Top 7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays

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Top 7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays!

When you think about “cleansing” or a detox, it’s likely that Spring is the season that comes to mind.  While Spring is a popular season to cleanse, the benefits of cleansing in the Winter can be great!

This year especially, taking time out to support the body through transitions is more important than ever.  Global stress is high.  Eating habits, work habits and life in general are not what they were this time last year.  It is no surprise that we are all likely to experience symptoms that we need to cleanse!

If the stress of 2020 is something you’re feeling, if your digestion is suffering, if you’ve put on some weight or are struggling to get a good night’s sleep, then this post on the top 7 steps to detox can provide you with a Starting Point on how to spark health.

Simple ways to spark detox

#1: Get rid of leftovers

The holidays bring delicious homemade food, and along with that come the leftovers. Holiday leftovers can be just as good as when you cook the meal the first time and become a tempting go-to snack. Time to let go. Toss the leftovers, they most likely aren’t the healthiest dishes and it’s time to start fresh.

#2: Stay hydrated

Most Americans do not drink enough water, and there is no better time to start than now! Fill up your glass at least 8 times a day. Some find it easier to carry a water bottle throughout the day to remind yourself to keep hydrated. Staying hydrated can flush out toxins and detox your body, as well as keeping you feeling good.

#3: Hit the gym

Sweating is another great way to flush out toxins. Exercise has many health benefits long term and short term. Find just 30 minutes a day to get some form of exercise, whether it’s going on a run, yoga or simply going for a walk. Getting your body moving is important for your metabolism as well as overall health.

#4: Ditch the sugar

The holidays are a notorious time that the sugar intake starts ramping up. Now that they are over, it’s time to remove added sugar to your diet. Limit how often you eat dessert and when you do, eat in moderation. Replace sugary foods with natural sweet foods like fruit. Fruit can fix your sweet tooth and also give you a boost of vitamins.

#5: Drink green tea

Green tea is packed with antioxidants and nutrients to help your body get back on track. It is one of the healthiest beverages you could choose, it can act as a replacement for coffee, lower your risk of cancer and protect your brain as you age.

#6: Acupuncture

Acupuncture works by returning the body back to balance and restoring its natural energy. Certain acupuncture points can detoxify important organs like the kidneys, colon, lungs, liver and skin.

#7: Relax

Don’t forget to relax and give yourself some downtime. The holidays are hectic and stressful, which can lead to bad habits and bad eating. Give yourself some time now that they are over to relax. Find activities you enjoy and make sure you make time for them every week. Detoxing is not just for improving your body physically, but mentally as well.

Dr. Heintze created a comprehensive Detox Program that incorporates Detox Treatments, specific supplements, and a 30-day nutrition and Clean Eating Program. Everything you need to set the stage for wellness going in 2021!

Give us a call today (425) 686-4498 to learn how you can stay stress-free and spark detox for the holiday and into the New Year!


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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
Dr. Heintze Acupuncturist and Naturopathic Doctor

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