Lesson 4: Bring in the Good Stuff!

Bring in the good stuff!

if you eliminate something, replace it with something better!

  • Lots of fresh green foods: Green foods are rich in folate, fiber, calcium, and other alkalizing nutrients. Green foods support the liver and aid in detoxification as they are rich in powerful antioxidants. Add kale, spinach, dandelion greens, cilantro or parsley to smoothies.
  • Give your family a glutathione boost: Foods such as garlic, onions, and cruciferous vegetables help the body make glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body detox. Try mashed cauliflower, roasted brussel sprouts, or steamed broccoli.
  • Make power smoothies: Smoothies are a great way to power-up your family's diet. Try boosting your smoothies with a probiotic or vitamin powder.
  • Make sugar-free treats: Keep your detox fun! Let your kids make baked apples, fruit salad, and other healthy treats.
  • Drink more water: Staying hydrated is essential. Replace the sugary drinks and commercial juice drinks with purified lemon and a twist of lemon.

Daily non-negotiables

  • Rest: The National Sleep Foundation recommends that children ages 5-10 get 10-11 hours of sleep per night, and teenagers get at least 9 hours of sleep per night.  Sleep is essential for healthy immune function, brain activity, and emotional wellbeing.
  • Sweat: Sweating is one of the most powerful detox tools. Encourage your kids to be active 10-20 minutes per day, preferably during the hours of 11 am and 4 pm so they can get their dose of vitamin D.
  • Poop: This is key. Increase your family‚Äôs intake of fruits and vegetables and clean water. If your child  is constipated, a little oral magnesium or magnesium spray over the tummy may be beneficial.
  • Nourish the good bugs: Incorporate pre and probiotic foods into your family's diet such as KimChi, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, and coconut yogurt with live cultures to support a healthy gut microbiome.
  • Take Epsom salt baths: Epsom salt baths encourage the body to make glutathione too!