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Lose 5 Pounds in 7 Days With Jillian Michaels’ Dandelion Root Tea Detox

Organic Raw Dandelion Root Tea

People have been raving about the Jillian Michaels Dandelion Root Detox. The detox is pretty simple and consists of a combination of a special detox water (recipe below), eating clean, and regular exercise. The detox works by cleansing your body of toxins and helping eliminate up to 5 pounds of water weight in only 7 days! Want to try it out? Keep reading for 3 simple steps to success.

1. Drink The Dandelion Root Detox Water

Ingredients:

Directions: Brew the tea bag as directed on the box and let it cool (save the tea bag). Mix all ingredients together, plus the tea bag you set aside earlier. Start drinking! If you’re drinking enough of the mixture you’ll have to make a new batch every day for 7 days.

2. Eat Clean

Vegetables with the dandelion root detox

Jillian Michaels stresses the importance of eating properly during the dandelion root detox in her video. Since you’re trying to eliminate toxins in your body, you will want to make sure you’re eating a lot of healthy, plant-based foods, including lots of raw fruits and vegetables, and a moderate intake of whole grains, and flaxseed. Here is a list of top fat-burning food recommendations from Jillian’s video:

  • Caffeine (in moderation): It can boost your metabolism up to 6%. When you take caffeine an hour before working out it will also boost your testosterone levels which will help you shed fat and improve fitness endurance and burn more calories.  
  • Foods with high levels of vitamin C: Vitamin C fights off viral colds and keeps your cortisol (a fat-packing hormone) production minimal.
  • Brazil Nuts: They’re loaded with selenium which supports your thyroid and helps you burn fat and calories. Plus, they have zinc in them which helps your body create a hormone called leptin (responsible for making you feel more full).
  • Garlic: It boosts testosterone which helps maintain new muscle mass and helps shed fat.

As she also stresses in the video above, it’s important you eat organic, not only while on the dandelion root detox but as much as possible. Organic foods must comply with USDA regulations, which means it’s over 95% free of the pesticides, toxins, antibiotics, and hormones that are commonly found in non-organic foods. These pesticides, toxins, antibiotics, and hormones can mess with your metabolism and put you at risk for autoimmune disease.

While cleansing you should also avoid processed food, sodium, and sugar. Fresh fruit is the exception (although you don’t want to go overboard). The USDA daily fruit intake recommendation for adults is about 2 cups for “individuals who get less than 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise.” So if you’re working out, there’s no harm in having more. Despite the sugar content of fruit, it’s still great for you because the sugar in fruit is naturally occurring (fructose) and it’s balanced out by high levels of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and water.

3. Exercise

Exercising on the dandelion root detox

While cleansing, dieting or detoxing you’ll generally get more noticeable results if you incorporate moderate exercise. Exercise is great for your body and your mind, and also a great way to get your blood pumping and cleanse your organs. It can, however, be strenuous if you’re over-exerting yourself. If you’re tired from cutting back on calories (and especially from the sudden elimination of sugar), you can follow a few easy tips to safely get the most out of your detox.

  • Take it easy: Don’t overdo it during your detox.  If you’re an avid runner, try some brisk walking instead. Light yoga or cycling will also boost your endorphins and keep your spirits up if you find yourself crashing from sugar withdrawal.
  • Avoid high impact exercise: Avoid intense workouts and long training sessions. Too much exercise during a detox can be hard on your digestive tract and can leave you feeling faint.

Just remember, detoxes can be challenging and you may feel less strong than usual, so while exercise is an important part of a successful detox, slowing down a bit and having patience with yourself is equally important.

Ready to try the Jillian Michaels Dandelion Root Detox? To help you out, we’re extending you a secret 10% discount (plus we’ll pay shipping!) on our Organic Raw Dandelion Root Tea using the link below.

