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Our bodies are wonderful machines that can naturally remove many toxins on their own, but these days, we’re surrounded by so many environmental toxins, that our bodies might be a bit overwhelmed, interfering with its proper functioning. Having lots of toxins in your body can create mood disorders, skin problems, troubles sleeping, digestive issues and aches and pains.
Detoxification is the process of neutralizing and eliminating toxins from the body, helping you to improve health, prevent disease, and improve quality of life by removing dangerous toxins from your body and nourishing the body with proper nutrients. Replenishing vitamins and minerals relieve stress and re-energize the body, getting it back to full function. We’re definitely not doctors (but wouldn’t mind playing one on TV), so we talked to some to give you these natural therapies on how to get back to healthy.
Canada’s revamped new food guide came out this year and unsurprisingly, the focus is on eating healthier and detoxifying your body through nutrition. More plants, more water, and more home-cooked meals. After a holiday break that for many, was filled with overindulgence, a body refocus and reset (or full out intervention) is in order.
For those looking to get in the habit of cooking at home, but don’t always have the time or ideas on what to make, Fresh Prep is a convenient and affordable option that takes care of all of that for you. Designed by chefs and nutritionists, this meal delivery service comes with all the premeasured and chopped ingredients you need to create world-class meals in just 15 to 30 minutes, eliminating the hassle of shopping for groceries and the time spent prepping, and controlling your portion sizes.
The menu changes weekly with 10 options to choose from and features a wide range of flavour-packed meat-eater and vegan meals from lentil sloppy joes to seared flat iron steak with spiced mustard orzo.
Use code SCPOPULIST19 to get $33 off your first order. That means you can try 2 meals with 2 portions in each for only $11.
Website | Fresh Prep
In a perfect world, a healthy diet full of vitamins and minerals is the best way to nourish your body – but this isn’t a perfect world and we don’t have perfect bodies, so things like pesticides, herbicides, pollution, food intolerances, stress, and alcohol create toxins in our bodies and make it difficult to absorb the nutrients we need to function at our best.
Iron deficiency is incredibly common in our society, especially in women, and treatment with oral supplements can be slow, hampered by significant side effects and often ineffective. IV iron is the fastest, most reliable way to restore your bodies iron stores while avoiding the common GI side effects of supplements. Traditionally this has only been available in hospitals – until now.
Mainline Wellness provides Intravenous (IV) iron therapy for patients quickly and in a comfortable space, supervised by expert physicians and registered nurses. Vancouver’s first outpatient IV clinic specializing in iron replacement has developed an excellent reputation for safe, efficient and comfortable care. It has become the go-to for GP’s, specialists, midwives and naturopaths looking to get their patients treated for iron deficiency quickly and safely.
If you’re feeling tired, have low energy, troubles focusing, frequently sick, or an athlete who’s performance has plateaued, get your iron levels checked and see the team who can get you back on your feet quickly and safely.
Website | Mainline Wellness
Address | 672 Leg in Boot Square, Vancouver
West Coast Clinic
According to a report by the World Health Organization, between 65-85% of the world’s population use natural medicine as their main form of healthcare. An ancient practice, the healing power of nature dates back centuries and involves the use of remedies ranging from herbs to acupuncture and even hypnosis! The field is diverse (at times unorthodox) with endless roads to choose from but the primary goal is to get to the root of the problem and treat the whole person – not just the condition – mind, body, and soul.
With so much information online, it can be challenging to find the right alternative therapies. It can be helpful to see a naturopathic doctor for guidance on how to achieve optimal health and well-being to suit your specific needs. West Coast Naturopathic Clinic takes a ‘west coast’ approach to wellness. Dr. Glenda Laxton combines traditional healing methods with modern science, replacing quick fixes with a personalized plan to tackle and symptoms and treat symptoms effectively and in the most holistic and least invasive way possible.
Website | http://www.westcoastclinic.ca
Address | 1190 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Oxygen Yoga & Fitness
Infrared therapy is known to Improve skin circulation, relieve inflammation and stress and treat a whole host of issues.
A 60 minute FAR Infrared sauna session can burn up to 600 calories, so just imagine the results when you add in a workout. Infrared heat penetrates deep inside the body, which means faster tissue repair and recovery as well as pain and ache release. Some people even incorporate infrared therapy into their spiritual practice. Because of its versatility and list of benefits, It’s no surprise that this treatment continues to rise in popularity.
The OG’s of infrared hot yoga, Oxygen Yoga & Fitness combines state-of-the-art infrared technology and fitness to achieve maximum detoxification in a safe and controlled environment that feels more beach than yoga studio. Sculpt that booty, soothe muscles, and open up those pores all at the same time.
Website | https://oxygenyogaandfitness.com
Address | Various Locations
Not only is yoga super trendy for getting a lean body and keep your mind managed, it’s also super detoxifying for your body. The movements and twisting massage your organs and force them to contract and stimulate your circulatory, digestive and lymphatic systems, which flush out toxins. A simple pose a simple Wide-Legged Forward Bend reverses the pull of gravity and pushes blood circulation and fluids through the lymphatic system. Squeezing your belly also forces your digestive system to move. Anytime your head is below your heart, it forces your body to push fluids in the right directions, which makes you feel better. Pop into a Hatha or Flow yoga to go through all the poses essential for your body.
Website | https://www.semperviva.com
Address | Various Locations
Manual therapy, aka hands-on physical therapy, revolves around the manipulation of soft tissue and the support of the body to heal itself naturally. The right manual therapy helps our bodies clear out toxins and increase circulation so that the right nutrients can make their way into our system.
Myodetox offers a smart therapy approach comprised of highly customized 30 and 60-minute sessions and that includes a comprehensive body assessment, a personalized plan mixed in with manual therapy to help you achieve maximum results.
Website | https://www.myodetox.com
Address | Various Locations
Elena’s Medi Spa
The skin is our body’s largest and fastest growing organ and also one of the most exposed areas. A magnet for gunk like makeup, free radicals, and all kind of bacteria – it’s important to make sure we pay equal attention to our exterior as well. While washing your face on the reg is a good place to start, there are many professional, in-office treatments that work much more effectively to protect your skin’s barrier.
Hydration is key and hydrafacial is possibly one of the best treatments you can do for your skin. It uses vortex technology to gently cleanse, exfoliate and infuse skin with serums that contain antioxidants and peptides that are essential for the reproduction of your skin’s cells. Elena’s Medi Spa specializes in the hydrafacial and tailors her 30-minute treatment to your specific needs. She recommends doing one treatment a month to fix congested skin.
Website | http://elenasmedispa.com
Address | 201 –1945 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver