Archive | Detoxification

Toxic Chemical Exposure and Our Health

Everyday, everywhere, everyone is exposed to a variety of environmental pollutants by way of our air, water and food. These chemicals can directly impact our health and, as a whole, create potential illnesses that can be detrimental to our society. We have seen an increase in cancer rates, thyroid disorders, miscarriages, ADHD, autism, infant deformities, […]

Detox with Vegetable Broth

With the start of the new year, many of us are looking for ways to become more healthy, which might start with some kind of detox process. People have different ways of defining what “detox” means. Detoxification is another word for cleansing. We need to get rid of any toxins that might be living in […]

Decreasing Toxic Chemicals During Preganancy

We all know about the guidelines from the CDC for pregnant women to eat fish no more than two times a week to prevent high mercury levels in their bodies. But what about bisphenol-A, dioxins, formaldehyde, pesticides, flame retardants, and more than 200 other chemicals found in babies’ umbilical cord blood? Studies by the Environmental […]

Let Go with a Natural Detox

Every few months, participants convene at Tao of Wellness to undergo a complete detoxification during our three-day weekend retreats. In designing the Tao of Wellness Cleansing and Detoxification program, our doctors drew upon centuries-old Traditional Chinese Medicine principles to solve modern problems. Chemical-laden food and a polluted environment can lead to many serious illnesses such […]

Low-Mercury Sustainable Seafood: Protecting Ourselves & Our Planet

Are you interested in knowing what fish you can eat without worrying about mercury toxicity or the danger of eating a species of fish on the verge of extinction? Some environmental organizations are now making lists of sustainable seafood, or seafood that is safe to eat without adverse effects to the planet or sea life. […]

Good for You, Good for the Planet

Assaults from global warming, pesticides, dioxins, and poisons in our air, soil and water threaten the health of the whole earth. Let’s wake up and consciously respond to earth’s multiple warning signs. Start making greener and healthier lifestyle choices now! Here are some ways you can contribute to a healthy, harmonious planet. Also, remember to […]

Artichokes: Your Liver’s Best Friend

Spring: Season of the Liver In Chinese nutrition, the therapeutic and energetic properties of food are carefully considered. Specifically, Chinese nutrition seeks to strengthen vulnerable organ systems and maintain balance between energies and organs. Each season of the year corresponds to a particular organ. It is important to eat foods that support the organ of […]

A Healthy Liver Maintains Chi Flow & Filters Toxins

The largest internal organ in the human body, the liver resides in the upper right quadrant of the abdominal cavity. Its left and right lobes  are held in place by ligaments. Within each of the lobes are lobules that contain vascular channels called sinusoids through which blood flows. The liver is essential for carbohydrate, fat […]

Detox Attendee’s Testimonial Reveals Path of Integration

In July of this year, an attendee at the Cleansing-Detox weekend came from a life in crisis and carried away not only renewed health and happiness but tools she could use to enhance the rest of her life. Here is her testimonial: I’ve studied Taoism, been treated with acupuncture, meditated, and practiced tai chi for […]

Why You Need to Spring Clean Your Body

Human cultures through the ages have instinctively cleansed themselves and their living environment upon the arrival of spring each year. The reasons are well founded from two perspectives. First, there is a natural need to cast off the winter blues and feel renewed. Second, according to Chinese medicine, the liver is most active in the […]