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Why You Want to Detox?

Mar 1, 2023 | Herbalism Blog | 0 comments

Are you stressed?

Most people believe that they feel stressed because there is not enough. Not enough money, not enough time….

I want to argue the opposite. 

There is too much.


Western culture is the wealthiest culture in human history. We have more than any other human that lived before us, yet we, in many ways, experience more stress than the people who walked the earth before us.

Do you feel as if your life is made from endless little choices crowding your brain?

What should I eat for supper? So many choices

Do you find yourself standing in front of the supermarket’s yogurt refrigerator, overwhelmed with the sheer number of yogurts to choose from?

Did you ever count the number of apps on your phone? How many of them send you notifications that feel like they require an immediate response? 

How many social media accounts are you maintaining? Do you feel the need to be engaged and be responsive all the time?

What about your home? Does it feel cluttered? So much stuff to dust and maintain? I know some people have so much they need to rent a self-storage space to store it all.

And it goes on and on….

Our stuff crowds us and suppresses our energy flow. 

The cost of all this abundance at the tip of our fingers is the contamination of the air, water, and soil that we eventually absorb into our bodies. 

There is no way to live in today’s world without being exposed to toxins because toxins do not acknowledge boundaries between countries.

Toxins increase the workload on the organs that manage (liver) and eliminate (kidney, lymph, and skin) them from your body. When the workload becomes just too much for your body to handle, you might feel:

  • Sluggish digestion
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Eczema or skin conditions
  • Seasonal allergies


What’s in the bottle?

80% of your chemical exposure happens at home. The products you use for cleaning your home are more toxic than the chemicals you will find in a chemical lab. Yet, you are not required to wear a protective robe and mask like the lab personnel. 

Your bottles of shampoo, hair dye, perfume, soap, creams, and many other self-care products you use daily are contaminated with toxins that are known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors. 

Unless you cook everything from scratch and buy your ingredients in the local farmer’s market from an organic farmer, your food is filled with toxins. 

In 2011 following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, one of our CSA members sent us an email asking how we protect the vegetables from the toxic rain that carried radioactive residue from the plant meltdown. We had to email back and say there was no way for us to do so.

Right about now is when you start to feel hopeless. If toxins are everywhere and I can not avoid them, then it’s a lost cause. 

Reducing the physical and mental toxic stress is essential for increasing energy, improving digestion, reducing weight, and improving overall stress.

To increase your body’s resilience to toxins you will need to move stagnant toxins from your blood and lymph, emotional toxins from your heart, and the monkey chatter that crowd your mind. Along the way you create new priorities and simplify your lifestyle.


Two ways to increase your body’s resilience to physical and mental toxins:


An increase in your body’s resilience can not be achieved in 10 days or a couple of weeks.

 Does it make sense to you that you will eat processed food, drink soda, and apply toxic products to your skin all year and then do a week-long detox program and expect your body to be clean of toxins? 

Detox is a lifestyle!


Are you ready to commit to a detox lifestyle?

Let’s do it!

In two weeks, I will be opening my “detox is a lifestyle program” Join my mailing list to get all the information.



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Disclaimer: This document is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. You can view my full disclaimer here.

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