Cleanse The Right Way

by Michele Johnson

Cleanses are a great beginning to a new diet plan or jump starting your metabolism to get through plateaus.  Even if you are not dieting, you’ll have a feeling of more energy and well-being.

The first step is to eat lower on the food chain.  Avoid meat and carbohydrates and add more fruits and vegetables.  Here are a couple natural detoxifiers:

• Kale-Out of all greens, kale is king.  It’s anti-inflammatory, low in calories, high in fiber, and naturally cleanses the digestive system.  Sauté with fresh garlic, add lemon juice, and olive oil.

• Lemon-Lemon dissolves uric acid which breaks up bile in the liver and strengthens liver enzymes.  Its digestive qualities soothe bloating and heartburn.  Try adding lemon juice to a glass of hot water before breakfast (those with ulcers should not use lemon juice).

• Turmeric-Turmeric is a peppery spice with a slightly warm, bitter flavor.  It increases the production of bile which eliminates toxins.  It also has anti-inflammatory properties.  Mix lentils with dried cranberries, walnuts, and add a sprinkle of turmeric for a healthy, filling meal.

In addition to increasing fruits and vegetables, these Nature’s Sunshine products will assist in your cleanse:

• Chlorophyll- Chlorophyll supports the natural blood-cleansing process. It helps protect and support healthy cells and promotes the elimination of toxins from the body. In addition, chlorophyll helps neutralize normal body odors and acts as a natural, “internal” deodorant.

• CleanStart-A 2 week program that supports natural waste elimination.  It delivers 10 grams of fiber plus has additional cleansing benefits of bentonite, aloe vera, and chlorophyll.  Drink one packet 15-30 minutes before breakfast and another 15-30 minutes before dinner.

• Liver Cleanse Formula-Liver Cleanse Formula capsules are a blend of herbs and nutrients formulated to provide nutritional support to the liver and gallbladder.  These capsules promote cleansing and detoxifying of the liver and also support healthy digestive function.

Finally, treat yourself to an Herbal Detox Wrap from Vitality Unlimited Spa!  A detox wrap allows your body to absorb essential vitamins and minerals through your skin.  This will help the body naturally release toxins through metabolic stimulation and absorption.  The wrap includes a light massage performed with invigorating oils to stimulate, purify and nourish the client’s body.  Your body is wrapped, cocoon-style, in a wool and solar blanket. The detoxifying properties of the oil blend help to eliminate water and improve circulation.

Whether you try just one or a few of these detox remedies, your body will thank you.  Your energy should be renewed and your ability to adjust to a new daily diet will ease.

For a more detailed looking into cleansing, join us Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 PM where owner, Michele Johnson, will show you how to a variety of cleanses and how to chose the best one for you.

Vitality Unlimited Spa, 29 West Moody Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119. 314-968-1808. www.vitalityunlimitedspa.com.