New Year, New You: Level 1 Detox


As the ball drops and the pages turn on the calendar of a new year, attention also turns to fresh starts and resolutions. A great way to get a fresh start for the new year (and to recover from the bloated holidays) is to do a gentle detox to help support your liver and give your body a tune up so you can face the coming months with a clear head and a boost of energy.

Since your body already has its own detoxifying system in your liver and kidneys, it’s important when doing a detox to focus on supporting your liver so it can help to better clear out all of the stored toxins in your system from all that pie and candy. The most important component of a good detox plan is diet, so it’s important to make sure you’re consuming more than juice while you’re cleansing.

We recommend a 1500- to 1800-calorie intake, consisting of light protein; it’s important to have a consistent supply of protein to manufacture the amino acids necessary for liver clearance. Meats that are breaded, processed, fried, or unclean are to be avoided. Chicken, fish, turkey and protein powders are preferred, but organic red meats are permissible. You can also incorporate plant-based protein sources, such as beans, seeds and nuts.

In addition to protein, you’ll want to stock up on cruciferous veggies, such as broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts and cauliflower. These vegetables are sulfuric, which helps your body produce that all-important Glutathione necessary for helping your liver clear out toxins. If you have inflamed or stiff joints, you might want to try eliminating the nightshade family of vegetables, such as peppers, tomatoes, eggplants and potatoes.

You also want to stay away from any substances that will stress your liver, such as processed sugar, alcohol, dairy or caffeine. To boost your detoxification level, try these adding these supplements to your plan for optimal cleansing:

  • Metabolic Maintenance Metabolic Detox: This delicious plant-based protein powder is an excellent supplement for elimination diets. Since it contains all essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this shake makes an excellent detoxifying meal replacement for those on the go.
  • Pharmax Liver Support & Detox Intensive: This comprehensive combination of herbs and vitamin C supports liver function and helps get the detox engine going. Antioxidants such as bilberry, black currant and green tea support enzymes in the liver that process and remove toxins.
  • Readisorb Liposomal Glutathione: This potent Glutathione supplement provides more than 400 mg of the “key antioxidant” to help your boost your liver’s ability to flush out toxins and to help defend cells against oxidative stress.
  • UNDA Biotherapeutic Drainage Kit—Liver and Kidney: Detoxification can have the potential to stress the body, but UNDA Biotherapeutic Drainage™ kits work in a gentle manner on a cellular level to help facilitate the body to eliminate toxic accumulations and re-balance the body’s natural process of eliminating toxins.
  • Innate Response Innate Detox: By combining the most supportive, potent botanicals, such as milk thistle and dandelion, with a therapeutic dosage of N-acetyl cysteine and a cruciferous food blend, Innate Detox brings about the most profound effect on the detoxification pathways of the liver.

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