While terms like “detox” and “reset” may sound a little hoaky, it can be very worthwhile to be conscious of the load we place on our bodies each day.

It is the job of our liver and kidneys to act as a built in filtration system for our body. However, when “the cup overflows”, or we end up in a situation where these organs cannot clear the abundance of toxins we are exposed to, we may find ourselves in a bit of a funk. A few dead giveaways include but are not limited to brain fog, painful periods, skin issues (eczema, psoriasis etc.), experiencing a lack of motivation, multiple food and environmental allergies, headaches, and fatigue.

So, what can we do to help pull ourselves out of this slump? A little spring detox! As the birds begin chirping and the sun is really starting to shine again, it’s the perfect time to focus on a reboot for our body, brain and immune system. 

Here are 5 ways to completely refresh your body:

  1. Perfect Your Personal Products. It is incredibly important to be mindful of what we are putting on our body each day. Lotion, shampoo, serums, and makeup are just a few of the products we want to make sure are made from pure ingredients. Our skin is an organ and essentially “ingests” everything that it touches, therefore making an effort to use clean beauty products is one of the most important steps in a true detox. Check out this article from @Dr. Gabrielle Francis  to learn more!
  2. Remove External Toxins. It might make sense to choose toxin free beauty products, but it is equally as important to remove the toxins around us in our home. Think about what you may be breathing in or exposing yourself to in your home, and start to read labels. Candles, plug in air fresheners and dryer sheets are some of the most common offending agents. 
  3. Focus on a Healthy Home. If we are not conscious, sometimes the inside of our home can be the biggest hindrance to our health. The amount of women I treat whose health is declining as a result from toxins inside their home is astounding. Interestingly enough, for many, a sudden change of working from home led to a sudden decline in health.  Pay attention to how you feel when you wake up in the morning or after you’ve spent a significant amount of time in one room. If you find yourself not feeling well, take a deeper dive into the quality of your water and air. Many of us forget to change the vents on our air filtration system. You may also want to consider sleeping with a window cracked if you sense air quality might be an issue. Lastly, be sure to investigate for water damage or leaks. In some cases, mold can produce mycotoxins, a substance very harmful to human health.
  4. Purify Your Pantry. Eating food made from real ingredients is the foundation of any detox. Make it a goal to have 80% of your pantry consist of food that does not have a barcode. Any processed food should contain 5 ingredients or less. When you open your fridge, most of what you see should be brightly colored produce. Bonus for incorporating additional, all-natural detox support  such as lemon water, fresh herbs and dark leafy greens. Curious what to avoid? Check out this article. 
  5. Find a Detox Modality that Fits You. Many find it helpful to incorporate additional detox support to take their foundational efforts further. Infrared saunas, ozone therapy, dry brushing and salt caves are among the most commonly used methods. However, please keep in mind, it is always best to speak with your healthcare provider first as your medical history may dictate a specific plan for you.