Let’s face it no matter how much we reduce our toxic exposure there are always going to be things that are out of our control. We are constantly exposed to environmental toxins that can wreak havoc on our bodies. Now, while our bodies have been designed to naturally detoxify, the amounts of toxins we are exposed to in today’s modern lifestyle are more than our bodies are capable of handling alone. Have no fear because today you are going to learn everything you need to know to ensure you are reducing your toxic load naturally.
Benefits Of Detoxing
What’s in it for you? There are several benefits to detoxing that make it ideal to incorporate into your lifestyle. Detoxing has been shown to help dramatically increase energy levels. Who couldn’t use a little bit of a pick me up from time to time? It aids internal organs and improves digestion. Detoxing reduces inflammation and slows down the aging process. It strengthens your immune system while also providing mental clarity. Detoxing also has amazing benefits for skin and hair such as hair strength, length, and shine, skin clarity, texture, radiance, and color. It helps balance hormones and improves mood. More importantly, detoxing helps with weight management and reducing body odor!
The Power of Gut Health
As a doctor, I cannot tell you how many conversations I have daily about autoimmune disorders. Most of my clients have been struggling with an undiagnosed autoimmune disease for years. Others have been diagnosed and are looking for ways to reduce their symptoms. As such, one of the very first things we do is talk about digestive health. Here’s the thing, most people don’t realize that more than half of your immune system is inside of your digestive tract! That’s right, which means when your digestive system has become compromised, your immune system has too! This means that by supporting your digestive health, you are boosting your immunity all in one. I don’t know about you, but I love when I get a two-for-one deal.
Dry Brushing 101
You may have heard of dry brushing, and you may know you want to do it as part of your skincare routine. What you may not know is what the overall benefits are of this technique. You may know that it removes dry skin, but you may not know what dry skin brushing offers that you can’t get from other dry skin removal methods. Here are some of those benefits to consider about your new dry skin brushing routine.
One of the key benefits of dry brushing occurs in the lymphatic system. This is an important benefit because this system helps remove cellular waste. The dry brushing technique helps open the cells and the system to cycling the waste out and to rebuilding the skin and cellular system. It helps prevent blockage in this system as well. Think of it as opening up blocked pores and making sure that things are cycling out properly and allowing the area to be cleaned properly as well.
Poor circulation can cause a number of problems with the skin including a build-up of dry skin cells and a buildup of fat in certain areas. The increase in circulation that is caused by the dry brushing technique can help stimulate your cells just like with the lymphatic system. This increased circulation helps with the removal of metabolic waste from the body which can help the skin distribute natural oils making the skin softer and smoother over time without the need for over-the-counter lotions that can have harmful chemicals and ingredients.
Another leading benefit to dry brushing is the ability to add a new level of stress relief to your routine. The act of dry brushing can stimulate the skin and help release tension throughout the body without a hard massage or deep tissue option. Following the dry brushing with a hot shower can also help relieve even more tension and stress. Ideally, you would follow all of that with something equally relaxing like alone time or mediation.
These benefits can help people with mild to moderate skin irritation and issues. If you have more serious issues, you may want to consult a doctor before starting the dry brushing technique in your routine. They can guide you to how often you should be doing it and if there are any additional steps you need to take in your routine.
No Time Like The Present
Keeping your body free of toxins and free radicals is necessary to maintain a healthy life and a healthy mind. Add any of these foods to your regular diet to help your body with its critical detoxifying processes. If you are looking for a safe and all-natural way to detox your body at home be sure to check out my Balancing Abundance Program. Because detoxing is so important and realistically everyone should be doing it on at least a seasonal basis I have taken the time to put together a program to help you do just that. Here’s the thing, I know working with me one-on-one can seem difficult to get into (due to limited space) and I wanted to be able to give everyone an additional solution that has no limits. You deserve to be happy, healthy, and successful at everything you do so here are some recipes to help set you up for success!
Watermelon Basil Limeaid
Gluten-Free Vegan Serves 1
- 2 Cups Frozen Watermelon
- Juice of 1 Lime
- 4 Basil Leaves
- 1 Bottle Lime Coconut Bia Water
Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until desired texture has been reached.
Cauliflower Steak with a Chimichurri Sauce
Gluten-Free Vegan Serves 2
- 1 medium cauliflower
- 2 Tbsp Agave syrup
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil
- ½ Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ Tbsp Onion powder
- 1 Tbsp dry thyme leaves
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp Oreganno Dried
- ⅛ tsp mustard powder
- 2 tsp sea salt and black pepper mixed
- 1 cup cilantro
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 cup parsley
- ½ lime juiced
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Slice cauliflower into thick (1-inch) steaks and set aside. In a bowl, combine 1 Tbsp avocado oil, syrup, juice, and seasoning for steaks. Place steaks into the marinade for 3-5 minutes and place onto the grill. Make sure to brush steaks with any remaining seasoning sauce and cook for 20-25 minutes flipping as needed. To prepare chimichurri, combine all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until desired texture is reached. Top the steaks with the chimichurri sauce when ready to eat.
Gluten-Free, Vegan Serves 2
- 1 English cucumber cubed
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1 avocado cubed
- 2 Tbsp Basil chopped
- ½ cup vegan mozzarella cubed
- 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar reduction
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients listed above except for the vinegar reduction. Spoon out your portions and top with the reduction.
Need A Hand?
A happy and healthy life is closer than you may think. We all have to deal with our health daily, and when we don’t feel our best, it shows. If you are tired of just making it through your day, you NEED to start investing in your health today! You are not alone on this journey. If you ever need any help, I am always here to do just that. Even if it is something as small as acting as a sounding board, do you have any questions or concerns I can help you with? Feel free to contact me directly at [email protected], or you can even book a one-on-one call with me. Be sure to subscribe to gain access to tons of free goodies and check back daily for more great recipes and information!