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A Holistic Approach to Cleansing

January 1, 2019
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Cleanses and detoxes are both celebrated and vilified. Part of the problem is that a lot of different products and practices and health goals get lumped under this umbrella of “cleansing”. “Cleansing” should not be code for “weight loss”—although it may happen for some people as part of the process—and “detox” does not have to mean you’re chained to the toilet as a stimulant laxative goes through your intestines like WD-40 through an engine.

The old-school, “no pain, no gain”/harsh laxative/fasting approach to “cleansing and detox” really needs to be flushed away. Stressing and starving your body is not the way to go.

Our bodies—specifically our liver, kidneys, lungs, intestines, and lymphatic system—generally do a fantastic job of removing wastes and toxins. Sometimes our bodies do need support, though. Whether this is due to aging, poor diet, increased occupational exposure to toxins, or chronic health issues, sometimes we need a little help. A wide variety of environmental pollutants accumulate in our tissue over time: everything from phthalates in plastics to flame retardant chemicals to pesticides and heavy metals. In many cases each individual chemical has an “acceptable daily intake,” but there is currently no system to account for total load—or “cocktail effect” —of multiple substances and their potential toxic synergy.

Flor·Essence® is a gentle, whole-body cleanse.

The eight herbs in Flor-Essence have diuretic, bitter, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects to help tune up and support your various detoxification organs and systems.* Taken daily, it supports your liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system in their jobs of neutralizing and removing accumulated wastes and toxins.*

Rethink your approach to cleansing by taking Flor·Essence® daily.  Incorporating gentle exercise will get your lymphatic system and circulatory system flowing. Re-examine and re-tool your diet and nutrition toward nutrient-dense whole foods, give yourself plenty of time for sleep and relaxation, and replenish fluids and electrolytes.

Doing a cleanse is a perfect time to also re-examine other areas of your life that impact your health.

Diet, exercise, sleep, your living space, screen time, and even your habits and thought patterns. A cleanse can be a great jump-start or inspiration for positive change in these other areas that may have become a little too routine or even stagnant.

What are your health goals are for 2019? Let us know in the comments below!

Robert Dadd is a Master Herbalist (Dominion Herbal College) with a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University. His areas of research include adaptogens, probiotics, and essential fatty acids. He is currently the Product Information Supervisor for Flora Manufacturing and Distributing.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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