Detox for a Healthier You
You know how you feel when you have had too much of the wrong thing to eat or drink? You often feel tired, lethargic, flat, sluggish, and dull. If you have too many toxins in your body, you may feel a little like this all of the time. Detoxing your body is absolutely necessary for your best health – to enjoy abundant energy, glowing skin, healthy sex drive, good sleep, weight loss and more.
Spring is a great time for clearing out the old rubbish, and bringing in new and better beginnings into your life. Please take this time to think about your health, and what areas you want to be better than they are now. A good detox is an excellent way to kick-start your body, to help you look better, feel better, and have more energy.
Does this sound like you?
- Do you feel less healthy and energetic than other people your age?
- Do you often have difficulty thinking clearly?
- Do you get sick often?
- Do you often feel tired, sluggish and flat?
- Do you have digestive disturbances (wind, bloating, flatulence, constipation, heartburn)?
- Do you have bad breath or body odour?
- Do you eat junk food, drink alcohol or make poor lifestyle decisions?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may be in need of a ‘spring clean’. These are the types of symptoms you may experience when many of the toxic substances you have been exposed to have accumulated within your body, leaving you feeling less than your best.
Our therapists can recommend a safe and effective professional detoxification program to improve the way in which your body eliminates toxins, and to bring you back to a state of health and vitality.
Toxic Exposure – A Reality of Modern Life
Toxin exposure is seemingly unavoidable in our modern world. Now more than ever, we are exposed to toxins from the lotions we put on our skin, the toothpaste we brush with, the air that we breathe, additives and preservatives in our food supply, pesticides, plastics, etc. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), by the time the average woman leaves the house in the morning, she has been exposed to 126 chemical toxins. And laboratory tests commissioned by the EWG have detected as many as 232 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of 10 newborn babies. Toxins do not only come from our external environment, they can also be generated internally by ‘unfriendly’ bacteria, yeasts, and parasites in our digestive systems. And stress increases the levels of toxins our bodies naturally produce.
Your body has numerous mechanisms to help eliminate all these toxins, but these detoxification pathways can become overwhelmed if you produce, consume or absorb more toxins than you can easily clear. A professional detoxification program supports toxin clearance through these pathways, leaving you feeling healthy and energetic.
Only Use a Safe and Effective Detoxification Program
Detoxifying is serious business and your safety and comfort during detoxification is important to us. Undergoing the wrong type of detox for your individual needs may actually leave you feeling sick and tired. You should not attempt a detoxification program without the guidance and support of a trained healthcare Practitioner. The natural supplements used in our program support your body by allowing your natural detoxification and repair systems to function efficiently, without causing undesirable side effects.
Live the Detox Lifestyle
To make the most of a detoxification program, specific lifestyle modifications can also be helpful:
Our bodies are designed for regular physical activity. Regular exercise supports detoxification by allowing the lymphatic system to carry toxins and wastes out of the body. You should aim for 30 to 40 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise, three to four times per week.
2. Avoid recreational drugs
Recreational drugs (including cigarettes and alcohol) interfere with your detoxification processes and should be avoided to ensure you get the most out of your detoxification program.
3. Drink pure water
One of the easiest ways to improve your detoxification capacity is to drink plenty of water. Ideally the water should be filtered and you should aim to drink at least 2 litres of water per day, or more if it is hot or when you are exercising.
4. Detoxify your environment
Your home and work can be major sources of toxins. Try to eliminate or minimise your use of chemical cleaning products (vinegar, bicarb and other natural products are suitable alternatives), antiperspirants with aluminium, pesticides, petrochemicals, paints, solvents and hair spray.
5. Avoid toxic emotions and stress
How you think and feel can profoundly influence your health. Choose to be positive, optimistic and focused on improving your health. If you have a major stress in your life, enlisting the support of others to help can be useful. If you have lots of little stressors, practicing a relaxation technique like yoga, tai chi or meditation may be helpful.
6. Dry skin brushing
Your skin is a major organ of elimination. Dead skin cells can accumulate and prevent the skin being able to remove toxins effectively. Before you shower, spend five to ten minutes with a firm, natural bristled brush or loofah, brushing the skin of the arms, legs, and back briskly in the direction of the heart.
Massage techniques may accelerate detoxification, particularly lymphatic drainage. These treatments have a long traditional use for detoxification and will certainly leave you feeling relaxed and stress free.
Time for a Spring Clean!
If you are feeling sluggish, tired, and less than your best, a detoxification program can help you to make a clean start to Spring with renewed health and vitality. We can provide you a safe and effective professional detoxification program suitable to your individual needs.
To find out your current toxicity level, you can complete our online Comprehensive Toxicity Questionnaire.
If you are interested in finding out if toxins may be causing problems in your body, we offer a free Comprehensive Assessment at our clinic. It will also allow us to identify what is causing any health issues you may have, and the best way to resolve them. Most people quite enjoy their Assessment, and find it very helpful and informative. There is no cost or obligation whatsoever for an Assessment, and you can give us a call or book online.