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Should You Detox?

Our bodies are amazing machines. They can take whatever food-like substance we give them and at least for awhile, make it work as fuel. But eventually, they will stop working if we don’t consume the right nutrients.


Because of the Standard American Diet (SAD), the environment, high levels of stress, and water, soil and air pollution, our bodies have become rather toxic. We have chemicals, heavy metals and other substances in our bodies that don’t support our good health.

Detoxing organs

When these substances enter our bodies through the mechanisms I previously mentioned, the liver and kidneys work to remove them from the vital organs, where they can cause the most harm. The body protects itself from the deleterious effects of these toxins by storing them in adipose tissue…aka our fat cells.


The presence of toxins in adipose tissue can hinder a person’s ability to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. This issue can be alleviated by removing the toxins from the body through a gentle detoxification process. It is extremely important not to rush the process with an aggressive detoxification. By releasing an abundance of toxins into the bloodstream, the system becomes overloaded and cannot expel them from the body quickly enough. The result is the recirculation of the toxins back through the body, only to begin the process all over again.

Try this

Before I continue, in full disclosure, I must let you know that I represent a health and wellness product line called Arbonne International. But don’t stop reading here because, even if you aren’t interested in the products, there is still good information to be gleaned from this post.

Watch this video by naturopath Dr. Tanda Cook for a very good and relatable explanation of how a detox program can help your body and this particular program works. It’s a short video that I think you’ll find to be very informative.

The bottom line

If you live on this planet, eat the food it provides, breathe the air, drink the water and live a life that has stress, both good and bad, you would benefit from a gentle detox, with or without this program.

My Story

Since June 2019, I decided to hold myself accountable for walking my talk. Several years ago, I was able to take off 135 pounds and essentially save my own life. I regained some of that weight in the last couple of years and I’m working my way back down. I’ve lost over 40 pounds since I began in June and have exercised nearly every day since August.

If you choose to join me on this journey, I hope I am able to impart some nutritional and lifestyle wisdom. Even though I may have gone off the rails temporarily I can still share some of my first hand experience as well as my acquired knowledge and training to help you make the right changes to live your best life.

Do You Want Help?

Would you like to have more energy, lose weight, sleep better, and balance your hormones? I am launching another  5 week Sugar Detox Program beginning January 28th.

This program is open to anyone who:

  • would like to get control of their sugar cravings
  • feel better
  • have an abundance of energy
  • and an overall increase in well-being.

Aren’t you tired of feeling bloated and lethargic?

If you continue to follow the path you’re on, where will it lead you in six months? a year? Isn’t it time to take a different approach?

What you have done in the past hasn’t worked or at least has not stuck. I can help you change that. Click here for a free consultation. We’ll discuss your challenges and your goals for the coming year and see if we’re a good fit. You have nothing to lose except those nasty cravings.

As a health coach, I work with women who are facing serious health challenges like heart disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes or who have been diagnosed as having a precursor to a serious health issue such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or high blood sugar. I help them make food and lifestyle changes so they can get healthy, live longer and enjoy a fuller, happier, more energetic life. If you would like to have a free consultation about the health challenges you have and the improvements you would like to see in your health, click here to schedule a no strings attached call.



  1. Doug on January 22, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Does loosing weight through better food choices and exercise detoxify the body as the fat which is holding the toxins is reduced, or are the toxins not released as well.

    • Karen on January 22, 2020 at 11:18 pm

      If you eat real fresh organic food, not packaged non-food, you will probably detoxify your cells somewhat. The problem is that some people are steeped in toxins because of long term bad eating habits. That causes the body not to absorb the nutrients which makes it tough to lose weight. If you detox first, your gut heals, allowing the nutrients to be absorbed in the intestine and weight regulator can happen.

  2. Alice Gerard on January 23, 2020 at 2:30 am

    Yes! i need to detox and I will be ready and eager to start on January 28th!!!!

    • Karen on January 23, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Looking forward to beginning with you

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