Cleansing and detoxing are “hot topics,” especially in diet culture and the wellness and fitness industry. Traditionally, therapeutic cleansing has been used for physical and emotional healing; however, if not carefully applied, modern-based practices can be construed as wellness diets in disguise that promote restrictive eating patterns.
In my latest post, I discuss the controversies between the HAES (Health at Every Size) and anti-diet community and the integrative and naturopathic doctors regarding the concepts of cleansing and detoxifying. I explore how the two sides can unite by embracing a personalized and integrative perspective.
Other topics addressed include:
- The links between the ubiquitous environmental chemicals and health conditions.
- How the current practices in food manufacturing are hurting the environment and producing chemicalized, ultra-processed foods that are causing the depletion of vital nutrients in the global population.
- The argument for organic foods, while acknowledging the socioeconomic factors in its availability and accessibility.
- The corruption of nutritional science and corporate capture of food that is contributing to social injustice and health discrimination.
I believe we can both shield the body from harmful chemicals and promote health without stigmatizing body sizes or obsessing on weight. This is accomplished by offering nurturing and protective foods that support the body under extensive toxic insults without focusing on dieting, while also providing education on how to mitigate the risks from daily exposure to harmful chemicals.
Click here to learn more about how we can cleanse and detoxify using a HAES and naturopathic approach.
Learn How Naturopathic Medicine Can Support Your Health.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
According to experts and the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no approved standard of care treatment, cure, or preventative for COVID-19. Supportive measures and containment are in full force as a result. Please see the CDC website and your state’s website for more information and updates. They also state when to contact your physician related to symptoms and travel history, exposures. Please read my more detailed article on this subject here.
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
Thanks Canva and Pixabay.