7 Detox Drinks for Dryanuary

http://wholefoodsexplorer.com/7-detox-drinks/7-resolution-friendly-beverages-for-dryanuary-small/Detox drinks anyone?! January means simultaneously starting fresh and taking it back a notch. We celebrate the new year and our bodies by getting back to (ideally) the best of our pre-holiday patterns. Whether you are doing a full-on cleanse, whole30, or just Dryanuary, you’re likely taking a break from alcohol, perhaps sugar and caffeine as well. But, that can leave a lifestyle and flavor void to fill —as in what are your options for detox drinks? Filtered water and more filtered water? Even if you flavor it up with lemon, mint or ginger, liquid boredom will eventually set in.

Following are 7 health-supportive detox beverages I’ll have on rotation this month. These DIY drinks are not only non-alcoholic and caffeine-free, they have no refined sugar, don’t require a juicer and they’re rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Hopefully these ideas will help you stick with your health resolutions —and get you through what might have been your coffee breaks or happy hours.

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‘Whole Detox’ by Dr. Deanna Minich

Whole DetoxWith the onset of spring, many of us consider a detox or cleanse of sorts. But, what is it we are wanting to accomplish?

The usual goal is a physical ‘refresh’ gained by temporarily cutting out the toxins of our lives. But, should we limit our view of toxins to the compounds tracked by the Environmental Working Group, removed from specialty food items or listed on allergen warning labels? Should we broaden our concept of toxins to include damaging thoughts and relationships? Should a detox program pay as much attention to what we need to add to nourish ourselves as it does to the things we need to avoid? Continue reading

21-Day Cleanse: Go!

2015 Cleanse

 

Today was the start of my annual cleanse. After the holidays, vacation, followed by a sales meeting, my sinuses are not happy, allergies are acting up, my waist has expanded and my energy is a bit sub par. I’m more than ready to get back on track. This year, I have invited others to join me. Some will be joining me for the full 21 days. Others are joining for 10 days, which is perfect for a first time cleanse. Whether you are participating or just following along, just to check it out, here a few things to keep in mind. Continue reading