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The Importance of an Elimination and Detoxification Program with Christina Martin (HHR EP40)


"So what happens is when the body is overburdened with toxins, the body is just not balanced..." -Christina Martin



Dive into the world of detoxification and learn about the power of an elimination diet with our expert guest. In today's conversation, we explore the various factors impacting our health, from environmental toxins to our everyday stressors and diets.

Environmental pollutants are everywhere, from city living to rural areas where pesticide residues could affect our health. The food we eat, the water we drink, the beauty products we use, and even the air we breathe can all contribute to our body's toxic burden. Our bodies are naturally equipped to detoxify, but with the overwhelming amount of toxins present, this natural process can become overburdened, especially when combined with stress.

Detoxification is essential to maintain balance in our bodies and reduce the negative effects of toxic overload. Free radicals, caused by toxins, can lead to cellular damage and oxidative stress, increasing the risk of diseases. By detoxifying and eliminating toxins, we support our bodies in staying healthy and functioning optimally.

Food sensitivities and allergies are often overlooked by traditional medicine, leading many individuals to suffer unknowingly. These sensitivities can manifest beyond digestive issues, impacting energy levels, cognitive function, skin health, and more. An elimination diet is a temporary approach to identify and eliminate potential trigger foods, helping individuals understand their bodies better and make informed food choices.

Our expert leads a comprehensive elimination and detoxification program, focusing on removing common allergens and inflammatory foods for 21 days. Following this period, participants reintroduce foods gradually to pinpoint specific sensitivities and preferences. The program not only addresses physical symptoms but also cultivates a deeper awareness of food choices and healthy eating habits.

Support is paramount in embarking on a detox journey. Participants receive extensive resources, including a recipe book, daily videos, articles, email support, and community engagement through group chats and zoom calls. Guided meditation sessions are integrated into the program to promote mental and emotional well-being alongside physical detoxification.

Three key takeaways from this episode include eliminating industrial seed oils, incorporating antioxidant supplements, and prioritizing meditation for stress reduction and overall wellness. By making conscious choices in these areas, individuals can enhance their detoxification journey and support long-term health goals.

In conclusion, spring cleaning for your body goes beyond decluttering your living space. Embrace the opportunity to detoxify, rebalance, and nourish your body from within, paving the way for a healthier and more vibrant lifestyle. Start your journey to optimal health today by exploring elimination diets and detoxification programs tailored to your well-being.


Christina has been in the health and wellness field for over 25 years. An acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, wellness coach, meditation teacher, maker of magic and a detoxification specialist. Currently, she’s most passionate about the beauty of detoxification and how it can lead to great change in all aspects of your life. After guiding many Tao to Wellness patients through elimination diets and detoxification over the last 15 years, the program expanded nationally and became virtual in 2021. Christina holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a nationally certified Diplomat of Acupuncture, a Fellow of the Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine and a licensed Co-Active Life Coach. In general, she’s been an avid seeker and student of Buddhism, spirituality and personal growth over the last 25 years. For fun, she’s recently become a meditation teacher on Insight Timer. Christina is based in New York where she splits her time between Manhattan and Long Island. Her husband, Sean and two teenage stepsons, Reed and Race keep her plate full of all the things!


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Hey there! I'm Suzanne, a SHRM-SCP and SPHR certified Human Resources and Business Strategist, IAWP Certified Wellness Coach, AADP certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and autoimmune educator with a passion for helping women navigate all things life and business. 

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