It has been said that the body does what it need to do to detox the body of nasties but I feel sometimes the body gets run down from unhealthy food choices, alcohol, caffeine, drugs, stress and toxins from the environment that are part of modern day living. No matter how healthy you think you are, external factors still require us to give the body a chance to recharge and rid of anything that might be holding us back from experiencing great health and wellness. When our vital organs are put under stress and unable to work efficiently, this is when illness and disease occurs. Taking time out to cleanse the body and nurture yourself prevents this from happening and also has immediate effects. You’ll find that you have increased energy, more clarity of mind, clearer skin, better sleep, better digestion, and so many more benefits.
Is your Body Screaming for a detox?
Here are some tell-tale signs that your body needs a detox:-
You constantly feel fatigued, stressed out and overwhelmed
You experience frequent headaches and/or lack mental clarity
You often have breakouts and blemishes and have tired, dull complexion
You seem to pick up colds, flu, bugs and viruses easily and always taking medication
You have problems with your digestion, feeling uncomfortable and bowel movements are irregular
You make unhealthy food choices and often have fried foods, processed meat, dairy, gluten processed foods, refined sugar or fast food
You frequently have coffee, alcohol drugs (prescription or other) cigarettes
Exposed to environmental toxins such as carbon emissions, cigarette smoke, herbicides, pesticides, artificial fragrances, chemicals from household products
You have excess weight
You often feel emotionally unstable, depressed, unmotivated and lacking energy and enthusiasm
Your breath and body odour seem to have a really bad smell, no matter how much deodorant or toothpaste you use.
If you are suffering with one or more of the above signs then detox is an opportunity to give your body a break and allow your own self-cleansing and self-healing and give your body the kick start it needs. We forget how intelligent our bodies are and a 3 day cleanse or more is a perfect way to hit that reset button and start on a path to a healthier, happier more vibrant you!
Benefits of a Detox
Have stronger immunity
Helps you lose weight
Improves quality of life
Increases your energy
Makes your skin glow
Have bright clear eyes
More mental clarity
Emotions are more balanced
Improves your self-confidence and makes you feel empowered
Incorporate new healthy habits and routine
So basically, detoxing helps to support the body in doing the job it was already meant to do.
To support your body through your detox, aim to drink between 1-3 litres of water per day when you wake up, 30 mins before lunch and dinner and carry some water throughout the day.
Replace your afternoon caffeine fix with an herbal tea
Get outside. Aim to move your body throughout the day. Go for a walk for 30 mins or opt for some stretching exercises or whatever exercise you like if you have the time.
Get a good night’s sleep by aiming to get 7-8 hours every night.