Detoxification

Detox Can Help You Feel Better… Or Worse?

Detox Can Help You Feel Better… Or Worse?

When engaging in a detox (aka cleanse), many people often feel worse at first. This is commonly known as a “detox crisis” and is believed to be an inevitable part of any detoxification program. But truthfully, it’s not.
Reclaim Vitality with a Fall Cleanse

Reclaim Vitality with a Fall Cleanse

Fall is right around the corner. Are you ready to take advantage of this seasonal transition? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), fall is the best time of year to let go of physical, mental and emotional “baggage.” Just as trees lose their leaves and nature goes into hibernation, we can also let go of whatever is holding us back and enter the cool weather seasons with more clarity, energy and nourishment. It all starts with a gentle cleanse program. By taking steps to strengthen your digestion, immune system and overall health with simple detox methods, you can boost vitality in preparation for the cold winter months.
The Ongoing Battle Against Toxins and What You Can Do About It

The Ongoing Battle Against Toxins and What You Can Do About It

It’s clear from the ever-growing body of research that toxins in our environments and bodies can impact numerous areas of health. Neurological, metabolic, cellular, cardiovascular health and more can all be affected by exposure to toxins. But there are things we can do about it.
Are Cell Phones and Tablets Safe?

Are Cell Phones and Tablets Safe?

Kids love iPads and cell phones. They’re bright, easy to use, tactile and fun. But there’s a question that’s beginning to dawn as more research is being conducted: How safe are they - for kids and adults?
Hot Weather and Toxin Exposure: The Perfect Storm

Hot Weather and Toxin Exposure: The Perfect Storm

The long, hot days of summer can offer ample opportunities for outdoor adventure and heightened physical activity. Just make sure you’re supporting your health against the increased toxin exposure. Even lead poisoning had been dubbed, "the summer disease."
Are Toxins Fueling Type 2 Diabetes?

Are Toxins Fueling Type 2 Diabetes?

We know there are a number of factors that contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. A high sugar diet, lack of exercise and other lifestyle factors are often involved. Genetics can play a role as well. But there's another factor emerging as a possible culprit: environmental toxins.
Boost Your Body’s Ability to Detox

Boost Your Body’s Ability to Detox

We're beginning to understand why many people have a harder time dealing with toxin exposure. Their natural detoxification mechanisms may be slowed down due to what’s known as a “methylation defect.” Read more about how to optimize your natural detox capacity.
Avoid these Common Detox Mistakes

Avoid these Common Detox Mistakes

A gentle, seasonal spring cleanse offers numerous health benefits, but as with any new program, it’s important start slowly and go easy on yourself. One common issue with many detox protocols is that they promise a “quick fix” using harsh ingredients that can send the body into a “detox crisis” with difficult reactions like headaches, digestive issues, lethargy, brain fog and more. However, there are easier, more comfortable and safer ways to remove toxins from the body and avoid unpleasant detox reactions
Top Anti-Allergy Foods

Top Anti-Allergy Foods

Spring is finally here, but for those with seasonal allergies, it’s hardly a time to celebrate. Pollen counts are packing yet another serious punch this year, causing people who suffer from allergies to endure itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, stuffiness and other uncomfortable symptoms. While over-the-counter anti-histamines and other anti-allergy drugs can provide some relief, they often come with side effects like drowsiness and brain fog.