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Why Cleanse?

Just as this time provides a natural opportunity to clean our homes and yards of accumulated waste, it is a great time to cleanse the body of accumulated toxins. Our cells are constantly creating waste through normal metabolic functions.  In … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse: Recipes week 3

Smoothie 3: Berries and Beets Ingredients 1 cup fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries (or thawed from frozen) 4 ribs organic celery with “strings” removed ¼ cup finely chopped beetroot 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon tahini/sesame paste   Directions: Combine … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse: Recipes week 1

Smoothie 1: Spinach Apple Ingredients 1 organic apple                                                                                                                 2 cups stemmed and chopped spinach or kale                                                                                   ½ cup coconut, soy or hemp milk (at room temperature or warmer)                          1/2 avocado, chopped (or 2 tablespoons chia seeds)                                                                        1 tablespoon tahini/sesame paste   Directions                                                                                                                                        Combine … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse: Recipes week 2

Smoothie 2: Collard and Lime Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 cups stemmed and chopped collard greens and/or swiss chard 1 1/2 cups chopped mango, pineapple or papaya 1 cup organic grapes  ½ cup hemp, soy or coconut milk (optional) 1 tablespoon tahini/sesame paste   … 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; 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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Spring Cleanse; Food Re-introduction

After a month of “clean eating” and drainage support, most of us will feel wonderful.  Aside from the physical effects of optimally-functioning, well-supported organs, the feeling of accomplishment, having set a goal and followed it through is always quite satisfying. … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Beets!

Beets are loaded with nutrients and jam-packed with flavor.  Both the root and the tops can be eaten and both are full of health-promoting nutrients.  Beet tops are high in fibre, folic acid, carotenoids and vitamin A.  The root is … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse; Immune support

I have been feeling a bit under the weather for the past few days.  I haven’t been sick, exactly, but have been carrying around that crummy feeling when you know you’re going to get sick.  In an effort to support … Continue reading

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