DETOX HELP at ORGANIC GROCER
Spring might not be here just yet, but that’s not stopping people from thinking about a fresh, new start with a great detox plan.
During the winter months, you may have overindulged in food and drink—not to mention put your exercise routine on hold. Now that spring is in the air, it’s the perfect time to get your liver and your health back on track. If you’ve been wondering, “what health food stores are near me?” for some handy detox advice, here are some of the top tips to cleanse your body after winter from your local health food store, Organic Grocer.
1. DRINK PLENTY OF FILTERED WATER
Are you drinking enough water? Proper hydration is key when it comes to detoxing your body. Drinking water throughout the day will not only help cleanse your system and flush toxins away, but also lower cravings, lift your mood, and boost brain functionality. So, drink up!
If you’re wondering how much water to drink, here’s an rule to follow:
Ounces of water to drink daily = Body weight in pounds / 2
2. GET MOVING
Getting more active is on top of many peoples’ to-do-list in Surrey and Newton. Exercise is a great way to burn calories and shed unwanted holiday weight. But, did you also know that regular exercise can cleanse the body? Since a large portion of toxins can be found in the skin, aerobics, yoga, dancing, tennis, swimming, and running are all great activities to help you sweat out the toxins and detoxify your body.
3. TRY INFRARED SAUNAS
You don’t have to endure a grueling workout to get your sweat on. If you’re looking for a relaxing way to promote detoxification, infrared sauna sessions can get you sweating, and releasing toxins via your skin. Whether it’s after a workout or in place of one, visiting an infrared sauna is time well spent when it comes to detoxifying your body.
4. EAT FOODS THAT ARE HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Including more antioxidant-rich foods in your diet is a smart and healthy way to detox your body. When you are visiting your favourite health food store in the Newton neighbourhood of Surrey, choose foods that are high in antioxidants, including tomatoes, grapes, avocadoes, pomegranates, broccoli, beets, and berries. These detoxing foods will help remove environmental toxins, as well as boost your immune system.
5. CONSUME MORE ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGGIES
Does your daily intake of plants equal about 50% of the food you ingest? If you want to detox your body, upping your intake of organic produce can go a long way to cleansing your system. Fruits and vegetables are an important source of vitamins and minerals, and they have an alkalizing effect on the body, helping to maintain balance and stave off disease.
6. TRY A HERBAL CLEANSE FROM ORGANIC GROCER
In today’s toxic world, cleansing and detoxification is an absolute necessity in health maintenance. Toxins enter our body daily through the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. Over time, these toxins build up and slowly start to affect our health in a negative way. We cannot avoid toxins from the environment; they must be managed to maintain health.
It’s not always clear which detox is best for your body at this time. The highly educated staff at Organic Grocer are available to help you choose the right cleanse for your needs and your lifestyle.
Herbal cleansing programs are designed to be effective without the use of harsh fibres or habit-forming laxatives. There is no point in using damaging materials when you’re trying to heal your body! Detoxifying your body is critical for overall health. By reducing the toxic load in your body, you will decrease the risk of developing chronic health problems, improve your overall wellbeing, and boost your energy levels naturally!
Renew Life is currently the leader in cleansing and detoxification in North America. Organic Grocer carries these high-quality cleansing products. We can recommend which cleansing product is best for you and your unique needs. The Renew Life lineup is formulated to stimulate the detoxification process of the body’s 7 channels of elimination: the liver, lungs, colon, kidneys, blood, skin, and lymphatic system.
A full body cleanse works to cleanse and detoxify the entire body, but with focus on the body’s two main detoxification pathways: the liver and the colon.
Every individual is unique in their condition and needs. To get personalized advice on cleansing your body of the toxins that have accumulated, please come into Organic Grocer and learn more from one of our qualified staff.
If you are ready to ramp up your detox plans after the winter months, follow these recommendations and visit a health food store near you in Surrey and Newton. You’ll be on your way to a healthier, happier you.
By Caroline Farquhar RHN, BA, EMP
Every day we hear more and more about the devastating effects of widespread pollution on our planet’s environment. But how often do we stop to consider its effect on our own bodies? With more than 80,000 chemicals currently in use today and 1,000 more introduced each year, we can no longer deny that we are living in a toxic world. More and more research is showing links between chemical exposure and disease and since we don’t live in a bubble, what can we do about it? One of the answers is to detoxify through cleansing.
Natural cleansing formulas are designed to support the innate processes by which the body gets rid of toxins and waste. A total-body formula ensures a complete cleansing experience and is often the best way to begin your detoxification journey.
CleanseSMART is our top selling cleanse becuase it’s so easy to use!
A total body cleanse is one that supports each of the body’s seven channels of elimination—the liver, lungs, colon, kidneys, blood, skin and lymphatic system. Together, these vital organs and systems work nonstop to purge and eliminate harmful toxins from deep within the cells and tissues. A total body cleansing formula will help to clear the detoxification pathways and jumpstart the body’s natural cleansing ability.
