The tools that drive this health coach's wellness lifestyle aren't so out of reach. In collaboration with Avocado.
Welcome to The Conscious Detox, where we tap tastemakers in different cities with varying careers and lifestyles to take us on their journey of what "consciously detoxing" means to them. From making the switch to clean beauty products, to recycling old clothes and prioritizing vintage, to swapping out traditional household cleaning supplies or investing in non-toxic furniture and bedding, each individual walks us through their process for making simple, everyday switches in their existing routine to live a more mindful lifestyle.
Daphne Javitch is a 41-year-old, Brooklyn-based health coach and educator and the founder of @doingwell, a one-on-one health practice where she provides a safe space for her clients to grow in their careers, wellness, and overall lives through the baseline of foundational health practices. As a holistic nutrition and lifestyle coach, Javitch provides straightforward advice in warm, approachable ways—all tailored to the individual.
One of the main tools she often speaks about is the importance of incorporating a small routine or simple rhythm into our daily lives. Whether that means leaning into the benefits of small changes like getting better sleep, drinking more water, stretching for five minutes a day, or incorporating raw veggies on your plate, this busy mother of two finds small ways to be predictable with her wellness, especially when life can seem inconsistent, that are all inspiring, educational, and look as good as they feel.
We sat down with Javitch to learn more about the small lifestyle changes she has made over the years to consciously detox and heal in a mostly unnatural world. Her warm, minimal style mirrors her process, and you can't help but feel the genuine love and light she sheds into everything she does. And the best part is, to live more like Javitch isn't so out of reach. It all starts with the repetition of small rituals and product swaps—after all, a wellness lifestyle is a marathon, not a race.
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What does a typical "day in the life of Daphne" look like?
"I spend the early morning with my family. Our nanny arrives at 9:00 AM, and I get to my desk to check in with my private clients via email before starting one-on-one virtual sessions around 9:30 AM. Some days I find 30–60 minutes to go for a run or do an online workout, but there are definitely days I only have time for 10 minutes of yoga in my office.
"Around 1:30 or 2:00 PM, I break for lunch and then shift my focus to upcoming projects or @doingwell content. I wrap up my workday around 4:00 PM so that I can connect with one of my kids for quality time.
"We play outside or run errands together. Then it's family time again for dinner, bath, and bedtime. My husband, Pali, and I alternate between eating with our sons or having dinner later just the two of us so we can really talk and exhale. COVID has limited our social life, but we used to love going to and hosting dinner parties, and pre-COVID we always had a house guest, which is the best for cozy, relaxed hangs. Lately, we fall into bed by 10 PM and watch old episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm or something current like White Lotus."
What are some of your favorite places to shop at?
"I love farmers markets, local grocery stores, thrift and vintage shops, eBay, Etsy, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, The Row sample sale, and outdoor flea markets when I'm traveling."
What inspired you to become interested in healthier lifestyle products?
"First, my experience with endometriosis, then my clients, and now also my children."
How do you discover better-for-you brands, products, and processes?
"I find new brands and products through exploration, research, and word of mouth. As for processes, I have an evolving personal practice, but the core value is consistency, so I don't make dramatic adjustments or additions often. I build on routines that have served me time and advance through repetition."
What does conscious detoxing mean to you?
"Humans are naturally designed to function perfectly, but our modern lifestyle is mostly unnatural. To me, conscious detoxing means laying down the toxic burden of modern life wherever and whenever we can."
What are some accessible ways the average consumer can incorporate conscious detoxing into their lives?
"Drink more water (half your body weight in ounces) and sleep seven to eight hours a night!"
What is a mantra you live by?
Walk us through ways you consciously detox in the below categories.
"The bulk of my diet is single-ingredient, whole, natural foods with an abundance of leafy greens and vegetables which are hydrating, enzymatic, and anti-inflammatory.
"I prepare a family green juice every morning. Green juice is hydrating, energizing, and cleansing, and it's a wonderful way to incorporate more leaves, greens, and veggies into my toddler's diet. This one is cucumber, celery, fennel, basil, apple, and lime.
"Homemade almond milk is very easy to make! You just need the right tools (blender, mesh drawstring nut bag, spouted bowl, glass bottle/jar). I make myself an espresso with frothy almond milk every morning. It's creamy and delicious—a healing ritual.
"I eat an enormous salad almost every day for lunch. Raw leaves and veggies are healing foods that prevent chronic disease."
"Babies grow so fast, and it's expensive and wasteful to constantly be buying new things for them—especially the gear! I appreciate the communal feeling of sharing worn, loved items. Just looking at these onesies makes me nostalgic for the baby days of summer.
"I love finding unique used/vintage clothes for my toddler. But since everything gets destroyed at school or on the playground, I only buy washable fabrics and don't overspend."
"This is a peek at my vintage summer dress collection. I've been shopping thrift/vintage/flea markets since I was 13 years old. I love the hunt and the thrill of finding a treasure. Plus, it's better for the planet."
"You can go to every fancy spa in the world, but regular sleep is the most powerful cellular cleanse of all. I sleep better knowing that I'm resting on nontoxic, natural, and organic materials. The Avocado is a luxurious, safe, and environmentally conscious mattress at an accessible price point."
"I'm obsessed with Plant Paper! It's nontoxic, tree-free toilet paper made from bamboo. It's earth and boom-boom friendly.
"These are my go-to natural nipple products for breastfeeding. Mother Love is the best nipple cream (trust me, tried them all). Mary Ruth Organics' topical probiotic spray feels great and has the added benefit of getting some extra probiotics to your baby. And the Silverette cups are a 100 percent natural, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory reusable tool to soothe and protect cracked or sensitive nipples."
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Photos: Courtesy of Daphne Javitch