Why Body Wraps are Great for Passing the Military PRT

If you’re in the Navy, you know how stressful the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) can be. Along with being evaluated on how many sit-ups and push-ups you can do, active duty and reservist sailors are held to strict body fat standards as part of the Body Composition Assessment (BCA). The Navy Fitness Training Plans offer detailed nutrition and physical training guidelines to help military personnel prepare, but diet and exercise alone aren’t always enough to give you the lean, sculpted physique you need to meet the Navy’s requirements.

Need help shedding inches to pass your PRT?

At DTOX Republic, we often have military personnel come to us looking for a healthy way they can slim down to “make tape” for an upcoming Body Composition Assessment. When it comes to losing inches and burning calories, nothing works faster or more effectively than a military body wrap.

Body wraps are designed to remove toxins and metabolic waste that accumulate in the body and often manifest as bloating and cellulite. Our mineral detox body wrap uses soft, porous bandages that have been soaked in a formula of natural mineral solution to melt inches and reshape your body in a single session. While everyone’s metabolism is different and results vary from person to person, we guarantee you’ll see a difference in the way you look after spending just an hour of your time with us.

How does a body wrap work?

When you arrive at our wellness studio, we’ll first sit down to talk about your goals and where you’d like to like to lose inches. Men preparing for a PRT often choose to focus on the abdomen, while women typically target the natural waist and hips. We’ll measure these areas to compare the inches lost after your body wrap session. Then, we’ll wrap your body in soft cloths soaked in a natural solution with the goal of drawing toxins and fluid out from between your fatty cells while simultaneously nourishing your body with the minerals it needs to function at its peak. 

Next, we’ll have you perform some light exercise while listening to music or watching television. You won’t be required to do anything strenuous – just enough movement to keep your lymphatic system flowing so it can properly eliminate waste. After 20 minutes, we’ll re-hydrate the bandages with the mineral solution to ensure maximum detoxification. After another 20 minutes of light exercise, we’ll remove the body wrap and re-measure your target areas to track our progress.

Slim down, tone up, and pass the PRT with a body wrap! 

There’s no doubt San Diego is a military town. Between the Navy and Marines, we’re home to the country’s largest concentration of active duty personnel and veterans. Of course, at its heart, San Diego is also a beach town. At DTOX Republic, our body wraps perform double duty, burning calories and shedding inches so you can ace your military PRT and look great in a swimsuit.

Give us a call today at (858) 750-2570 to schedule your appointment, and be sure to ask about our special military package. We’ve been performing body wraps for 15 years and know exactly what areas to focus on to help you achieve your goals. 

The Solti Juice Cleanse: The Best Cleanse of 2017

Now that January has passed, it’s time to take stock of how 2017 is going so far. The hope, of course, is that you’re moving steadily forward in your resolutions for the year.  But, for some of us, a lack of energy is holding us back from doing what we want to do and being who we want to be. 
Are you tired but can’t sleep? Hungry, but your stomach’s a mess? Does it feel like someone’s sucked all the energy out of you with an industrial-strength vacuum? Or do you just plain feel…gross?
It could be that you’re in dire need of a detox. And DTOX Republic can help. From our body wraps to our active infrared sauna, we’ve got everything you need to get you back to feeling fresh and full of life, including the best cleanse in 2017—the Solti Juice Cleanse.

Why juice cleanses are important

As San Diego’s premiere wellness studio, our customers already know the benefits of our detoxifying treatments. Our body wraps help release toxins while tightening and toning your figure. And our active infrared sauna is the hottest trend in detox right now, allowing for intense elimination of toxins through sweat. But while these treatments both serve an important role in releasing harmful chemicals from your body, they’re only one piece of the puzzle. 

To round out your detox experience, you’ll want a juice cleanse, too. While body wraps and sauna sessions extract toxins from the outside, juices work from the inside. Our juice cleanses support your health in three important ways: 

  1. Clean out your digestive system 
  2. Release your dependence on junk food and caffeine
  3. Eliminate unhealthy cravings by breaking your bad eating habits

The Solti Juice Cleanse experience

The 3 Day Nourishment Cleanse from Solti is the optimal juice cleanse experience. Not only does it provide serious detoxification benefits, but it also contains a vitamin and mineral boost to ensure your body is working at its best.

The package includes 18 functional beverages – that’s six nutritious servings per day – including:

  • Grapefruit Lemon, to hydrate your body and stimulate your metabolism
  • Pure Green, packed with vitamins and nutrients to protect against infection
  • Reishi Turmeric Lemonade, which reduces inflammation and purifies your blood
  • Master Cleanse, to improve circulation and energize you
  • Activated Charcoal Lemonade, with anti-aging and skin-brightening properties

These juices are staggered throughout your days, combined with a steady intake of water, which keeps your body hydrated while flushing your system of toxins. At the end of three days, you’ll feel bright-eyed, clear-headed, and charged with energy.

What makes Solti superior to other juice cleanses?

With so many juice cleanses on the market right now, it can be difficult to determine which one is the right choice for you. But if you value superior nutrition and a commitment to environmental conservation, then Solti is your best bet. Solti uses 100% organic and raw juice. This means no GMOs, no pesticides, and no chemicals. In addition, all the ingredients are carefully sourced to reduce their environmental footprint, and the drinks are packaged in glass bottles to keep our earth clean. When you cleanse with Solti, you help detox the environment while you detox your body.

Detox your body from the inside out

At DTOX Republic, we offer multiple options for a full detox experience. For a thorough cleansing, we find it’s best to take a multipronged approach, incorporating our body wraps and infrared sauna treatments with a nourishing 3-day juice cleanse. As the cold-pressed Solti juice clears the clutter from your digestive system, a mineral body wrap can balance internal pressure and flush the fluid between your fatty cells. Combined with a detoxifying sweat in our infrared heat sauna, you’ll be feeling refreshed and full of energy in a matter of days. 
Want more great news? When you detox all that junk from inside your body, you’ll also slim your figure. Combining the juice cleanse with the body wrap and the infrared sauna burns calories, reduces fat and the appearance of cellulite, and firms and tightens skin. In other words, you won’t just feel great—you’ll look amazing, too!

