Daily Detox Tips
Daily Detox Tips
By Dr. Kristy Lewis ND
I believe strongly in an annual or bi-annual whole body detoxification program to maintain optimal health and prevent disease. That being said, there are a few simple things you can do daily all year round to support your liver and keep your liver colon healthy.
1) Elevate your lemon water: Squeeze 1/4 lemon into 250 ml warm water, add a pinch of cayenne pepper and 1/4 tsp maple syrup. Drink 15 minutes before breakfast to jump-start your metabolism, support the liver detoxification pathways and decrease inflammation.
2) Add flaxseed: Add 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed to your morning breakfast. Ground flax seeds act as a bulking agent and assist in removing toxins through your bowel movements.
3) Consider your gut health: Probiotics are essential in maintaining healthy gut flora and are required for effective elimination, immune health, and detoxification. Include 5 tbsp of kefir (a fermented milk source) in your daily diet. Kefir yields a highly high probiotic, up to 5 billion per tbsp.
4) Start your day right: Start each day with a nutrient-rich smoothie with frozen blueberries, banana, kale or spinach, almond milk, rice, or hemp-based protein powders. A smoothie s an excellent way for you to get powerful antioxidants and fiber and assist in balancing your blood sugar levels.
5)Change your shower technique: Finally, practice contrast showering. This involves cycling through hot and cold temperature changes during your shower, always ending with a cold. This will stimulate metabolism and promote healthy circulation and lymphatic drainage.
To learn more about daily detoxification practices or discuss a more extensive and advanced program, contact us at www.drkristylewis.ca.