Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring Cleanse; The Kidneys

Water is, by far, the most important ‘nutrient’ for the kidneys.  The kidneys work constantly to filter blood; removing unwanted components and titrating components that are needed by the body.  It is impossible for the kidneys to function well without … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System is a network of vessels which acts as a filtration system, and houses immune cells.  The lymphatic system is importance in cleansing, because it transports excess fluid and toxins released by tissues and allows them to be … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Liver

The Liver is considered the major organ of detoxification.  A series of chemical steps allow the liver to convert substances that may be toxic or unusable by the body, into a form that can be eliminated safely from the body. … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; The Colon

The colon is a major organ of elimination, making it’s health imperative for successful cleansing. Foods that support the colon in it’s function include: Ground Flax Seeds.  These provide a mucilaginous coating to protect the inner lining of the GI … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Skin

Skin is the body’s largest organ and very important in detoxification.  Sweating allows the body to rid itself of many water-soluble toxins.  Sebum, an oily substance produced within skin glands, can carry fatty materials and eliminate them from the body. … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Lungs

The lungs can eliminate water-soluble toxins through the vapour that is expelled with each breath.  To enhance elimination through lungs, focus on deep “belly breaths” and aim for 30 deep breaths 3 times per day.  Aerobic exercise is also important … Continue reading

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Cleansing Foods

There are many foods which naturally encourage the body to rid itself of toxins and residue.  Here are some of our favorites: GREEN VEGETABLES: Green Leafies, as I like to call them, are packed with vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients.  … Continue reading

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