Thursday, September 15, 2011

End of Summer Detox

The Rosé flowed a little too easily this summer so I am looking for some ways to detox and head into the fall feeling healthy and fresh. I asked my naturopath (whom I love by the way in case you're looking for a good one in Seattle) gave me some ideas on how to detoxify from eating poorly and drinking too much vino all summer. Here are a few of her recommendations....

1. Dry skin brushing
2. Sauna
3. Hot shower
4. Epsom salt bath (20-30 minutes w/ 1-2 cups Epsom salt)
5. Detox tea
6. Drink more water (more than 1/3 of your body weight in ounces)
7. Acupuncture
8. Exercise (sweat!)
9. Yoga
10. Some type of a cleanse

There are lots of different cleanses available nowadays. There is of course the controversial "Master Cleanse" which I tried years ago after some friends raved about their results (glowing skin and increased energy to name a few). I think I made it about 8 long hours before realizing there was no chance in hell I could make it a full day, let alone 10. There are cleanses where you do a juice fast, elimination diets, raw food only, various shake versions, and more. Click here to see a detox menu that Gwyneth posted on Goop which seems a little more manageable since there's food involved. I've also heard good things from my friend Tara about the Thorne cleanse.

Have you done a cleanse? If so, which one and what did you think of it? Do you have any favorite detoxification methods? Do share!

1 comment:

pinchofsale said...

I'm planning an end of summer detox as well! I've heard good things about Gwenyth's GOOP cleanse, and I think the recipes actually seem delicious. I'm starting on Tuesday - one last weekend of gluttony!