Updated: Mar 17
Your liver is one of the most critical organs in your body. Its primary responsibility is to remove toxins. It filters and cleans waste from your blood, and produces bile, which helps breakdown fats into fatty acids to be absorbed by your digestive tract.
To support the main functions of the liver, we need to do a few things.
Get the bad things out
Toxins that the liver filters, including cortisol from stress (which we’ve had a lot of this year), needs to be escorted out of the body through sweat, urine or bowel movements. If they are not, they remain in the bloodstream, recirculate and potentially get deposited into our fat or adipose tissues. This creates physiological stress, inflammation, weight gain and ultimately dis-ease in the body.
Get the good things in
You know the saying, "garbage in, garbage out"? When it comes to the body that’s totally true. When we eat healthy and have proper emotional support, we’re putting less junk and toxins into our system, which means less that the liver needs to filter out!
Balanced nutrition, adequate hydration and proper stress management will ensure that you have healthy intestinal function to keep your immune system strong so you can effectively absorb nutrients, process and excrete waste products.
Benefits of doing a detox
Doing a seasonal detox can help reduce the burden on the liver while supporting its innate ability to detoxify the body. There’s a lot going on this year. But after more than a year in this global pandemic, it’s important we take the time to invest in our self care, and work to build habits that will give us the health and wellness to keep going.
Take a break from the toxic swirl around you and shift into spring, renewed and focused on building new habits.
I was scared when I did my first detox, but it made an incredible difference to my body by increasing my energy levels and teaching me what foods really worked well for my body. I want you to have a functional endocrine system, healthy immune system, balanced hormones, great sex drive, deep sleep, balanced blood sugars and more. I am here for you every step of the way and am going to explain how to detox without overwhelm.
How does a spring detox work?
In just 18 days, you can make meaningful change for you -- and your liver!
Step one: Prepare
You'll spend four days preparing for the detox. You’ll reduce sugar, caffeine, alcohol and start fading out other items to make the transition to the detox easier for you, mentally and physically.
Step two: Eliminate
Over the course of seven days, you'll focus on removing common allergens and inflammatory foods from our bodies. This means we completely eliminate foods like dairy, gluten, sugar, coffee as well as pesticide laden processed foods from our diet. This will reduce the burden on your body and help flood your cells with essential nutrients.
Step three: Reintroduction
During these last seven days, you'll start to slowly reintroduce the foods that were eliminated in step two. This step allows you to test these foods for a few days and see more clearly how your body responds so that you can decide whether or not to include them in your unique diet moving forward.