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Is It Time to Detox?

By Carolyn Revell – Naturopath BHSc (Nat)
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 youneed to detox:

  • Digestive complaints
  • Skin problems
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Neurological conditions
  • Poor energy
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Food intolerance
  • Exposure to pollution and chemicals

Factors that increase need to detox:

  • Exposure to new furniture
  • Smoking, alcohol and coffee
  • Saturated fats, refined carbohydrates
  • Pre-processed foods
  • Wanting to conceive
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Food intolerance
  • Overweight or obesity

What’s Involved in Detox?

Your individualised Detoxification Program will involve 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. You will be recommend a Detox Program that is tailored to your individual health needs. Therapeutic detox options include an Integrated Detoxification, or a Specialised Gut, Liver or Heavy Metal Chelation Program for more targeted results.

Detox and Renew Your Life

When detoxing, it is important to reduce the toxic load that you are encountering in your daily life. You will be recommended a detox diet to encourage clean eating and reduce your exposure to dietary toxins. 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. Other things you can include in your detox is doing an audit of toxic household chemicals 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. 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.