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Entries in Detoxification (15)

Friday
May112018

3-Ingredient Hormone-Balancing Recipe With Bacon

As a dietitian, nothing makes me prouder than turning a skeptic into a Brussels sprouts lover. 

As a vegetable in the Brassica family, this nutritional powerhouse is one of my all-time favorites for its metabolic benefits.

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Friday
Aug182017

5 Ways Your Body Tells You it's Toxic

Detox and cleanse have become quite the buzzwords in recent months, but their meaning and varying protocols create consumer confusion. Questions like, “What is a detox?” “Why would I need to detox?” and “Is a detox right for me?” may have all crossed your mind at some point in time.

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Thursday
Jan072016

6 Reasons to Detox

Whether you want to jump-start your fat loss or detoxify from an indulgent holiday season, there are many reasons to seek out a safe and effective detoxification program.

Each day we’re exposed to a variety of toxins through the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the air we breathe and the products we use on our skin. How well we fare depends on how well our bodies can keep up with removing these substances.

By supporting our body's own natural processes with a well-balanced detoxification system, we improve our ability to function at our best and to maintain optimal health. Detox benefits are varied and significant. Let's look at the top six advantages detoxification can offer. 

 

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Saturday
Aug012015

How to Detox the Right Way

 

Registration is now open for the online D.TOXSM program. We start Monday, March 5.  
Sign up below and find out more about our 14-day program.

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Healthy Indulgence: Sauna for Detoxification

Did you know your largest organ is your skin?

In fact, it’s your heaviest organ as well, weighing in at about 16% of your total body weight! If you were to spread it out, your skin would cover approximately 22 square feet. That’s a lot of surface area!

When it comes to detoxification, these facts matter.

Our skin acts as a second kidney, removing toxins from our bodies through sweat. Let’s look more closely at detoxification and other health benefits of the sauna. Finally, gather tips for how you can get started in a healthy sauna routine!

 

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Wednesday
Jun042014

What Pilates Can Do for Detoxification

While many of our members understand the benefits of detoxification for health and weight loss, not as many know the key element exercise can play in the detox process and, specifically, how well Pilates serves this purpose. While nutritional choices like eliminating processed and allergenic foods and targeted supplementation options like those in Life Time’s D.TOX Kit can support the body’s natural detox defenses, the functional benefits of Pilates can likewise accelerate toxin release in our systems. Read on to find out how you can enhance your detoxification efforts, receive support through the advantage of Pilates instruction and boost your health and weight related goals!

 

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Monday
May052014

Clean Living: Are Your Personal Products Putting You at Risk?

How many personal products did you use this morning? If you’re like the average woman in this country, you applied 12 different beauty products to your body, which equals exposure to 120 different chemicals. If you’re an average American man, you used 6 products and unknowingly applied 80 different chemicals. These chemicals dominate seemingly mundane skin and hair products (e.g. lotions, shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, etc), cosmetics, and toiletries (e.g. toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, etc) - all the basics of the typical American morning routine. Yet, those statistics alone aren’t the scariest part. The fact is, the government doesn’t require safety studies on personal care products. In fact, 89% of the over 10,000 ingredients used in personal products are not evaluated for safety. This means manufacturers can put whatever they want into their products under whatever name they choose. To boot, the law protects “proprietary information,” which allows companies to keep their ingredients “secret.”  If you check your product labels, you will see vague ingredients such as “fragrance,” “parfum,” “natural,” or “emollients.” Why is it so important to know what's in these products? Our bodies inevitably end up inhaling or especially absorbing the toxins when we apply them. Day after day, this can add significantly to our toxin load. The skin, after all, is the body’s largest detox organ. Today, let's explore the most common unhealthy ingredients in personal care products, examine the health impacts of these and share strategies you can use to create a healthier self-care routine.

 

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