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Cleanse and Detox

Detoxing and cleansing means to remove poisons and toxins from the body.  Our body is a natural waste management system which we eliminate waste through our urine, sweat, feces, and breathe. Our organs and circulation rely on our body’s waste management system to run efficiently and properly.  Drinking alcohol, breathing polluted air, eating processed foods with additives and sugars, overeating, not getting enough sleep, stress, and heavy metals can all cause the toxins in our bodies to build up and our organs can become imbalanced. 

While detoxification and cleansing are not part of traditional Chinese medicine, the TCM approach is more of a gradual and lifelong approach of healthy living which includes eating fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking water every morning, limiting alcohol, reducing sugar and avoiding junk food, and sleeping better.  Regular exercise and meditation also help cleanse the body and reduce stress. 

In TCM, herbs are focused on removing toxins are moving and nurturing formulas which focus on removing stagnation in the channel/organ system and nurturing the balance of organs. Jia wei xiao yao san or xiao yao san are both formulas which address liver stagnation.

Natural approaches to cleanse and detox are exercise, healthy eating, meditation, and avoiding alcohol and sugar are all suggested.  Eating foods rich in fiber is also recommended to purge the body of toxins and help the digestive system to work well.  Foods such as kale, broccoli, almonds, beans, berries, apples, flaxseed, and chia are all high fiber foods.  Drinking a hot cup of water with lemon in the morning can help jump start your body.

Detox herbs include burdock root, echinacea, triphala, ginger, neem, dandelion, milk thistle, black walnut, wormwood, stinging nettle and cilantro.  Antioxidant rich foods and herbs are also a great way to detox because they help clear the body of free radicals which are caused by toxins.  Berries, broccoli, garlic, green tea, and tomatoes are some antioxidant rich choices.  Vitamins A, C, E, selenium, manganese, beta-carotene, lutein, and flavonoids are a few of the supplements which provide antioxidants. 

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