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Why We Should Cleanse Now: Don't Let Another Year Slip By...

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Commit to yourself. This new year commit to a new you. The whole world is waiting for the new you to emerge. Meanwhile, there is a team of people waiting to support you in whatever way they can. At Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica, we are here to support your transformation to health – and that’s why we offer a variety of options for cleansing and detoxifying your body, mind, and spirit.

Stick with your new year’s resolution as we move into January. Now is the most important time to stay committed!


The Benefits of Cleansing

Whether you need to lose weight, improve your immune system, address chronic illness, or just optimize your mental performance, detoxifying and cleansing is an amazing tool available to you.

The “normal” lifestyle full of chemicals and stress causes toxins to accumulate in the fat and within internal organs of the body, interrupting your natural energy flow. Mental fog, mood imbalances, chronic inflammation, and a host of diseases occur as a result.

Inflammation under your skin causes a swollen puffy appearance, and poor blood circulation to the skin surface causes the face to look pale and sickly. Stress and poor diet cause bad bacteria to grow and multiply in our digestive system causing food allergies/sensitivities that show up as rashes, headaches, joint pain, and a bunch of other problems.

When you cleanse, phenomenal things happen to your inner and outer body. Your liver and kidneys filter out your blood and dump the toxins out of the body. Your immune system has the time to track down and properly address the underlying problems and infections. The result is radiant skin that communicates your health to the world. But it’s more than that, the result is the real you coming forward.


How to Juice Cleanse

One such method of cleansing is juice cleansing, which gives your body a break from the regular wear and tear from our diet while offering the vital nutrients needed to repair. When you avoid or minimize solid foods for a period of time you give your digestive system a break, allowing your body to focus on other things such as detoxification, deeper tissue repair, improving the immune system, and resolving psychological stress.

The way to juice cleanse is to avoid solid foods for a period of time and take in specific organic vegetable juices, hot teas, and broths as sources of vital nutrients. At Lotus East-West, we can guide you through a cleanse, support your detoxification pathways, and help you feel your greatness once again.


Other Methods of Cleansing

If juice cleansing isn’t right for you, there are many, many other methods for cleansing. Herbal medicines, acupuncture treatments, craniosacral therapies, homeopathic medicines, b-vitamin injections, and other methods are available to help you cleanse your body and mind.

Call in today to sign up for a free 15-minute consultation with one of our naturopathic doctors about how cleansing can help you, what the best type of cleanse would be for you, and how Lotus Intergrative Medicine Santa Monica can support you in your commitment to your health.

Erik Vose Dr. Erik Vose is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor passionate about educating and empowering his patients. He uses both modern medicine and traditional treatments such as herbal medicine, homeopathy, visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, and sacro-occipital technique. He currently sees patients in his offices in Santa Monica and Thousand Oaks, and does house calls. For more information about his practice and treatment philosophy visit:

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