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Link Love: Natural Detox

I am going to kick of my summer and get my body ready for that swimsuit (yikes!) with a week of natural detox this week.  (And will wrap it up just in time for Memorial Day weekend, ha!)  I am not interested in expensive products or a diet plan I will never follow, so  I thought I would do a little reading around the web to see how to do it the old-fashioned way.  Here are the best things I read:

  • The Truth About Natural Liver Cleansing at WebMD.com  offered a great overview of what a detox diet is, what the benefits are, and explains how our body’s natural detox system works.  The article lays out a very simple plan which includes: increasing water and adding more healthful, whole, plant-based foods while decreasing alcohol and caffeine, fat and animal proteins, and refined and processed foods.
  • Over at NaturalMomsBlog.com Lexi has lots of great ideas on mothering the “natural” way.  Like this great post on How to Make Your Own Vegetable Juice without an expensive juicer.
  • Get your kids in on the fun!  Tiffany at NatureMomsBlog.com has a fabulous idea for making Homemade Healthy Veggie Popsicles, just in time for the summer sun!
  • When I think of natural, I think of Jamie Oliver!  I LOVED his Food Revolution mini-series that aired recently.  I’ve been meaning to get Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals, which is just $19.25 at Amazon (list price $35.00).
  • Another mom seems to be up to the same thing!  Pam tells us how she is implementing her own plan in her post Raw Food Detox?

Have you followed a detox plan before?  How did it go for you?

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May 24, 2010 Posted by | Health | , , , , | 1 Comment

Now is the time to select a CSA

April and Mary are the perfect time to explore Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) opportunities in your area.  CSA’s offer you the opportunity to purchase a yearly “share,” which typically means you get to receive one box of fresh, organic, locally grown produce and other goodies weekly.  My kids love our weekly trips to the farm June through October to pick up our box, talk with the family, and see the animals and fields.  Local Harvest has a great searchable directory in which you can find farms near you.  Save yourself time, eat healthier, and support a local farm family by signing up with one today!

May 4, 2010 Posted by | Health, Meals | , , , | Leave a comment