Your need to detox increases if you are exposed to pollution or chemicals, if you are exposed to new cars and new furniture, if you smoke or drink alcohol and coffee, if your diet is high in saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, and processed foods especially those with artificial additives and preservatives, and if you are overweight.
Signs your body may need a detox:
Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
When detoxing it is important to reduce the toxic load you encounter in everyday life. Washing your hands regularly is a simple way to reduce toxic exposure. Clean eating with a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables helps reduce exposure to dietary toxins. Supporting your elimination organs such as the liver and kidney is important and herbs such as St Marys Thistle and Green Tea are beneficial. Optimal digestion is vital for nutrient absorption so it is necessary to support your digestive secretions as well. Herbs such as dandelion, ginger and meadowsweet are effective for this. Glutamine and zinc are also important nutrients to heal and protect the gut while your body is detoxing.
Give your body the boost it needs. Talk to our naturopaths about your detox needs and we will individualise a program to suit you and your health goals.
Spring into Spring
Its that time of year where the season is changing, it's starting to warm up, new life is budding, flowers are opening and we come out of hibernation. It’s also a good time to detox your body, to shake off the excesses from winter and bounce into the warmer months with a happy healthier body.
by Jeanette Gee