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Raw Dandelion Root Tea – Why You Should Drink It

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Although Dandelions are traditionally thought of by Western culture as a nuisance; yellow self-pollinating weeds that spread across the lawn of those who have gone to great lengths to keep it green, raw dandelion root has actually been a source of food and medicine for centuries. What many people in modern times have considered to be bothersome has been used for centuries in India, China and Europe, and by the Native Americans[1] to heal a variety of maladies from heartburn to kidney disease.

Dandelion has a rich history of healing and nourishing people, and with the resurgence of people looking for more natural treatments and remedies, more people are turning to the treatments practiced by our ancestors. Read on to find out how KissMeOrganics Raw Organic Dandelion Root Tea can help you detox and improve liver function.

 

What are toxins and how do you ingest them?

Toxins can come in many forms and not all of them are easy to avoid. Some toxins originate in plants and animals, which are fairly easy to avoid by.  Eating organically or growing your own food. But toxins found in processed food and the environment are harder to avoid completely[2]. You can encounter these toxins through second hand smoke, exhaust fumes, household cleaners, bacteria, and also in artificially flavored or sweetened foods.

In small doses, these toxins are mostly harmless but daily ingestion of them over time will cause your organs (liver, kidney, skin and lungs) to slow down. Furthermore, the build up of these toxins over time can lead to many problems, including sluggish digestion and chronic illness. While Dandelion Root is not a magic cure, regular ingestion can help you detox to help keep your organs at their strongest.

 

Detoxing With Raw Dandelion Root Tea

Kidneys

Your kidneys help your body get rid of excess water and toxins in your blood. Toxins can quickly overload your kidneys, even with 2 of them working for you. This is especially true if your other organs aren’t working at their optimal capacity. As a result, your kidneys will end up picking up the slack. This will cause them to work slower and filter fewer toxins from your blood.

Raw Dandelion Root Tea is a diuretic, so it helps you eliminate waste from your body, thus alleviating your kidneys of excess water, salt, and blood toxins. This also works to ensure your urinary tract is free and clear of toxins and microbes that may cause infection.

Liver

Often touted as the most important of the elimination organs, the liver is always working hard to remove toxins from your body, including those from alcohol and food. Your liver detoxifies all the chemicals that go through your digestive tract. That means it’s also responsible for metabolizing drugs, which makes it even more important to have your liver working as efficiently as possible. If, for any reason, your liver isn’t able to filter out toxins properly, they can make their way to other organs or your blood stream, causing liver failure, cirrhosis, or even cancer[3].

Regular ingestion of Raw Dandelion Root Tea can be part of a proactive plan to prevent these kinds of toxin-related illnesses. Dandelion Root improves the natural function of the liver. In fact, one study involving rats found that Dandelion Root had a positive effect on reducing alcohol induced toxicity[4].  The rats that received ethanol inducement experienced a 39% reduction in cell viability, whereas the rats in the study that received ethanol and Dandelion Root experienced no liver damage.

While Raw Dandelion Root Tea is not a miracle cure, it can help your body work like a well-oiled machine when coupled with a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and exercise. A couple of cups of KissMeOrganics Raw Organic Dandelion Root Tea can provide the extra boost you need to get your organs working optimally.

 

Sources

[1] Chatterjee, S., Ovadje, P. & Mousa, M. et al. (2010). The Efficacy of Dandelion Root Extract in Inducting Apoptosis in Drug-Resistant Human Melanoma Cells. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
[2] El-Wahab, H.M. & Moram, G.S. (2013). Toxic effects of some synthetic food colorants and/or flavor additives on male rats. Toxicology and Industrial Health. 29(2): 224-32.
[3] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). Liver Disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
[4] You, Y., Yoo, S. & Yoon, H.G. (2010). In vitro and in vivo hepatoprotective effects of the aqueous extract from Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) root against alcohol-induced oxidative stress. British Industrial Biological Research Association: Food and Chemical Toxicology. 48(6): 1632-7.