Contrary to popular belief, detoxification doesn’t have to be a chore. It’s not like cleaning the garage or behind the fridge. A gentle, total-body detox can be like having your own luxury spa right at home – you can run an Epsom salt bath, light some beeswax candles, and drink a delicious green vegetable smoothie. When people learn just how easy detox and cleansing can be with the right foods, lifestyle practices and targeted supplements, it becomes a revolutionary way to revitalize long term health. There are a number of whole, natural foods that help cleanse and remove toxins from deep within. On the other hand, processed ingredients, caffeine, alcohol and trans-fats can increase toxic body burden, so it’s critical to eliminate these items. By emphasizing detoxifying, nutrient-dense foods, we help clear the way for optimal health throughout the year.
There's a myth going around about detox. Many people believe that detoxification and cleanse programs have to be grueling lessons in fasting and deprivation. That we must feel worse before we can feel better. But this isn't the case! We thought we'd share one of our favorite green smoothie recipes for St. Patrick's Day -- a healthy tip in our ongoing Spring Detox Special.
With the clocks moving ahead on March 9th, we are ready to "Spring Forward." It's a great time to start planning a seasonal spring cleanse. Spring is a time when people open doors and windows to air out their house and clean the excess clutter that has built up since Fall. The same can be said for your body.