Many people think of fad diets when they hear someone mention a detox program. However, at Simon Wellness Consulting in St. Petersburg, our cleanses and detoxes are natural and holistic, so you won’t be fasting, drinking only juice, or just eating raw kale. Instead, we focus on cleansing toxins from the body in sustainable ways by making manageable changes. When you eat the right foods, boost your internal health, reduce your exposure to toxins, and make other healthy lifestyle adjustments, you can fortify your body for longevity and good health.
A good detox program boosts your body’s natural cleansing process. Cleanses can stimulate the liver to purge toxins, encourage elimination through the kidneys, intestines, and skin, boost circulation, and replenish nutrients in the body.
Eating the Right Foods
A main source of bodily toxins is food. Processed, preservative-laden food choices are everywhere because they are cheap, easy, and convenient. Many St. Petersburg residents are always on-the-go, meaning they don’t have time to prepare and eat a nutritious meal. Instead, they rely on fast food and convenience meals. By eating the ‘right’ foods, you can prevent the intake of toxins while purging your body of unwanted substances. Instead of reaching for packaged foods, choose fresh, whole foods like vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, and lean protein. Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli as well as berries, garlic, and turmeric can detoxify the body by boosting the digestive system.
At Simon Wellness Consulting in St. Petersburg, our detox program teaches you everything you need to know about the foods you eat and how they affect your body. Our certified nutritionist helps you figure out a meal plan that reduces your reliance on prepared, packaged foods.
Boost Your Internal Health
You can boost your internal health by supporting your gut, enhancing your immune system, and reducing inflammation. A nutritionist in St. Petersburg can help you power your body and aid your body’s natural cleansing processes.
Support Your Gut
Your gastrointestinal system naturally detoxes through organs like the kidneys and intestines. Your body converts food into energy and purges the excess. If you have an imbalance in the gut, your body may not be operating at full capacity. You can help treat imbalances by eating gut-supporting foods with fiber and clean protein.
Enhance Your Immune System
If your body is not fortified to protect against foreign invaders, then it is susceptible to sickness and disease. Enhancing your immune system prevents you from getting sick. To boost your immunity, make sure you are getting micronutrients like vitamin C, vitamin D, selenium, zinc, iron, and riboflavin. You can also get more sleep, lower your stress, wash your hands, and take supplements to improve your immune system.
Inflammation is often the result of a toxicity problem in the body. The heavier your body’s toxic load, the more it may stall and hold on to fat. To combat inflammation, a detox program may call for anti-inflammatory foods like salmon, non-starchy vegetables, turmeric, and omega-3 fatty acids. You can also supplement with fish or krill oil, curcumin, or resveratrol, but speak with a nutritionist or medical professional before supplementing.
Drink More Water
Few people in St. Petersburg drink as much water as they are supposed to. While it is possible to drink too much water, most people are not getting enough. Water helps flush toxins from the body by jump-starting the digestive system and powering organs like the kidneys and liver. Staying hydrated during your detox program and when you’re not detoxing keeps your body working optimally.
Work Up a Sweat
Another way to rid the body of toxins is by sweating them out. Increase your heart rate through exercise and the sweat helps purge toxins. Plus, exercise strengthens the heart and other muscles, boosts circulation, clears brain fog, and supports overall health. You can do yoga, go for a run, do interval training, as well as whatever exercise you enjoy the most to sweat it out.
Minimize Your Exposure to Toxins
Another way to detox is to avoid exposure to toxins. You might be surprised to find out how many things you encounter in your day-to-day life in St. Petersburg contribute to toxicity. Everything from soap to makeup to sunscreen to polluted air can add toxins to your body. In our detox program, we teach you more about how you can reduce your exposure and what you can do to reverse toxicity.
Choose Simon Wellness Consulting’s Detox Program in St. Petersburg
For a detox program that purges your body of toxins and boosts your natural cleansing process, consult certified nutritionist Isabelle Simon. She began Simon Wellness Consulting in St. Petersburg to help people achieve their health and wellness goals. To schedule an appointment, call us today at (727) 239-9443 or contact us online.