DTOX Republic's Guide to Healthy New Year's Resolutions

After a season of indulging in caloric appetizers, sugary cocktails and way too many cookies, chances are you’re less than thrilled with the number on the scale. All of this overeating, combined with a lull in your workout regimen, can leave you feeling bloated, grumpy, and just plain gross. 

Now that January is underway, you’re in a terrific position to make some resolutions that will improve your health in the New Year and beyond. If you’re ready to get back on track towards a happier, healthier you, here are five ways to make it happen in 2017.

Get in shape:

Losing weight is the top New Year’s resolution among Americans, with over a third of the population vowing to “exercise more” and “stay fit and healthy” each January. A combination of strength training and cardio will sculpt your muscles and burn fat to reveal the toned physique you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Whether you’re at the gym or sweating it out at home, don’t forget to rest in between sets. Though often overlooked, rest periods are critical to your results if you want to blast fat. 

Eat more fruits and veggies:

Have you ever heard the saying, “six pack abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym?” While exercise is important to getting the toned physique you want, you won’t really see results until you start eating healthy. If you struggle with salads, you can get the nutrients you need from juices. At DTOX Republic, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be carrying Solti juices in the New Year. Solti’s 3 Day Nourishment Cleanse is a great way to kickstart healthy eating habits in 2017!

Reduce stress:

We all experience a degree of stress in our everyday lives, but too much stress can be destructive to your relationships and your health. When your cortisol levels are consistently elevated, it can interfere with your learning and memory, impact your immune function and bone density, increase your blood pressure, and even cause you to gain weight. Resolve to keep your stress levels at bay by practicing yoga or meditation, staying active, and getting enough sleep each night.

Get some quality sleep:

Most of us struggle to catch enough shuteye. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks that can help. For one, try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day – even on weekends. Moving vigorously during the day, watching your caffeine intake, and taking time to relax before bed will also help. Oh, and keep your smartphone out of the bedroom. Staring at the glowing screen right before bed can seriously interrupt your sleep cycle. 

Limit your alcohol consumption:

While it’s perfectly fine to have a glass of wine or two with dinner, drinking too much alcohol can have a detrimental impact on your health. In addition to feeling better in the morning (no hangovers!), limiting your alcohol consumption means you’ll have more energy throughout the day. You’ll also enjoy clearer skin, a better mood, better concentration, and a slimmer waistline. Who wouldn’t want that?

We can help jumpstart your healthy New Year’s resolution! 

The hardest part about committing to a healthy New Year’s resolution is getting started. If you need some help losing those post-holiday pounds to jumpstart a healthy diet and exercise regimen in 2017, we can help. At DTOX Republic in La Jolla, we specialize in body wraps, detox, and cellulite treatments to help our clients achieve their goals of a trim, sculpted physique. And don’t forget to try out the delicious, healthy Solti juices we now carry! 

Give us a call today to schedule your consultation. We’d love to help you slim down and tone up before beach season kicks into high gear. We look forward to your appointment! 

7 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

Combine an abundance of baked goods with chilly weather meant for baggy sweaters and coats and you have the perfect recipe for holiday weight gain. But just because gaining a few pounds or 10 during the holidays is common doesn’t mean it’s inevitable. There are several ways to stay healthy through New Year’s Eve without skipping every party invite and declining every treat passed your way. So go ahead and buy that sparkly cocktail dress and check out these 7 tips for staying healthy during the holidays:

Tip #1: Get off to a slim start

Getting off to a slim start before the holiday party season will make it easier to stay motivated and healthy through the New Year. And one of the quickest, safest, most effective ways to reduce fat, tighten your skin, and detox your body is a Mineral Body Wrap.

At DTOX Republic, our specialized wrapping technique allows our proprietary natural mineral solution to sculpt and firm your problems areas (including thighs, hips, midsection and arms) while cleansing and detoxifying your body. You’ll leave the treatment invigorated, noticeably trimmer, and motivated to stay that way—especially if you want to wear that sparkly dress to more than one event.

Tip #2: Keep moving

With an extra-hectic schedule during the holiday season, it might be difficult to fit in regular exercise. If you can, schedule workouts as if they are appointments you must keep.  But if that’s asking too much, it’s crucial to keep your body moving somehow. Just five minutes of brisk movement for every 30-60 minutes you spend sitting reduces risk factors for heart disease and other conditions like diabetes. 

The great part about the holiday season is there are plenty of non-traditional ways to stay active, like walking around neighborhoods famous for their light displays, attending outdoor holiday festivals, or participating in holiday fun-runs. And of course, there’s always dancing at all those holiday parties. Whatever you do, try to get your heart rate up at least three times a week.

Tip #3: Stay hydrated

If you’re staying adequately active, your body will need extra fluids, so be sure to drink at least eight, 8-oz servings of water per day. An easy way to maintain the habit is filling a 64-ounce water jug in the morning and drinking it dry by bedtime.
Aside from allowing your body functions to run smoothly, proper hydration will also keep you from overeating. The brain sometimes confuses thirst for hunger, drawing you to the buffet table instead of the water pitcher—and yes, water is best. Alcoholic drinks, juice, soda, coffee and tea have negative nutritional properties that cancel out any hydration benefits.

Tip #4: Eat before you go

If you’re attending a party or event that is sure to have a wide variety of sugary, fatty foods on display, it’s a good idea to eat a small, healthy meal before you go. That way you can still have a bite or two of some “forbidden” items without needing to fill up.
Many people think an “all or nothing” mentality is the best way to get through the season without gaining weight. But avoiding events entirely—or denying yourself even the smallest bite of a delectable treat—tends to sour the holiday spirit, so don’t be afraid to allow yourself a few well-deserved indulgences.

Tip #5: Just say no to leftovers

Family gatherings during the holidays usually mean well-meaning relatives loading you up with leftovers before you leave. While the idea of delicious, free, easy-to-reheat meals for the next few days might sound tempting, it’s best to decline and stick with your healthy meal plan instead.
But if it’s impossible to deny your pouting aunt with an armful of Tupperware, take it anyway and drop it off at a shelter, give it to a lonely neighbor, or bring it to work to share. Just don’t let leftovers sit in your fridge for long or the siren call of high-calorie tastiness will be too much to ignore.  

