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4 Spring Detox Tips to Feel Lighter & Lovely NOW

—  found in  Beauty  —

Even though it hasn't officially arrived, as I was walking along Bloor St. in Toronto yesterday, I definitely had a feeling spring was in the air. That sunshine does wonderful things doesn't it? I could just feel the cholesterol in my skin converting to vitamin D (a little Nutritionist humour here) making me feel more upbeat and joyous.

One of my favourite wellness workshops I do, has by far got to be simple ways to detoxify your mind, body and spirit. You really don't need to go on a crazy calorie cutting diet which is only going to FUEL YOUR APPETITE CONTROLLING HORMONES. In fact, there are really simple things you can do every day to detoxify. Daily detox increases your energy, vibrancy, better bowel movements (and I KNOW you love that) and of course, makes you more fresh-faced.

Here's my top 4 Spring Detox Tips:

1. DRINK LEMON & WATER: Every morning upon waking to cleanse your liver, strengthen your liver enzymes and fire your metabolic engines for fat burning. Drink a min. of 6-8 glasses of water per day. My joyous video here: http://joyoushealth.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/lemon-water-how-much-why/

2. INCREASE FIBRE: Essential for gut health (and skin health). Helps to eliminate toxins from the body and increase "transit time" -- what you ate 2 days ago should have gone out the back door long ago, if it's not this is sitting sitting in your gut getting more and more toxic. Aim for 40-50 g per day from whole grains with fibre intact, raw vegetables/fruit with skin, legumes, psyllium husks, ground flaxseed and chia seeds.

3. REDUCE TOXIC PERSONAL CARE & HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS: Check for toxic ingredients in the products you use and seek out natural alternatives or consider making your own at home. Here's why: http://joyoushealth.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/how-safe-are-your-hair-products/ Products I use: http://joyoushealth.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/beauty-products-joyous-health-approved/

4. EXERCISE DAILY. Move everyday, a minimum of 30 minutes! Increased circulation supports detoxification by carrying nutrients to the cells and carrying toxins AWAY to be eliminated. Remember that toxins are stored in your fat cells, the more fat cells you have, the more toxic you are. A lean body is not the same as a thin or skinny body and in fact, some of the thinnest looking people actually have the highest body fat = most toxic too.

See? There are no gimmicks needed to for simple ways to detox. And you don't have to go on a starvation diet and slow down your metabolism to a snail's pace to detox either. In fact, did you know that your liver actually requires protein to efficiently detoxify? So eating next to nothing will eventually turn off your liver's detoxification pathways.

Tell me your detox stories - the good, bad and ugly, I would love to hear them!

Have a joyous day!

Joy

19 Comments
Anna   •   March 18, 2010

Since I started reading your blog I am religiously drinking lemon and water every morning! Thanks for these tips.

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Jeffrey   •   March 18, 2010

Hi Joy! The weather sure feels like Spring and I am thinking I need to do a detox.Thanks for these tips.

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joyousness   •   March 18, 2010

Jess   •   March 18, 2010

Joy I would love to hear when you are doing another wellness workshop. Your blog has so much amazing information. I found you through twitter. I've done my share of detoxes over the years and found that I feel pretty low energy from it. Do you know why that is?

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joyousness   •   March 18, 2010
joyousness   •   March 18, 2010

shilpa   •   March 18, 2010

Hi Joy! The weather sure feels like Spring and I am thinking I need to do a detox.Thanks for your info. Excercise

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Pamela   •   March 20, 2010

I totally need to detox! Joy, thank you for these tips. I would love to book a session with you, how do I do that?

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joyousness   •   March 22, 2010

Edith   •   March 22, 2010

One of your tips recommends eatting 40-50g of fiber each day. How do you measure this?

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joyousness   •   March 22, 2010

candice   •   April 5, 2010

Hey Joy! I wanted to ask you; my honey really prefers fizzy water over flat water. Is it ok if he has his morning lemon water with fizzy water? thanks! C

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Lynne McNab   •   April 8, 2011

hi joy my detox story is long and continues everyday so i will try to make it short. about 1 year ago i started on the raw food health plan and don't regret it for one day. so far i have lost 55lbs and have gotten off of 7 medications. the last 3 months have been particularly difficult as i am coming off of morphine which i took 24hrs/day for a chronic pain conidition. but through proper eating i don't have that pain anymore. i know my body is healing and that is why i don't mind experiencing this. besides the physical healing, there is a lot of emotional and spiritual as well. happy healing to everyone!

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