The birds are singing, the weather is warming up, and we are enjoying more time outdoors … it’s spring! Spring has long been considered an excellent time to detoxify. While the thought of undergoing a detoxification program may seem daunting, the process doesn’t need to be complicated or extreme. Sometimes the smallest steps make the biggest differences.
One simple way to detoxify is to perform a kitchen clean up. Removing unhealthy food and stocking your kitchen with quality foods is an important step of any detox. Eliminating processed foods will also remove chemical preservatives, dyes and flavours from the diet.
Also, eating a diet of whole, live and natural foods, and drinking lots of clean water, will provide the body with the necessary nutrients to support the detoxification channels.
Finally, another way to detoxify is to remove harmful cleaning agents from your home. Stick to environmentally friendly brands with ingredients you recognize. Alternatively, try making your own cleaning products using white vinegar and essential oils! It’s easy and inexpensive.
This week, challenge yourself to a kitchen clean up by taking the following steps:
- Expired foods
- Spoiled or stale foods
- Unhealthy processed and packaged “foods” such as cookies, chips, crackers and ice cream
- Items that list hydrogenated oils, modified or partially modified oils, nitrates, nitrates, sulphites, added colours, artificial flavours or MSG
- Colourful fruits and vegetables
- Healthy fats such as coconut oil for cooking and olive oil for salad dressings
- High quality organic plant and proteins
- Conventional cleaning products with natural or home made products
Written by Julia Davie, NutriChem Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Doula
Julia is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Julia’s services emphasize the importance of whole, live and natural foods. Striving to make healthy eating accessible and enjoyable, she believes that food can be both nutritious and delicious! As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, she understands the unique needs of each client and works with them to develop and implement a healthy eating plan individualized to their needs.
Julia strives to empower her clients through education, inspire them to make better food choices, and live healthier and more vibrant lives.
Julia’s special interests include digestive support, weight loss, skin health, blood sugar support, fertility nutrition, prenatal, postnatal and pediatric nutrition.
Call: 613-820-4200 to book an appointment with Julia.