You might have seen headlines talking about toxins in the environment and in our foods, or you might have seen advertisements about detoxing our bodies. It’s easy to overlook them because we don’t know what the symptoms are and this might just sound like airy fairy nonsense. These toxins are not to be taken lightly as they enter our bodies in very small amounts, and they accumulate over time to cause fatigue, brain fog, eczema and acne, joint and muscle pain and can contribute to obesity and more serious conditions.
Healthy eating and drinking is an excellent way to keep toxins at bay and will bring many more nutrients that your body needs to keep running smoothly. Another way in which toxins get into the system is through the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and absorbs whatever we put on it. Those substances will get to the blood stream quite quickly. Think of nicotine and birth control patches for instance.
As you can see, it is not only what we put in our mouths but also what we put on our skins that can increase or decrease the toxic load. Our every-day body care products, including but not exclusively to body wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, hand soap, deodorant, perfumes and cosmetics contain preservatives and chemicals that can cause damage and this is not exclusive to the less expensive products. You will be surprised at how they are loaded with things we would never ever put in our mouths regardless of the price.
Our bodies are extraordinary and have built in systems to help us unload these toxins, and this is done primarily through these 7 organs: the liver, kidneys, intestines, blood, lungs, lymphatic system and skin. If you also support these organs with the correct nutrients, you will help your body eliminate these toxins efficiently. With modern day living, the more support we can give these organs the better. The liver has over 500 functions so it is easy to see how, when over worked, this can lead to detrimental side effects. One of the best ways to help your body detox these chemicals is by choosing a plan that supports your body’s natural function.
The first step is to cut the source of toxins. As mentioned before, what we eat, drink and put on our skin are the main ones to look at. Secondly, we need to help our lymphatic system get rid of that which we don’t need. This system doesn’t have a pump like the circulatory system does (the heart) so it relies on us moving. Having an exercise routine is of utmost importance to aid elimination of what the body doesn’t need. My yoga teacher says that the best way to recover when we are ill is hand standing or some sort of upside down pose. Increased oxygen intake and movement also result in perspiration and removal of toxins via breathing. The third step is to give the body the nutrients it needs to support the elimination process and to build the reserves to conduct its duties efficiently.
By now, you might be asking yourself if you are in need of a detox. Detoxifying is not simply for those wishing to lose weight. The focus is on overall wellness and vitality. Have a look at the following questions:
Do you experience fatigue or low energy levels?
Do you experience brain fog, lack of concentration and /or poor memory?
Do you crave or eat sugar?
Do you have less than two bowel movements per day?
Do you feel sleepy after meals, bloated or gassy?
Do you experience indigestion/acid reflux after eating?
Are you overweight?
Do you have cellulite, heavy legs or poor circulation?
Do you experience recurring yeast infections, jock itch, or foot fungus?
Do you have arthritic aches and pains or stiffness?
Do you take prescription medications, sedatives or stimulants?
Do you experience frequent headaches?
Do you live with or near polluted air, water or other environmental pollution?
Do you have bad breath or excessive body odor?
Are you on the contraceptive pill or HRT
Do you experience depression or mood swings?
Do you have food allergies or intolerance?
Do you suffer skin problems such as acne, dry itchy skin, eczema, psoriasis, premature aging or dull lifeless looking skin?
Do you eat fast food, fatty foods, pre-prepared foods or fried foods more than three times a week?
Do you drink processed coffees and colas during the day?
Do you suffer with insomnia or poor quality sleep?
If you answered YES to three or more of the above questions, it may be time to DETOX.
I spent most of my teenage and adult years dieting and looking for a way to manage my weight. As I grew up, I started developing not only eating disorders but digestive issues such as IBS and had many of the symptoms mentioned above. I tried everything and anything. All the trendy diets, juicing, fasting, brown rice detox, lemon, detox, etc. I would see some changes but would go straight back to where I was. I saw nutritionists with different approaches, ayurvedic doctors and tried other eastern disciplines. From each I learnt something valuable but I was still struggling to have long lasting results, feeling good and being comfortable with my weight at the same time.
Last year I was introduced to a 30 day detox that I had never heard of just as I was about to start a very expensive program to heal the gut. Cutting a long story short, after doing some research, I cancelled that program and I jumped in to the 30 day one.
I am so glad I did! IT CHANGED MY LIFE. Not only I lost all the weight I was struggling with but I never put it back on and I have felt at my best since then. It’s been a year since. I tell you this because I believe there is no other detox program like this.
It has been designed to heighten your awareness of your own personal health and re-align your lifestyle to be the very best you. You will learn how to create long lasting healthy habits and use them for the rest of your life!
I invite you to have a look at THIS LINK and get in touch with me to ask any questions you might have.
Can’t wait to hear from you!