Do I need to DETOX?
Are you feeling tired, hormonal, fat or grumpy? Do you frequently experience digestive symptoms such as constipation, wind, bloating, or do you have skin problems?
If yes – a personal detox may be the answer!
Supporting detoxification can not only help increase your energy but also improve digestion, aid weight loss, reduce pain, balance hormones, clear the skin and improve your mood.
A Naturopath prescribed detoxification program can be a catalyst to take you from feeling tired to terrific and improve your ENERGY in ways you never thought possible.
Where Do Toxins Come From?
Your body is exposed to toxins on a daily basis, which have the potential to damage cells and contribute to ageing and disease. While some toxins are naturally produced in your body, you are also exposed through dietary and environmental influences, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, chemical exposure and pollution.
If you are a farmer, hairdresser, plumber, builder, mine worker or work near or on roads, your risk for toxin exposure is increased and makes detoxification even more important. Nevertheless, everyone can benefit from a detox.
Toxins…A Balancing Act
While toxin exposure cannot be totally avoided, it is possible to improve your ability to cope with and eradicate toxins efficiently. By completing a detox, you effectively reduce your toxin burden by decreasing your level of exposure to various toxins. You will also improve your ability to process and eliminate toxins from your body (known as toxin resistance) for improved health…so what are you waiting for?!
A Naturopathic Detox
Talk to your Naturopath about whether a detox is right for you, and which program is most appropriate for your needs:
The Health Reset Program is suitable for most individuals. It helps to optimise your detoxification capacity, supporting your overall health, and keeping you feeling energised.
The Gut Pathogen Elimination Program is indicated for people with persistent gut conditions, helping to reduce digestive symptoms such as pain, bloating and wind for a happier digestive system.
The Liver Chemical Clearance Program is ideal for those with known exposure to chemicals and heavy metals. It enhances the elimination of these toxins to leave you feeling regenerated and vibrant.
Key Herbal Medicines to Enhance Detox
The following medicinal herbs are essential to any successful detox program – and a good Naturopath will make up a formula that suits you:
- Spirulina: supports detoxification thanks to its ant-inflammatory and antioxidant actions. It’s particularly useful in assisting the removal of heavy metals from the body.
- Nigella: a herb that is miraculous at detoxing all systems and improving overall health
- Milk thistle: reduces the impact of toxins on the liver, protects and regenerates liver cells.
- Turmeric: protects the liver from damage caused by toxin exposure and aids in the elimination of toxins.
- Coriander: detoxes the liver and lowers cholesterol and other bad fats from the bloodstream
- Dandelion: the root is used medicinally and is the perfect liver restorative
Detox Your Diet
An essential aspect of any detox program is implementing a detox friendly, healthy diet. This should be predominantly plant-based, with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, legumes, spices, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
It is also important to stay hydrated by drinking 2 to 3 litres of water daily and avoiding sources of toxin exposure including alcohol, caffeine and processed foods.
Detox Your Home and Lifestyle
While you’re detoxing your body, it’s also the perfect time to give your home a spring clean too! This can be achieved by opting for natural cleaning products and selecting more natural skincare products, avoiding chemical ingredients that can be absorbed through the lungs and skin.
Other Detox Tips
Keep moving! Aim for 30 to 40 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise 4-7 times a week, plus one or two strength training sessions.
Dry skin brushing before your shower for 5 minutes each day can aid toxin elimination via the skin.
Use natural cosmetics, shampoos, and most of all moisturisers! Don’t put harmful or expensive creams on your skin…and that includes deodorants containing aluminium.
Reduce toxic emotions and stress by reading positive affirmations that inspire you to fight off negative thoughts.
Mind & Emotional Detoxification
Live in a state of being GRATEFUL and APPRECIATIVE OF EVERYTHING YOU ALREADY HAVE. Keep a journal and write down one thing each day you are grateful for and 3 reasons WHY you are grateful!
Don’t let negative, fearful or aggressive people get you down….form a new ‘tribe’ of positive, like-minded people who will encourage, inspire and support you no matter what!
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