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The Science Behind a Juice Cleanse

The Science Behind a Juice Cleanse

The words “cleansing”, “detox” and “toxins” are thrown around a lot in the health world. Generally, we hear that it can be beneficial to do a cleanse as the seasons change so that we can detox and help to effectively eliminate the buildup of toxins in our system. But what does that really mean? We’re here to help unpack these terms to help bring some clarity to the juice cleanse process! Toxins The word “toxin” is defined as “any poisonous substance” (1). Generally, there are two categories of toxins: internal and external. Internal toxins are our own body’s by-products of...

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Chia Seeds: Why and How to Use this Super Seed

Chia Seeds: Why and How to Use this Super Seed

You may have first heard of chia seeds due to their ability to sprout from pots shaped like everything from Kermit the Frog to Barack Obama. Or, perhaps you’ve heard talk of their many nutritional benefits. There’s no doubt chia seeds are incredibly popular right now. So what’s all the hubbub about? Well, to understand that, let’s first take it back. Like, waaaaay back. Because as early as 2600 BC, the Aztecs used them as a beverage, ground into a flour, pressed for oil and even included them in medicines. The Nutritional Benefits of Chia Seeds So, why were the...

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