Articles by: Michele Sevier  M.Ed, DNM, 
              Education Director,  
              Nutrition House 
March 2017 NH Newsletter
What Detox is Right for Me?
Each day we are confronted by harmful toxins. They exist in the air we breathe, preservatives, artificial flavours and colours in our food and even traces of prescription medications in the water we consume. And that doesn't include any undesirable ingredients in personal grooming products like make-up and nail polish. Over time, toxins can build up in the body and impact our overall health. For this reason, many health experts recommend regular cleansing to help the body more efficiently eliminate toxins and waste.

Did you know?
The body's two main detoxification pathways are the liver and the colon.  
The liver clears more than 2 litres of blood every minute.
The Main Organs of Elimination

The liver's primary function is to filter toxins out of the blood and break them down into harmless substances that can be eliminated from the body. When over-burdened by toxins, the liver can become sluggish. Signs you may need a liver cleanse include allergies, PMS, chemical sensitivities and/or constipation, intolerance to fatty foods and digestive dyspepsia (discomfort following meals).

Colon cleansing is another important part of detoxification. The colon is the main organ responsible for ridding the body of toxic waste. If it is under-functioning or irritated by diet, stress, drugs and chemicals, you can bet your health will suffer. If you have less than one bowel movement a day, it is likely your colon is not functioning optimally.
Renew Life specializes in cleansing and detoxification. They offer various total body cleansing kits that address not only the liver and colon, but the body's other 5 channels of elimination (lungs, kidneys, blood, skin and lymphatic system).
Choose Your Renew Life Cleanse!
First Cleanse
First Cleanse is a 15 day, two-part herbal cleanse formulated specifically for the 'first time' or 'sensitive' cleanser. It is designed to gently stimulate the cleansing and detoxification processes. Effective, yet gentle. It will not cause 'cleansing reactions' which may occur when performing a more advanced cleanse. 
Rapid Cleanse
Rapid Cleanse - is a 7 day three- part deep-acting, total-body cleanse and metabolic jumpstart program.  It can be useful to help initiate weight loss. Suited for those individuals looking for a short, effective cleansing program.
CleanseSMARTis a 2 part, 30 day, advanced herbal cleansing program. It cleanses and detoxifies the entire body, focuses on the liver and the colon. It helps eliminate constipation and improves bowel health.
Through cleansing and detoxification, you enable your body to better process the toxic load of 21st Century living. Reducing the toxic load in your body decreases the risk of developing chronic health problems, improves overall health and immune response, and can increase energy levels.

Green Detox Smoothie
Green Detox Smoothie

A delicious and healthy green "detox" smoothie.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Yield: About 4-5 cups

  • 3 cups frozen diced pineapple
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen diced banana
  • 1 celery rib (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger (start with less and add more if desired)
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • juice from half a lime
Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add a little water or juice if needed to help the blender blend.

Have a Natural Health Question?
I want to lose weight and I have heard that doing a cleanse will help. Is this true?   

Many natural health practitioners will suggest starting a weight loss regime with a cleansing or detoxification program.  The intent is to help clear waste products the from the liver and intestines and improve elimination.  Supporting the liver to enhance lipid metabolism can help the body shed weight and prevent fat accumulation thus aiding weight loss.

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