Our body has a natural way of eliminating toxins: waste is eliminated via breath, urine, sweat, and faeces. When we breathe through nose we filter the air. When we eat food and drink our internal organs know exactly how to separate the bad stuff from the good. In a nutshell, our blood circulation, digestive tract, liver, kidneys, and lungs are excellent waste management systems!
The problems arise when we overwhelm the system. For example by drinking too much coffee, alcohol, and fizzy drinks every day, breathing polluted air, eating junk food full of additives, sugars, and salt. Another taxing condition for the body is not getting enough sleep, getting stressed and overwhelmed. When this happens the body loses its ability to eliminate wastes and the toxins start building up. As a result, our wellbeing has gone!
Stop Putting More Stress On Your Body
The logical solution to get back into well-being is to stop putting more stress on the body. This could start with something as simple as getting enough rest and drinking enough water. Ironically, the worst thing you could do for your wellbeing is to change your diet and other habits radically overnight. When the body starts releasing all the toxins at the same time you can experience some very unpleasant side-effects. It is simply caused by the toxins entering the bloodstream and digestive system before they are expelled from the body. The more toxins you release at the same time, the worse the side effects. You can be experiencing everything from headaches, fatigue, lethargy, intense cravings and bad breath to frequent urination and bowel movements.
Therefore, it is wise to prepare your body (and mind) for the cleansing process and do it in THREE STAGES. In the first phase, you help your body to become more efficient; in the second phase you focus on avoiding and replacing unhealthy foods and in the third phase you apply a detox diet that will help your body to cleanse and replenish:
The Three Key Stages of Gentle Detox:
1. Hydrate, refresh and relax
2. Reduce slowly intake of toxins
3. Cleanse and replenish
Hydrate, Refresh and Relax
Everybody has its own way to chill out. Resting the body and sleep a little bit longer is a great start for those who work physically. For those who work mentally, it’s important to get out in the fresh air, move around and stop thinking and worrying. It’s been proved many times, that overthinking and fear (worries) put more stress on the body. That’s why you need to find a way to create more space and time to just chill out. And while you are relaxing, drink plenty of fresh (filtered) water or add some lemon and mint to increase the benefits. After all, keeping hydrated during your detox is a key to success while minimizing its side effects.
Reduce Slowly Intake of Toxins
In general, start avoiding and reducing over-processed, chemical-laden foods that are high in sugar, sodium, and trans-fats. Also, drink less coffee and tea, and drink decaffeinated version instead. If you feel ok you can stop drinking coffee (black tea) at all for a period of time (for example 4 weeks).
There are people who become addicted to processed food. If you think, you are one of them, don’t worry. Pick up one group of junk food such as bacon and sausages and replace it with a healthier alternative such as free range eggs. You can do the same with deep-fried foods and replace it with “light fried” food in olive oil. The key is to introduce new eating habits gradually, so your body has time to adjust and you can get rid of your unhealthy cravings without too much suffering.
If your food cravings are hard to control, then try L-Glutamine Powder and Green Coffee Bean Super. These supplements have other positive effects on the digestive system, so they can be very helpful to assist you with the slow detoxification process.
Cleanse and replenish
In this phase, you should also start drinking cleansing herbal teas and eat special vegetables and fruit that assist the release of toxins out of your body. Here are 10 foods that help you to get rid of toxins:
For the real detox period, you should really use the highest quality of herbal teas, fruit, and vegetables. And as you know buying organic food can be quite taxing. So, we can help you in this process with our special herbal formula supplement for detoxing naturally: Detox++. Apart from the combination of 14 cleansing herbs, this synergistic herbal formula also contains Choline and vitamin B7. Another very important support for your pain-free body detox!
The Benefits of Choline
What is choline most beneficial for? Choline helps in the process of methylation, which is used to create DNA, for nerve signalling, and for detoxification. It’s also important for the functioning of a key neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which similarly helps nerves to communicate and muscles to move, acts as an anti-aging neurotransmitter, and performs other basic processes.
The Benefits of Vitamin B7
Vitamin B7 stimulates metabolism and supports weight loss. It is beneficial for growth and maintenance of muscle tissues. It also helps maintain blood sugar levels in the body and keeps good health of skin and hair. Finally, it supports healthy functioning of the heart.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and we wish you great success with your slow, gentle, pain-free body detox!