Do you start every year on January 1 (or even every week on Monday) vowing to eat better and drink less?
If feeling better is on your radar, an effective plan for detoxing your body, liver, mind and lifestyle combines cleansing superfoods, herbs and supplements.
Complementary approaches, such as essential oils and mental health techniques, add inspiration and guidance.
Enzyme-rich foods, like pineapple, kiwifruit, papaya and sprouted foods, help your body to digest and assimilate food properly. If your diet is inadequate, try a Digestive Enzyme supplement.
Cut back on tea, coffee and other caffeinated drinks. These all inhibit nutrient absorption and can cause dehydration.
Swap to a delicious herbal alternative.
Or, if you prefer a savoury beverage, Bone Broths are a gut healing choice!
Use seaweed regularly in cooking for its detoxifying properties.
It contains sodium alginate which binds toxic heavy metals and radioactive materials into harmless salts for elimination through the intestines.
A tasty way to enjoy seaweed’s health benefits and reduce your salt intake is to swap conventional salt for our Seaweed Salt.
Aloe vera juice stimulates the movement of waste through the colon, improves liver health and repairs damage in the gastrointestinal tract, so that fewer toxins can enter the bloodstream.
Psyllium Husks add bulk and speed the transit of waste, along with also lifting impacted material and harmful bacteria off the colon wall.
Support your liver by taking a supplement containing milk thistle, globe artichoke, schisandra and selenium to help support normal healthy liver function.
These herbs also may help assist with sluggish digestion.
Pollutants found in conventional household and personal care products can trigger nausea and rashes.
When you buy clothes, favour natural fabrics, such as bamboo and organic cotton.
Skip deodorants containing toxic metals like aluminium and choose natural body lotions and cosmetics.
Choose household cleaning products that are natural and eco-friendly.
Essential oils encourage detoxification and stimulate lymphatic drainage.
Try tea tree oil for its powerful antifungal and antiviral properties; eucalyptus oil, which has a strong affinity with the immune and respiratory systems; and frankincense, which is said to strengthen the body’s physical and spiritual defence systems.
Support detoxification and improve circulation and skin health with daily dry skin-brushing.
For two minutes before your morning shower, use a long-handled, natural-bristle brush to gently brush upwards from the feet, over the legs, towards the heart and chest, and then brush from each hand to the armpits and up from the buttocks to the back of the neck.
Thinking differently can ease negative thoughts, fears and worries.
Affirmations – simple, short statements of intent, such as “I am loved” or “I am safe” – help to retrain the subconscious mind by harnessing the power of positive thinking.
Using affirmations in conjunction with healthy changes and regular supplementation is a potent mind detox tool.