CleanseSMART is a unique, 30 day all natural herbal cleanse, formulated specifically to stimulate the cleansing and detoxification process of the body’s 7 channels of elimination. It is a simple 2 part, 30-day advanced cleansing program. Most of the herbs are extracts in a 4:1 or 5:1 ratio. This means they are 4 or 5 times more concentrated than a whole, raw herb. Part 1 is an organ detox formula, and part 2 is a colon cleansing formula that contains magnesium hydroxide to hydrate the colon, along with cape aloe, triphala and rhubarb to stimulate peristalsis, which helps to achieve the ideal 2-3 bowel movements a day. No strict diet is required while doing CleanseSMART but there are dietary suggestions in the box.
Herbal cleansing can help you feel your best every day. Talk to your natural health care practitioner if you’re unsure about whether it’s right for you. They can help you take the first step toward a healthier new you.
Caroline Farquhar is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, digestive care specialist, public speaker and frequent TV and radio educator in the area of natural health.
Digest-Force Activates Healthy Digestion!
Indigestion is a pain. Literally. More people suffer from chronic indigestion than from any other condition. Activate good digestion quickly with Digest-ForceTM Activated Coconut Charcoal & Ginger Root Extract, the newest member in Prairie Naturals Digestive Health product category.
What are the Ingredients in Digest-Force & What Do They Do?
Digest-Force combines the therapeutic power of activated charcoal from coconut husks with ginger root extract. Blending traditional practices with herbal medicine, this unique formula provides rapid relief from indigestion safely and effectively.
• Charcoal from Coconut Husks – It’s a fact that our planet’s original detoxifying agent is charcoal! Prairie Naturals coconut charcoal is “activated” through a carbonproducing process using high heat, pressure and steam. This process expands the therapeutic “adsorption” (suction) effect of charcoal by making it more porous and expanding its surface area. Prairie Naturals Digest-ForceTM formula with activated coconut charcoal has the distinct power to neutralize and eliminate various toxic substances (including allergens) by binding them unto itself and moving them safely out of the body. In fact, activated charcoal has proven so effective and safe that it is routinely used in hospitals as an antidote to drug and poison toxicity!
• Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) Extract (10:1) – This traditional medicinal is revered as one of the world’s most ancient and effective digestive remedies. Extensive scientific analyses indicate that the primary active constituents (phytochemical terpenes gingerol and shogaol, along with oleoresin) aid & protect the digestive tract. The therapeutic use of ginger extract immediately reduces indigestion, gas, bloating and nausea.
10 Important Things You Need to Know About Digest-Force
- Digest-Force provides an adsorption function that has a detoxifying effect.
- Digest-Force combines activated coconut charcoal combined with ginger extract to rapidly alleviate the pain and discomfort of bloating and gas.
- Digest-Force neutralizes excessive stomach acid; relieves ulcers and acid reflux.
- Digest-Force remedies the discomfort caused by overeating and eating irritating, allergenic foods.
- Digest-Force is an integral part of every digestive health and detoxification program.
- Digest-Force quickly and safely alleviates symptoms of indigestion and intestinal distress.
- Digest-Force helps to heal intestinal inflammation.
- Digest-Force combats food poisoning, toxins and pollutants.
- Digest-Force reduces intestinal infections from viral, bacterial, yeast and mold sources.
- Digest-Force corrects many of the root causes of diarrhea effectively.
In the worship of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, the ancient Greeks beheld the mysteries of life itself in the simplicity of the single grain of wheat. They understood the incredible potential of the tiny seed. In it lies the power to sustain, nourish and satisfy. In the germination and sprouting process is contained the vital energies which transform the seed into a tall strong plant which can ultimately reproduce itself many times over.
And so today we are rediscovering, in our own homes, these very mysteries. Sprouted seeds and legumes are being eaten and enjoyed in unprecedented quantities in the 21st century. Sprouting provides fresh salad ingredients any time of year and is a fun thing to do with even very young children.
Nutritionally, sprouted seeds contain vitamins, minerals, enzymes, oxygen and proteins in an absorbable forms, which the most sophisticated supplement pill could not rival. Starches become simple natural sugars, splitting long-chain amino acids and converting saturated fats into free fatty acids, providing more nutrients gram for gram than any other known natural food.
Sprouting easily satisfies the demands of 21st century sustainability – it’s cheap, it’s fast, it doesn’t take up much space and, hey, it’s even FUN – on top of being so completely good for you! Here are some tips to get you started.
Overnight: soak almonds, hazels, cashews, sunflower seeds, etc. Then drain & rinse. Store in the fridge in a sealed container for just a day or two. This is enough to improve digestibility and flavour; add them to salads or to cooked rice.
Sprout for 3-5 days: following a simple soaking and rinsing system, alfalfa seeds, lentils, beans, wheat germ, will produce succulent shoots, providing a little salad patch in the tiniest corner of your own kitchen.
