detoxification

  • Detox the Right Way

    Detoxification is one of the first steps to take if you are serious about feeling great! Committing to a detox shows that you have taken control of your lifestyle habits, and that you realize you are the only one that can change them.

    Give your body the kick-start to healthy function with a natural detoxification program.
    Ellen Kahmi PHD, RN, AHN-BC, AHG
  • Detox the Right Way

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever dreamed of using a juice fast to lose your love handles or compensate for holiday excesses. You’re not alone. Between October 2008 and October 2009, Americans spent more than $100 million on cleansing and detoxifying products in an effort to lose weight, gain energy, or purify themselves of harmful toxins, according to market research firm Spins.

    by Katie Arnold
  • Helpful Herbs for Detoxification

    There are a ton of herbs that offer a multitude of benefits for the body. This simple list shows the body system that these specific herbs and amino acids help to support:
     
    Milk thistle: liver
     
    Dandelion: liver, bowel, and skin
     
    Black Walnut: parasite
     
    Burdock: bowel, blood, and skin
     

    By Ellen Kamhi PHD, RN, AHN-BC, AHG
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Detoxification

    Q. Will detoxifying disrupt my day?

    By Ellen Kamhi PHD, RN, AHN-BC, AHG
  • The Natural Nurse Detoxifying Vegetable Soup

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    NonWeekly

    Below is a recipe for The Natural Nurse® detoxification soup that I give as a staple food in the detoxification section in my book, Alternative Medicine Magazine’s Definitive Guide to Weight Loss. Keep in mind it is best to use all organic ingredients to minimize the amount of environmental toxins in your food.

    1 onion
    1 head of cabbage
    2 cloves garlic
    2 carrots
    2 celery stalks
    1 bunch parsley
    5 kale leaves
    2 sheets of nori sea vegetable
    4 pieces of okra
    1 cup brown rice
    Bragg’s Amino Acids to taste (if soy sensitive, replace with Himalayan salt)
    2 quarts of water

    Combine all ingredients, simmer for 1 1/2 hrs.

  • Detox the Right Way

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever dreamed of using a juice fast to lose your love handles or compensate for holiday excesses. You’re not alone. Between October 2008 and October 2009, Americans spent more than $100 million on cleansing and detoxifying products in an effort to lose weight, gain energy, or purify themselves of harmful toxins, according to market research firm Spins.

    Extreme cleanses can deplete your body. Here are three safer ways to lose weight, gain energy, and flush out toxins.
    By Katie Arnold
  • Can You Lighten Your Toxic Load?

    Few concepts are more ubiquitous in the lexicon of alternative medicine than detoxing. Peruse the shelves at any health food store and you’ll find detox teas, detox herbal blends, detox tinctures, and detox kits complete with all of the above—everything you need to purge your body of its chemical stockpile. Not sure you want to tackle your toxins alone?

    Recent reports confirm we all harbor a stockpile of potentially harmful chemicals.
    By Catherine Guthrie