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How to Detox Your Body from Toxins
By Dr. Josh Axe
January 27, 2023
Whether you realize it or not, the outside and inside of our bodies are exposed to multitudes of toxins every single day. These toxins can include environmental pollutants, food chemicals and preservatives, heavy metals, pesticides, pathogens and more. We inhale, ingest or come into contact with these toxins because that’s just part of living on this earth.
But while our bodies can handle a certain amount of toxin exposure through its built-in detoxification system, there are times when our bodies may need an assist. In other words, getting some detoxification support through certain foods, drinks and supplements can be a great idea.
In particular, following our Super Greens Detox Program (which uses Organic Supergreens supplements) can help the body’s natural detoxification system, including the liver, colon, kidneys, lymphatic system and even the skin. Our DIY detox drinks can do the same thing.
Of course, you should always consult your healthcare professional prior to beginning any new dietary or lifestyle program, including dietary supplementation, especially if you’re pregnant, nursing, allergic or taking any medication. (Note: This program is not intended for children.)
Some common areas that you may benefit from detoxification can include:
Focus and concentration
Immune system health
The primary purpose of a detox is to give your body’s own built-in detoxification the support it needs. Your liver, kidneys, and immune system normally do this for you, so the goal is to support these organs by providing them with plenty of nutrients.
By supporting the body’s natural detoxification system, the Super Greens Detox does exactly that. After detoxing, you may notice that you feel lighter, energized and more clear-headed afterwards.
Inflammation is a natural, normal response in the body, but it’s important to maintain a healthy response to inflammation. A detox diet and lifestyle can help keep the body in balance.
Because this Super Greens Detox is a calorie-restricted program and uses intermittent fasting, you are likely to help manage a healthy weight.
Overall, intermittent fasting works by depriving your body of its main source of energy, forcing it to start breaking down fat cells instead.
The program also includes Herbal Cider Vinegar, a herbal-infused apple cider vinegar supplement that includes the organic compound acetic acid and that helps promote a healthy weight (in addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle, including regular exercise).
In addition, eating a nutrient-rich diet and avoiding junk, you’ll likely be better in touch with your hunger and fullness cues and have more energy for physical activity.
The herbs, greens and botanicals in Organic SuperGreens are nutrient-packed sources of essential phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. This means that these formulas may help fill in gaps in your diet, especially if you don’t regularly eat vegetables and fruits.
Organic SuperGreens is loaded with 25-plus power-packed superfoods containing key plant compounds.
Consuming plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from foods and supplements is one of the best ways to promote healthy energy levels, clearheadedness and a positive mindset.
When you’re meeting your nutrient needs, such as for key vitamins and minerals, and avoiding inflammatory foods or triggers, you should have more energy. Doing so can also promote a healthy immune system as well as healthy digestion.
Our modern diets are overly acidic due to processed grains, conventional meats, sugars and unhealthy fats. When the diet is more acidic, it’s not optimal for the blood and bodily tissues, including the cells of the heart, blood, brain, nerves, muscles, bones, skin and hair.
In fact, our body’s 100 trillion cells prefer a slightly alkaline state — and green foods are the alkalizing foods your body will love.
Our Organic SuperGreens powders and tablets include a proprietary, clinically studied probiotic called Bacillus coagulans. The inclusion of probiotics in our greens formulas helps to support absorption of other nutrients and offers many other digestive benefits.
Organic SuperGreens contains the adaptogens ashwagandha, reishi, cordyceps and astragalus. These are superfoods that generally help your body adapt to stress and stay in balance.
Promoting a healthy immune system, a healthy response to inflammation and getting enough sleep all help to fuel healthy cognitive functions and an overall positive outlook. You can keep your outlook, motivation, and focus on track by supporting your gut and obtaining plenty of detoxifying foods and supplements.
Eating foods to promote a healthy response to Inflammation and to support gut health can promote the normal production of neurotransmitters and hormones that make you calm and sleepy. Sleeping soundly is easier when you’re feeling your best, focusing on your overall health may result in better sleep, too.
Does your skin tell the tale when you off-road from your typical healthy diet, are super stressed out or not sleeping enough? Does it seem like your hair feels the impact, too?
That’s why it’s important to maintain proper nutrient levels through diet and maintain healthy lifestyle routines. Your appearance often mirrors your diet and lifestyle and can also benefit by supporting your liver and gut.