Tip #6: Skip the baked gifts

Homemade baked goods are wonderful gifts. In addition to being delicious, all the effort and love that goes into baking makes for a meaningful gift that will be remembered long after the last crumbs are gone. But if you’re serious about staying healthy for the holidays, it’s probably best to hang up your apron for the season. Even if you plan on giving away every last square of fudge, the temptation to lick that spoon or sample that cookie is too great.
If you’d still rather avoid the mall and give home-baked gifts from the heart, try a pretty jar filled with the dry ingredients for cookies or muffins—all the recipient has to do is add a couple of wet ingredients for a fresh-baked treat anytime (and nowhere near your waistline).

Tip #7: Detox in the New Year

If January 1 rolls around and you didn’t end up sticking to your stay-healthy plan as well as you hoped, don’t worry—DTOX Republic can help. You can shed extra pounds and cleanse your body of toxins quickly with a few sessions in our Active Infrared Sauna, which combines the intense calorie burn of trampoline jumping with the toxin flush of sweating in a sauna.
Unlike traditional steam saunas that can be uncomfortably hot, Active Infrared Saunas use infrared heat that feels cooler (around 100-130 degrees F) but offers the same benefits of sweating: detoxification, increased endorphin levels, and boosted metabolism. You burn more calories when demanding conditions like high temperatures are combined with physical activity. In just one session with the Active Infrared Sauna, you can burn up to 600 calories!

Ready to get instantly trimmer?

Whether you want a trim baseline before tackling those tempting holiday parties or you need a little assistance with those post-holiday pounds, DTOX Republic in San Diego can help. In addition to Mineral Body Wraps and Active Infrared Saunas, we offer Thermaslim, Endermatherapy Cellulite Treatment, and other services that will help you look and feel your best. So call us for a consultation today!

Detoxing After Thanksgiving Dinner

The holidays are a time of indulgence. During the Thanksgiving holiday, the average American consumes between 3000 and 4,500 calories. That’s more than double the average daily intake in just one meal! This overeating combined with excess sugar and fat, and more alcohol consumption, can throw your body for a loop, making you feel lethargic, bloated, and just plain ugh.

If you want to get back to feeling healthy and energetic, a post-Thanksgiving detox is the way to go. At DTOX Republic in San Diego, we swear by the mineral body wrap detox method – and our clients do, too!

What is a detox?

In a nutshell, a detox is a way of cleansing your blood and ridding your body of unwanted chemicals and toxins. Under normal conditions, your body has its own process for detoxifying your system, but after the indulgence of a heavy, calorie-laden Thanksgiving dinner, that process slows down, and it can take you awhile to feel like yourself again. 

There are several ways you can help detox your body, speed up your metabolism, and increase your overall health. These include mineral body wraps, juice cleanses, and the elimination of certain ingredients (such as gluten, caffeine, or sugar) from your diet. Many detox methods can be helpful, but none are quite so immediately effective as the mineral body wrap. 

How does the mineral body wrap work?

We are naturally exposed to toxins everyday, even more so during the holiday season because of all the junk food we eat. These toxins have adverse affects on our bodies, resulting in a lack of energy and often weight gain as well. The more toxins we take in, the more build up between our fatty cells. 

A mineral body wrap balances your internal cell pressure and cleanses the fluid between your fatty cells. This, in turn, removes toxins and releases the unnecessary accumulation of intercellular fluid build up. It frees up the space for healthy nutrients, and yep, that’s exactly what your body needs after a big Thanksgiving meal. 

What can I expect during the mineral body wrap? 

At DTOX Republic, our mineral body wrap process begins with an evaluation, including weight and head to toe measurement. Then a qualified technician will wrap your body in Ace type bandages soaked with our exclusive mineral formula. Once wrapped, you will do some light exercise in two sets of 20 minutes each. This aerobic exercise will help encourage the elimination of toxins by oxygenating the tissue and getting your lymph moving. Between the two sets of exercise we will rehydrate your wrap to ensure full absorption of the mineral formula. 

After almost an hour, we will remove the wrap and re-measure you. Not only will you feel renewed and reenergized, but you may also get a little giddy when you see the inches you’ve lost during your mineral body wrap. 

Post Thanksgiving detox and body sculpting? Yes, please!

No matter how derailed your health routine becomes over Thanksgiving, a detox can put you right back on track. Our mineral body wrap helps reduce the bloating, nausea, and lethargy you’re left with after the holiday. It even reduces fat and the appearance of cellulite. So, yeah, you can head into December looking and feeling amazing in your slinkiest holiday dress. 

For more information about any of the services we offer at DTOX Republic, call or visit us in La Jolla. 

What is a Thermaslim Infrared Body Wrap?

When it comes to losing weight and flushing toxins naturally, you’ve probably tried just about everything. From an organic diet, to detoxifying baths, to juice cleanses; nothing has given you the slimming results you desire. However, there’s one treatment you probably haven’t explored that could change everything – a Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap.

What is a Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap?

A Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap is a proven method of boosting your metabolism and ridding your body of toxins by way of infrared heat therapy. 

How does it work?

Infrared heat penetrates the body one to two inches deep, targeting the area where fat and toxins are stored without causing uncomfortable heat on the skin’s surface. The process encourages the body to detoxify accumulated cholesterol, heavy metals, acids, and metabolic waste through sweating. During a Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap, over two million sweat glands are activated as the body tries to cool itself. This excessive sweating can speed up metabolism, which helps the body burn thousands of calories both during the session and for some time afterwards.

What are the benefits of a Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap?

Perhaps the most obvious benefit of a Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap is the instantaneous weight loss and cellulite reduction. However, there are many other therapeutic benefits you won’t necessarily see in the mirror. A Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap can:

  • Ease pain associated with fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Regulate your blood pressure
  • Have anti-aging effects on the skin and other tissues
  • Improve your cardiovascular health
  • Aid in acute and chronic soft tissue injuries and repair
  • Increase your metabolism and circulation
  • Minimize stretch marks
  • Tighten and tone the skin
  • Cleanse and detoxify the body
  • Lead to a sense of profound relaxation
  • Reduce stress levels

What can I expect from a Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap?

The Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap is performed during a 50-minute therapeutic session during which you will lie comfortably on a massage table supported by pillows and bolsters. Once you’re comfortable, one of our trained technicians will apply two different creams to your skin. One is designed for total body detoxification, and the other is used to target areas designed for fat or cellulite reduction. Then, the technician will gently wrap your body with heated pads. 

During treatment you will sweat – a lot! However, a Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap is extremely relaxing, and most people doze off to sleep. Afterwards, you will feel revitalized and energetic. Your skin will be glowing, and you’ll notice that you’ve lost inches from your stubborn trouble zones. If you received a Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap for pain, you should begin to feel immediate relief. 

So, how much weight can I expect to lose?

In a single Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap session you can burn as many as 4,000 calories and lose up to five pounds. While you may regain some water weight once you re-hydrate, the fat and toxins that have left your body through sweating are not replaced. It’s important to note, however, that everyone’s metabolism and physiological make-up is different, and therefore results may vary. 

Could a Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap be the weight loss answer you’ve been looking for?

Nearly everyone can benefit from the slimming and detoxifying benefits of a Thermaslim™ infrared body wrap, but it’s important to consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or have any serious health conditions. At DTOX Republic in La Jolla, we are fully committed to helping you achieve your goal of slimming down for a happier, healthier life. Call us today to schedule a consultation or to find out more about our services.

Detox Benefits of an Active Infrared Sauna

Scientific advances in technology, agriculture, and industry have made civilization safer and more comfortable compared to previous eras, but progress isn’t without consequence. Our bodies are vulnerable to a variety of toxins—some known, some not—that affect everything from our energy levels to our capacity for concentration and to our overall health. 

Sweating is a critical detox function of the human body, but many of us don’t sweat regularly enough to flush all those toxins out on our own. That’s why sauna therapy is so popular. The feeling of refreshment and inner cleanliness afterward can’t be beat. And in an ironic twist, those same scientific advancements that produce and spread toxins have vastly improved sauna technology for more effective detoxification.

Infrared sauna vs. traditional sauna

Traditional hot rock and steam saunas have been around for centuries, but many people find the high temperatures (often in excess of 200 degrees Fahrenheit) to be extremely uncomfortable. Infrared saunas, on the other hand, use infrared light—the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum—which is experienced as heat ranging from 100 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Detox benefits of infrared saunas

Infrared light has the ability to penetrate tissue down to the cellular level where most toxins are stored, which stimulates metabolic activity and triggers the release of stored toxins through sweat, as well as through the liver and kidneys. In fact, this is why you get fevers when you’re sick. Increased body temperatures kill viruses, bacteria, and other unwanted intruders and stimulate the release of toxins. Infrared saunas recreate the fever response, but without raising your core body temperature so you feel great inside and out.

Other benefits of infrared saunas

Effective detoxification is only one of the many health benefits of using infrared saunas. Other benefits include relaxation, lowered blood pressure, improved circulation, weight loss, pain relief, oxygenation of tissues, and even anti-aging effects.

Exercises boosts sauna benefits

Infrared saunas are great on their own, but they can be even more beneficial when paired with exercise. Studies show that when you combine physical activity with demanding conditions like high temperatures, you burn more calories than with exercise alone—one reason why hot yoga is so popular. High heat leads to rapid cardiovascular conditioning, which gives your metabolism a strong boost.

Rebounding and infrared saunas

Because of space constraints within the sauna, one of the most effective exercises to employ inside a sauna is rebounding, another word for jumping up and down on a mini trampoline. On its own, rebounding burns massive amounts of calories, tightens and tones muscles, increases circulation, increases bone density, cleanses the lymphatic system, improves cardiovascular function, increases endorphins, and more. Add the two elements together, and you can detox your body while burning up to 600 calories per session, the equivalent of a 2-3 mile run.

Ready to try a rebound sauna?

At DTOX Republic in San Diego, we offer comprehensive treatments to rid your body of the unhealthy toxins that build up in everyday modern life. In addition to sessions in a rebound sauna, we also offer Mineral Body Wraps, Thermaslim, Endermatherapy Cellulite Treatment, and other services that will help you look and feel great. So stop in today and flush those toxins out!

8 Foods that Naturally Detox Your Body

These days, you’ve probably heard about the the latest fads and diets when it comes to detoxing. Whether it’s a 3-day juice cleanse or The Master Cleanse that includes 10 days of maple syrup, lemon juice, water and cayenne pepper, there are healthier ways to detox the body that don’t consist of these radical and even dangerous tactics. 

At DTOX Republic in La Jolla, we’re all about detoxing the body and getting rid of the harmful and hazardous toxins that may have been building up. One of the easiest ways to do this can be found right at your local grocery store. There are certain foods that will not only nourish your body with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, but will also help your body with jumpstarting the natural cleansing process.

Give your body a boost with these 8 detoxifying foods.

#1 Avocado

As Californians, we’re known to put avocado on everything. And why not? They’re delicious! It turns out that not only do avocados make for the perfect addition to almost any meal, but they are packed full of antioxidants and detoxifying nutrients that help the liver block out harmful synthetic chemicals.

#2 Lemons

Lemons are widely known as one of the more popular detoxifying foods and there are even some detox diets based solely around this fruit. By simply adding lemon juice to your water, the lemon will release certain enzymes that help convert toxins into a form that can be easily excreted from your body.

#3 Garlic

This flavorful ingredient is used in almost every cuisine in the world. By adding garlic to the next meal you make, your immune system will be boosted by this ingredient and the high amount of sulfur acts as one of the main components for detoxifying the body.

#4 Artichokes

Did you know that an artichoke is technically a flower that has not yet bloomed? Who knew? Well, it turns out that this unbloomed flower is packed full of benefits that will do your body a number of favors. Artichokes aide the liver with functioning properly which helps the body get rid of harmful toxins.

#5 Almonds

Almonds are among the world’s healthiest foods and it’s so easy to add this nutritious nut to your daily food intake. Almonds are extremely rich in Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium and have been known to block the body’s absorption of calories.

