Resetting for the new year isn’t just about countering the overindulgence of Festivus. It’s an opportunity to launch into a fresh decade emotionally, physically and spiritually at your best. “Detox” can be a controversial word. Sure, the body has a way to do this naturally, including many of our major organs, most notably the liver, designed to cleanse impurities. But the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the makeup we use, the personal care products we slather on our bodies, buildings we live and work in are rife with newly developed synthetic toxins, which put an extra load on our purifying systems. And then there’s recalibrating to make sure we get the sleep we need, have tools to manage our stress and get the nutrition and fitness to support our optimal lives. Here are a few products to help you thrive through 2020 and beyond.
- Drinking lots of fresh, filtered water helps flush out your system. Take your hydration up a notch with products that facilitate gut health and glowing skin. The Beauty Chef Glow Advanced Inner Beauty Powder is loaded with prebiotics and probiotics superfoods to help facilitate digestive health and glowing skin. The Nue Co also has a good selection of prebiotic and probiotic products. Hum Nutrition Cleanse to the Rescue 21 Day Detox Kit uses detoxifying herbs, such as spirulina, and organic chlorella in addition to digestive enzymes. These help to cleanse and flatten your tummy.
- Eat organic food to avoid pesticides. US News and World Report ranked the Mediterranean Diet the healthiest. It’s high in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in red meat and sugar. Invest in a good blender like a Vitamix or Nutribullet to expand your meal options with yummy soups and smoothies.
- There is increasing data that intermittent fasting helps you lose weight (and bonus! It can also benefit your skin). The idea is that by limiting the time you eat to specific hours in the day, you can manipulate your metabolism to work better, while still getting all your nutrients.
Of course, it’s always good to take precious hours to unplug
from an often noisy and nutty planet—not only is it good for detoxing, but it
helps your spirit as well.