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The Liver’s Role in Detox – How It Handles Toxins

December 17, 2017
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The root of the word liver is, in fact, live. This is no wonder considering the importance of the work it does for us. In the liver, toxins get their chemical makeup altered so we can eliminate them. The liver acts as a bodyguard, identifying bad guys and disarming them. This process, called detoxification, happens only in the liver. Detox has two phases. Both depend on nutrients. Phase I, oxidation, uses over 100 special enzymes. It turns toxins into either water-soluble molecules that can be excreted…

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Clean, Green Beauty Routine in the New Year

January 10, 2017
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Looking to clean up your act and greenify your beauty regimen? The start of the New Year is a great time to assess what’s inside your makeup bag and medicine cabinet, and start the year off fresh. To help you turn over a new, green leaf, here are some tips to help ensure the benefits of the products you’re using go beyond skin deep. Be Informed A little knowledge of ingredients commonly used in beauty products goes a long way. Therefore,…

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Keep it Light

June 10, 2016
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Scales tipped a little too much on the side of indulgence this summer? It may be time to bring things back in balance. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to lighten up during the summer—here are three of our favorites: Focus on Fresh and Seasonal Produce Ice cream isn’t the only food synonymous with summer—there’s a cornucopia of summer fruit and vegetables available over the course of the season, perfect for fresh, healthy meals that can help you feel great.…

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Eating Clean with Amie Valpone!

March 31, 2016
Eating Clean by Amie Valpone

We are thrilled to have Amie Valpone from The Healthy Apple guest blog for us today! Read below about her path to wellness and get an exclusive recipe from her new book, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body! I see people every day who accept too low a quality of life as normal. Ten years ago, I was one of those people. I was working in corporate America, exhausted, stressed out, not taking care of myself…

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Losing Weight Without Cleansing Reactions

January 10, 2016
Exercise, Losing Weight

Losing weight and feeling great? Dieters can feel as crummy as the cookies they aren’t eating. Why? Detox reactions are related to fat loss. Using diet to cleanse fat-soluble toxins may maintain our motivation and healthy weight loss. Yay! Toxins are either environmental (exogenous), or produced by the body (endogenous), and water soluble (hydrophilic) or fat soluble (lipophilic). We let go of water and water-soluble toxins more easily. Fat is so important to life, the body stubbornly retains fat (and…

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The Essence of Cleansing – Part 2

January 8, 2016
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In part one of this two-part post, we took a look at how our bodies detoxify with a focus on the kidneys and how FlorEssence® tea can support this cleansing process. The herbs in Flor•Essence®, with their bitter and diuretic effects and promotion of healthy digestion and elimination, support these natural detoxification processes. Our kidneys and liver are very resilient and good at their job but sometimes, due to aging, chronic stress, poor diet, and increased modern exposure to toxins, they…

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