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5 Steps to Detox for a Healthy New Year
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get fit, be healthier, etc. etc… it’s not too late to start the year off right!
Detoxing is a great way to reset your body and can be done in many ways.
You can go all out like Jenny McCarthy did with my Total Body Detox (TBW), a 40 day complete detoxification and rejuvenation program. You begin with a 10 day pre-cleanse, then a week (Phase I) of only detoxing shakes and cleansing herbs (no solid foods), then a week (Phase II) where you do herbs and 2 shakes a day and add solid food back into your diet. Then a week (Phase III) adding herbal tincture and a health drink to flush out your Live, Gall Bladder and Kidneys and then a week (Phase IV)) of herbs and tinctures to rejuvenate your entire body. This is hard-core and for the serious detoxifier.
Here are 5 steps to an easy detox:
Drink lots of lemon water, preferably a gallon a day (can add stevia to this if desired). This will hydrate you and lemon will eliminate the mucus we discharge at night. This will also be great for your skin, hair and nails.
Remember to exercise and sweat. Try to get 30 minutes of cardio in ideally every day to keep the joints working, blood flowing and the bowels eliminating. Try to work up a good sweat. This helps to detox the toxins out of you systems. The best way to sweat, which helps to detox you, is to do saunas. If you want a personal sauna, check out the Health Partner recommended by jenny McCarthy and Generation Rescue.
Daily dry skin brush. This is a highly effective technique for stimulating the expulsion of fresh mucoid material, hardened particles or impacted mucoid matter and other obstructions in the lymph system, which will reduce inflammations of the lymph nodes caused by these accumulations. This only takes a few minutes each day. You need a long handle brush with natural bristles and instructions on how to brush click here.
Practice smart pH balancing. A high alkaline balance is the body’s first line of defense against illness and disease. The principle alkaline foods are fruits and vegetables followed by whole grains, oils, nuts, sprouts and water. The acid producing foods are animal products like meat, eggs, dairy and processed foods including white flour and refined sugar and acid forming drinks such as sodas, coffee and processed juices, plus ‘over the counter’ and prescription drugs. To learn more about smart pH balancing read my book Eat Smart Eat Simple. You can find it here.
Practice smart food combining. The term “food combining” refers to those combinations of foods which are compatible with each other in digestive chemistry. In other words, the goal of food combining is to aid the digestive processes. By combining your personal blood type foods correctly and applying smart food combining principles, your nutrition will be enhanced, since only food which is digested is capable of nourishing us. Additionally, we will avoid the poisonous byproducts of indigestion, along with its unpleasant symptoms. You can learn more about smart food combining in my earlier article.
Once you have implemented these 5 easy steps, a good way to maintain and continue to promote good health is to follow my daily suggestions for a Program of Vibrant Health click here.
If you have never tried a total body cleanse or would like to start off with something much easier and on a smaller scale, here are 3 options I like to recommend:
The Magic Pak, a 10 day cleanse & detox (a small but effective version of the TBW). This is very easy to do, you eat on this program and it does not interfere with work or exercising.
The Liver Kidney Flush, a 4 week to cleanse, flush & renew your organs.
Again you eat on this program and it is very easy to do.
Deluxe Detox which is Phase I & Phase II of TBW. This program is not yet online but available at my office, 877-910-DRBO and can be mail anywhere.
Wishing You Great Health for the New Year,
About the Author:
Dr. Bo Wagner holds a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a Doctor of Naturopathy, a Ph.D. & Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition, is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine and a former Dean of Internal Wellness & Professor of Functional Medicine and currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Natural Medicine. Visit: www.drbo.com for more information and resources, and connect with Dr. Bo on Facebook and Twitter.
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