After soaking seeds or grains to grow shoots, make sure to keep the water. It now contains enzymes, vitamins and minerals that can benefit your houseplants.
If you’re interested in starting your own kitchen garden we’ve got what you need to get started. BioSnacky produces a small
jar with a screw-on mesh lid and integral stand, so that you can easily drain off water. There is also a 3-tiered set of trays, which allows you to sprout several varieties of seed without any extra effort. BioSnacky also offers a nice selection of organic seeds for growing at home, and we’ve got other grains and seeds in the bulk section that are viable for sprouting too!
Come in and ask a customer service consultant for tips!
Article provided by A.Vogel
SUMMARY: Garcinia Plus provides a great source of Garcinia Cambogia, as well as a combination of other potent weight management ingredients that include:
Apple Cider Vinegar
These components provide a great source of antioxidants to reduce oxidative damage to skin and tissues, as well as helping to digest major food elements and regulating glucose metabolism.
As a strong source of Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), Garcinia Plus helps to prevent fat storage from accumulating within the body, leaving fatty acids readily available for metabolism as an energy source.
Garcinia Plus supports healthy glucose and metabolism with a combination of Garcinia Cambogia, Bromelain, Chromium, and other components essential to metabolism and weight management.
- Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates and fats for better overall health.
- Provides support for healthy glucose metabolism to help balance energy levels.
- Moderate appetite suppressant to promote weight loss and better digestive health.
Garcinia Plus® for Weight Management and Balanced Healthy Living
When you’re looking to improve your health or lose weight, the only honest long term solution is making a lifestyle change. The key to sustainable healthy living is to remember that it’s what you do most of the time that truly counts. Sustainable healthy living should never feel like deprivation; it should however, boost your energy, support healthy weight management and improve mood. This can be easily achieved with a combination of healthy eating habits, exercise and nutrient support, such as Garcinia Plus®. Here are some tips to send you on the right path for your new healthy lifestyle:
Eating for Health
Eat Clean: Michael Pollen said it best, “eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” The intention should be to eat a clean whole foods-based diet. Simply by eating foods as they are naturally from the earth greatly improves the quality of nutrition you can get from each meal. If the food you’re eating bears little resemblance to its original natural state, you’re likely missing out on important micro-nutrients and phytonutrients you could’ve otherwise been eating.
Control Portions: Eating the right portions of foods is essential for weight management. A good general rule of thumb is that half your plate should be vegetables at every single meal. Make it half a plate of salad, or half a plate of broccoli for example. Your portion of protein is also important to consider. That steak that’s that size of half of your plate at the restaurant, it should actually realistically be about the size of your fist.
Stabilize blood sugar: When blood sugar goes through spikes and drops, it can affect your energy levels. Eating fats and proteins can help to keep blood sugar in balance by reducing the speed at which foods breaks down as glucose in the blood. Eating a diet high in sugars and refined carbohydrates can contribute to insulin resistance, meaning the sugar you eat can’t effectively enter the cell to be used for energy. The body then produces higher amount of insulin to work harder to remove the sugar from the bloodstream. Insulin resistance can contribute to feelings of brain fog and fatigue, as well as cravings for sweets1.
Move Your Body
Exercise is important for weight management, heart health, muscle building and metabolism.2 The gym is a great place to go when it’s raining, or to learn new exercises based on your goals if you’re working with a personal trainer, but for some, the gym can be intimidating. Keep in mind, exercise doesn’t have to only be about going to the gym, there are numerous ways you can get out and move your body, the most important part is that you enjoy what you’re doing. Try a yoga class, go for a bike ride, jog outside, go hiking, or take dance classes, or try a few different things to keep things fresh.
Certain nutrients can help you transition to a healthier lifestyle and assist in weight management.
Organika® Garcinia Plus® contains a combination of 5 ingredients that help to support metabolism and glucose management essential to maintaining a healthy weight:
Garcinia Cambogia: Containing hydroxycitric acid, garcinia cambogia acts as a mild appetite suppressant by temporarily increasing feelings of fullness
Bromelain: Derived from pineapple stem, bromelain aids in the digestion of protein, carbohydrates and fats, as well as helping to relieve symptoms of indigestion
Apple Cider Vinegar: Boosts the metabolism of carbs, fats and proteins
Chromium: Supports healthy glucose metabolism by improving insulin sensitivity
Spirulina: Provides a source of protein to assist in muscle repair and growth
½ cup organic almond butter
½ cup organic dark chia seeds
½ cup organic goji berries
¼ cup organic & fair trade cacao powder
½ tsp organic vanilla extract
1 tbsp honey or organic agave nectar
1 scoop Organika® Vege-Pro®
- Mix ingredients in a food processor
- Roll into golf ball size
- Add topping such as a coconut shavings / crushed almonds / cacao powder
Recipe Supplied by Organika – Copyright © 2015 Organika Health Products Inc.