Love Your Liver: 12 Tips for Detoxing

January 13, 2022 | Naturopathic Medicine

As we settle in to the New Year, now is the perfect time to reflect on the things that we can let go of in 2022. This may also be a good time to allow your body a chance to let go of what it has been holding on to through detoxification. Regular detoxification is important for your physical, mental and emotional health.The primary organ of detoxification is the liver which filters our blood.  In fact, 1/4 of total blood volume passes through the liver every minute.  It also stores glucose for energy, breaks down steroid hormones, produces/secretes bile (fat digestion), and plays a major role in Phase I and II detoxification.  Many medical practices around the world also believe that the liver is where anger is stored.  For all these reasons, taking good care of your liver is a must.Acupressure points that support the liver:Liver 3 – located at top … Continued

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Detox Your Life: 6 Tips To Commit To a Happier, Healthier You in 2021

January 14, 2021 | Detox

You know what they say: New year, new you! Health and fitness is at the top of the resolution list and is unfortunately often the first to go. More than 50% of adults make a resolution related to health and fitness and on average, less than 10% keep it. Your body and health are important and we’re here to support you in your goals through some simple detox tips!Looking to take on some healthier habits this year and keep them around? You’ve come to the right place! Below, you’ll find some general guidelines for building your plan and 6 tips to consider when deciding the best way to optimize your health and detoxify your life in 2021.We get it, it’s hard to create a new routine and change the way you manage your day to day life. Especially in a year where COVID-19 has changed everything, including your fitness options … Continued

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Detox Yoga Flow

March 11, 2019 | Yoga

Join Charlie Dewes for this cleansing yoga practice. The first part of this workshop will include a detox yoga sequence designed to make you sweat as you build strength and twist it out. Massage the internal organs and cleanse the body of toxins with this mindful yoga flow for detoxification and digestion. The second hour includes Charlie’s tips for detox techniques, foods, and more. Charlie Dewes is an RYT 200 HR Certified Instructor with the Yoga Alliance.  Charlie strives to give students a creative practice with emphasis on alignment, body awareness, and self-acceptance.Full Yoga Schedule

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Detox With Yoga and Meditation

October 24, 2017 | Naturopathic Medicine

I’m addicted to yoga and it helps me stay centered when life gets hectic. As a naturopathic doctor, business owner, wife, mother, and friend, my life is full of both happiness and pain. I’m mindful that stress can cause anxiety that weakens the immune system and if we aren’t careful, toxins from the environment, our food, and stress can overwhelm our bodies. Yoga and meditation are a great way for me to reconnect to my body and slow down. If you are interested in a detox with yoga and meditation, it’s important to be knowledgeable about toxins so you can effectively use these methods to get rid of them.What are toxins and how do they affect you? A toxin is any substance or thought that has harmful effects on the body. Toxins can come from the environment, lifestyle choices, or emotional baggage such as chronic stress and negative thought patterns. Over … Continued

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Get Back to Great: Beat Inflammation with the Paleo Diet

August 23, 2017 | Paleo Diet

Almost every chronic health issue is due to inflammation.  As a naturopathic doctor, it’s my job to find the root cause of this inflammation. Many people don’t even notice their inflammation responses because they don’t fully know what it feels like to not have inflammation.  I have been recommending the Paleo Diet for years because it removes inflammatory foods and increases the patient’s awareness of the foods that make them feel sluggish or ill. The cause of Inflammation from foods can have many sources. As an example, casein (milk protein) can cause a histamine response. Another example is wheat gluten. Wheat  gluten is hard to digest.  On top of that, wheat now has 40-50% more gluten in it than it did 50 years ago making it more difficult to digest and potentially causing leaky gut. 

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SWEAT SWEAT SWEAT! 6 Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas

August 11, 2017 | Infrared Sauna

Sweat.  Not cool. If I could avoid getting sweaty, I totally would.  I’ve never liked steam saunas.  I don’t understand the attraction to actually wanting to sweat.  My personal record was about five minutes, which was a major triumph of the will for me.  The infrared sauna is totally different.  I sweated more in that 30 minute session than I ever have before (including 101 degree temperatures during cross country season), and I found that I was really enjoying it!   Because the infrared sauna uses dry heat, it warms from the inside-out, instead of the other way around.  No suffocating, sticky blanket of sweat like in a steam sauna or when exercising.  Just soothing, dry heat.

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7-Day Detox Program: 2 days down

January 11, 2013 |

We are in day three of our group 7-day detox. Great work in making it past those first two days. They are the hardest!  I had an extremely busy day yesterday so I actually ate a few pieces of celery in the afternoon and did an additional shake. How did you do?

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