Have you ever had Turmeric Tea?
Did you know it was a liver detox?
The benefits of this turmeric tea are:
Detoxes the body
– Boosts immunity
– Eases symptoms of coughs and colds
– Cleanses and purifies the blood
– Improves circulation
– Prevents internal blood clotting
– Reduces bad cholesterol
– Reduces inflammation
– Improves skin
– Protects liver tissue
– Stimulates secretion of bile
One great way to enjoy Turmeric is to make this delicious tea:
Turmeric Tea Recipe

Turmeric Tea Recipe


  • 4 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 1-21/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. raw honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Boiling water


  • Fill a mug halfway with the boiling water
  • ADD turmeric and ginger
  • COVER and let steep for 10-15 minutes
  • STIR IN cinnamon, black pepper, vanilla nad honey
  • FILL mug with coconut milk and stir


What Does it Look Like to Detox: Physically AND Emotionally?

There is a connection between physical and emotional health.

The purpose of emotional healing is to remove stagnant, slow-moving energy and to allow a shift in energy health to a higher frequency, which allows for WHOLE healing – physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual. When you experience energy healing, emotions begin to move and it affects all levels of your health: mind, body, soul, spirit. 

The purpose of energy work is to address emotions and remove energies that create blocks and limitations in your life.  

The purpose of energy work is to address emotions and remove energies that create blocks and limitations in your life, allowing you to increase your frequency and move through life with much greater grace and ease. 

As stuck energies (thought forms, emotions, belief systems) start to move, it creates an opening for physical health to be addressed. This change requires an energetic shift. When you do this, there can be a significant emotional release.  

Sometimes, we don’t experience immediate changes when addressing the mindsets, belief systems, and emotions of our health because it takes time for your physical body to adjust to the changes. As your energy frequency increases your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health all have to shift into the higher vibrations.  

When we work on detoxing the mind, body, soul, and spirit simultaneously we can have greater breakthroughs.

 We are able to have a better flow of energy and release to ease the detox experience, whether it is a physical or emotional detox.  Even though in our experience they usually go hand in hand.   

For example, if you have a hard time letting go of emotion and/or a label from a diagnosis, or if you hold on to the past or feel like you need to have control, you may experience energy detox before “seeing” a physical and even an emotional change. Each person’s experience is unique.  

With consistency in using tools and techniques, a person will experience changes and shifts over weeks or months.

Each of us is unique in our experience and the amount of time it takes for us to detox from old energies stuck stagnant in our body.  

Some people will feel extremely drained, both physically and emotionally. Detox symptoms can be:  

  • emotional (old patterns coming up) – emotional releasing can include crying, anger, feeling heavy, or a large emotional purge 
  • physical (extreme fatigue, flu, cold) 
  • mental (I’m not good enough, I’m undeserving, I can’t do this right) 

Know that you are releasing and shifting and that it is all for your benefit.  

There is an adjustment period after releasing the energies of emotional trauma.

Symptoms of detox is not necessary for healing, but when it does occur, it is part of the healing process. As you release the energies of emotional trauma, hurt, anger, fear, or whatever has been limiting your thriving health, there is an adjustment period. As you allow the slow stagnant energy to begin to move, and you being to resonate at a higher frequency, there is an adjustment period. 

Alleviating Detox Symptoms

How To Alleviate Detox Symptoms: 

  •  rest and/or sleep 
  •  drink plenty of water – this helps your physical body flush toxins 
  •  eat healthy food 
  •  be kind and gentle with yourself; move slowly and mindfully 
  •  know that you are shifting and expanding 

I hope these detox tips are helpful as well as create an awareness that detoxing isn’t just about the latest physical cleanse or season cleanse. It is also about our emotional and energy health.  The part of our health that we tend to take for granted and neglect.  

Want to learn more about energy health and detoxing this month? 

Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and our Website Purely Simple Organic Living! 

Also, check out our October classes!  

Finally, we are super close to launching our Membership program where you will get TONS of info like this but supersized.  Can’t wait to share more with you soon! 

Until then reflect on which detox symptom is the one you might dread the most so you can better prepare yourself to be open to the healing process! 

Blessings & Joy,

Christina & Kelly 🙂

This Elderberry Hot Cocoa recipe is easy to make, delicious autoimmune system booster! Have you ever had elderberries?

Elderberry Hot Cocoa

by Christina Sessums, MSW, ND, CNHP, CAHP, Baker


  • 1 Tbsp elderberries
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 3 oz cocoa powder
  • 3 Cups milk or non-dairy alternative of your choice
  • 3 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2-3 Tbsp sugar


Simmer elderberries in water for 10 minutes


Pour strained liquid into clean saucepan and bring to just under a boil

Whisk in cocoa powder until smooth

Turn down the heat

Slowly add milk, chocolate chips. and sugar

Stir constantly until well blended

Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!

Yummy Immune Boosting Elderberry Hot Cocoa Recipe

Are you looking for the Elderberry Syrup Recipe?

Have questions about essential oils and how to use them? Be sure to contact Christina about Young Living products and Kelly can help out with Doterra ones.

Want to learn more about Elderberries? Be sure to visit Healthy Holistic Living article: Scientists Verify Elderberry Beats the Flu, Prevents Colds & Strengthens Immunity


Hello readers! Welcome to another week in wellness with Purely Simple Organic Living.

