We have full faith in the restorative powers of a good juice cleanse, but did you know that drinking green juice daily can provide major detox benefits too? Holistic nutritionist, Elissa Goodman, is walking us through three specific greens that add power-packed benefits to our daily detoxification practices when used correctly.
New to juice cleansing or just can’t handle the idea of three days on liquid only? Start with these daily juices and supplements and see how you feel! Elissa’s insights come to us from her powerful new book, Cancer Hacks. Check out her three potent, functional green juice recommendations and the incredible ways our bodies can benefit…
Once you get your central nervous system operating primarily in the parasympathetic mode (learn more here!), the next step is to focus on cleansing the body of excess hormones, toxins, pesticides, metals, viruses and pathogens.
If you’re feeling fatigued, frequently sick, dealing with stubborn weight gain, dealing with constipation, muscle aches and pains, anxiety, depression, autoimmune issues and skin problems like acne, eczema, redness and rashes, these are all signs that you’ve reached a toxic limit.
Your food, your environment and even your self-care products are inundated with toxins. A consistent deep cleaning never hurts! In addition to eating a diet void of sugar, dairy, gluten, corn and processed foods, eating organic greens and vegetables, portioned organic fruit with whole grains, healthy fats, and fiber will enable your body to do the job it was designed to do.
My clients and I have had life changing results with the following cleanse regimen that includes three ways to aid your body in a deeper level of lifestyle cleansing. This is what took me from surviving to a whole different level of thriving I never knew existed.
My cleansing protocol works at the root of the problem and anyone can benefit from it. You can follow all three steps or choose what fits best into your lifestyle – the key is being consistent to the routine. You will see and feel results quickly once you commit to it.
Fresh celery juice
Drink 16 ounces of organic celery juice every day (that’s equal to about one entire bunch of celery). This just might be the best thing you can do to see quick results. Celery has a calming effect on the nervous system and happens to be an amazing blood purifier and eliminator of toxins from the body, serving dual purposes: nervous system support and detoxification.
Research suggests that celery improves liver health, which can increase your body’s own detox capacities long term. If that isn’t enough, it can help you rebuild HCL in your gut, which is crucial for fully digesting your food and absorbing important nutrients. You should see and feel results in as little as seven days, but the protocol can continue endlessly! (If you’re really not feeling well, you may want to start slowly with 6-8 ounces and build up from there.)
Vimergy Barley Grass Juice Extract
Add 2 teaspoons of Vimergy Barley Grass Juice Extract into your juices, smoothies, or lemon water. Barley grass extract is made from the tender young grass produced by the barley seed. It’s harvested at the peak of its chlorophyll, protein and vitamin concentration, before any grain is produced. It has been used for healing purposes since ancient times and offers many benefits – the most significant being cleansing and eliminating toxic build-up in your liver.
A good analogy is the oil filter of the engine. Over time, if the filter is not maintained, it causes many issues to arise – issues that are not so easily identifiable, but all go back to the root cause of the dirty filter. Your liver is similar. An overworked liver will begin to cause issues. Lethargy, memory loss, breakouts/acne, headaches and anxiety are just a few of those issues. The chlorophyll and beta carotene in barley grass juice powder stimulate the elimination of waste and cleanse the liver on a daily basis.
Hawaiian Spirulina PowdeR
Add 2 teaspoons of Nutrex Hawaiian Spirulina Powder daily to your smoothie, juice or lemon water or take double the dose on the bottle of tablets. This blue-green algae is one of the most nutritionally complete superfoods in the world and helps the body detox naturally due to its high concentration of chlorophyll. Not only does it bind to heavy metals and radioactive isotopes, but it helps remove toxins from the blood. Spirulina eases the passage of waste through the digestive system, reducing stress and calming your central nervous system, boosting beneficial bacteria, increasing absorption of nutrients and actively promoting cell regeneration for a faster recovery from any illnesses. I rarely leave home without it!
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