Wellness

The Detox Guide

Every January, we stash the baked goods and wine and recalibrate our diet toward the cleaner end of the spectrum. We lean on some long-standing detox tenets, our food editor’s clean recipes and cleanses, and advice from our roster of experts.

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QUICK, SIMPLE CLEANSES AND CLEAN RECIPES

Because sometimes we don’t have twenty-one days or even five days, every January, our food team also delivers a three-day meal plan: This year it’s vegan. In 2019, there was an instant oatmeal, soup, and sheet pan dinner combo. The year before, they helped us jazz up different food bases: chia pudding, collard wrap, and cauliflower rice bowl. And we also appreciated their edit of the salad bar. Because some days, you only have energy for the salad bar. Or maybe you’re here because you’re looking for a healthy, packable lunch that won’t leave you ravenous at 2 p.m. Whatever the case may be: We have the recipes, hacks, and kitchen shortcuts.

LISTEN IN

On The goop Podcast, Gwyneth and our chief content officer, Elise Loehnen, have interviewed leading researchers and doctors about detoxing, cleansing, fasting, supplements, longevity, and much more. And over on our other podcast series goopfellas, functional medicine practitioner Will Cole and chef Seamus Mullen explore the different facets of well-being, including nutritional science and trends like the ketogenic diet.

GET MORE QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Our senior director of science and research, Gerda Endemann, answered the most frequently asked questions about doing a detox or cleanse, and we’ve interviewed experts across fields to learn more about how we can reduce our exposure to common environmental toxins and heal from related health issues.

HOME DETOX

This is where we start the cleanup, cut back on things that carry toxic substances into the home, and cut back in general to reduce waste, be easier on the environment, and maximize our own well-being and joy.

PERSONAL-CARE DETOX

Many conventional beauty and personal-care products (legally) contain endocrine disruptors and carcinogens. The good news: There are quality clean swaps to be made. Fall down the (beautiful) rabbit hole to explore what’s new, luxurious, and effective in clean beauty.

Emotional and Energetic Detox

You might start with the physical but find that the body, mind, and soul are inextricably connected.

PLACES TO HEAL OR HIT REFRESH

There are programs for deep detoxification, catharsis, and healing. There are resorts, wellness centers, and spas that specialize in weekend retreats or one-on-one sessions. And there are always more travel experiences to check out.

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