Do I need to detox?
If you feel like you’re struggling with fatigue, headaches, recurrent infections, PMS or skin issues like acne or eczema you may want to focus on reducing the amount of toxins in your diet and from your environment. The things we can focus on are pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, allergens as well as toxins from the digestive processes which occur naturally. A Nutritional Therapist will help you identify these in your body, and look at how to support the body to clear toxins through supporting the immune system, digestive health and organs such as the liver, kidneys and skin.
6 Top Tips
Here are the 6 top tips for reducing toxins to help reduce the load on the liver and kidneys:
- Reduce your processed food intake, cut down on alcohol, caffeine & sugar and focus instead on foods in a natural state – think vegetables, whole grains fruits and proteins from either beans / pulses, or fish and meats. If you avoid things in a packet with a long list of ingredients you’ll be on the right track!
- Drink water – filtered water is best and aim for 8 glasses a day. You can include herb teas in this target, or warm water with ginger and lemon.
- Sleep – during the winter months we naturally want to hibernate, so try to honour that need by getting a regular bedtime (not too late!) and switching off all devices 2 hours before bed. More sleep will help your body regenerate, and reduce the need to grab more caffeine the next day.
- Relax – tomorrow’s tips coming from Yam Yoga on how to include breathing and relaxation in your day. Stress is a major cause of physiological stress on the body, we are not designed to cope with stress over long periods of time, so try some yoga or breathing exercises to help calm down towards the end of the day, or during breaks at work.
- Look at your skincare regime. Some personal care products have a lot of chemicals that the body needs to excrete – look instead for organic products with more gentle natural ingredients.
- Remove food allergens – typical allergens are gluten, dairy, soy, fish / seafood, citrus, and nuts, but everyone will have individual reactions to certain foods. A nutritional therapist can run food allergy and intolerance testing to identify adverse food reactions. You may wish to take out some of these common allergens for a set period, but be certain you are still getting a balanced diet with enough protein and sufficient vegetables to replace the foods you are removing. Ask for help from a nutritional therapist about how to do this properly.
For your personalised health and diet recommendations get in touch to book your Nutritional Therapy consultation or email or call 07812010412. During January there is over a 10% discount if you book a follow up appointment at the same time as the initial session.