Do you love relaxing in a nice, warm bath at the end of the day? For many people, a bath is a chance to unwind, destress, and relax sore, tired muscles. For some with chronic pain and illness, it’s a necessary tool to help them to feel better and navigate their day-to-day life. There are many more than 3 reasons to take Epsom salts baths. But these are my favorites:
I get a lot of liquid nutrition in the morning – in fact, I’ve downed three shots before I even get to my coffee! I have developed my three morning energy boost drinks over the months, and now it’s part of my regimen, I miss it when I don’t have them. There are times that I might skip them on the weekends, but every day during the week I take all three, without fail. It takes about 15 minutes, mostly because I allow a little time in between, and I just putz around putting the strewn toys away, packing the school bag etc etc in between steps. So what are they? Let me tell you.
Castor oil is a thick oil that comes from the seed or beans of the Ricinus communis plant. Taken orally, castor oil is a strong purgative, meaning it will get your bowels moving. Some people use it as a solution for constipation, but there are many other safer, more effective ways. Others use it to try to get labor going – I was in that camp once-upon-a-time because at 42 weeks gestation it was that or induction, so I went for the castor oil. But I can tell you from experience that its pretty gross, it causes a lot of cramping, and I just wouldn’t recommend taking it that way if you can help it! What I do recommend though, is castor oil packs for your liver. They’re safe, effective, inexpensive and can help with liver detoxification, lymphatic cleansing and immune function. [Read more…]
Molybdenum is a trace mineral that serves mainly as an essential cofactor of enzymes, and aids in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. It also helps facilitate the breakdown of certain amino acids in the body. But one of the best benefits of molybdenum is as detoxification helper, especially in the case of Candida overgrowth. [Read more…]
I have come across ionic detox foot baths many times over my years in the health field, and have always been a skeptical. It seemed kinda hokey and I was unsure if it was just a fad or a legitimate tool. I thought maybe any benefit was just a placebo effect. But I have seen enough good results now to be a believer – good results in children, good results in patients who were not responding to any other therapy, not-so-much-fun detox reactions and other indicators that indeed, things are happening. In ionic footbath: hoax or helper? hopefully you’ll get a better understanding of this tool and you may decide to utilize it yourself for your own health care.
I usually sneak out of bed pretty early – right now it’s 6.10am and the house is quiet – I love having this 1/2 hour or an hour to get a start on my day before the pitter patter of little feet emerging from the bedroom gets me away from the computer and to the couch for morning snuggles! I use this time also to get a start on my daily routine – most of all, getting some detox helpers in first thing as often these things do best on an empty stomach. I thought I’d share my morning detox routine with you – I love all of them and feel great when I get all three in.
There are several reasons that one might think about hormone detox. Certainly for me right now coming off over a year of hormones and fertility meds, it’s a must. But women may also want to consider it if they have imbalances such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), estrogen dominance, perimenopause or menopause. Oh yeah and then there’s postpartum hormone rebalancing too. Just a short list of possibilities! Following are some of the key things that I would look at when trying to detoxify hormones.
The lymphatic system can be though of as the drainage system of the body – a series of vessels that runs alongside the veins and arteries, bringing wastes back to the large vessels from the periphery of the body. Remember when you have a virus and your lymph nodes get swollen? That shows that they’re working hard to clear infection and inflammation. The lymph nodes are like the train stations, and the lymph vessels are the tracks. Where the circulatory system (veins, arteries and capillaries) has the heart to pump blood around, the lymphatic system does not have such a pump. It is dependent on physical movement and muscular contraction to move it through the body – that is why if you’re immobile in hospital they put those weird squeezy things on your legs. Since the lymphatic system is an important part of immune health and detoxification, it is good to give it a helping hand where possible. Here are four ways to boost the lymphatic system:-
For those of you who joined us on the webinar on our 30-day detoxification program today, we want to thank you and hope you learned some new things! Here are the notes in summary format for you to keep as a reference. For those who missed it, please let me know that you’re interested and I can make sure to notify you the next time around.
I’d love for you to join us on Thursday for a webinar on Spring Cleaning Your Body!! We will talk about what toxins are and why detoxification is so important to your health; the nutritional principles of detoxification; easy detox habits you can practice at home; and herbs, supplements and essential oils to support detoxification. We will show you 15 or 30-day detoxification program that gives you the structure and information you need to get that pep back in your step!
Date: Thursday May 19th
Time: 6pm PST
We hope to see you there!!