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How Detoxification Can Help Your Body

Detoxification Graphic

Here’s a little known fact: good immunity begins with good gut health. The digestive system is the central hub of health in our bodies, so making sure it’s functioning at peak performance will play a vital role in keeping you well.

Natural detoxification is a great way to maintain healthy digestion while flushing out toxins that can negatively affect our overall health. While others tend to vaguely mention the term “detox” without really explaining its advantages, we’ve compiled the exact reasons why detoxification provides awesome benefits for our bodies.

Reducing Harmful Toxins

Although there are several toxins we encounter in our day-to-day lives, the two we’ll be focusing on tend to be of the most prevalent.

Nitrates are known to occur naturally in the human body and can be sourced from some foods and the water you drink. A stable nitrate level is nothing to fuss about, but a high level can build up when the body is dehydrated. This can be caused by lack of fluids blocking the body from flushing the nitrates out.

Ammonia is another potentially harmful toxin that can lead to feeling overly tired or confused, with the more serious health concerns relating to brain function. Ammonia is a waste product that the body processes and expels through the liver.

These buildups and blockages demonstrate why it is crucial to have your digestive system working properly to avoid the spread of toxins.

Increasing Nutrient Absorption

When we eat, food travels to the stomach to be broken down into molecules, shipped to the small intestine, and then finally settling into our bloodstream. We then use those nutrients to power the body and keep us going strong.

If this process isn’t working, you’ll end up losing too many of those much-needed nutrients. A healthy stomach can make the difference in getting the most out of your food choices.

Maintaining Healthy Regularity

Our digestive tract can provide good insight into the state of our bodies. Irregularities in the bathroom happen sometimes, but if you find yourself visiting it too often, detoxification may be right for you. Remember, constipation can mean your system is not flushing out the waste effectively, while diarrhea will rid the fluid our bodies need to remain hydrated to help flush out toxins.

Why Lily’s Aloe Herbal Detox Formula Works

Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Herbal Detox Formula is a special blend of certified organic aloe vera and trusted herbs like burdock root, acacia gum, milk thistle, dandelion leaf and slippery elm bark. When it comes to reducing toxins, Lily’s Detox Formula has been clinically proven to reduce ammonias & cell nitrate levels.

The special formula also helps your digestive system function by assisting with cleansing waste so you can maintain healthy regularity that in turn increases nutrient absorption. Talk about a win-win!

You can find the Aloe Herbal Detox Formula online or at your nearest retail store. Use our store locator to score your next bottle!

Our Detox formula is specially made to help the body’s plumbing system stay balanced, but Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juices and Gels also benefit the digestive system in similar ways!

Immune-Boosting Juice Recipe with Aloe Vera

Juice Recipe

Winter weather wreaks havoc on our immune system, as well as our lives.  With germs everywhere and everyone around you getting sick, you have to do what you can to boost your immune system to ward off any potential illness.  We have come up with this tasty juice recipe to help you out this season.  Luckily, you can find what you need in the produce section and the aloe aisle at your local store.

This juice packs a 1-2 punch for your immune system with zesty oranges and lemons, carrots, ginger and Lily of the Desert Aloe vera juice.

Oranges: loaded with vitamin c that encourage your immune system to fight off any viral infections.

Lemons: also packed with vitamin c.   But they are also helpful to cleanse the body of excess toxins that prevent absorption of vital nutrients.

Ginger: helps prevent bacteria growth and acts as an anti-inflammatory for your body.

Carrots: full of beta-carotene that contains helpful antioxidants, which can reduce your body’s stress response.  plus, they contain vitamin a that helps the body reduce excess toxins.

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice: over 200 vital components like vitamins, enzymes, minerals, amino acids and polysaccharides .  Our brand contains Aloesorb, a concentration of high-quality aloe polysaccharides that actually boosts nutrient absorption even more…making it the perfect addition to this recipe.  

LILY’S IMMUNE BOOSTER

Ingredients:

1 cup of carrots

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 large orange

1 inch piece of ginger

1/4 cup of Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice

 

Directions:

Place all ingredients into your juicer and blend until smooth.  If you do not have a juicer, then place all ingredients into a blender ( just make sure to peel orange, ginger and carrots first).  Blend all ingredients together.  Strain any pulp through a strainer or enjoy as is.

 

Find a store near you that sells Lily of the Desert!

Immune Health During Back-to-School Season

Beautiful young parents and their daughter are having common cold, wiping noses and looking at camera while lying on bed

It’s back to school season…hurray!  All parents are letting out an audible sigh of relief now because planning playdates, vacations, camps, etc. is over with the kids back in the classrooms.  But this also means they are back to germ city.  How many parents do you know with a kid already home sick…and it’s only the first week?!  So how do you keep yourself healthy with all the germs that kids bring home?

Having a healthy immune system means your body is defended against illness or infection.  Cells work together to combat any foreign pathogen that comes in contact with your body.  So what can you do to make sure that your immune system is in tip-top shape?

  1. Drink plenty of water- Water helps your body produce Lymph, which your immune system uses to circulate white blood cells and nutrients to the tissues in the body. It also helps to keep the body clear of toxins.
  2. Eat a balanced diet- Sugar-laden foods and those loaded in saturated fat only impede your immune system from working correctly. Load up on fruits, vegetables and whole grains to keep your body going.
  3. Get moving- Exercise helps your body rid itself of unwanted bacteria and helps increase the circulation of antibodies or white blood cells to help stave off infection.
  4. Add some supplements-Immune-boosting supplements can help the battle to keep you healthy. Aloe vera contains the polysaccharide called Acemannan that has many immune health benefits.  You can take 2 to 4 oz daily of Lily of the Desert Aloe vera juice or gel to help support your healthy immune system.  It’s great to add to your smoothie or juice.
  5. Wash your hands and get some rest- These may seem like the obvious, but they are something people often forget to do.  But you are always telling your kids to wash their hands and go to bed, so make sure you do the same!

All these steps can only help you to stay healthy during this time of sneezing, wheezing and coughing.   Good luck out there!