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Sep 17, 2019 BY Joy McCarthy

JH PODCAST 11: Why You Need to Detox and How You Can Make It A Part Of Your Every Day

It's no surprise that I am very passionate about detoxing; so much so, that my second book, Joyous Detox, is dedicated to teaching you the many ways we can go about detoxing in our daily life! Supporting your body's natural detoxification system is more important than ever. Our ancient biology simply wasn't designed for the chemicals and toxins in our modern environment and as a result, we're seeing a higher frequency of symptoms such as sluggish digestion, acne, and low energy, and the rates of illness and disease are skyrocketing. 

After listening to this episode, I am positive you will have a much better idea as to how you can detox in your daily life, including the food you eat, the supplements you take, the thoughts you think, the air you breathe and the life that you live! Happy detoxing!

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • The first detox I ever did
  • Looking beyond the quick-fix boxed cleanses and supplements to detox 
  • Why you should be concerned about your drinking water even if you live in a city that has access to "clean water"
  • The harmful toxins in our food and environment
  • Our ancient biology and how it isn't designed for our modern environment
  • The concern of BPA (Bisphenol A) and its cousin, BPS (Bisphenol S) and why choosing BPA-free options is not enough
  • Your liver is the master organ of detoxification
  • The two phases of detoxification and how to support each of them naturally
  • Using avoidance as a strategy to detox
  • What low energy, sluggish digestion, and acne have to do with toxic accumulation in the body
  • Hallmark symptoms that your body is overburdened with toxins
  • Whole foods that will help you to detox daily
  • The role of lemon and water, apple cider vinegar, dark leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, fermented foods and turmeric in detox
  • What adding fresh herbs to your food does for detox
  • The importance of Vitamin C while detoxing
  • Social detoxes and how to perform one in your life
  • Parabens being found in breast cancer cells
  • Swapping out conventional personal body care products for safe, non-toxic alternatives
  • Eliminating fragrance from your life 
  • A funny story about milk thistle and my ex-boyfriend


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Sep 17, 2019 BY Joy McCarthy
Amy   •   September 30, 2019

I started drinking lime in my water instead of lemon, I just prefer the taste of it and a friend of mine from Mexico said they use lime way more than lemon. Just wondering if limes have the same properties as lemon and are they good for detoxing too?

Joy McCarthy   •   September 30, 2019

Irene   •   September 30, 2019

Hi Joy. Love listening to your podcasts. I had read somewhere that you should be dry brushing towards your heart. You had said on your podcast that you should be brushing away from your heart. Could you clarify why?

Joy McCarthy   •   October 1, 2019

Nathalie   •   October 7, 2019

Love your podcast! Very interesting and insightful!! Thank you

Joy McCarthy   •   October 8, 2019

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