Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse—there are so many different takes on cleanses. What gives?
A cleanse can actually take many forms. Simply cutting out sugar, processed food, and junk food, all associated with inflammation, can constitute a cleanse. For some, ditching alcohol can be a cleanse and for others, removing caffeine can be a cleanse. You may find extreme anti-inflammatory benefits by getting rid of common allergens, such as wheat, dairy, eggs, and corn, because those create tremendous inflammation. There are also a variety of botanicals that can aid the body in detoxification. For example, the herb milk thistle can help your body’s detox organ, the liver, function better.
Whether you’re juice fasting, lightening the sugar or fat load, or not making any dietary changes, there are herbs that can assist your body to work better and feel better. Laurie Steelsmith, ND, gives the lowdown:
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