An important aspect of health is optimizing the body's ability to clear out waste and toxins. We have several detox organs in the body including the liver, gut, kidneys, skin, lymphatic system.
In our every day life we are exposed to toxins from a variety of sources from our water and food to our personal care products and household cleaners. You can begin to reduce your exposure to environmental chemicals using the EWG's Healthy Living app.
Reducing your toxic exposure is one of the most powerful steps you can take to feel your best and make it easier for your body to function at the highest level.
In addition to reducing out exposure to toxins in our environment, we can also optimize the body's ability to detox using food and targeted nutritional and herbal supplements. Below we share with you important tips to help you optimize detoxification.
If you want to take your detox to the next level, consider our 14 day PaleoCleanse Plus detox program. When combined with a detox food plan and simple lifestyle changes, this program supports the body's ability to clear out toxins and restore balance.
If you have multiple chronic medical issues, we strongly suggest that you undertake a detox with the guidance of a provider. Call our office at 470-266-1380 for more information.
Detoxification Food Plan:
A detox food plan focuses on eating plenty of nutrient dense, whole foods. Eating a variety of colorful, fresh, organic vegetables (9+ servings) and fruits (2 servings) during and after a detox is important because these foods contain phytonutrients and fiber, which helps neutralize and mobilize toxins out of the body. Lean, high quality proteins are important because they provide amino acids which serve as building blocks in the body, needed for repair. Make sure to dramatically increase your water intake to help optimize elimination.
The following handouts provide specific information to help you eat foods that will optimize and assist with your body's detoxification process over the next two weeks. Included in the handouts is a simple What To Eat guide and a Detox Planner with a daily meal planner, shopping list and recipes.
You have a variety of ways to support your detox program.
1) For those on-the-go, the complete PaleoCleanse Plus detox program which provides 28 single serving packets of a detox drink mix, 28 detox supplement packets, guide book and blender bottle.
2) For individuals who are not traveling or who are working from home, they may be preferred to purchase the canister of the Pure PaleoCleanse Plus detox drink and a bottle of the Detox Antiox supplement.
Pure PaleoCleanse Plus™ is designed to aid the body’s defenses against toxic substances. The ingredients in Pure PaleoCleanse Plus™ help to balance both phase I and phase II of detoxification in the liver.*
Detox Antiox™ contains multiple nutrients known to support healthy glutathione levels, making it helpful for supporting phase II liver detoxification.* It also combats free radicals and helps detoxify chemicals and heavy metals from the body.
* These statements have not been approved by the FDA. Not intended to diagnose, treat or cure.
Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily (ex. if you weigh 150 lbs, drink 75 ounces or about 10 glasses of water a day).
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, grains, processed foods and added sugars.
Limit dairy to organic grass fed and preferably fermented sources (fermented cottage cheese, fermented yogurt).
Eat 9 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit daily.
Avoid foods you know you are sensitive to.
Ensure you are moving your bowels a minimum of once daily.
During this time it is essential to take time for relaxation, recognizing that stress acts like a toxin in the body.
Get plenty of sleep.
Learn more about detoxing your emotional health.
See below for links to helpful calming exercises.