Monday , 23 April 2018
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Spring Cleansing with Dr. JJ

Spring Cleansing with Dr. JJ

Spring is a time for new beginnings, pretty pastels, lighter clothing, and of course cleansing! I love to embrace this season since aside from having New Year’s Resolutions (how long did it take us to break them? ;)) it brings with it a fresh start. And what better way to jump into a much-needed cleanse than to seek advice from the pros? A few weeks ago, celebrity Naturopath (affectionately known as Dr. JJ) hosted a Spring Cleansing event at his Liberty Clinic in Toronto. Not only was he advising on how to engage in a customized detox program, but he gathered the best in organic food & drink vendors, natural beauty essentials, and detox wonders. As a Naturopath in training myself, this was a dream occasion!

Here are some of my favorite highlights from the event:

Iyashi Bedrock Spa

Did you know there was this marvelous thing called rock bathing? I didn’t! This Japanese tradition requires you to simply lay on stones comprised of Black Silica while the far infrared rays and negative ions they emit remove all the nasty toxins in your body. It sounded so promising that I wanted to give it a try… so I did 🙂 Read about it here.

Pure + Simple

Pure + Simple

I’ve always heard great things about this Canadian-born line but never got around to experiencing it. Pure + Simple is actually a Spa (2 locations in Toronto) that is solely dedicated to facials. They also have one of two natural lines (Pure + Simple and Holistic Vanity) which utilize the holistic principles of Ayurveda minus any chemical additives. Their skin rep at the event gifted me with several items from each line to try…and with great success! The “Anti-Inflammatory Calendula Skin Tonic” is a dreeeeeam and the “Flawless Cafe Au Lait” is no doubt a miracle worker. If you are engaging in a detox program it’s a fantastic idea to make the switch to natural skin products…especially when they’re this good!

Raw Juice Guru

Eliane from Raw Juice Guru was also in attendance quenching everyone’s thirst (or teasing!) with her delightful tasters. It is well-known that juicing is now ALL the rage and now I’m beginning to understand why. It offers loads of health {and beauty!} benefits in a delicious glass of nutrient-packed goodness. She got me excited and now I’m doing a 3-day cleanse beginning on Monday–will it get me through the first 3 days of Fashion Week? Stay tuned to find out! 🙂

Fit Organix

Talk about a slice of heaven! Founder of Fit Organix, Jules Lieff was in attendance gracing our stomachs with the most delicious vegan food I ever tasted. I never thought I’d subscribe to a food delivery service, but what she’s cooking in her kitchen is on another level! The biggest challenge of constantly being on the go is eating right. Jules takes the thought and time factor out of the equation and sets you up with as many meals as you require throughout the week. Everything is freshly made, unprocessed, and purely amazing to taste! Heck, I’ll subscribe to this even having the time to cook for myself.

Tonica Kombucha

Tonica Kombucha

Um did you know Kombucha is also known as the “Elixer of Long Life?” Yup since 221 bc its been hailed for its detoxifying and energizing properties. If you have yet to try this line you REALLY don’t know what you’re missing. Tonica Kombucha is 100% raw, certified organic, and naturally sparkling (yeah, artificial carbonation is nothing short of horrible). It is also packed with digestive enzymes, liver cleansing acids, and holds the powers of beneficial bacteria. There are literally so many benefits to this drink I can bore you, but aside from it being the perfect addition to a cleanse, it tastes AMAZING. On my first sip of the Green Tea Survival I was instantly obsessed so I had to round up the rest of their friends. Hehe 🙂 For me, this is the perfect daily refreshment!

Dr. JJ

Dr. JJ

And the man of the hour, Dr. JJ! I had to quickly snag him before I left (his extensive knowledge and effortless charm had him taken the entire evening). He’s no doubt your doctor when it comes to Spring Cleansing (or anything else health-related for that matter). To the average person, a detox program may sound like a simple strategy BUT speaking from 2 years of studying Naturopathic medicine, let me assure you it is NOT. There are so many factors that can go into a detox program and the best part is they can and SHOULD be catered to your individual needs. I now cringe whenever I see someone skipping off to their local health store and purchasing the latest cleansing fad. If you’re going to do it, get it done right! The least you’ll walk away with is a valuable frame of knowledge to help guide you in the right direction.

So let’s have it, cheers *with my Tonica Kombucha* to Spring 2013 Cleansing! 😉

About Everything Beautiful

Everything-Beautiful is a holistic beauty, wellness, travel, and lifestyle destination designed for those looking to take charge of their lives naturally! Founded by Erica Grenci, a health and wellness expert and graduating Naturopathic Doctor in 2016, it has been her platform for sharing creative inspiration throughout the health-conscious community.

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