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Spring Break Detox

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 11:15 am | By: Dr. Jeremy Wolf, ND & Lead Wellness Advisor
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So you just got back from spring break. Maybe you relaxed on the beach, ate too much food, read a book, or had one too many alcoholic drinks. Now it’s time to get back to work, but you’re still feeling a little sluggish.  Consider helping your body to recover by doing a detox program. Detox programs are a great way to remove those toxins of spring break, clean out the liver, gain energy, and start feeling like your old self again.

The main organs of elimination are the skin, kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon. When these organs don’t function properly, it leads to a build up of toxins. Before discussing supplements to consider, I will talk about simple ways to improve the function of these organs.

  • Dry skin brushing for one minute a day has been found to improve the elimination of waste by stimulating the lymphatic system, exfoliating the skin, and increasing circulation. Before each shower, gently rub your dry skin with the dry sponge or dry skin brush. Start at your hands and work towards your chest. Then rub from your feet, up your legs, abdomen, and towards your heart. Don’t forget your back and buttocks. Shop Lucky Vitamin and purchase one of our dry skin brushes
  • Another at home method to promote the elimination of toxins is hydrotherapy. This simply means water therapy. By alternating hot and cold water in the shower, you can increase circulation throughout your entire body. Each morning perform three cycles of three minutes hot and 30 seconds cold ending the third cycle on cold just before getting out of the shower.
  •  Castor Oil applied topically in the form of “packs” is a popular way to aid in decreasing inflammation throughout the body, specifically in the abdominal area. It has also been used to improve the elimination of toxins and increase circulation in the lymphatic and circulatory systems as well.  You can check out my March blog on how to do a castor oil pack properly.

Lucky Vitamin has a wide selection of detoxifying and cleansing kits available to help you along the process. These kits contain multi-day supplement regimens that allow you to chose the length of your detox program.  If supplements aren’t the route you are looking to go, we also carry a selection of detox teas that can help get those nasty toxins out of your body.  Additionally, probiotics promote beneficial gut bacteria in your intestinal tract. They aid in regulating bowel movements, which are very important for the elimination of toxins, and have also been found to increase glutathione levels in the body. Glutathione is a potent antioxidant and works in the liver to protect the body from harmful substances as well as eliminate toxins.  This spring don’t let toxins keep you in the way of enjoying the nice weather and great outdoors.




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