Detox: Quick and Dirty Edition


We will be planning a Detox Workshop soon and I hope you will come. We talk about the sneaky chemicals that we are all exposed to on a daily basis and easy swaps or ways to avoid them. And, of course, we talk about food. Honestly, I think I’m obsessed. If I am not talking about food, I am thinking about food. I love to eat, try new foods and flavors and uncover hidden culinary talents that my family and I didn’t know I had.

One of the most common questions patients ask me is, “What should I eat?” My answer changes depending on the goal they have in mind. Weight loss, detox, resolving stomach aches, identifying food sensitivities…In other words, come in so we can customize a plan specifically for you. That’s why it’s in our name, we like to be specific whether it’s with chiropractic, nutrition or lab work.

Buuuuut, If you are looking for a general quick fix, you can do the following.

Avoid the foods that increase inflammation and irritation in the body:

  • Sugar
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Sulfites
  • Nitrates

 

Avoid the foods that have been identified as being the most common allergens:

  • Egg
  • Dairy
  • Soy
  • Wheat/Gluten
  • Nuts
  • Corn
  • Shellfish

Drink filtered water

Eat vegetables from the clean 13 list and make sure they are organic if they are on the dirty dozen list. See here for those lists.

Eat organic, free-range poultry, beef, lamb and other game meats.

Eat healthy fats:

Olive oil

Coconut oil

Avocado

Avoid anything that is not made by Mother Nature such as, plastics, chemicals, fragrances…

This is not all-encompassing but in most cases, this will make you feel better or identify what may be making you feel poorly. Come in for a visit if you want some hand holding, I’m not just a doc, I’m a mom, I’m good at that.


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