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Prevention starts in the home

See the produce shopping guide from Environmental Working Group for a list of foods that you should purchase organic:


Phase 1 detox needs

  • B vitamins (B12, B6, folinic acid pre-methylated)
  • Bioflavonoids with vitamin C
  • Glutathione (or precursors: N-acetyl-cysteine, milk thistle, alpha-lipoic acid, glycine, magnesium)

Phase 2 detox needs

  • Essential amino acids (vegetarian diet, low stomach acid, or presence of gut infections could cause deficiencies)


Signs that you could benefit from detox:

  • autoimmune disease
  • cancer
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • fibromyalgia
  • fatigue
  • migraines
  • headaches
  • PMS
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • mood swings
  • joint pain/muscle pain
  • brain fog

*Juice cleanses often force the body into detoxification very quickly.

If your detox pathways aren’t prepared, then you could feel achy, weak, and crummy.


How to detox

1. Support your liver:


2. Stay hydrated

Try to drink 6-8 glasses of filtered water per day to eliminate unnecessary toxins and support your immune system. For questions about Aquasana water filters, you can contact Mara Flynn at

3. Have one bowel movement a day

If you aren’t having one bowel movement per day, I would highly recommend taking:

4. Sweat out toxins

Infrared saunas help your body release a number of toxins, including heavy metals, like mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals. I have an infrared sauna in my home from Sunlighten Saunas that I use frequently. See my article for recommendations on how to detox with a sauna. You can also contact Sarah Wickens at Sunlighten at 877-292-0020 ext 153 or email her at