Fall Detox with Michelle Goebel-Angel, LAc, MSOM, and Dr. Kathy Chavez, ND 

Pink flowers blooming in a tree, surrounded by green leaves

In fall, leaves begin to change color, and the long days just after the summer harvest slowly become shorter. Chinese medicine teaches that this is the natural time of letting go, just as the life force in nature is returning inward towards the earth.

Fall is a great time to let go of excess baggage you’re holding onto as well.

“One of the biggest complaints we hear after summer is that people have put on weight from overindulging. Toxins can be stored in fat cells, so shedding weight can be beneficial to your body while detoxing,” says Raby Institute Acupuncturist Michelle Goebel-Angel, LAc.

While this year’s Fall Detox will resemble past detoxes, it will also put a focus on weight loss, adding a fresh spin for those who enjoyed the program in the past and want to participate again.

“Fall is a great time for losing that extra weight of our summer fun and getting a jump start before the holidays hit,” Goebel-Angel says. “It tends to be a quieter time for people to re-focus energies on their well being.”

With an emphasis on weight loss, this season’s program will help participants learn to:

  • Stabilize blood sugar to rid cravings

  • Either eliminate or add foods in order to support weight loss

  • Use supplements to best support weight loss

  • Practice mindful eating

  • Use lymph drainage to boost immunity, rid stuck toxins, clear inflammation, and boost metabolism

“We want to keep our detox fresh, and for repeat participants, this can help people understand the different ways they respond to food eliminations and lifestyle changes,” Goebel-Angel says.

How the Fall Detox Works

In humans, earth represents our center qi or stomach energy. This is why cleansing our bodies and rebooting our digestion is key during this time. Regardless of how well we eat, we all carry a heavy load of toxins. Toxins in our environment come from:

  • processed foods

  • polluted air and water

  • industrial byproducts

  • chemicals in toiletries

  • furniture

  • cleaning products

Even toxic relationships put a daily strain on our body's ability to detoxify. Over time, all of this puts strain on our livers, which can then lead to fatigue, general malaise, and the development of chronic disease.

According to Chinese medicine, fall naturally affords us the opportunity to release stored toxins from our gut and let go of negative thought patterns. We remember, inherently, that through releasing and letting go, we grow and evolve.  

You can expect:

  • increased in energy

  • weight loss

  • reduced susceptibility to allergens

  • improved digestion

  • reduction in chronic symptoms

  • an opportunity to identify food sensitivities

  • released attachments to toxic foods, emotions, and stressors

During this Fall Detox, we will work to remove dietary burdens on your liver, increase liver detoxification, support bowel excretion of toxins, and educate you along the way.

We'll use acupuncture and essential oils to support your body and encourage optimum results.

Industry leaders will speak at each group session on topics such as food quality, locally sourced foods, and the toxins found in everyday personal care products.

If you’re thinking about joining the Fall Detox group, Goebel-Angel encourages you to embrace the journey. “It’s always good to challenge yourself, to stretch outside your comfort zone,” she says.

The Raby Institute Detoxification Package Includes:

  • 4 - one-hour group sessions with Michelle Goebel-Angel, LAc, MSOM, and Kathy Chavez, ND

  • Acupuncture Ear Seeds and essential oils at each group session.

  • Expert industry speakers on food quality, local food sources. Discussion on the importance of using "clean" personal care products.

  • Container of Mediclear Plus - Protein & Detox Powder ($67 retail value)

  • 10% discount on any supplements or products recommended and purchased after your first group session.

  • Session 1 is Wednesdays - October 18 to November 8,  from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Session 2  is Saturdays - October 21 to October 19,  from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.


Call us at (312) 276-1212 for price details and to reserve your spot.

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