New year, new me - Fresh start – Resolution – Detox – Diet – Cleanse - Starts on Monday
Do these phrases sound familiar? Many of us attempt to reinvent ourselves when the calendar flips to a new year. While self-improvement is always a worthy mission, we often overlook the health-promoting habits we already have. Do you need to detox to become a new you?
Did you know – your body naturally detoxifies itself all the time? That’s right! We constantly introduce toxins to our bodies through food, drink, our environment, and even breathing. Thankfully, our lungs, stomach, liver, kidneys, and skin are constantly cleansing us. If you are working with a Naturopathic Doctor regularly, then you have nothing to worry about. Your detoxification pathways are most likely already being supported. And if an ND is not on your care team yet - what are you waiting for?
We can naturally support our body’s detoxification pathways every single day. Getting enough good quality sleep, drinking plenty of clean water, eating nutrient-dense foods, celebrating movement with exercise, and spending time outside in the sunshine are all fantastic ways to build a foundation of health.
One of the most important aspects of regular, natural, healthy detoxification is self-care. Mitigating the effects of stress with a proactive approach to self-care is vital to your body’s ability to maintain homeostasis (normal status). When stress levels rise, the body does whatever it can to compensate for the imbalance, taxing vital body systems to keep functioning. Self-care practices help you safely and effectively cleanse stress, helping every part of you function more efficiently. Downtime, reading, self-massage, listening to music, and alone time are just a few examples. Need some assistance with your self-care? Massage, acupuncture, reflexology, and hydrotherapy are all super-powered self-care treatments available at Ivy. We can help!
Contrast hydrotherapy is one of the Naturopathic treatments at Ivy that is also considered a self-care practice. Hydrotherapy supports detoxification pathways by stimulating the movement of blood and lymph through the body. This treatment stimulates the immune system, balances the nervous system, and supports all vital organ processes, including detoxification. Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries and is now available to you. Trust your body to detoxify itself. Support and reward this vital component of your wellness with a hydrotherapy session today!
Speaking of taking care of yourself,...at IVY Integrative, you can work with one practitioner or build your own team of holistic practitioners! Reach your optimum health in-person or online. Check out our Get Started page to learn how to work with us!
Author: Dr. Marissa Boyd, ND
This information is generalized and intended for educational purposes only. Due to potential individual contraindications, please see your primary care provider before implementing any strategies in these posts.