Daily, we are exposed to toxins

It is impossible to avoid no matter how careful you are.  Certainly your exposure can be minimized as you become aware of all the harmful ingredients and chemicals rampant in our food, cosmetics & household items.  But unless you live life in a sterile bubble, you will be affected to some degree.

Common Toxins include:

  • Triclosan: found in cutting boards, fabrics, floor tiles, mops, paint, toys & wallpaper

So it’s a good idea to perform some body cleansing from time to time, the frequency required depends on your level of exposure, as per your determination.  There are several “Detox” products available at health food stores that involve different protocols to accomplish results and this is one option you can follow once or twice a year.  But there are also many foods and nutrients that also help to cleanse your body regularly when you consume them:

Detox Superstars: Avocados, Beets, Blueberries, Ginger, Green Tea, Seaweed & Watercress

Detox Staples: Fibre, Probiotics, Green Tea & Curcumin, reduce or eliminate caffein, consume beans & legumes

Detox Teas: Dandelion Root, Ginger Root and Senna

Detox enzymes: Broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts & kale all contain sulforaphane which induces anticancer enzymes

  • Apples: contains D-glucaric acid, cholesterol-lowering soluble fibre called pectin
  • Beetroot: contains betaine for liver function
  • Cabbage: isothiocyanates protect against cancer, glutamine removes excess ammonia
  • Dandelion: diuretic, mild laxative and improves digestion
  • Garlic: is a natural antibiotic, has vitamins B6 & C, calcium & selenium which help the thyroid and immune system
  • Lemon Juice: reduces fluid retention & stimulates the liver, source of vitamin C & is anti-oxidant
  • Milk Thistle: protects & regenerates liver cells
  • Modified Citrus Pectin from citrus peels works as a chelator (binder & remover) of heavy metals
  • Watercress: protects white blood cells from free radicals, has protein and vitamins A, C & K

Liver Health: Chlorella, Co-Enzyme Q10, Zinc, L-Carnitine, Vitamin E & Selenium

Here are some great Detox resources if you’d like to learn more: