to protect you. This is why most people are hungry all the time. They’re not getting energy they need.”
“So… what’s going on with me? Why am I losing weight but not going hungry?”
Liz paused, then dropped the bombshell.
Your body is designed to burn fat. You just have to let it.
“What? I thought we were designed to store fat?!?” We were Skyping and I was practically shouting. Then I heard Liz say…
What good is a fat reserve if you can’t burn it?
Liz continued: “You’re drinking smoothies packed with phytonutrients, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that pull toxins out of you like a tractor beam. Allowing your body to burn those toxin-filled fat stores… and releasing tremendous amounts of stored energy.”
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Natural Diabetes Treatment Works Better Than Prescription Drugs *PROOF*
By Richard Neal
Tags: HEALING | REMEDIES | PREVENTION
According the latest statistics, diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States is reaching epidemic levels:
Total: 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 21.0 million people.
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).
Source: CDC Website
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Scientific studies have proven that type 2 diabetes can be reversed naturally - but this information has been hidden and suppressed for decades.
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Groundbreaking research published by the University of Kentucky, University of California and Newscastle University prove that type 2 diabetes CAN be reversed.
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#1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat
By J. Davis III
Tags: HEALING | PREVENTION
I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.
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If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
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