How to detox effectively

by Brooke Davis April 08, 2016

How to detox effectively

As we've discussed here, detoxification is a process by which you attempt to flush toxins and chemicals from your system and improve your body's natural abilities to heal.

There are a ton of detox products, programs and systems on the market and there are many different ways to do a detox, however we've outlined what we believe is the healthiest, safest and most effective way to rid your body of harmful toxins and improve your health.

First, let's get the stuff you may not be looking forward to, out of the way.

What NOT to do:

  1. Do not drink the tea in place of a meal. Our 14 day detox and green tea cleanse (coming soon!) is not a meal replacement product - we encourage you to drink it before or with your breakfast, not instead of it.
  2. Do not double-dip. The product is designed to work effectively when you consume the tea once per day. Drinking more than one cup a day could cause unwanted side-effects. Don't rush the process.
  3. Do not expect to drop 30lbs in 2-4 weeks. Our 14 day detox and green tea cleanse has been formulated to help cleanse your body of potentially harmful toxins and may give you an added boost of daily energy to support your weight loss goals. Having said this, any healthy weight loss program should be slow and steady. Our detox blend is not an aggressive weight loss program, and as much as we would love for you to lose 30lbs (assuming you need/want to) in 2 weeks, we do not believe it is healthy or responsible.

Now, for the good stuff! :)

What TO do:

  1. Sip and enjoy. Whether you choose to drink your tea on it's own, or with a meal, sip it and enjoy it. Savor in the knowledge that every sip is a step toward a healthier you!
  2. Get moving. One of the best ways to flush toxins from your body is through the largest organ...your skin. Sweating through moderate-to-intense exercise will not only help boost the detox process, it can also lower stress levels, encourage weight loss, and increase your overall health and longevity. If you're new, start out slow and work your way up to being active every day. Even if it's a short walk around the block.
  3. Drink lots of water. Most people could benefit by drinking more water each day. This is especially important during a detox program - as your body flushes the toxins from your system you may lose more water than usual. A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces (e.g. a 140 lb female should aim for 70 oz or about 8-9 cups per day).
  4. "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." What does this mean? Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food explains that we should eat real food (not processed, artificial, food-like substances), not too much (in the West we tend to eat more food than our bodies need) and mostly plants (which contain the essential nutrients, antioxidants and polyphenols that help to lower risk of many diseases).
  5. Eat more fibre. According to nutritionfacts.org 97% of Americans are deficient in fibre. Why does this matter? Fibre helps the motility in your colon to ensure you're properly eliminating the toxins from your body. How do you get more fibre? Like your mother always said...eat your veggies. And fruit. And beans, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds.

Follow these guidelines and you're well on your way to feeling better, looking better and leading a healthier life.




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