RANT: Rejuvenate, Renew, Rebirth

Spring is a time for renewal!  As we bask in the sun, surrounded by the flowering buds, while the winds tickles our cheeks OR as we try desperately to shed the winter blubber before summer sweating it out at the gym, take a moment to be good to your body.  Shake off the cold chill and stagnancy of winter. photo[2]

Now is a great time to rejuvenate your body, health and mind.  A great way to detox is to add lots of alkaline foods to your diet. In general, leafy greens and green veggies are great for cleansing and detoxing your system.  Disease is thought to be caused by acidic processes in the body, so alkaline foods are necessary to neutralize that acid and stop free radicals from advancing the aging process and causing illness.  See the chart below to find your favorite alkaline food or to select new foods you are willing to try, in the name of health!

Another way to detox is to use a supplement to support liver function.  Try this Hepasil DTX supplement that includes Milk Thistle, which is scientifically proven to support detoxifying functions in the liver.  You can also try Milk Thistle Tea.

If you want an all natural detoxifying program, and don’t mind taking several pills, I also like Intergrative Therapies Whole Body Detox system as well.

Whatever approach you prefer, remember to hydrate, get plenty of rest and avoid processed foods, dairy and alcohol for best results!

Happy Spring!


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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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