Detoxes, or cleanses, are recommended by many natural healthcare practitioners for a number of reasons, including weight loss, improving liver and kidney function, and cleansing the body. Usually they are done a few times a year. However, there are little things you can do to detox every day, in order to help your body run better.
Our bodies are constantly moving chemicals and wastes through our detoxification systems and eliminating toxins regularly. Unfortunately, in our modern-day lifestyle, there are often more toxins going in than our detox and elimination organs can keep up with. Continue reading “How to Detox Every Day”
Smoothies are a great way to start the day. Quick to make and easy to take with you, they are also a fantastic way to jam-pack nutrients into your body. Combining coconut water, kefir and beets with some fruit and mint, this superfood smoothie will keep you satisfied until your next meal.
Coconut water is high in naturally occurring electrolytes, especially potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals are highly alkaline-forming, supporting the body’s proper pH balance and optimal metabolic function.
The parties have come and gone and 2017 is here. The liver can take a beating with all the overindulgence that happens over the holidays. Now is a good time to consider giving this vital organ a bit of support.
As a major organ of detoxification in the body, the liver must be able to process thousands of chemicals from food, your body, the environment, medications, and chemicals released from infectious organisms. Poor diet, overeating, excessive intake of fats, sugars, alcohol and environmental agents can all negatively affect liver health. Your life depends on the liver’s role in protecting your body from toxin build-up. Continue reading “Resolution Series: Liver Support and Health”
Spring is just around the corner and this may be a good time to start thinking of doing some spring cleaning… for your body. There are some great over-the-counter products that are gentle and effective. Of course, you should always consult with a health care professional to discuss what cleanse is best for you.
Here are some suggestions to help detox your liver. Charlotte, the nutritionist in the following video, looks at diet, supplementation, herbs and lifestyle. She not only gives you a comprehensive approach to good liver health, but also explains how the liver works. If you would like to know more about the herbs that she discusses, such as schizandra and gentian, contact Margo, Village Green’s clinical herbalist. She can offer you an individualized approach to liver health.