Living the Detox Lifestyle
We live in a Chemical Soup, there are chemicals in the air you breathe, in the soil your food is grown in, in the water you drink and in the food you eat. Toxins are very common in the environment, but they are also generated inside your body, by unfriendly bacteria, yeasts and parasites in the digestive system. These toxins are absorbed into the blood stream, affecting your health and vitality.
By changing some daily lifestyle habits and reducing your exposure to toxins, you can support your body’s ability to rid itself of toxins. Following these lifestyle tips is a first and important step you can take on the road to greater vitality and wellness.
- Dietary Tips: There are some simple diet changes you can make today to help reduce your level of toxicity, including;
- Always look for fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, organic wherever possible.
- Remember to avoid packaged and processed foods as much as possible
- It is important to eliminate foods containing artificial colours, flavours and additives and flavour enhancers, as well as foods containing hydrogenated fats.
- Read the ingredients list to ensure that the food does not contain high amounts of saturated fat, gluten and/or sugar.
- Exercise: For optimum health and detoxification, you should aim for 30-40 minutes of exercise three to four times per week (such as brisk walking or swimming). Muscle contraction keeps the lymphatic circulation working at optimum, supporting clearing and cleansing in the body.
- Avoid recreational drugs: The three most commonly used recreational drugs in our society are caffeine, tobacco and alcohol. If you use any of these regularly, then you should make a concerted effort to stop them, or at least cut back.
- Drink Water: One of the easiest things to do to get your system detoxifying better is to drink lots of water. Ideally the water should be as pure as possible, so buy a bottle or get a filter. Drink at least two litres of water per day, more if its hot or when you are exercising.
- Detoxify your environment: Try to eliminate or minimize your use of cleaning products (vinegar, bicarb and other natural products are suitable alternatives), antiperspirants with aluminum, pesticides, herbicides, petrochemicals, paints, solvents and hair spray.
- Sleep: Aim for 7 – 8 hours sleep every night, as this is the time the body carries out repairs and maintenance. If you have trouble sleeping, a detox program may be the answer, as program participants often report better sleep is the first improvement they notice.
Ask today about a Detoxification Program; Jenny has developed the 3B’s Detox Program to meet the needs of busy people, with daily email support along with meal planning, shopping lists and recipes. Jenny is trained to support and guide you and will help you on your journey to true health and vitality.