In addition to eating a healthy diet, you can support detoxification naturally by cutting out added sugar, too much caffeine, alcohol, refined flour and trans fats.
Below are some of the best foods and drinks to help you detox:
Loaded with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, greens are among the best foods for nearly every system in your body. High-fiber foods, including fresh veggies and fruits, are essential for cleansing the colon and supporting elimination, which is primarily how the body detoxes itself.
Sea veggies such as chlorella and spirulina give your healthy gut and immune system a boost by providing lots of nutrients, including vitamins B12, K, A C and E, plus calcium and potassium and antioxidants such as carotenoids and astaxanthin.
As excellent sources of vitamins C and A plus antioxidants, berries and citrus fruits are great for promoting a healthy response to inflammation and boosting your fiber and phytonutrient intake.
Turmeric, parsley, ginger, rosemary, cinnamon, and other herbs and spices contain powerful antioxidants known to support digestive, gut and overall metabolic health. Try adding these ingredients to plenty of your meals, including teas, smoothies, oats, soups and more.
Be sure to stay hydrated to flush out waste from your system. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day, ideally that’s been filtered.
Detoxifying drinks or wellness shots can help support the body’s natural detoxification process. Try our detox drink full of powerful ingredients can help support the body’s natural cleansing process.
Related: Cleansing, Detox Soup with Chicken & Bone Broth
It’s the principal supplement in our Super Greens Detox program. It’s the most convenient way to boost your intake of veggies, grasses, berries and algae.
What are super greens? Full of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, Organic Supergreens are available in several easy-to-consume powders. Stir a scoop into water or another beverage daily to obtain vital nutrients. Organic Supergeens help support healthy energy levels, detoxification, healthy digestive function and healthy gut microflora.
Organic SuperGreens powder and tablets — several new Supergreens powders, Supergreen tablets and even Supergreens gummies now available — feature a variety of raw, organic green juices, as well as microalgae such as spirulina, berries and herbs. Probiotics are included in some to help promote absorption and digestion. These ingredients are considered “superfoods” because they are typically higher in nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants.
Consumption of these superfoods on a regular basis — up to three times a day on this program, although you should always read and follow dietary supplement label directions for use — can lead to major benefits (see above) and cleanse your body from the inside out. This program will help support the body’s natural detoxification system, including the liver, colon, kidneys, lymphatic system and even the skin.
Interested in the detox program? Read about these three bundles:
Probiotics are gut-friendly bacteria that help populate the gastrointestinal tract to support healthy digestion and immune system function. They promote healthy microbial balance while supporting a healthy immune system, nutrient absorption and elimination.
We recommend hardy soil-based organism (SBO) probiotics, which support healthy digestive and immune system function and healthy bowel transit time.
Herbal Cider Vinegar is useful for supporting digestion and for providing alkalizing effects thanks to its low pH level.
Consuming Herbal Cider Vinegar daily offers detoxification support through helping promote a healthy microbial balance, supporting healthy weight management (combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle, including regular exercise), supporting appetite control and supporting healthy oxidative stress levels.
Animal studies show that it can offer support for cardiovascular health, promote healthy antioxidant levels and may help promote healthy cellular energy.
As a great source of collagen protein, which helps support integrity of the gut lining, as well as nutrients including minerals, bone broth has historically been used to support a healthy immune system for centuries.
Consuming Bone Broth Protein daily can generally help contribute to gut, joint, skin and hair health while also supporting a healthy body weight, appetite control and maintenance of muscle mass.
Not ready to commit to a two-week program? Then try our Detox Support Bundle that includes many of the supplements mentioned above, as well as a Liver Cleanse formula that is specifically aimed at supporting healthy liver function and detoxification. This liver cleanse supplement brings you time-tested superfoods that are optimized for absorption and pairs well with other detoxifying supplements including SBO Probiotics and Organic Supergreens.
Within our Detox Support Bundle, you’ll find the following five products which can be taken daily:
Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS, is a doctor of chiropractic, doctor of natural medicine, clinical nutritionist and author with a passion to help people get well using food and nutrition. He operates leading natural health website DrAxe.com and is co-founder of Ancient Nutrition, a health supplement company. He’s also author of the books Eat Dirt, Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine, Keto Diet, Collagen Diet and Ancient Remedies.
The authors and publisher specifically disclaim any liability, loss, or risk, personal or otherwise, that is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of this content.
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