Astragalus Complex contains astragalus, echinacea purpurea root, and Siberian ginseng. This combination of herbs provides the following temporary relief for the symptoms associated with the common-cold, the flu, and infections in the upper respiratory tract.
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Detox. Cleanse. Diet. You’ve probably heard these terms before, and they may even connote a negative reaction, but I’m here to change the way you think about detoxes.
First things first - Why is detoxing important?
We’re exposed to toxins everyday. They’re in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, and in our food supply. When toxins build up in our bodies it’s harder for the processes of detoxification to eliminate all the bad stuff. Even if you’re doing everything right, there’s still areas that are out of your control adding to your toxic load. You can definitely minimize toxin exposure, but you can’t run away from it completely. Detoxing supports your channels of elimination (including the digestive system, liver, and kidneys).
There are many kinds of detoxes - from the infamous cabbage soup diet, to the recently popular juice cleanse - the market is saturated with the “best” program offering claims of overnight success. But, the truth is the best way to detox is slow and steady. You don’t want to overwhelm your detox systems. This can cause even more issues in the body, especially if the bad stuff gets recirculated instead of eliminated. It's important to have the right support (via supplements + other therapies) while detoxing.
When to Detox
You can detox at any time, but it may be most helpful when you’re feeling a bit sluggish. It can also be beneficial to detox at the change of the seasons.
Here’s a great list (from this article) to help you decide if it’s time to detox:
Metagenics Clear Change 10-Day Detox Program
This Detox Program from Metagenics is recommenced by our team of Naturopathic Doctors
The Clear Change program from Metagenics helps to support your body’s natural detox systems. It provides fuel for both cleansing and other daily activities, providing energy and support for overall well-being. The program supports your body’s three main detoxification areas: the liver, kidneys, and intestines.
This program offers metabolic detoxification, which is a multi-phase process that consists of three major detoxification pathways. Most toxins are fat-soluble and must go through a transformation into a more water-soluble form before they can be eliminated. This is where the three phase detoxification comes into play:
Phase I - enzymes in the liver breakdown foreign chemical substances, which produces highly reactive, free radical molecules that can impact cellular function unless further processed
Phase II - large molecules join together with modified foreign chemical substances to produce water-soluble substances that can be removed from the body
Phase III - During elimination, water-soluble substances are excreted mainly via the urine or stool
UltraClear Renew - formulated to deliver advanced, specialized nutritional support for Phase I, II, and III detoxification, with enhanced support for the body’s natural alkalization and heavy metal metabolism processes
AdvaClear - supports daily detoxification for optimal vitality and health
Meal Plan/ Guide - provides sample meals and a recommended food list for each stage of the detoxification process
More support available at Ravita and Divine Elements:
IV Therapy - specifically the Detox IV and the Chelation IV (upon doctor’s approval)
Clear Change Daily Essentials - provides antioxidant support
LivCo - supports liver function and detoxification
SulforaClear - provides antioxidants against cellar damage
Alison Smink, R.H.N.
Inflammation is normal, until it’s not. Inflammation is the body’s response to heal wounds and fight infections. We need this, for example, when we cut ourselves or have the common cold. This is referred to as acute inflammation. But, when the process goes into overdrive we go into a state of chronic inflammation. Ongoing inflammation can lead to numerous conditions and states of disease. Inflammation is at the root cause of most diseases.Symptoms of chronic inflammation:
Organic fruits/ vegetables - nourish your body with phytonutrients; rainbow assortment of fibre and antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables (buy organic as much as possible to avoid chemicals which can cause even more inflammation)
Whole grains - brown rice, oatmeal, sprouted wheat, quinoa, etc.
Fermented foods (which are rich in probiotics) like sauerkraut and kimchi
Other healthy fats rich in omega-3s - avocado, olive oil, nuts/ seeds (walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds, chia seeds)
Beans/ legumes as protein sources (soaked/ rinsed if trouble with digestion)
Spices and herbs - some great anti-inflammatory options: ginger, garlic, cinnamon
Sample Day of Eating to Decrease Inflammation
In the morning sip on herbal or green tea and water
1/2 - 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk (depending on thickness add water to thin it out)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 scoop protein powder (Pea protein and paleo protein + more available at Ravita)
1 tablespoon almond butter
1-2 cups spinach
Optional: For more antioxidant power try adding a greens powder (like Greens First)
1 can chickpeas
1 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh dill
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1 or 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon roasted unsalted sunflower seeds (optional)
Serve on lettuce wraps or sprouted bread with tomato!
https://ohsheglows.com/2015/07/21/chickpea-salad/ - adapted from this recipe
Sweet potato baked in coconut oil
Sometimes, simple is best - I love putting together different combos of vegetables, a source of protein, and a healthy carb for an easy and healthy dinner option!
Snacks (if you’re hungry; try to limit snacking)
Apple with handful of walnuts
Avocado mousse (avocado, cocoa powder, coconut cream, stevia, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt) https://sugarfreelondoner.com/chocolate-avocado-mousse/
Celery with hummus (homemade is best!)
Drink lots of water
Supplements for support (available at Ravita!):
Anti-Inflammation - UltraInflamX Plus 360, Curcummatrix, Curcum-Evail, Inflavonoid, Inflavonoid IC, Greens First, ACES + Zinc
Detox - Clear Change 10 Day Program, Ultra Clear Renew, AdvaClear
Disclaimer - EveryBODY is different. What works for some, may not work for others. It’s important to listen to your body and its reaction when changing eating habits.
Alison Smink, R.H.N.