This week on our blog, we are focusing on heavy metals.

No, not the leather-clad rock bands from the 60’s and 70’s…we’re talking about the toxic heavy metals found in our environment. Heavy metals are categorized as dense metals and metalloids that naturally occur in the Earth’s crust, but cause significant damage in the body in acute or chronic exposures.

While your body needs metals like copper, iron, and zinc to function properly1, accumulation of metals like arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury essentially poison the body and pose a major threat to your health. In this post we will cover heavy metal exposure, symptoms, detoxes and other recommendations to help you navigate an environment riddled with toxic heavy metals.

Heavy Metal Exposure

If you have been living in this world, odds are you are being exposed to all of these toxic heavy metals on a daily basis. From the food we eat to the products we use, heavy metals are constantly introduced and ingested in our lives, and both the short and long term consequences of exposure are dire. Public health concern of heavy metal poisoning–specifically from lead and mercury–has brought forth some protective measures to lessen high-level exposure to consumers.

We have made strides in phasing out mercury thermometers, lead paint, and have standardized unleaded gas, but these efforts are only a drop in the bucket! Mercury is still found everywhere from cosmetics, to fish, to vaccines, to pesticides, to your dental fillings2. Lead and lead compounds are also commonly used in household products. Our soil, drinking water, and air are have all been polluted with toxic heavy metals due to various industrial activities–exposing us at varying levels each and every day.

Acute exposure to high levels of heavy metals, like ingesting lead-based paint, often results in a sudden onset of severe symptoms like confusion, numbness, vomiting, seizures, and even death3. Chronic, low-level exposure that results in a buildup of heavy metals in your system is associated with headaches, fatigue, weakness, aching joints and muscles, constipation3, kidney dysfunction, and heightened risk of disease4, to mention a few.

A 2017 meta-analysis found that accumulation of metals like aluminum, cadmium, and mercury was linked to degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia4. Mercury also poses a threat to your thyroid, as it is often stored there in place of iodine, causing health problems like hyperthyroidism and other autoimmune disorders2.

Heavy Metal Detox

“Detox” has been a popular buzzword in health culture lately, as it is an effective tool for clearing out the body of excess toxins like heavy metals. A heavy metal detox usually consists of optimizing detoxification pathways, using chelating agents to bind to the metals and flush them out, and then restoring the body’s natural balance. But, before your paranoia of heavy metal poisoning gets the best of you and you run to the sauna with a green juice, know that detoxes are a complex process that shouldn’t be done on a whim.

When done incorrectly, heavy metals that have accumulated in the body won’t have a way to get out, and can circulate in your tissues and organs5, causing major damage. When working to eliminate dangerous toxins like heavy metals, it is important to follow the recommendations of a trusted health professional who is experienced in detox protocol.

What YOU Can Do To Protect Yourself From Heavy Metals

With heavy metal pollutants so prevalent in our environment, the truth is you will not be able to completely prevent your exposure–but you can make steps to limit it. Avoid or replace mercury amalgam dental fillings with mercury-free composite material.  Limit your consumption of fish high in mercury, which are often larger fish like ahi tuna, swordfish, king mackeral, etc. Consider switching to smaller fish that do not accumulate as much mercury like anchovies, sardines, salmon or trout. Chlorella and cilantro are also cited for their ability to bind to heavy metal toxins and provide antioxidant support for overall cell health6.

Eating a balanced diet to ensure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals is another important step you can take to prevent and protect your body from accumulating heavy metals. A leading cause of heavy metal toxicity, aside from environmental pollution, is an inadequate intake of essential minerals like calcium, copper, iron, selenium, and zinc6.

At Purely Simple Organic Living, we provide services to support our clients with heavy metal toxicity, as we are well-versed in detox protocol.

We utilize bio-feedback testing, a non-invasive, radiation-free method of determining areas of heavy metal accumulation in the body. From there, we offer our clients non-IV chelation therapy(no needle in the arm!)that is scientifically proven to rid the body of excess or toxic metals and balance minerals. We safely support our clients through a variety of detox programsto clear the body of any harmful agents, like heavy metals. Our amethyst crystal infused biomatdelivers infrared heat that is also an excellent and essential tool for detoxification.

Our world is increasingly toxic, but our bodies–when running efficiently–can help us reduce this toxic burden. See what Purely Simple Organic Living can do to optimize your health and make your body run more efficiently! If you have concerns about heavy metal accumulation, schedule an appointment with us by calling (512) 265-0303, and we will gladly guide and support you in your journey to wellness!

Christina Sessums MSW, CNHP, CAHP
Autoimmune Disease Specialist
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  1. https://publications.nigms.nih.gov/findings/mar05/popups/lead_sb.html
  2. https://www.amymyersmd.com/2015/07/the-toxin-heavy-metal-and-thyroid-connection/
  3. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-heavy-metal-poisoning#1-4
  4. https://www.drperlmutter.com/heavy-metals-a-risk-for-alzheimers/
  5. https://drpompa.com/cellular-detox/how-to-detox-heavy-metals-correctly-and-safely-heavy-metal-chelation-dmsa-mercury-detoxification-protocol/
  6. https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/what-to-eat-for-heavy-metal-poisoning


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