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detoxification

Detoxification is such a big topic and over the last few weeks I’ve shared what toxins are, how the body is equipped to deal with them and how our diet and lifestyle choices can have an impact. I hope you’ve found it useful. “Do I need to detox?” Many people ask me whether I think they need to have a “detox” and whether there really are any real benefits to it. I believe the key to success with detoxification is not to focus on having a “detox” just for a couple of weeks a year, but adopting the principles for […]
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  Last week I shared some hints and tips on how food can help the body with detoxification, but we can also make lifestyle choices that help reduce toxin exposure in the first place – and they don’t have to be complicated! Here’s a few examples.   Reduce or stop smoking / reduce exposure to passive smoke – an obvious culprit containing thousands of toxic chemicals, at least 40 of which are known to contribute to cancer. Choose your household products carefully – air fresheners, cleaning products, detergents can all contain toxins which our bodies then have to deal with. […]
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Over the last couple of weeks we’ve covered what toxins are and how and where our body goes about dealing with them. So what decisions can you make about food on a day-to-day basis that help detoxification?   Cut down on foods that are toxins themselves First, reduce foods and drinks that place a strain on the system to detoxify – mainly alcohol, caffeine, charcoaled food, refined sugar, and highly processed foods (if you can’t make out what it’s made from, it’s highly processed!).   Supportive nutrition General foods and drinks that really help your body detoxify include: good old […]
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Last week I shared with you the multitude of toxins that our bodies have to deal with on a daily basis. There are so many you think we’d just melt into a puddle, but our bodies are amazing and have plenty of ways in which to deal with these nasties!   Our amazing body! The main 5 organs involved in detoxification are the liver, digestive tract, kidneys, lungs and skin – there are more, but I’d keep you forever!   Liver – probably what you would think of first and a critical organ involved in detoxification. It helps filter the […]
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Happy New Year! Here’s to a very healthy 2016 for you all. Here we are at the start of January, I’m sure the most popular month for a purposeful and focused “detox” as everyone works on their New Year’s Resolutions. So this month the subject is detoxification, starting with explaining toxicity. What is toxicity? Toxicity is caused by any substance or environmental influence that negatively disturbs the way in which our body functions, leading to illness. Our bodies are very well equipped to deal with toxins but if the body becomes overloaded, toxins accumulate, our wellbeing deteriorates and we can […]
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