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After the most wonderful (aka, oh-so-full!) time of the year, many are marking “detox diet” on the calendar this month. Before you set out on a toxin-cleansing resolution, think about this: your body has already started—all thanks to its inherent wisdom and intricate systems for regularly getting rid of the bad stuff. “Our bodies are powerful and essentially self-healing,” says Summer Singletary, a Traditional Medicinals herbalist. “Many detox diets focus around an intense cleanse coupled with overly active plants, rather than supporting natural systems of elimination. More water, simple foods, and supportive herbs may sound like a simple remedy, but it’s incredibly effective.” Here are four blends she recommends to help kick-start your New Year’s wellness resolutions.
Dial Up Digestion
Traditional Medicinals Roasted Dandelion Root
Instead of that second (or fourth) cup of coffee, try steeping a mug of this tea every day. This mildly bitter, yet perfectly roasted tea wakes up your taste buds to get your digestive juices flowing. More specifically, the dandelion’s root helps support your body’s natural detoxification process by breaking down fats during digestion and carrying away waste.*
Love Your Liver
Traditional Medicinals EveryDay Detox ®
You’ve likely raised your fair share of toasts in the past few months, making it the perfect time to trade in your glass for a cup of this. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, this liver-supporting blend is also a taste bud teaser. It’s made with schisandra berries, the “five flavor fruit,” which deliver a sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty taste. In combination with chicory root, dandelion root and lycium fruit (aka, goji), this formula helps stimulate your liver’s inherent detoxification process.*
Get Your Glow
Traditional Medicinals EveryDay Detox ® Lemon
Every day your skin is exposed to an increasingly toxic world. Beautify your skin from the inside out with this mild, bittersweet, earthy and lightly lemony herbal tea. Its powerful combination of burdock root, stinging nettle and cleavers—a classic European blend—helps your liver break down fats during digestion and encourages your kidneys to gently flush away the gunk.*
Ease Post-Exercise Inflammation
Traditional Medicinals Turmeric with Meadowsweet & Ginger
Starting a new workout routine is a great resolution, but the joy can be dulled by the aches and pains associated with strenuous activity. Thankfully, this blend of plant allies can help. This earthy, savory and slightly spicy tea is an herbal trifecta of ancient wisdom and soothing relief.* Turmeric, meadowsweet and ginger work in harmony to help support a healthy response to post-workout inflammation, while also promoting healthy digestion.*
Thanks to Traditional Medicinals for partnering with us to make this guide.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 170725