Have you ever felt like you just need a detox? Like maybe you should stop eating for three days or down a boatload of charcoal or something? People come into my office every day asking for help with detox.

I wanted to bring someone onto the podcast who understands detox. Josh Gitalis understands exposure and deals with the process of detox on a daily basis in his own practice. He has developed a series of online programs to help you identify exposures in your own life. Josh is also a holistic nutritionist and has a background as a trainer.

This is a fantastic interview because we balanced practicality and what you can do on a daily basis with the detox strategies that you can implement several times per year to really cleanse your system.

Key Takeaways:

[2:46] When Josh was a personal trainer he realized that many of his clients were only interested in “fitness” and not in true health. He found holistic nutrition at a personal training conference.

[5:47] Toxins will prevent healing.

[8:17] Parents need to be aware of all the sources of toxins that their children can be exposed to very early on in life.

[9:47] What is a detox?

[12:26] Not everyone has the same capacity for natural detoxification.

[14:29] Should we all be doing targeted detoxes?

[15:38] There are things that you can do to support detoxification daily.

[17:29] Emotions can become toxic.

[18:53] We must be drinking good, clean water.

[19:59] Josh can help his clients design a personalized detox protocol.

[25:53] Josh uses activated charcoal for acute situations, not for long term detox.

[28:33] What about juice cleanses?

[30:34] Fasting has many benefits, but you should be intentional about it.

[33:18] Josh believes that some fashionable detox methods are not effective.

[35:31] What time of year should you do a detox?

[36:42] What does Josh want his legacy to be?

[37:39] Health is a continuum.

[39:48] Take this month’s quiz at Meghanwalker.com/entrepologyquiz.

[40:09] Let’s look at Josh’s key performance indicators!

[45:42] Here’s how to follow Josh.

[46:57] If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more, please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Legacy Facebook Group

Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine, by Candace B. Pert

Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health, by Tero Isokauppila



“If you are a human, and you engage on the planet, this episode will clarify things for you across the board.”

“We’ve introduced more than 80,000 chemicals into our environment … and very few of them have been tested for safety.”

“If you’re not detoxing you’re retoxing.”


Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist, is a recognized expert in the fields of clinical detoxification and therapeutic supplementation. He runs a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. As a leader in his field, Josh teaches Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and is the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Josh is a noted expert for various media outlets including CTV News and CityTV.


WEBSITE: www.joshgitalis.com  and www.functionalnutrition.ca

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/joshgitalisclinicalnutritionist

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/joshgitalis

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YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/JoshGitalis

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-gitalis-73856412/

PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.ca/joshgitalis/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/joshgitalis/


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This week’s call to action is to incorporate 1 daily habit to support detoxification. Whether it is drinking more water, quitting smoking or supporting digestion, share your commitment on our Entrepology Facebook page. Because when you are accountable, you are helpable.