#6 Ginger

Consuming this root will kickstart your metabolism and flush out the waste in your body. Whether it’s adding it into the meal you’re preparing, letting it soak in a glass of warm water before drinking it, or chewing on a piece of ginger root, there are a number of ways to incorporate this ingredient into your diet. 

#7 Salmon

This delicious superfood is packed full of good fats that will help to reduce any inflammation and will boost your immune system. Not only that, but the high Omega 3 content in salmon is the main component that will keep your body energized and healthy.

#8 Beets

There are so many different benefits your body gets from beets, but it’s pretty rare to see this ingredient incorporated into meals. This root vegetable aids in detoxifying the body by making sure the harmful toxins are actually making it completely out of your body. Need some ideas to incorporate beets into your daily food intake? Try one of these 30 Beet Dishes

Let DTOX Republic Help You with the Detoxing Process!

Here at DTOX Republic, we’re here to help you with your efforts to rid your body of the unhealthy toxins that may have been building up. 

Along with integrating the foods mentioned above into your diet, our Mineral Body Wrap and Thermaslim treatments are designed to aid the process of detoxing. These treatments will help you lose inches around the targeted area, reduce the signs of scars and stretch marks, and leave your skin feeling tighter and smoother. 

Come see for yourself! Call (858) 437-5592 to schedule an appointment at DTOX Republic today.

What it's Like to Have a Detoxifying Mineral Body Wrap

Being someone who has always been an active member of the health and fitness community, I’m always looking for new ways to help me with my journey in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For me, being healthy isn’t just about looking good, it’s also about feeling good and making sure I am making decisions that will positively impact my health and wellness in the future. 

I’ve heard a lot of buzz about how body wraps help people reach their weight loss goals as well as provide natural detoxifying benefits. There are so many detoxing fads at the moment that require individuals to take drastic and potentially harmful action. Hearing about a natural way to detox the body was refreshing so I decided I would try a Mineral Body Wrap. 

This is what you can expect when having a Mineral Body Wrap at DTOX Republic:

OFFICIAL DISCLAIMER: DTOX Republic asked me to try the wrap and write an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own and not representative of DTOX Republic.

Step 1: Assessment of Your Overall Goals

Before your wrap will begin, you will first sit down and speak with one of DTOX Republic’s body wrap technicians. You’ll go over your overall health and detoxing goals that you wish to accomplish from the wrap. This is your chance to speak up about what you really want to get out of this experience. Do you have problem areas that you want to work on? Have you been experiencing low energy levels? Whatever it is, disclosing this information will give the technician a better idea of how to make your experience more customized for your goals. 

Step 2: Chi Treatment

The Chi Treatment is recommended before every Mineral Body Wrap, but it is completely optional. This treatment is designed to balance your body’s energy and get your blood pumping prior to any detoxing treatment and it is personally one of the most relaxing treatments I have ever experienced. You lay in a dimly-lit room on top of a heated pad, face-up. Your ankles rest on top of a machine that cradles the ankles and moves them back and forth, causing your body to follow in the same motion. This relaxing movement is designed to help align your spine and activate your lymphatic drainage system. 

After 5 minutes, the machine stopped and my body had never felt more relaxed. I loved how I felt after the treatment so much that they let me add more time to the machine and experience the relaxation all over again. 

Step 3: The Measuring and Wrapping

After the Chi Treatment is complete, you’ll then move into the Mineral Body Wrap room where the technician will begin measuring you. The technician will take precise measurements from different parts of your body so you’ll be able to compare the measurements at the end of the wrap. 

Next comes the actual wrapping. The bandages used are soaked in their natural mineral solution which is made up of fine and coarse minerals that your body needs but doesn’t necessarily get in your everyday life. The technician will start off wrapping your legs and then move up to wrapping the butt and hips. They will also add in something called “shapers” to the problem areas you wish to give a little more attention to. The shapers provide extra compression to help sculpt the areas they are being placed over. After that, the torso, chest and arms are wrapped as well. You’ll also have the option to have your neck and face partially wrapped. I opted to have this part wrapped because I wanted to get the full experience of the detoxing process. 

Step 4: The Exercise

Once your body is completely wrapped, you’ll perform 20 minutes of light aerobic exercise on their Gazelle machine while watching whatever television channel you please. After the 20 minutes are up, the body wrap technician may add on more bandages, based on the goals you wish to achieve during the wrap and rehydrate the bandages with more minerals. Your boots will also be emptied and you should see a difference in color of the minerals compared to the liquid the bandages are soaked in, these are toxins! You will then perform the same light aerobic exercise for another 20 minutes. 

Step 5: Unwrapping and Measuring

After you complete the 2nd 20 minute segment of the aerobic exercise, the body wrap technician will unwrap the bandages, pouring out all of the toxins that came out of your body during the process. It was actually quite alarming to see the amount of toxins that came out of my body when my wrap was over. 

Next comes the final measurements. The technician will measure you in the exact same spots she measured you before and record the difference so you can see how many inches you lost. Overall, I lost a total of 8.25 inches from various parts of my body and I was amazed!

Step 6: The Results

Not only was it amazing to visually be able to see the results from the Mineral Body Wrap, but I was also able to really feel the results. After the wrap was complete, I felt so refreshed and full of energy. The bad toxins had naturally been excreted from my body, leaving me feeling healthy and refreshed. 

The detoxing process of the wrap lasts up to 48 hours and even though you’re not losing anymore inches during those additional 2 days, you’ll be able to sense the benefits of the process in the way your body feels. 

If you’re looking for a healthy way to detox your body without having to undergo crazy juice or cayenne pepper cleanses, I would recommend trying a more natural approach like the Mineral Body Wrap. 

How to Have a Healthy Summer in San Diego

Here in San Diego, summertime is the best time of the year! For some, summer means school is out and their only worry is finding the perfect beach spot with their friends. Others enjoy those warm, evening Padres games going on downtown. And let’s not forget about the San Diego County Fair or the Horse Races that take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Let’s face it, there’s no shortage of fun and exciting activities in San Diego. Unfortunately, summertime is the easiest time to fall behind on all the hard work you’ve accomplished with your health goals. With all the unhealthy temptations that America’s Finest City has to offer comes plenty of ways to take advantage of the summer sun without ruining your countless months of hard work and dedication. 

