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  • Seasonal Detox

    Seasonal transitions are an important part of life, but we’ve now become largely disconnected from the natural world—that’s why a long walk in the woods, going to the beach, or simply looking at the stars can be so rewarding. Connecting with nature is a vital factor for mental, emotional, and physical health, and numerous studies substantiate these relation­ships.

    The path to optimal vitality
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
  • Tea for Your: Detox

    Detoxification, the process of removing harmful toxins from the body, is a great way to achieve a higher level of health. Detoxes can last from a few days to a few weeks and can include drinking juices, cutting out sugar and flour, or eating a diet high in fiber.

  • The Internal Cleanse

    The human body performs countless amazing functions every day, so it should come as no surprise that it is perfectly capable of cleaning and filtering out impurities. However, because of the overwhelming amount of toxins that we are exposed to daily, many in the medical community agree that an internal cleanse is now essential for optimal health.

    Ridding the body of today’s toxins
    By Del Williams
  • Are You Food Addicted?

    Detox is big these days. Everybody’s talking about it and trying it—juicing, fasting, cleansing, odd diets, colonics, and more. There are ancient healing systems that teach about detoxification—including ayurveda—and each approach has its pros and cons.

    By Mark Hyman, MD
  • Eating Well and Losing Weight

    Mark Hyman, MD, makes some pretty bold promises in his feature. I got a prerelease copy of his new book, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, and embarked on a 10-day journey with two of our readers, Nancie Carter and Jennifer Schreiner, to see if this program would do what he claimed.

    DETOX OVERVIEW

    A firsthand report on the 10-Day Detox Diet
    By Adam Swenson
  • Got Milk Thistle?

    When it comes to botanicals, there’s no such thing as a magic bullet, that one herb that supports all aspects of health. However, there are many that are known for their versatility and wide range of benefits. One of these is milk thistle.

    Research-proven benefits of a time-honored botanical
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
  • Planning a Detox?

    American culture prizes speed. After all, we championed fast food, instant coffee, and microwave cooking. But as you’ve probably noticed in these examples, the fast way is not necessarily the best way—and this is particularly true when detoxifying the body.

    Why you need to take it slow
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
  • Eat Your Greens Detox Soup

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    SERVES: 3

    1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil or other oil

    1 sweet onion, diced

    3 cloves garlic, minced

    3 cups sliced cremini or white button mushrooms (about 8 ounces)

    1 cup chopped carrots

    2 cups chopped broccoli florets

    Fine grain sea salt and black pepper

    1 1/2 to 3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

    1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

    2 teaspoons ground cumin

    1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    5 cups vegetable broth

    2 large nori seaweed sheets, cut into 1 inch strips (optional)

    2 cups torn kale leaves

    Fresh lemon juice, for serving (optional)

    In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about five minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the mushrooms, carrots, and broccoli and stir to combine. Season generously with salt and pepper and sauté for five minutes more. Stir in the ginger, turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon and sauté for one to two minutes, until fragrant. Add the broth and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 20 minutes. Just before serving, stir in the nori (if using) and kale and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, if desired. Source: The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon, image by Angela Liddon

  • Minding Your Mercury

    For those living in urban areas, and even many who don’t, environmental pollution is a persistent fact of life. We see it in the brown haze on the horizon, the black soot covering plowed snow, the multicolor sheen on waterways. But this is just some of the visible evidence—pollution lives a secret life as well.

    Solutions to mercury toxicity
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
  • The Truth About Detox

    The term “detox” has turned into a popular buzzword. In some ways, that’s a good thing because it means people are becoming more aware of the dangers posed by the vast quantities of toxins we’re exposed to every day through food, water, household products, our environment, and more.

    What you need to know to do it right
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
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