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Spring is here…time to detox!

detox(NOTE: If you’re reading this after April 1, 2019 make sure you read until the end!)

Spring is here….time to detox! Everyone needs a good cleansing, right?! So many environmental pollutants, heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides are reeking havoc on your body! 

If you suffer any of these symptoms you might have toxic overload:

  • bloating
  • gas
  • belly fat
  • constipation
  • fatigue
  • food cravings (especially sweets!)
  • low energy
  • nausea
  • mood swings
  • aches and pains
  • acne or poor skin health
  • resistance to weight loss
  • poor memory
  • dark circles under your eyes.

It’s time to reduce inflammation (the cause of many diseases), cleanse your liver, support digestion, balance your hormones, improve memory, and a side benefit…weight loss! 

If your diet has ANY of these, you definitely need to detox! Some of the most troublesome:

dairy, GMOs, wheat, corn, soy, non-organic food, chemicals (especially pesticides!) and food dyes.

Choose your favorite:

  • 7-day cold-pressed juice cleanse
  • 3-day gut reset
  • A bowel-irrigating colonic treatment
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Essential oils, apple cider vinegar, herbs, and superfoods
  • A coffee enema
  • The Master Cleanse (oh….but so last year)

Today is April 1 – you know what that means? APRIL FOOLs!!! 🙂

Detoxing -> cleansing. Newsflash! It’s absurd. There aren’t caked-on toxins hanging around your colon needing to be removed. And your body is its own natural detoxification system using the liver, kidneys, skin, and lungs. 

Want to “detox?” Don’t waste money on any of the above treatments. Purge your diet of highly manufactured food-like substances and eat fruits/veggies (does NOT need to be organic), whole grains and lean protein! Unless you have an allergy, there is NO need to avoid dairy, wheat, corn, soy, genetically engineered (GMO) food. 

Science does not back up detox benefits. Here’s a post What’s the Deal with Detox Diets you might like.

What questions do you have? What confuses you? I’m here to help!

-Neily


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Jennifer Neily, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Wellcoach® Certified Health Coach
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28 Responses to Spring is here…time to detox!

  • Great Article!

  • This is why I’ll be harvesting nettles by the bushel near the cleanest streams around, blanching and freezing them for soups, stews and teas. No better spring cleanse around, and so delicious

  • Well I have done at least 3 of the things on the list to detox LOL! Detox is just another code word for emptying of the bowels. I am happy that I read your blog to save me money and time in the future. So far in this class I am learning allot about my eating habits from my food journal. Thanks for the information!

  • Well you had me fooled! I always hear people talk about various detox methods, but I know they are not true.

  • Shared with my family at the dinner table and they were surprised with the information.

  • Great article. I use to use the master cleanse 3 times a year and though I loved the immediate effects I found the long term effects of readjustment to be a burden and unsubstantial to my overall health. I lean more toward an eat less and stay active lifestyle which resembles more of a constant fast than a periodic cleanse.

    • Yes! Michael, glad you liked the post. Cleanses do nothing but make people miserable and are something created by an entire industry doing nothing but purging money from wallets!
      -Neily

  • This post was so clever! You got me good with the April fools. Glad I read until the end!!

    • Haha! People who know me saw my post on social media about this and KNEW something was up b/c they know me well and I’d never take detoxing and cleansing seriously. Glad you liked it!
      -Neily

  • WOW! My favorite body cleanser would be the coffee enema, and I didn’t even know it would be listed as your Spring Detox. I guess I’ve been detoxing all year around. Lol The next detox I will be trying is going to be the 7 day cold-pressed juice cleanse, that sounds very refreshing.

  • What do you recommend for a cleanse?

    • Astrid…I DO NOT recommend a cleanse. Did you read the entire post?

      “Today is April 1 – you know what that means? APRIL FOOLs!!! 🙂 Detoxing -> cleansing. Newsflash! It’s absurd. There aren’t caked-on toxins hanging around your colon needing to be removed. And your body is its own natural detoxification system using the liver, kidneys, skin, and lungs. Want to “detox?” Don’t waste money on any of the above treatments. Purge your diet of highly manufactured food-like substances and eat fruits/veggies (does NOT need to be organic), whole grains and lean protein! Unless you have an allergy, there is NO need to avoid dairy, wheat, corn, soy, genetically engineered (GMO) food. Science does not back up detox benefits.”
      -Neily

  • Glad this was an April’s fool deal.I have always believed that the body gets rid of toxins it does not want. Coffee enema? Do people really do that ?
    I have a question about the dietary supplements being sold. Would you still need them if you eat a balanced diet?

    • Thanks for your message Paul. You will learn in our 3rd class discussion board all about supplements. But briefly…not if you eat a balanced diet, supplements generally are not needed. Oh…and coffee enemas…yes, sadly, it is a thing 🙁
      -Neily

  • These are all very clear and clever ideas as to how to detox the right way. I have many family members tell me they have these exact problems & with me being into nutrition they ask me what they can do to resolve, this could be a good tip here.

  • Ok, that got me. Here I am reading this thinking that I have heard Detoxing from all of those forms were more fads and that truly the only way to detoxify your body is by eating nutritiously. Happy Belated April Fools

  • I’m glad that I read this article. I had always thought that I should “detox” several times a year and after periods of unhealthy eating habits, but now I know I should just maintain a more balanced and healthy diet.

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