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As a culture, we are very aware of our external cleanliness. We keep our cities and streets clean, brush our teeth and bathe and wash our hair frequently because we want to look, feel and smell clean. But we do not have the same understanding of the necessity for internal cleansing or detoxification which functions to cleanse the body from the inside. Unfortunately we are all vulnerable to all sorts of toxins present in the environment, in our homes, in the personal care products we use and in the food we eat. These can have a cumulative effect on the liver and before long it becomes degraded and we start to feel sluggish or just not quite right.
The liver is the one of the main organs in the body’s detoxification system and without a healthy liver, you cannot be truly healthy or experience optimal health. I am a firm believer that an appropriately designed detox program can improve liver function and the integrity of the entire gastrointestinal system. What I see in my practice is that a safe and gentle internal cleanse once or twice a year promotes better functioning and is an important step in revitalizing your health.
How the Be Well Cleanse helped one woman overcome a host of health problems and gain newfound clarity.
Olympian Michael Phelps might have made cupping famous, but the ancient healing therapy has been around for centuries.
If you show your liver some love, it will return the favor. Here are a few of Dr. Lipman’s favorite detoxifying, liver-lovin’ foods.
Efficient digestion is the key to radiant health. Unfortunately, many of us experience bloating, constipation, and belly discomfort — all signs of a sluggish or stressed digestive track. When digestion is slow and imbalanced, we have problems with elimination — which is a key way our bodies flush out toxins — and disease thrives. Even common colds and skin issues can be traced back to imbalances in the gut.
The Be Well Cleanse has truly changed my life, and I don’t say that lightly. Like so many women, I was frustrated and fed up with diets and gimmicky products; then I finally discovered the Be Well Cleanse. I had tried so many things and nothing had worked, so when a friend suggested that I do the Be Well Cleanse with her, I felt like maybe if we did it together, I could finally be successful!
Summertime is getaway time, be it to a nearby beach, a cabin in the woods, or a far-off land a plane ride or two away. And, of course, some folks travel virtually year-round to work and play. So how to avoid travel ills no matter how much you roam? Simple: Keep your body fortified all year long so it’s less susceptible to bugs—and better equipped to fight them should one or two gain a foothold.
When you start to change your eating choices and habits, eating out can be a point of confusion for many. We see this all the time with patients at the office—they want to stick to their food plan because they’re feeling great, but they also want to be able to enjoy eating out with others and not feel like they are sabotaging their hard efforts. While it is helpful to pick a restaurant you know serves high-quality food, it’s not always possible to steer the ship.
There are a few lifestyle changes I make every year when summer starts. We all want to look and feel our best during the summer months, and my little mental checklist makes me feel at least a little more in control and prepared during swimsuit season. Here’s my list of healthy habits for summer-ready skin from head to toe.
Scott, a 49-year-old man living a typical busy life, was relying on medications to get through his day. He would wake up feeling groggy and lethargic and would be falling asleep at his desk daily; he took that simply as a sign that it was time for more coffee. He went through the day feeling sluggish and had constant mood swings that were affecting both his relationships and his work. He was experiencing sore and achy joints and had horrible acid reflux that was so bad it was affecting his sleep; he was on high doses of Nexium as well as blood pressure medication.