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Our bodies perform a natural detox by design. That’s what the liver, the colon, and so many other organs and processes are programmed to do. However, in today’s modern world, toxins are freakin’ everywhere, all the time. Post-holiday, we’re all looking for a little extra help cleaning up our act (hello wine, cocktails, and treats).

Support Your Natural Body Detox

Here’s a list of my favourite ten herbs and plants you can eat to support your natural body detox.

 

Garlic 

“Garlic is so wonderful to support detox due to its antibacterial, antiviral, and antibiotic properties. And it contains allicin, which is brilliant for cleansing the liver and boosting white blood cells, thus supporting your immune system, too.”
Throw it in any dish, or sauté it in a pot before heating some broth to sip on for the ultimate detoxifying and immune-boosting elixir.

Curcumin 

“The active component in turmeric is a free-radical scavenger and wonderful to reduce inflammation and facilitate detoxification.”
Make yourself a cup of Rejuv Moon Milk (includes turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger & coconut oil mixed in plant milk) to wind down at the end of the day feels decadent and self-loving.
 Rejuv Wellness Supplement Recommendation: Organic Turmeric Blend 

Lemon & Ginger

“I love this combination, and I recommend all my patients start their day with 500 ml of room-temp or warm water with fresh lemon juice and ginger—it’s the ultimate liver detoxifier. Since we have been fasting overnight, it helps bind to toxins, flushing them out via our urinary system. Lemon and ginger are both are loaded with antioxidants, which slows down ageing and reduce DNA damage.”
Get these in powdered form, or juice both and add to warm water. 
Rejuv Wellness Supplement Recommendation: Digestive Support Capsules

Hibiscus

“Hibiscus supports detox, particularly the liver, by increasing drug-detoxifying enzymes to reduce your toxic load, and is very nourishing for your blood, too. You can drink hibiscus in tea form, which is delicious and tart.”
Drink alone or mix with dried rose or nettle for an extra high-vibe tea pick-me-up.

Artichoke

“Artichokes protect your liver from damage and promote the growth of new liver tissue—a wonderful restorative ability. They also increase the production of bile, which helps remove harmful toxins from your liver and supports digestion.”
Have it steamed or roasted and dipped in butter? 
Rejuv Wellness Supplement Recommendation: Liver Support Capsules

Moringa

“Moringa is amazing at reducing acidity and inflammation—great detox support at a cellular level. Moringa is also great for hair, skin, and nails, and as a bonus, for male sexual performance.”
Add this to smoothies, or use it to pump up your daily matcha!
 Rejuv Wellness Supplement Recommendation: Acai Antioxidant Complex Capsules

Sauerkraut

“In addition to being packed with prebiotics and probiotics to support your digestive and immune systems, sauerkraut also helps detox your liver and remove heavy metals in your system.”
Fermented foods are powerful, not to mention delicious.

Green Tea

The main polyphenol compound in green tea is a potent free radical scavenger to support your liver’s detox. The polyphenols are also linked to preventing cancer and heart disease and great at hoovering up a fatty liver. Since green tea is also quite bitter, it is useful to reduce sugar cravings, reduce appetite and therefore, a great weight loss tool. A study of 80 people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) found that supplementing with 500 mg of green tea extract per day reduced the liver damage markers ALT and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) significantly.
Rejuv Wellness Supplement Recommendation: Thermo Metabolic Support Capsules 

Wheatgrass

“The green chlorophyll in wheatgrass is a powerful detox aid supporting the removal of impurities and toxins, including heavy metals. It’s a great friend to reduce inflammation and support our mitochondria to boost energy levels.”
Juice it, blend it, or get a green powder to add to water, juice, or smoothies. Easy peasy.
Rejuv Wellness Supplement Recommendation: Super Greens Complex, Max Vits Superfoods 

 

 

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Dr Simone Laubscher contributed to the original version of this blog post about natural body detox, written in collaboration with Nicole Lesmeister and published on Kourtney Kardashian‘s POOSH blog title “THE TOP DETOXING FOODS to Add to Your Diet“. For more beneficial herbs and plants, read my extensive list of Specific Whole-Foods to Boost Your Immune System

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