What You Will Learn in This Article:
- What to do to support your body after that holiday binge
- How the liver helps your body detox
- Supplements to kickstart your detox
- Detox-friendly recipes
It’s that time of year for new health goals and resolutions to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Intuitively, we all know when it’s time to reset that button—especially if we’ve gone on a sugar binge over the holidays. However, I completely get that not everyone wants to go to the trouble of fasting, juicing, and special food preps every time they feel heavy and sluggish. So what other option is there, apart from fasting and juicing?
For those of you who don’t want to dive into any extreme diets or detoxes, here is an alternative that I think you might find helpful: the Detox Kickstart.
The Detox Kickstart
The Detox Kickstart is a 3-part nutritional support program designed to help you detoxify after that holiday excess. It also helps counteract the daily exposures we all have to pollution, toxins, prescription drugs, alcohol, synthetic hormones, and other chemicals that come as a part of modern living.
This program can also help support our body’s own detoxification efforts during dental amalgam removal or chelation therapy.
What is in the 3-part Detox Kickstart?
Part I: Detox Support Formula (Phase I Liver Detox)
Detox Support synergistically combines an extensive array of nutrients that combat damaging free radicals while helping to support the immune system and the detoxification of chemicals and heavy metals.
This formula’s benefits include:
- Boosting detoxification pathways
- Protection against heavy metal absorption or reabsorption
- Supporting the safe and natural elimination of toxins
- Increasing antioxidant activity
- Providing precursors and cofactors for detoxification nutrients
- Supporting healthy levels of glutathione
- Protecting the Central Nervous System (which includes the brain) from toxins
- Supporting the immune system
The key stars here are: Vitamins C and E, Alpha Lipoic Acid, NAC, selenium, grape seed extract, and curcumin.
Here are just a few highlights: Adequate intake of vitamin C seems to protect the liver from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAC also helps protect the liver and helps the body make the master antioxidant, glutathione. Grape seed extract was shown to lower liver enzymes and reverse fat build up in a study of 15 patients with fatty liver disease.
Part II: Bile Flo Formula
This formula aids in bile production, which is key in estrogen metabolism and fat digestion. You need to be able to digest fats because they are the precursors for your sex hormones, including cortisol, DHEA, progesterone and estrogen.
The blend of ingredients in this formula includes the amino acids taurine and methionine, beta carotene, ox bile, and inositol. These components all promote bile flow and aid the liver in its elimination of fatty substances. This supplement can also be used if you’ve had your gallbladder removed.
Other active ingredients include vitamins B6 and B12 and an herbal mixture consisting of milk thistle, artichoke, and powdered beetroot, all of which support the liver’s detoxification process and promote bile flow.
Milk thistle is a well-researched herb shown to foster regeneration of liver cells and aid in the flow of bile to promote healthy gallbladder function. It’s very helpful for women who have lost their gallbladder to surgery.
Red beetroot is rich in betalain, a pigment that may help protect the liver against inflammation and oxidative stress.
Part III: Phase II Detox Phase
We can think of the liver like a factory with two shifts.
The first shift (Phase I) receives raw materials, processes them, and sends them on to the second shift (Phase II).
That means that the second shift, or Phase II, needs to be functioning optimally in order to quickly and safely get rid of these new, more damaging substances.
If the liver’s detoxification pathways become overwhelmed, with Phase II unable to keep up, this can lead to an unwanted build-up of toxins in the body.
The unique blend of nutrients in Phase II Detox is specifically designed to support Phase II actions without stimulating Phase I. This ensures Phase II is primed to function efficiently before ramping up Phase I.
Key stars: Taurine, methionine, MSM, and N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC): sulfur-containing amino acids and compounds, which support the sulfation pathway of detoxification. This blend also contains Glutathione (the body’s master antioxidant) and Calcium-D-Glucarate—one of the best compounds for estrogen detoxification (I opted to take it before my surgery to ramp up my detoxification efficiency).
- Healthy energy and vitality
- Proper weight management
- Healthy skin and hair
- Restful sleep
- Clear thinking
- The establishment of healthy habits for optimal long-term health
- Made with non-GMO ingredients. Free of gluten, dairy, soy, yeast, sugar, and colors.
Kickstart your detoxification to support hormone balance
As you support your liver and its ability to detoxify, keep in mind that the liver plays a key role in hormonal balance as well, especially when it comes to the thyroid and estrogen dominance. It’s in the liver that the thyroid converts T4 to T3 (the active hormone) and estrogen gets metabolized to free you from hip and butt fat, lumpy breasts, PMS, mood swings, or fibroids.
We have intentionally formulated the 3-part Detox Kickstart to support your hormonal balance to its best abilities.
The Detox kit is a 5-pill pack. It also includes a bottle of B-Maximus. There are 3 different pills within the pill pack kit.
How to Take
- The three pills that are alike are the Phase II Detox supplements. Take one of each of these at every meal.
- Split the two leftover pills (Bile Flo and Detox Support) and take one at breakfast and one at lunch along with the Phase II capsule.
- Take one B-Maximus at Breakfast
To get started with the Detox Kickstart Kit, go here to get 10% off.
Please remember that the effectiveness of the Detox Kickstart will increase significantly when you incorporate a good diet like the Elimination Diet (which I cover in my protocol cookbook, Cooking for Hormone Balance).
You can also learn more about how to optimize liver function to rebalance hormones here.
Recipes to Help Your Body Detox
To get you started, here are some recipes to help support your body’s detoxification.
Activated Charcoal Smoothie
Spinach Peach Smoothie
Supergreen Basil Smoothie
Savory Oatmeal Sweet Potatoes
Savory Porridge with Butternut Squash and Apples
Sourdough Buckwheat Pancakes
Farmer’s Wife Sunday Breakfast
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