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Detoxifying Foods to Add to your Diet

No need for crazy juice cleanse, or anything like that.  This is not a Detox Diet.  I’m talking about foods that you should work into your diet daily!  The founder of California organic food and juice company Urban Remedy and author of Urban Remedy: The 4-Day Home Cleanse Retreat says there are plenty of naturally detoxifying foods you can easily add to your plate. “These should be staples of your diet, not foods you take time off from processed ones to eat,” she says.  A diet full of nutritious detoxifying foods will help you eat clean! Detoxifying foods support your liver with react to fat-soluble toxins, and help excrete those toxins from the body.  Nutrients like vitamin C, beta carotene, and fiber are all essential for getting those processes to work correctly. Dandelion – greens or coffee/tea, improves liver function Burdock root – fresh, in juice, or grated into salad, great for your skin (#whatisburdockroot?) Turmeric – as a spice in dishes or added to smoothies/juice, great anti-inflammatory Beet juice – helps to support the liver …

It’s okay to be broken

I read an article by Patia Braithwaite about personal growth and acceptance.  There were a few long quotes within her article that really moved me. She says that it’s okay to not know exactly where you’re headed next in life.  There will always be a reason to stop and catch your breath.  It’s okay to be present with what’s broken in your life. “I’m perpetually split open by the expansiveness of life, but no one ever told me it was okay to be broken. No one told me that sometimes crying is the best way to proceed. No one gives us permission to keep asking big questions: How can we move closer to one another in a world that moves so fast? Centrifugal force can make hermits of us all. They don’t tell us the biggest truth: If we’re not broken open by all the beauty and pain that surrounds us, we’re probably not living most fully. There will always be a reason to stop and catch your breath. There is always something of which …