Follow these tips to stay healthy this summer:

Visit Your Local Farmers Market

Visiting your local farmers market is always a fun way to shop for food. It gives you a social experience while simultaneously giving you access to the freshest local produce in the area. Not only are you getting the freshest and tastiest foods in the area, but you’re also supporting family farms and helping the environment. Some great farmers markets to check out in San Diego this summer include The Little Italy Mercato Farmers Market every Saturday from 8am to 2pm or The Ocean Beach Farmers Market every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm. 

Exercise Outdoors

Summertime in San Diego is the perfect time to take your exercise routine from the gym to the great outdoors. Think of it as recess, but for adults. Sure it may get a little hot during the day, but when the heat becomes too much to bear after a 3 mile run on the beach, you can always cool down by going for a refreshing swim in the ocean. Also, there are plenty of yoga studios in San Diego who offer classes right on the beach. And some of these studios have certain days when the yoga classes are free. Don’t limit your fitness routines to the gym this summer. There are countless ways to get plenty of both cardio and strength training in while taking advantage of the San Diego sun. 

Moderation is Key

We never want you to deprive yourself or skip out on a fun event just because these events make it nearly impossible to remain healthy. Say you want to join your friends at the next Padres game where there’s endless amounts of beer and hotdogs, or you’ve been wanting to try out that new, trendy restaurant but all of their signature dishes include something fried. Nobody is perfect, and the key to indulging every once in awhile all comes down to moderation. If you know that you’re going to be having a heavier dinner than normal that night, be mindful of that during all your other meals that day. Try eating lighter throughout that day so you don’t feel like you’ve completely fallen off the wagon once you finish your dinner. 

Go For a Hike

San Diego is filled with the most beautiful hiking trails. New to hiking? That’s okay! There are trails for every skillset from easy to moderate to expert. For the longer hikes, we recommend waking up a little earlier than normal in order to beat the heat. You can start out with an easier hike at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then work your way up to something a little more challenging like the famous Mt. Woodson Trail, or more widely known as Potato Chip rock. 

DTOX Republic Can Help You Stay on Track This Summer!

Here at DTOX Republic, we’re here to support your summer health goals every step of the way. Come on in and get one of our Mineral Body Wraps or an Infrared Thermaslim treatment to keep your health and weight loss goals moving forward in the right direction this summer. 

Call us at (858) 750-2570 to find out more information about our services or to schedule an appointment today. 

Look Your Best at the Del Mar Horse Races

Summer in San Diego means it’s time to get classy for the Del Mar Horse Racing season.  At the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, it’s not mandatory to dress in your Sunday best, but here in So-Casual SoCal, many of us like to kick it up a notch when we’re heading to the races. Whether that means pulling out your best silk dress or tie, or just ironing your favorite t-shirt, take a look below at some ideas for how to look your best at the Del Mar Horse Races. 

Wear lightweight, breezy clothing

The first rule of looking good is feeling comfortable in your clothing. Stay away from heavy fabrics that will weigh you down or suffocate you while you stand in the sun viewing the horses at the paddock. The truth is, anything goes at the Del Mar Horse Races, but if you plan to dine at the Turf Club, be sure to follow the dress code, which includes: No shorts, tennis shoes, athletic shoes, windbreakers, or torn clothing. Click here for more specifics. [https://www.dmtc.com/season/rules]

Wear a hat and sunglasses

A great hat adds polish to even the most casual attire. It’ll also do double duty by shielding your face from the sun.  The wider the brim on your hat, ladies, the better. Have fun with your hat, but now that Opening Day is over, no need to go too crazy. Add a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes, and you’ll not only look like a well-accessorized attendee, but you’ll also be able to wander around to various parts of the venue without worrying about exposure to sun or paparazzi. 

Fresh pedicures are always good

No one is going to be assessing the quality of your pedicure, but you’ll know. A day at the Del Mar Horse Races is a special event and a great excuse to go a little bit above and beyond your everyday ordinary. Treat yourself to a fresh pedicure (for the ladies) or a professional shave (for the gents) before the event. It’ll help amp up the feel-good factor.  

Planning an extra special weekend at the races? We can help.

There are, of course, occasions in life when you want to do more than just “kick it up a notch.” If you’re planning a weekend at the Del Mar Horse Races where you want to look better than ever, either because it’s your anniversary weekend or because your best friend from college is coming to town, at DTOX Republic, we can help you look your absolute best. Try one or more of the following treatments: 

  • Thermaslim Fat Loss Treatment – Lose up to 5 pounds or burn up to 5% of your body fat in a single treatment. 
  • Mineral Body Wrap – Detoxify, tighten, firm, and smooth your cellulite, and lose inches!
  • Endermatherapy Cellulite Treatment – Reduce cellulite around hips, thighs, and butt.

You deserve to look and feel your best

Whether you’re heading to the Del Mar Horse Races or not, come on in and treat yourself. At DTOX Republic in San Diego, our health and beauty services have been helping clients look and feel great for almost two decades! We offer programs for men, women, new moms, brides and bridal groups, and anyone else who wants to shed a little extra fat, detoxify their bodies, smooth out cellulite, or just experience a little rejuvenation.  

For more information on our services, give us a call today!

Body Wraps Can Help You Pass Your Military PRT and Look Beach Body Ready

San Diego is undeniably a military town. Between the Navy and the Marines, there are over 80,000 military personnel in San Diego County. And being in the military comes with a series of strictures regarding lifestyle, up to and including physical fitness. 

Regardless of what branch of the military you’re a part of, there is a Physical Fitness Test, or Physical Readiness Test, that comes with the job. How frequently you are required to take and pass this test varies from branch to branch, but all members of the military will have to take a PRT at some point during their careers. And part of the PRT is body composition measurement.

Want help slimming down and passing your PRT?

There are a lot of things that you have to do to prepare for a PRT, including getting your time down for a mile and a half run, making sure your swimming is up to standard, and ensuring that you can do the required amount of push ups and sit ups. Another option open to you, to ensure that you reach your goals for inch loss and calorie burning, is a DTOX Republic Body Wrap.

