A primary obstacle to optimal body composition and fat loss is toxicity in the body!

So if you’ve hit a weight loss plateau it just might be time to detox.

A good detox plan should include:

1) A diet rich in detoxify foods

2) An exercise program that promotes rejuvenation and restoration of your whole body

3) Stress-management techniques like yoga, meditation and deep breathing

4) A supportive supplement regime

Today, I want to share with you our…..

Top 4 Detox Supplement Recommendations



Our digestive system normally has what we would call “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria. Maintaining the correct balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria is necessary for the body to properly detox. When good bacteria levels are optimal, the body’s waste is more effectively eliminated and less will be stored in our gut and colon. Sometimes several pounds of toxins and waste can be “stuck” inside our digestive tract just waiting to be broken down and eliminated. Probiotics will help your liver, colon and entire body cleanse itself of waste which can equate to weight loss and an optimally functioning digestive system.

Probiotics are good for much more than simply enhancing intestinal health and improving digestion; they’re also very effective at preventing Canadida. Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast. An over growth of candida can lead to vaginal yeast infections , urinary tract infections, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression, chronic fatigue,  fibromyalgia and strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings. Candida feeds on sugar, so if you are experiencing intense cravings for sugar (especially any type of candy or chocolate) it might be time to take a quality probiotic supplement to control the growth of Candida.



Zinc is an essential trace mineral that our bodies cannot produce on its own and sadly many of us are suffering from a zinc deficiency and don’t know it.

Symptoms of zinc deficiency are a weakened immune system resulting in frequent colds, flus, and other infections and hormonal imbalances which can cause depression, reduced fertility, loss of sex drive, sleep disturbances, weight gain and PMS or menstrual cycle disturbances.

So supplementing with zinc can dramatically improve all aspects of your health and well-beginning.


Vitamin B12


 Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin and like the other B vitamins, is important for metabolism. It helps in the formation of red blood cells and in the maintenance of the  central nervous system. It is also the energy nutrient that your body needs to carry out essential functions.

Insufficient B12 levels can lead to deep fatigue, mood swings, muscle weakness, mental fogginess, memory problems, difficulty sleeping and a lack of drive and motivation; all symptoms preventing you from feeling your best and performing at your absolute max.

Supplementing with B12 is a great way to beat your low energy crisis and get you feeling more vibrant and alive.

Vitamin D


Vitamin D is frequently called the sunshine vitamin because it is naturally produced by the body when our skin is exposed to the sun’s UV rays.  Problem is, thanks to UV rays and skin cancer, soaking up sun to make more vitamin D is causing more harm than good.

For your skin to make enough, you’d need direct midday summer sunlight on a huge portion of your body for 15 minutes a day—risking serious sun damage. Sadly our efforts to avoid the health risks of too much sun exposure has caused close to 75% of our population to become vitamin D deficient.

So the simplest way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D without baking in the sun is to supplement with a tablet or capsule.

Why is Vitamin D so important?

Its main role in the body is to increase the flow of calcium into the bloodstream. It does this by promoting absorption of calcium from food. Without vitamin D, calcium would not be absorbed into the body. Therefore, vitamin D is equally important to the maintenance of bone health as is calcium

Vitamin D is closely related structurally to the body hormones estrogen and cortisone; both significantly impacting women’s health. Most importantly it actively regulates cell division in certain tissues therefore experts suggest it may be a factor in cancer prevention and treatment.


There you have it….our Top 4 Supplement recommendations for effective detoxing.

The main goal of a good detox program is to get your body functioning properly. It is easy for anybody to be deficient in the above mentioned nutrients, whether it’s because of poor diet, daily environmental stressors, use of prescription or over-the-counter medication or as a result of a pre-existing medical condition.

The good news is that when you combine the healing power of a natural supplement regime, a real food detoxifying diet and an exercise plan that focuses on the rejuvenation and restoration of your body, you CAN avoid developing a serious health crisis, enjoy continued fat loss and the benefits of a cleaner, happier body.

Happy Detoxing!


P.S. Here’s a 14 Day Detox Program that combines real food, a supportive exercise program and safe supplement recommendations to help you feel and function at your absolute best.

Say Bye!Bye! Bloated belly, low energy, mood swings and irritability and HELLO to happy, highly functioning You!

Check This Out ===> 14 Day Detox Plan

P.P.S. If you’d like to learn more about these recommend supplements my good friend Megan Kennedy and her fiancé Alain Chabbert, owners of Whole Health on 304 Water Street, St. John’s are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Tell them you are a follower of LYL and they just might hook you up with a special offer 🙂

Health Disclaimer

The supplement recommendations listed above provide information that should not take the place of medical advice. We encourage you to speak with your health care providers (doctor, registered dietitian, pharmacist, etc.) about your interest in, questions about, or use of dietary supplements and what may be best for your overall health.