Why a Detox Can Boost Your Immune System
With the start of a new season, the best way to boost your immune system and keep those allergies at bay is with a healthy detox. But what does it mean to “detox”? This word can take on a whole host of meanings. To me it means nourishing and supporting our body’s natural detox functions. If you pump gas, breathe air, drink water, eat food, or live in a house then you are the perfect candidate for a fall detox. What I do to kick start a new season is the Standard Process 21 Day Purification Cleanse or Standard Process 10 Day Detox Balance Program. These cleanses are all about eating foods that best support the body’s design for purification, digestion, and elimination. Along with Standard Process supplements, you’ll support your major organ systems with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in whole foods. **If you are interested in ordering one of these cleanses please contact us directly to order your kit.**
Another critical part of supporting our detox pathways is evaluating the purity of our environments. You can think of your environment as places where you spend a significant amount of time: your home, car, bathroom, etc. Did you know that the air inside your house is up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside on the worst polluted day!? Making sure that all of your household cleaning products are naturally-derived is extremely important (especially if you have children and pets). The products we use every day may give off toxins that we then breathe in or absorb through our skin. With just a few simple ingredients, including essential oils, you can disinfect and clean, as well as rid your home of bacteria, mold, viruses and unpleasant odors.
try this instead
simple all-purpose household cleaner recipe:
¼ cup white vinegar
1 ¾ cup water
30 drops essential oils
Combine all in a 16 oz glass spray bottle
Best oils for cleaning:
· Wild Orange
· Cleansing Blend
· Protective Blend
Be Kind to your body
Keeping your detox pathways working effectively can help your body to adapt to the changing of seasons more effectively and efficiently. Perhaps you will experience less allergy symptoms, an increase in energy and mood, or maybe even better sleep. When we treat our bodies with respect and provide them with an environment free from toxic chemicals we can reap the benefits for years and years to come.