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Celebrating National Physical Education and Sport Week: May 1-7

Celebrating National Physical Education and Sport Week: May 1-7

Whole Body Detox Cleanses: Fad or Fab?

In light of National Physical Education and Sport Week, let’s dive into the buzz around whole body detox cleanses. Are they just a fad, or do they genuinely offer fabulous health benefits? This edition explores detoxification, supported by expert advice and quality products that complement your health journey. 

Detox cleanses can have several potential benefits, such as: 

  • removing toxins from the body
  • improving digestion
  • increasing energy levels

The concept behind detox cleanses is to eliminate solid foods or specific food groups from the diet, giving the digestive system a break and allowing it to heal, potentially improving nutrient absorption in the future. Additionally, following a specific diet or fasting may be part of some detox cleanse protocols.

It is important to approach your whole body cleanse cautiously. Extreme detox cleanses, such as those involving severe caloric restriction or the use of laxatives, can have negative side effects, including nutrient deficiencies, electrolyte imbalances, and gastrointestinal issues.

To support and maintain overall health, focusing on a balanced and healthy lifestyle is generally recommended. This includes consuming a nutritious diet, engaging in regular exercise, staying adequately hydrated, and getting sufficient sleep.

Featured Video

Join Stephen Smith, M.D. as he demystifies the detox process, guiding you on what to do and what to avoid. Watch "How to Detox Correctly and Incorrectly: Learn the Right Way!" below.

Expert Insights

Unveiling the 3 Phases of Detox: Your Roadmap to Renewal

Dive into our detailed guide from the Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre in Vancouver, and understand the comprehensive phases of detoxification to enhance your wellness regime.

Featured Products

Enhance your detox experience with our selected products, known for their quality and efficacy:

- MediNatura BodyAnew 50 ml
- Protocols for Health Optimal Cleanse - Vanilla
- EcoNugenics EcoDetox 90 Vegetable Capsules
- Bio-Botanical Research Bioclear Microbiome Detox Program
- DaVinci Labs Detox Benefits 90 Capsules
- DaVinci Labs Spectra Greens 30 Servings

Further Reading

Stay informed and inspired:

- Best Detox Diet Plan For A Healthy Cleanse
- All About Body Cleansing


Recipe of the Month

Easy Prune Oatmeal Squares

Oatmeal squares are the perfect snack for breakfast on the go! Not only that, but they offer an easy, healthier alternative to other foods often found in your snack pantry. Filled with prunes, coconut, and chocolate these bars pack flavor into every bite and are enjoyed by all.

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 10 mins Total: 40 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 squares


  • 1 cup prunes, chopped
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius)

Cut prunes into fourths and set aside

In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, oats, and salt

In a saucepan, over low heat, melt butter; stir in brown sugar and syrup once the butter is melted

Pour butter mixture into the mixing bowl with dry ingredients and stir until all ingredients are combined

Fold in prunes, chocolate chips (optional), and shredded coconut (optional)

Press the mixture into the bottom of the greased or lined 9x9 baking pan

Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown on top

Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut into 12 squares, with a sharp knife; allow to cool completely before removing from pan

Bars can be kept in an airtight container for up to one week