How to Nat­u­rally De­tox

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As you tran­si­tion your body into spring­time, you may be con­sid­er­ing a cleanse; af­ter all, what bet­ter way to re­boot your body af­ter the wear and tear of the cold win­ter months? Jus­tine San­Fil­ippo, MS, CHC, shares her ex­pe­ri­ence be­low—and of­fers her own ef­fec­tive tips to nat­u­rally de­tox ev­ery sin­gle day.

I once went to a fancy juic­ing re­treat in Martha's Vine­yard for a three-day de­tox. On my birth­day. With my mom. Why I thought starv­ing, detox­ing, only drink­ing juice for my birth­day, and drag­ging my mom into it was a good idea, I'll never know. I some­how en­dured the three days of drink­ing minis­cule amounts of juice and some pureed soup, but I had no en­ergy, a con­stant headache, and was nau­seous. The only re­lief was when I slept. I did lose eight pounds, but on the fourth day I had a bowl of soup for lunch and some raw veg­eta­bles, and all the weight came back. So, so much for that.

Detox­ing: What is It?

We've heard of juice fasts, master cleanses, detox­ing sup­ple­ments, and juic­ing re­treats. Detox­ing is im­por­tant be­cause it helps the body re­move ex­cess tox­ins. Tox­ins can come from the en­vi­ron­ment, chem­i­cals in foods and bev­er­ages, smok­ing, al­co­hol, and other un­healthy habits. Some peo­ple will go to ex­treme lengths to de­tox the body in a short pe­riod of time. Tox­ins are stored in the fat cells, so when a

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