New Year – New You – Detox (Part III: Using Whole Foods to Detox the Body)

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“Let food be thy medicine.” ~ Hippocrates Fasting is one of the oldest means of spiritual and physical cleansing, but a more current approach to detoxing is to nourish the body thoroughly with whole foods, fueling its natural cleansing mechanism with the nutrients needed to achieve optimal cleansing activity. By choosing a diet rich in … Continue reading

New Year – New You – Detox (Part II – The Toxins Behind the Detox)

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What are toxins? ENDOTOXINS The human body produces a number of toxins as byproducts of metabolism. Called endotoxins because they come from within the body itself, these substances can irritate or inflame tissues. Toxins also can inhibit normal functioning unless they are eliminated. EXOTOXINS Harmful substances from outside the body, or exotoxins, often interfere with … Continue reading

New Year – New You – Detox (Part I of IV)

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It’s that time of year… Every New Year seems to trigger a natural urge to kick-start our initiatives to improve and empower our life/ relationships/weight loss/job search/financial planning/etc. For each of us, the initiative and urgency may differ, but we nonetheless share a similar focus to start or reboot a part of ourselves. Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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