Detoxing regularly is essential to optimal health.
If toxins build up in our bodies, our systems cannot function at their highest levels. For this reason, it’s important to flush them out on a regular basis and learn how to support our body’s natural detoxification abilities long-term.
Detoxing is for everyone
Even those who have a super clean diet and lifestyle benefit greatly from detoxing once in a while because of modern day stressors and toxins we cannot always control. So no matter what your current lifestyle, health level or diet, a detox programme can be a great way to give our body a good cleanse and establish healthy eating patterns that last.
A good ‘Clean Out’
When a car is full of carbon, it has no pep. You can put in premium gas and oil but the speed is not there. The logical step is to take the car to a mechanic and have the carbon that is clogging the engine cleaned out. Afterwards, the car seems like new, everything works smoothly, is more efficient and there is plenty of power when you put your foot down.
Your body is like a car, when your cells are clogged with acid, sugar and mucus you have no pep, you don’t sleep well, your complexion is bad, eyes are dull, you suffer from aches and pains, are irritable and have difficulty losing weight. Everything feels slow and ‘just not right’. The logical step is to have a CLEAN OUT, not just the digestive system, but on a cellular level and for the entire body.
Don’t be put off by detox hype!
A detox is not just something celebrities do when coming off a binge. Done properly, a detox involves eating whole foods that are packed with nutrients and devoid of chemical substances. It’s a way of priming your body to live a healthier and more natural lifestyle.
Why we need to detox regularly
Detoxification is a normal, everyday function. Our body breaks down and eliminates anything that doesn’t belong. The problem is that these days, our body is overloaded with things that don’t belong; heavy metals from
pollution, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, artificial colours and flavourings, not to mention additional substances such as caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, medications, and recreational drugs. We live in an environment steeped in harmful substances that our bodies were not designed to process.
Signs you need a detox
If your body’s capacity to process waste is impaired, toxins accumulate in fat tissue and some can be released into your bloodstream, leading to symptoms such as headaches, irritability, lowered immunity, poor skin, anxiety, food cravings and weight gain.
Give your body a break!
Fortunately, there are effective ways to enhance your body’s natural ability to rid itself of toxins. A detox plan created by a qualified nutritionist allows our major organs of elimination, the liver, colon, kidneys and skin, to remove any accumulated toxins and waste. The goal is to give our organs a break from the bombardment of chemical toxins that come to us from the foods and drinks we consume, the medications we take and the air that we breathe. Strengthening our body’s natural detoxification capacities allows us to deal more effectively with any of the unavoidable toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis.