1. For a successful detox and weight loss kick-starter, the number one place to start is your GUT. The digestive system plays a major role in supporting detoxification from intestinal motility and elimination, to acting as a gatekeeper (i.e. keeping unwanted toxins at bay). Cut all sugar and heavily processed foods out of your diet for a week. Refined sugar and processed foods are incredibly inflammatory.
2. One of the easiest, most natural ways to detox is to sweat. Exercising and moving our body daily boosts the excretion of toxins. Moving the body daily increases lymphatic flow and blood circulation. Infrared saunas are another great detoxing tool to eliminate unwanted toxins.
3. Support the intricate phase I and II detoxification pathways by nourishing the body with the right kind of nutrients. Sulforaphane found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and brussels sprouts (with the highest concentration found in broccoli sprouts) assists detoxification by boosting the antioxidant capacity of cells. This helps promote weight loss and reduces inflammation. Eat plenty of vegetables and add some Sulforaphane containing broccoli sprouts this spring. TIP: adding a dash of mustard seed powder to your cruciferous vegetables can boost sulforaphane which can be lost through certain cooking methods.
If you don’t want to spend another summer feeling sluggish and lacking confidence, it’s time to consider a 28 day total body reset detox program with Marina at Merge Health (Clinical Nutritionist) to kickstart your weight loss and wellness goals.
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