Ever wonder why we make resolutions in the new year? Yes… new year, new me; that too! But, the holidays are a time for feasting. Most everyone feels the holiday aftermath of ingesting salty, fatty main courses, and dangerously yummy sweets for dessert. But have no fear. We can counteract the after effects of feasting together. And guess what? You don’t need to fast, or start the new year with some extreme diet plan! Here at Zuma, we’re all about quick and easy, so here are some simple cleansing measures to support your body’s recovery from your holiday splurge:

 

1. Hot Lemon Water

Drink too much during the holidays? It really helps to start your day with a cup of hot lemon water every morning (I squeeze 1 full lemon in 1 cup hot water!) Believe it or not, lemon detoxes the liver. So, do yourself a favor and throw out all your empty bottles of wine and replace them with lemons! Your liver will thank you.

2. Castor Oil Packs

If your liver still needs help after the hot lemon water, apply castor oil over your lower right ribcage – the area where your liver is. This awesome oil comes from the castor seed, native to India, and is a natural anti-inflammatory for your liver… externally! But, make sure you only use it externally; ingesting this oil internally can be dangerous.

3. Green Juices

Make (or buy, if you don’t have a juicer) one cup of green juice a day. My favorite mix is Cucumber, Kale, Apple, Spinach, Mint, Dandelion Greens.

4. Herbal Detox Tea

So, you started your day with a cup of hot lemon water. Bookend your day with a cup of detox tea at night to flush out the day’s toxins. Roasted dandelion root tea is my personal favorite. Can you tell I like dandelion?

5. The 1-day Vegetable Soup Fast

If you’re aching to do a “fast,” but want to do something more nourishing, safer, and easier with less risk of side effects than no food at all, look no further than the 1-day Vegetable Soup Fast. Simply make a big pot of vegetable soup and eat just that for one day,  along with plenty of water and herbal teas. If you have any major health conditions, consult with your doctor first and pursue this or any other fasts under his/her supervision.

6. Top Supplements

The last area that really needs help after the holidays is the digestive tract. To get some major healing, pick up some supplements to help you out. Take digestive enzymes before each meal and probiotics before bed.

Now, the splurge is a thing of the past! So moving forward, be sure to to drink plenty of water, and clean up the diet to support this process. For more quick and easy tips and tricks from me and the rest of the team at Zuma Wellness, subscribe to our monthly email Newsletter! We don’t spam you, I promise.

 

Best,

Dr. Sarah

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