Is it time to Detox?

Detox Detox. Most people have heard of the term. Maybe on TV, in magazines, or from your friends…..Maybe you have even detoxed yourself? But why has it become so popular and why should we detox?

What is Detoxification?

Detoxification is a process that your body undertakes every day. It is consistently eliminating stored toxins from food, the environment, from chemicals in household cleaning products and personal care. Your body’s main priority is to maintain a healthy balance and constantly return to homeostasis. Amazing, huh?

The human body has evolved incredibly since prehistoric times to adjust to the ever- changing modern world. The problem is, the toxins in our world are evolving faster than us humans.

This increase in toxic load on our system places a major burden on our body’s ability to clear out these toxins. Most of us would agree that we want to support our body to effectively and efficiently eliminate the toxins we are exposing ourselves to.

How do we know if we need to Detox?

Detoxing might be on the agenda because you want to look and feel even healthier! Or maybe you have noticed some signs or symptoms that indicate your body may be suffering from the burden of toxins and is crying out for a good detox?

Here are some signs that indicate you may need to detox:

  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Skin problems
  • Digestive complaints
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Neurological conditions
  • Poor energy
  • Food intolerances

Factors that increase the need to detox:

  • Exposure to pollution and chemicals
  • Exposure to new cars and new furniture
  • Smoking, alcohol and coffee consumption
  • Diets high in saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, processed and packaged foods
  • Fertility and pre-conception care
  • Overweight or obesity

What’s Involved in Detox?

Detoxification Programs are very individual. They will involve reducing the toxins that you are exposed to daily and strengthening the function of your detox at the same time. This allows the organs to process and eliminate toxins stored in your body as they are being released. This is known as reducing the toxic burden and improving your toxic resistance, thereby enhancing your ability to cope with toxins. A detox can greatly improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Here are some ingredients that can help promote your detoxification abilities:

  • Milk thistle, green tea, gardenia: Stimulate the liver, enhancing the elimination of toxins.
  • Dandelion, ginger, meadowsweet: These herbs regulate healthy digestion by increasing digestive juices and enzymes.
  • Glutamine and zinc:Nutrients to protect and heal the gut.

It is important to note that there are many kinds of detoxes availableyou’re your practitioner will recommend a Detox Program that is tailored to suit your individual health needs.

Important factors to consider when Detoxing

The aim of the game when detoxing, it is to reduce the toxic load that your body s being exposed to on a daily basis. Your Practitioner will recommend a detox diet to encourage clean eating and reduce your exposure to dietary toxins. This diet will be rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, and contain alkalising and anti-inflammatory foods.

It is just as important to remove other “toxins” from your daily life that may be affecting your health. Stress is a major factor that may need addressing. As well as household chemicals, personal care items, cleaning products, and plastics used for food containers and water bottles. All these items can contain harmful toxins that wreak havoc on the body and disrupt its beautiful ecosystem. It is our philosophy here at NNT that developing and maintaining good health requires an all-inclusive approach. That is why our retail space is stocked full of chemical and toxic free cleaning products, personal care, skin care and household good that are safe for you and safe fpr the environment.

The New You

Undertaking a regular detox may enhance your health and wellbeing, improving quality of life. Many people schedule a detox every six or twelve months for optimal health to help improve the balance between your body’s toxin burden and its detox capacity. By the end of your Detoxification Program you will be looking good and feeling great.

**Disclosure** This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

This blog was inspired and created with the assistance of Metagenics. 

 

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