Our mineral detox body wrap is designed so that you will see results immediately, even after only one treatment, which means that we can guarantee inch loss after you spend only an hour of your time. Our proprietary formula is guaranteed to reduce inches as well as the appearance of cellulite from any and all of your problem areas.

How the Body Wrap works

When you come into our offices, we will sit down with you to ascertain your goals and desires, and assess your stated problem areas. We will then — using our patented, soft and porous bandages — wrap your body in cloths soaked in our exclusive solution. But our wrap is not a water dehydration wrap: indeed, it’s about drawing toxins out of the body, toxins that can cause skin irritation, bloating, and cellulite. Our wrap will allow you to draw the toxins out of the spaces between fatty cells, giving your entire body a firmer, more sculpted look, and reducing inches as well as promoting weight loss.

While you are wrapped, you will engage in some light activity in the wrap for about forty minutes, broken into two periods. Nothing excessive, just enough to keep the circulation flowing throughout your system that will ensure that you expel toxins. All told, you will spend about an hour in the bandages, per session. That’s an hour closer to your weight loss or physical fitness goals!

Weighing and measuring before and after the wrap will show you your results, which are always instantaneous. 

Pass the PRT and look great on the beach!

Adding a Body Wrap to your workout regimen will not only help you nail your military PRT, but it’ll also make you turn heads on the beach this summer. Whether for work (ensuring that you ace your physical fitness test) or for play (getting your body swimsuit ready) our Body Wraps can help you achieve all of your goals.

Call or drop by to schedule an appointment at DTOX Republic in La Jolla today!

Preparing for the Big Day: 6 Ways to be Wedding Ready

Every now and again, someone lands in Vegas and decides to get married right then and there. But most of us start planning our weddings well in advance. The details that go into even the simplest wedding are numerous and require ample time to execute perfectly.

As the bride, you have the additional pressure to look better on that one day than you’ve ever looked in your entire life. So it’s important to start working on it months ahead of time.

At DTOX Republic, we consider ourselves lucky that we get to help so many San Diego brides-to-be get wedding ready.  If you’re a bride-to-be, then we already love you.  Below, we’ve put together a quick list of tips for preparing yourself for the Big Day.

Eat well

Everything you consume shows up somewhere on your body, whether it’s your skin, your face, your eyes, your waistline – it’s there. The better you eat, the better you’ll feel and look. And the longer you do it, the more toxins you help your body flush out.  So, what we’re saying is that while eating a salad instead of a burger the day before your wedding might help a bit, doing that for a month will have an even bigger impact.

Tip: At DTOX Republic, our Mineral Detox Body Wrap will boost your great nutritional choices by helping to flush those toxins out more quickly. This results in lost inches and smoother, tighter, softer skin!


Exercise does quadruple duty when it comes to looking your best. It helps fight stress (and when you’re wedding planning, there’s major stress, right?), improves circulation, flushes out toxins, and helps you slim down and tone up. But, of course you won’t get all those benefits in time for your wedding unless you start early enough.

Tip: At DTOC Republic, our Thermaslim fat loss treatment is the perfect accompaniment to your exercise regimen. It decreases body fat, increases your metabolism, and helps reduce cellulite. Boom! Talk about wedding ready!

Sleep 8 hours every night

During the wedding planning phase you may be tempted to stay up all night learning calligraphy for the invitation envelopes. But remember, getting enough sleep in the weeks before your wedding will do more for the wedding photos that hang on your wall for the rest of your life than some fancy loops and swirls on an envelope.

Tip: Delegate some tasks to your bridal party or your mother-in-law-to-be. Most people love helping, and you need your beauty rest.

Drink more water

Water is your best friend when it comes to slimming down and detoxifying your body. It’s also great for hydrating your skin, suppressing your appetite, and keeping belly bloat in check.

Tip: Increasing your consumption of high-water-content foods helps, too. Some examples include cucumber, iceberg lettuce, celery, radishes, tomatoes, green peppers, cauliflower, watermelon, and spinach.

Give your skin some love

Pay special attention to your skin in the months and weeks leading up to your wedding. Exfoliate and moisturize every part of your body, not just your face. And don’t forget your back.

Tip: At DTOC Republic, our body wraps and Thermaslim Treatments help soften and moisturize your skin. And for additional texture smoothing, try our cellulite busting Endermatherapy Cellulite Treatment!

Play with your hair and makeup

On the day of your wedding, you want to look special, but you don’t want to showcase a new look you haven’t tried on before. Before you say, “I don’t do smoky eyes,” or “My hair just looks better down,” spend a couple of months trying on new looks. You may be surprised by what turns out to be your winning wedding look.

Tip: Get dressed up to try play around with your hair and makeup. If your look is normally low-key, everything special you do with your hair and makeup will feel way overdone in your jeans and t-shirt.

We offer bridal packages!

At DTOX Republic, we treat our brides-to-be like princesses. Our Bride-to-Be Package includes 2 Bodyscaping Wraps , 2 Thermaslim and 2 Endermatherapy Cellulite treatments, plus 1 Sunless Spray Tan.  Ask about our Bridesmaids Package, too. In fact, we can give your whole wedding party the royal treatment! Call or stop by for more information today.

It’s your Big Day. At DTOX Republic in San Diego, we want to help you get ready.

What's the Difference Between a Mineral Body Wrap and an Infrared Body Wrap?

At DTOX Republic in San Diego, we field calls every day from people who want to know more about how to lose fat and inches with our body wrap treatments.  Some have heard that body wraps can help jump start their weight loss programs. Others want to know if it’s true that body wraps can help get you in tip top shape for your wedding or other important occasions.  To all of them, we say, Yes, Body Wrap treatments actually can help you lose inches in a single hour!

In fact, at the beginning and end of our body wrap treatments, we’ll measure you, so you can see the numbers right away! Not that you’ll need to see the numbers. One look in the mirror, and you’ll notice the difference immediately.

So now the question is which of our popular body wrap treatments should you choose: the Mineral Body Wrap or the Infrared Body Wrap? Well, that’s up to you. But just in case you need a little more information, take a look below at the difference between the two.

Mineral Body Wrap

Our Mineral Detox Body Wrap helps rid your body of toxins. These are the very same toxins that cause poor circulation, cellulite, weight gain, premature aging, and other less-than-optimal conditions.

