Detoxification is a process that your body undertakes every day to help eliminate toxins and restore a healthy balance. Your body is constantly exposed to toxins from the external world, as well as those created within. The human body is amazing in the way that it has evolved since prehistoric times to adjust to the ever-changing world; but what happens when the toxins in our world are evolving faster than humans? This can increase the body’s toxic burden and impact on its ability to clear toxins.
Do you want your body to effectively and efficiently eliminate toxins you are exposed to? Or maybe you are interested in detoxing because you want to look and feel even healthier! Have you noticed any signs or symptoms that indicate your body may be suffering from the burden of toxins and be in need of a good detox?
Signs that indicate you may need to detox
- Digestive complaints
- Skin problems
- Hormonal imbalances
- Neurological conditions
- Poor energy
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- 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
- Diets high in saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, processed and packaged foods
- Fertility and pre-conception care
- Overweight or obesity
What’s Involved in Detox?
My Back to Basics Detox Program involves reducing the toxins that you are exposed to on a daily basis, whilst strengthening the function of your detox organs to process and eliminate toxins stored in your body. This is known as reducing the toxic burden and improving your toxic resistance, thereby enhancing your ability to cope with toxins. Detox can greatly improve your overall health and wellbeing.
There are specific herbs and nutrients that help us to detox. Some stimulate the liver, enhancing the elimination of toxins. Others regulate healthy digestion by increasing digestive juices and enzymes and others protect and heal the gut. I’ll recommend detox supplements tailored to your individual health needs if you’re looking to detox at a deeper level than just using my whole foods Back to Basics Program . Just book in for an individual consult so I can get your specific history and goals and I’ll put together the supplements that will help you get your results quicker.
Detox and Renew Your Life
When detoxing, it is important to reduce the toxic load that you are encountering in your daily life. My Back to Basics Detox diet is all about clean eating and reducing your exposure to dietary toxins. This way of eating is rich in vegetables, encourages quality protein and contains 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. Adrenal fatigue, which comes about by constant stress on the body, affects so many people these days. It is a fat storage hormone and is often a trigger for leaky gut and hormonal imbalance. If you are struggling to lose weight despite eating a clean diet you can test your cortisol and see if it’s having a negative impact on your weight loss, your digestive system, hormones and mood. For more about the Adrenal Hormone Profile and other diagnostic tests that can help us find out what’s going on in your body and refine your treatment to speed up your results.
Another source of toxins are household chemicals. Is it time you did an audit of the chemicals in your house by reviewing your personal care items, cleaning products and plastics used for food containers and water bottles; encouraging healthier choices.
The New You
Undertaking a regular detox may enhance your health and wellbeing, improving quality of life. I personally detox every 6 months for optimal health and to help improve the balance between the body’s toxin burden and its detox capacity. By the end of your Back to Basics Detox Program you will be looking good and feeling great.