Six Tips to Clear Your Body of Toxins

You eat well. You exercise. So why do you still feel lousy? If despite your best efforts you are still experiencing symptoms of “dis-ease,” such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and increased allergy issues, the culprit might be a toxic buildup in your body.

Confused? How can you have toxins in your body if you eat well?

Look out the window.

Our bodies are inundated by pollutants and contaminants—in our air, water and soil. Our bodies aren’t designed to process this onslaught of toxic materials. So what can you do?

Follow these six tips:

  1. Start with your diet. I know. I know. You’re eating well. But make sure you’re reading labels. Sugar is insidious. It’s in everything. From your little packet of instant oatmeal and flavored yogurt to your jar of pasta sauce and whole-grain bread. Sugar is literally everywhere.
  2. Check your personal care products. Some research suggests a link between breast cancer and the aluminum and paraben in our antiperspirants/deodorants and other personal care products. While the research isn’t conclusive, I suggest eliminating products that contain these ingredients. Why take a chance while scientists argue?
  3. Avoid dioxins. What is dioxin? It’s a toxic chemical, formed during many industrial processes, that can disrupt our hormones and cause diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Avoiding it is challenging, but you can cut down on your exposure by eating fewer animal products, such as meat, eggs, fish, milk and butter. That’s because dioxins build up in animal tissues, especially in the fat.
  4. Drink filtered water. Drinking water helps your system carry out waste and toxins. But drinking tap water straight out of your kitchen faucet can wreak havoc on your health, especially in Iowa. That’s because your tap water may have pollutants, such as aluminum and arsenic. So drink bottled water? No. Studies have shown a high percentage of bottled water is actually bottled tap water—and then there’s the issue of drinking out of plastic bottles AND the environmental impact of those plastic bottles. So what should you do? I suggest installing a high-quality water filter. It’s economical—and environmentally sound. Then drink up. I recommend drinking half of your body weight in ounces (in other words, if you’re 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water per day).
  5. Eat a detox salad. A couple of clients suggested this salad to me years ago and I still highly recommend it—not only because it will help your body detox but it also has a powerhouse of nutrients. Get the recipe here—and remember: Choose organic ingredients for the highest nutritional value.
  6. Do a cleanse. By doing a cleanse/detox, you’ll feel better and reduce your risk of illness by reducing your body’s toxic buildup. I highly recommend choosing a program that is both professionally supported and scientifically documented.

I Can Help

Do you want to do a cleanse/detox but don’t know what to do or where to start? I can guide you through a seven- or 14-day program that will help you lower your exposure to toxins—and just plain feel better! Between now and March 29,2018 , I will give you 10% off of cleanse/detox programs—and a half-hour office visit at NO charge to go over the program, answer your questions and get you started. Interested? Email me at or call me at 319-631-0824.

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