What happens is that as you breathe in toxins from the air and consume toxins in alcohol and processed foods, they build up between your fatty cells. This is what causes the puffiness and lumpiness in your thighs, buttocks, waist and hips, and other parts of your body.

The proprietary mineral formula in our Mineral Detox Body Wrap cleanses and detoxes your body, producing a slimming effect, softer skin, and a firmer, more sculpted shape.

How the Mineral Body Wrap works

After we measure you, we’ll wrap your body in soft, porous bandages that have been soaked in the mineral formula. Our wrapping technique helps ensure that the mineral formula gets right to the parts of your body where the toxins are most visibly stored.

Our Mineral Body Wrap detoxes your body, causing you to lose inches in a single treatment! Additionally, you may notice a visible reduction in scars, stretch marks, and cellulite. Your skin will feel baby soft, and you’ll feel great!

Infrared Body Wrap

At DTOX Republic, we also offer Thermaslim, an Infrared Body Wrap treatment that flushes toxins from your body, but does it in a different way than the Mineral Body Wrap. And it has some other benefits, too.

Thermaslim is a fat-loss treatment that uses Infrared heat therapy to rid your body of those nasty toxins. It also increases your metabolism, relieves joint and muscle pain, and helps to tighten and tone your body, reducing cellulite along the way.

How Thermaslim works

After taking your body fat measurements using a body fat analyser, we’ll massage you with two different creams that will help you detox and burn fat.  Then we’ll wrap you up in an infrared blanket. The blanket’s heat will cause you to sweat out the toxins and burn up to 5% body fat and up to 4000 calories!

After a single session, you’ll experience the difference right away. You’ll feel lighter and more energetic because the treatment increases circulation and metabolism, and rids you of those toxins that were weighing you down. You’ll see inches of fat lost, reduced cellulite and stretch marks, and firmer, more hydrated skin.

Either way, you can’t go wrong!

Whether you choose the Mineral Detox Body Wrap to get you in optimal shape for a special occasion or the Thermaslim Infrared Body Wrap to jumpstart your weight loss program, you’ll be thrilled when you see the difference a single hour can make.

For an extra kick start to your weight loss program why not do both treatments back to back, burn fat and calories and tone and sculpt, all while eliminating toxins.

Your post-treatment measurements will be all the proof you need that the DTOX Republic body wrap treatments really do work.

Call or stop by our La Jolla location to book an appointment or ask questions about body wraps or any other services we offer.

How to Detox in the New Year

The holiday crush is over, and it’s time to get back to real life. And by real life, we mean the one where every meal does not consist of heavily buttered rolls, three glasses of wine, and two giant slices of Aunt Martha’s pumpkin pie. Not that we were complaining – just that it’s time to resume the healthy habits we let slip during the holidays.

If you’re like most of us in San Diego, your hopes and dreams for the New Year include at least one positive lifestyle change in the area of fitness or diet.  Perhaps you’re hoping to eat healthier or tone up in general. Or maybe you have a specific goal to run a marathon or lose X number of inches.

Regardless of what your particular health and fitness goals are, at DTOX Republic in San Diego, we offer treatments that can give you a jumpstart by flushing out the toxins in your body.

Many of us forget that what’s happening on the inside of our bodies is directly reflected on the outside.  So…all those toxins from the alcohol and junk you consumed over the holidays? Besides dragging your energy down, they’re also creating excess buildup between your fatty cells and causing visible puffiness in your thighs, buttocks, waist and hips.

Yuck, we know. But there’s good news, too.

After a single detox treatment at DTOX Republic in San Diego, you will see and feel a remarkable difference. You’ll notice inches lost; a reduction in stretch marks and scars; and tighter, smoother, softer skin. So whether your goal is weight loss, toning, sculpting, or just feeling better, you’ll love the results. And if you maintain the healthy eating and exercise habits you started up for the New Year, you’ll be astonished by how long they last.

Intrigued? Here are a couple of options for your New Year detox:

Mineral Detox Body Wraps

When you come in for a mineral detox body wrap, we’ll start by discussing your goals and answering any questions you have about the process. Then, we measure you from head to toe after which we will wrap you head to toe in bandages soaked in our exclusive mineral solution that has been created to draw the highest concentration of toxins out of your body. We specifically focus on the areas that concern YOU the most. For some of us it’s tummy, others butt and thighs or upper arms. We address all the areas that concern you.

For about a half-hour, while wrapped, you’ll get some light aerobic exercise on our Gazelle Glider. This will help the minerals do their job and move those toxins out of your body.  When we unwrap and re-measure you, you’ll be inches slimmer! And you’ll feel fresh, new, and ready to keep rocking those New Year’s resolutions.


Thermaslim works a little differently than the wrap. It’s a fat loss treatment that uses infrared heat therapy to flush toxins from your body and increase your metabolism. It’s a great way to jumpstart a weight loss program, and it also relieves joint and muscle pain. In addition, it helps to tighten, tone, and reduce cellulite.

When you arrive for your Thermaslim treatment, we’ll start by measuring your fat percentage. Then, you’ll lie down on the table and we will massage two different creams into your skin to help your body detox and burn fat. We will then wrap you in the infrared blanket. The heat from the blanket will penetrate through your skin to the core of your body. Your heart rate will rise, and you’ll begin to sweat. That’s a good thing.

We have a saying around here: Sweat is your fat tissue crying.  

As you sweat, you’ll burn 2500 to 3000 fat calories. The Thermaslim treatment rids your body of toxins and decreases your fat percentage (and we’ll measure again to prove it). After the hour is up, you’ll feel lighter and cleaner, and…well, happier. A better version of you.

Come get your detox on!

At DTOX Republic in San Diego, we don’t call ourselves that for nothing. Come into our studio and see for yourself.

Results are motivating. Once you see those inches lost and all that firming and toning gained from our detox treatments, we’re pretty sure you’ll be even more committed to your New Year’s health and fitness resolutions.

It’s important to remember that healthy eating and regular exercise will help the results last longer.  The longer you can avoid re-toxifying yourself with junky foods and alcohol, the better you’ll feel and the better you’ll look.

Here’s to a brand new year and a brand new you!