5 Simple Spring Detox Steps

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“Spring is the perfect time to support your body’s natural ability to detoxify. The good news is you don’t have to get exotic ingredients or spend a lot of money on supplements. Most folks will feel noticeably better just doing the basics.”

- Simple food based lifestyle practices for detox by
Naturopathic Physician Dr. Caitlin O'Conner

Try These Simple 5 steps For 2 weeks

 


Step 1:

Decrease the amount work your liver needs to do needs to do: decrease alcohol, choose organic and unprocessed when possible, limit caffeine.

  


Step 2:

Eat greens! I recommend that most of my patients get 2-3 cups of leafy greens most days of the week. Raw or cooked, a rotating variety. You will get great fiber to feed your microbiome and nutrients to support the liver.

 


Step 3:

Drink fluids - water, herbal or green tea. A good goal is 1/2 your body weight in ounces daily. Add a bit more if doing sweaty exercise. Bonus points for adding lemon to your water - it stimulates digestion.

  
Step 4:

 Give your gut a break - fast for at least 12 hours every night. It is pretty easy, for example - eat dinner by 8pm and then breakfast then next day at 8 am. 


Step 5:

Sweat! Skin is a significant organ of detoxification - try to break a sweat most days a week through exercise or sauna.

Want to learn more about food based detoxing and how to support your body thought movement and breath to detox? Check out our online Defrag & Detox Course and 75 page detox recipe guide book.

 As the buzz of spring is in the air the word on the street is detox! Detoxification is at the cornerstone of many holistic practices for healing and boosting the bodes natural elimination pathways is a powerful way to stimulate growth and development creating sustainable long term health. This course will teach you the basis of supporting the body to safely get rid of the old gunk and make room for new growth and vitality though food, tonic herbs and movement practices. 

 

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