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Get a Fresh Start This Fall with a Gentle Cleanse

Get a Fresh Start This Fall with a Gentle Cleanse
The change in seasons often inspires us to make a new start. What better way to start fresh than to do a cleanse? Some people are turned off by the idea of cleansing because it seems too extreme or harsh on the body. Plus, no one is a fan of spending hours chained to the bathroom. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a gentle way to detoxify your system in one week. Let’s be clear what a cleanse is. The point of a cleanse is not to lose ...

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The 3Fs - Cleansing in the New Year

The 3Fs - Cleansing in the New Year
It’s a new year and time for a new start. Lots of people embark on a cleanse in January. Some folks overdid it with the eggnog and gingerbread cookies during the holidays and they need a reset. (Sound familiar?) Others cleanse the first week of the new year because it’s a time for looking forward and resolving to take good care of yourself. (Carpe diem!) But whatever your reasons, a cleanse is not the same as a fast. You don’t have to starve yo...

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Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf
This recipe for turkey meatloaf, featuring sacha inchi oil, is an excellent meal for a winter cleanse. <120>120>

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Muhammara Red Pepper Dip with Red Beet Crystals

Muhammara Red Pepper Dip with Red Beet Crystals
Muhammara Red Pepper Dip with Red Beet Crystals Mmm is for muhammara! It may even be better than hummus. Traditionally, smoky roasted red peppers—the version from Aleppo uses the region’s distintive spicy peppers—are made into a spread and their flavor is mellowed using breadcrumbs, walnuts, and pomegrate molasses. Our twist on the classic muhammara omits the bread and substitutes Red Beet Crystals for pomegranate molasses to add a sweet and t...

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A Holistic Approach to Cleansing

A Holistic Approach to Cleansing
Cleanses and detoxes are both celebrated and vilified. Part of the problem is that a lot of different products and practices and health goals get lumped under this umbrella of “cleansing”. “Cleansing” should not be code for “weight loss”—although it may happen for some people as part of the process—and “detox” does not have to mean you’re chained to the toilet as a stimulant laxative goes through your intestines like WD-40 through an engine. T...

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The Liver's Role in Detox - How It Handles Toxins

The root of the word liver is, in fact, live. This is no wonder considering the importance of the work it does for us. In the liver, toxins get their chemical makeup altered so we can eliminate them. The liver acts as a bodyguard, identifying bad guys and disarming them. This process, called detoxification, happens only in the liver. Detox has two phases. Both depend on nutrients. Phase I, oxidation, uses over 100 special enzymes. It turns toxins ...

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