Health & Wellness

~ by Andrea Duffy

Spring is here and now comes the buzz of getting in shape for summer. The key here is you can work on that summer bod in a way which is healthy and sustainable, or you can try one of those “lose weight quick” schemes which can cause more harm than good. My suggestion would be to start your spring season with a healthy cleanse!

Easy Juice Fasts And Other Cleanses To Detox Your Body

1. Sauna Detoxification

Aside from penetrating an inch and a half into your skin to revitalize your cells, Sunlighten sauna treatments pull toxins out of your body via sweating. Toxins are often stored in excess fat cells underneath the skin, and not surprisingly, one of the functions of this excess fat is to keep toxins which are not eliminated fast enough through natural means (such as urination and defecation) away from your body’s vital organs. As sweating releases these toxins, the excess fat which was kept in your body no longer has a reason for sticking around and your body flushes it out.

In fact, Dr. David Jernigan from the the Hansa Center includes infrared heat technology as part of his health program. With a combination of diet, exercise and positive thinking, his program has left many people feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and renewed.

2. Clean-Eating Diet

While it may be easier to grab a quick snack from a vending machine instead of spending the extra time to make a salad before work, a clean diet is important for a physical spring cleanse. While there are several foods which help detox your body, and tons of healthy recipes on our blog, eating clean is more than avoiding junk foods and pizza – it is about eating whole and natural foods while being conscious of the food’s origin to your plate. Minimally processed, refined and handled food is an awesome way to jump-start your spring cleanse!

3. Juicing

Contrary to popular belief, a juice cleanse doesn’t have to be a three-week long ordeal in order to enjoy the benefits. For the modern American’s fast and furious lifestyle, The Blender Girl, aka Tess Masters, offers a 3 day spring juice fast which is hard to beat! Trust me – it’s easier than you think. This juice cleanse leaves you feeling full and keeps those hunger pangs away so you can focus on more important things such as family and work. Some of the side effects include having more energy, clearer thinking, feeling better and losing extra pounds.

4. BalanceME Detoxification Supplements

As you may know, Dr. Hyman talks extensively on how your stomach health is linked with the overall health of your body. BalanceMe is a probiotic organic powder which contains fermented wild-strain lactobacillus. Not only does it promote gut health, but it helps your body can easily absorb phyto-nutrients, enzymes, amino acids and more by balancing your digestive system and supporting your body’s natural digestive and detoxification pathways. Click hereto get yours today!

By taking small daily steps toward your spring cleanse, you can enjoy maximal health and that summer body before spring is over! My only request is to do so safely and in a way which is sustainable and healthy. If you do have any health concerns, be sure to ask your doctor before starting a detoxification regime.

Happy spring cleansing!

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