Detoxing Our Bodies

Row of sugary candy covered lollipops
Sweet Tooth Satisfaction
July 12, 2018
Sliced sweet potato on cutting board
Sweet Potato and Apple Hash
July 13, 2018
Green phytonutrient detox drink shake

Detoxing Our Bodies

Minimizing our toxic exposure and actively taking steps to detoxify our bodies is an important part of building your health and wellness

You hear about detoxing a lot these days. On social media, from friends, and from TV. There is a lot of good information on detoxifying your body, but there’s also a lot of myths and misinformation. Here are some tips on how to reduce your toxin burden and support your body’s natural detoxification processes from the inside out.

1. Maximize your phytonutrients.

Eat whole, real foods, especially cruciferous veggies like broccoli, Bok Choy, kale and Brussel sprouts to maximize your dietary phytonutrients and increase your body’s ability to detoxify.  Choose foods high in antioxidants like dark, green leafy veggies and berries.  Garlic and onions can also help you detoxify.

2. Avoid plastics.

Non-leaching stainless steel water bottles and glass container like Pyrex to store leftovers.  Instead of buying water in plastic bottles, install a filter at home.  Also, zero-waste reverse-osmosis filters are an option.

3. Detox your home and body.

Stick with natural, simple products.  Household items like vinegar and baking soda can be used to clean your kitchen while coconut oil and brown sugar make excellent skin care products.  If you can eat it you know it’s safe to put on your skin!  Check out or the Healthy Living app for detailed information on safe ingredients for both home and beauty products.

4. Exercise and sweat.

These help rid your body of toxins.  Try a sauna or a steam bath.

Homemade Hand Scrub with Essential Oils

1 cup coarse sea salt
1/2 cup liquid coconut oil
5 – 7 drops of grapefruit oil
Blend all ingredients well.  Store in a small jar.  Use daily.  I keep it near the kitchen sink to remind me to use it.

“Be the change you want to see.”  Gandhi

Get Even Healthier!

Are you curious about how happy good health can make you feel?  Or where to start with your health and wellness?  It is so much more then what you eat!
When I am under stress it comes out on my skin.  Our largest organ that probably we neglect the most.  Eczema breakouts occur on my body and the eyelids have been the latest.  Oh, yes it gets my attention!  As a Health Coach, I can help you make your own healthy changes.  Let’s talk!  Schedule a consultation with me today – pass this offer on to someone you care about!  Who comes to mind that wants to start working on their health?

About Me

Making changes and raising the standards is an ongoing process.  After being in the teaching profession for 33 years, rituals and changes had to be made once I retired.  I will share tools that have helped me.

Recently, I was trained on a program that is a holistic approach to reset, repair and replenishes the body.  One of the tools we will use determines your metabolic age.  Do you know your metabolic age?  Contact me for the details.

Also, I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods.  Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

In Good Health and Wellness,


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