Welcome to your Slow Elimination Detox Program.
Congratulations, this is the first important step you can make.
Health and vitality can be achieved through understanding which foods work best for your body.
It is not about calorie-counting, it is about getting the body in balance from the inside out.
This Is The First Step Of Every Program.
This is the first step because, a slow elimination detox program helps to decrease our toxic load with less risk and reduced symptoms of a healing crisis. It sets up for the next step in any following program. Therefore, whether you are looking at an overall wellness plan, seasonal eating plan, or fasting plan, we need to eliminate the unhealthy foods and replace them with nutrient dense whole foods and fresh, juices. We want to flood your body with all the vitamins and minerals it needs to perform its function well and to also speed up the detoxification process.
Have A Plan!
Having a plan is a must! Here are some tips.
Get your support team
When things get tough, these are the people you call on. Find a great doctor who understands the importance of preventative programs and get a blood test. This way you can have a base line to compare your results in just a few short months. Find allied health practitioners such as Chinese medicine practitioners, and naturopaths. These people can help you with supplements and herbs, and acupuncture is a great way to deal with toxic symptoms without needing to ingest anything. Other modalities you can try including, reflexology, ear candling, and lymphatic drainage. These all help with unpleasant detox symptoms. I especially love to reward myself with healthy services that are pleasant, and good for me. It is a win win!
Do it at a slow time
When you are detoxing, particularly in the first few days, you may experience unpleasant symptoms such as headache, nausea, and fatigue. It helps to be home, or close to home where you can just rest up whenever you need. You sometimes are also vulnerable to loud noises and bright lights. It is almost like the detox makes you more sensitive. Also, being around people who are drinking, eating foods you are eliminating, or participating in activities that will ruin your detox is not a great idea. No matter how much will power you have, it makes for an unpleasant experience that will leave you feeling deprived. Therefore plan to do your detox during a quiet time, especially if you are not experienced in the process.
Turn your home into a day spa!
Turn your home into a beautiful sanctuary. Gentle lighting, soothing music, with essential oils releasing their aroma into the surrounding space. Have access to inspirational books, magazines, and programs for when you need an extra boost.
Find a detox buddy
If you have a family then they most probably share the same lifestyle patterns and eating habits as you. They could probably do with a detox too!
What are Toxins?
Toxins are anything that has a detrimental effect on cell function and structure, in other words, it prevents the body from working well. Toxins come from a variety of sources, yet the common factor between all of them is that they are man-made synthetic chemicals which are foreign to our bodies. The body itself can produce toxins; they are a natural by-product of its day to day functioning. When the body is overloaded with toxins it is unable to get rid of them effectively and a build-up appears, often with the onset of an irritating health problem that won’t go away. Antibiotics and a poor diet, for example, can upset the internal gut bacteria balance, which can then become toxic over time causing symptoms such as yeast infections.
Once your body’s own detoxification system becomes overloaded toxins that have accumulated over a period can wreak havoc on normal metabolic processes such as weight control and the immune system. Most toxins do not have a dramatic, immediate, and noticeable effect, and therefore their effects remain untreated. Toxins accumulate and damage the body in hidden ways, day in and day out, and the level to which your body is burdened by them is called your toxic load. You have probably gathered by now, that everyone is toxic and can do with a detox.
Supporting Your Liver
The main organ of detoxification and breaking down fat in the body is the liver. What this means is that a toxic or overloaded liver can cause weight gain. However, the liver is not able to work effectively if it lacks certain nutrients from the food you eat or if it is congested with man-made chemicals. Eating a poor diet means that not only are you not getting enough of the vitamins, minerals and essential fats your body needs to work well, but also that the toxins in the food you eat can drain your body of essential nutrients – a toxic vicious cycle. We need to support the liver we need to support liver phase one and two detox. What we eat and how we excrete toxins. Two supplements I recommend are, METAGENICS and BIOCEUTICALS.
The reasons I like these companies are, they are heavily regulated by the TGA and therefore you really are getting what you paid for. Unfortunately, some research has proven that not all vitamins and supplements are the same. Some are not what they say they are, and other are rancid. These two companies have come out on top, they are equally as good, the only difference is Metagenics is a practitioner only brand, and therefore your naturopath or Chinese medicine practitioner can order it for you. You can also find Bioceuticals in any good, quality health food shop.
Signs And Symptoms, You Need To Detox
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However if you consume high amounts of the following then you most probably would need a detox.
- processed foods
- dairy products
- soft drinks
- fast foods
- canned foods
The western diet is acid forming and so most people who suffer from an unbalanced pH are too acidic. The following foods can put your body into a more acidic state
An acidic body requires extra minerals to buffer the acid and safely remove it from the body. But because these minerals are deficient in the average diet, they are often taken from stores held in vital organs and the bones. The strain of the pH imbalance takes its toll on the body and plays a part in the development
- cardiovascular problems
- weight gain, obesity, and diabetes
- have poor immunity
- bladder and kidney conditions
- hormonal problems
- premature aging
- low energy or chronic fatigue
- yeast or fungal overgrowth
If you have decided to begin your detox journey, then follow this link for more INFORMATION! There is enough here to get you on your way. And I would love to hear how the program is working for you, and please contact me if you need any advice or support.