Why is Detoxing So Important?
Nowadays, we're a lot more exposed to toxins than we used to be in the past. Polluted air, pesticide and herbicide residue on our produce, chemicals in our cosmetics, artificial additives in our food...we could go on. In small quantities, these substances aren't necessarily harmful but over time, they can accumulate and start causing a myriad of everyday health issues.
How do you know your body is flooded with toxins?
Unfortunately, no doctor will be able to tell you, as they usually only treat the symptoms of a toxin-laden body. We all know about the symptoms: they progress from colds, asthma and fatigue to burn-out, depression, hormonal imbalance and even cancer. A lot of the above could be prevented, but in order to do that, an integrated approach is required.
How to reset your body?
Generally speaking, we're at our healthiest when we're children. Part of the reason may be a child's instinct for what's good/right and what isn't. Unfortunately, we get spoiled rather quickly, due to all the tasty decadent foods available. Before long, we've stopped eating what's right, and started eating what tastes nice. Throughout our lives, toxins accumulate in our bodies, mostly in our bodyfat, some in our internal organs. In time, they start to interfere with their functions, and we start feeling crummy. Everyday headaches, tiredness, insomnia (often linked to hormonal imbalance) and other illnesses are a sign that your body is overwhelmed by toxins.
Nothing is lost
The summer is coming to a close, holidays have passed and autumn is on its way. New beginnings, be it a new school year or a new job, are the perfect time for a change. Diet is the first thing we need to examine. This isn't about giving up food, it's about awareness of what food is good for us and what isn't. Our diet plan is available here, in our TummyTox guide. The foods to avoid are processed, sugary and fatty foods. During the detox process, it's best to eat loads of fruits and veggies, which, through the power of vitamins, minerals and water, help get the body rid of toxins. Our bodies can't function without protein and healthy fats, that's why we need to eat unprocessed lean meats (fish and poultry), nuts, vegetable oils and dairy as well, to support our gut flora. Fluids are crucial - this is how most toxins are elimiated from our bodies, fuilds in the form of urine and sweat. Unsweetened teas are a welcome help throughout the process. Detoxing teas in particular, like Daily Kick & Sleep Tight Teas are a good idea.
it's wise to avoid larger amounts of caffein and other stimulants, as well as giving up smoking - a huge source of toxins.
if you want to make it truly effective, you can accept our helping hand and look into our TummyTox Programme, that will, alongside a healthy diet and exercise regimen, help you reach outstanding results, leave you feeling good and staying healthy.