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March 4, 2013

Easy spring cleansing

With springtime just right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to do a little internal spring cleaning. Learn ways to detox the digestive system, remove toxins and use foods to cleanse and heal. Also, make sure to check us out on Daybreak this Thursday when we talk about these products.

Digestive Cleansing
One simple way to clean out your system is to cleanse the digestive track. Check out Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula with certified organic aloe vera and trusted herbs that have been known to help maintain overall healthy digestion. This Stomach Formula works with your own stomach acid to maintain a healthy pH balance while offering relief from occasional heartburn and acid indigestion. Also, you can utilize Liquid Bentonite with Psyllium Seeds to help pull toxins out of the digestive track. The Bentonite expands to absorb toxins in the system and the Psyllium Seeds helps to dispel them from the intestines.

Tools to Remove Toxins
You can also utilize supplements to help clear the body of metals and toxins. Supplements such as Swedish Bitters, Metal X, Dyna Pro NIT and Chlororhyll help to remove various environmental toxins and stimulate the body to heal. Swedish Bitters combines bitter herbs to stimulate the body to remove waste, while Metal X contains a blend of  pumpkin seed, okra, rhubarb,  cayenne, peppermint and dulse to support the body’s natural resistance to heavy metals. Dyna Pro NIT is an interesting product because it specifically addresses removing nitrate and nitrite residues in the body (like from meat). Finally, Chlororphyll – which comes from the core of green plants – helps to build the blood, increase oxygenation and boost energy levels to fight toxins.

Using Foods to Cleanse
Beyond supplements, you can utilize foods to cleanse your body. Soups provide a great base for a cleanse because they are easy for the body to digest. Try replacing your dinner meal with soup for an entire week to encourage the body to remove toxins. Make sure to choose a natural soup like those from Boulder Soup Works and drink plenty of water.  Another idea is to integrate a raw meal into your daily routine. CORE Meals are predominantly raw with cooked components to match our digestive anatomy. Each CORE Meal is built from traditional regional ingredient combinations to make powerful, enduring foods that come in a delicious food bar.

If you are looking to try a dedicated cleansing diet, consider the ancient Seneca Indian Cleansing Diet which is a four-day diet designed to rid the body of toxins. During the cleanse, drinking pure water and utilizing organic local veggies and fruit is encouraged.

Day #1
The first day of the diet focuses on cleansing the colon by eating all the fruits that you want except for bananas.

Day #2
The entire second day of the diet is devoted to drinking herbal teas to remove built up toxins and mineral deposits from the system. Avoid stimulating teas like black and green tea.

Day #3
On the third day you can eat all the vegetables that you want. This helps to replenish beneficial minerals that the body needs.

Day #4
On the last day of the diet, you drink a vegetable broth all day to continue to deliver beneficial minerals to the body and feed the lymphatic system, nerves, blood and glands. Make your own broth with veggies such as cabbage, broccoli, carrots, onions and tomatoes.

Read more about the cleansing diet here and here.

Please note: Since everyone is different, check with your healthcare provider before cleansing.

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