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How to detox the right way

How to detox the right way

 

When it comes to detox programs, not all were created equal. I come across countless detoxes promising a miracle through liquid fasts, like the lemon detox diet, or drinking 3 -4 fresh fruit and vegetable juices for 5 plus days! To be honest, these type of detox programs can do more harm than good because they can down regulate your metabolism and trigger binge eating from, not to mention increase your insulin production from the high levels of fructose found in all the fresh fruit juices!

When undertaken the right way, a detox diet will act like a re-set button for the function of every cell in your body, because of its ability to alkalize your system and stimulate the function of your digestive system.

When your body is more alkaline than acidic, it functions better –

  • your blood circulates more easily, carrying essential nutrients to your cells
  • you digest and absorb food more effectively
  • your immune defenses are stronger
  • inflammatory responses are switched off
  • your mind is clearer
  • your sleep deeper
  • and cancer cells are even unable to survive in an alkaline environment.

Best of all you will feel happier, not to mention look healthier – thanks to those sparkly white eyes and glowing complexion.  Yep there is a lot to be said for doing a detox diet IF you do it the right way!

The other thing you may not realize is that a proper detox is the best way to stimulate your metabolic rate, not only because the right detox program should teach you how to adopt healthy eating habits and break bad ones, but also because it should work to stimulate your liver and bowel to function optimally, and repair your gut!  An optimally functioning liver and bowel and healthy gut function, will have a direct impact on the function of every cell and body system, as well as improve the absorption of nutrients.

Many detox diet, such as the lemon detox diet, actually have the opposite effect on your metabolic rate because they are based around drinking nothing but water or juice fasting for much longer than just a few days. Too long on a juice fast and your body will think it is enduring a famine and adjust the metabolic rate to slow down. This can lead to excess weight gain when you return to eating your normal diet.

I have designed my detox program to teach you healthy eating habits that can be adopted into your everyday life. This way you will always be looking after the function of your digestive system, not just periodically when you feel your body needs a detox.

Another essential for an effective detox program, is that it should focus on improving your bowel function. Many people fail to move their bowels at least once a day and this is probably the biggest cause for toxicity within our body, in addition to poor digestion and exposure to excess level of toxins. Ideally you should have a bowel motion 2 – 3 times a day, and they should be well formed, not too smelly and easy to pass! So if your bowel function is sluggish, then the function of every cell in your body will also be along with your metabolic rate.

An effective detox program should also focus on the elimination of pathogens such as parasites or bacteria from the intestine. If these slippery little suckers are allowed to exist within your gut, they will end up competing with your good gut flora – which should be the dominant force in your gut to help maintain a healthy immune and brain function.

Maintaining a healthy balance of  good bacteria within the gut, is one of the best things you can do for your overall health and digestive function, but remember, supplementing with a quality pro biotic is the last step in undertaking an effective detox, after you have brought the excess pathogens under control and started to heal your gut wall.

Top tips for an effective detox program :

  1. Alkalise your system
  2. Regulate your bowel function and repair your gut (treat leaky gut syndrome)
  3. Stimulate liver detoxification
  4. Remove any pathogens – bacteria, parasites and candida
  5. Replenish your intestinal flora colonies
  6. And most importantly…teach you healthy eating habits for life!
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7 Comments
  1. Hi Rebecca, the program officially kicked off today, so by now you should have received three emails in total – the welcome to the program email upon purchase, the program overview and the day 1 email containing the first video for the program. I assume you have created a customer login as per the instructions on the program overview email to login to the membership section of the site? If you require anyfurther assistance, please email support@eatyourselfhealthy.com x

  2. Hi Sally
    Where do I find the details of the first stage of the program? I signed up yesterday and it starts today so keen to get going.
    I’ve emailed me health score but can’t find the details of the cleanse. Help please

  3. Hi Chloe, the idea of avoiding the fibre in the ‘Strip back and alkalise’ stage, through consuming the liquid broth only is to give your digestive system a break and improve your bowel function as well as alkalising your system. so if you are not particularly affected by constipation in general, then you could eat the fibre, there will be no nutrients in it as they will all be in the broth but yes it will help to fill you up! How have you gone so far I’d love to hear about your progress and what changes you have experienced so far x

  4. Hi Chloe, the idea of avoiding the fibre in the ‘Strip back and alkalise’ stage, through consuming the liquid broth only is to give your digestive system a break and improve your bowel function as well as alkalising your system. so if you are not particularly affected by constipation in general, then you could eat the fibre, there will be no nutrients in it as they will all be in the broth but yes it will help to fill you up! How have you gone so far I’d love to hear about your progress and what changes you have experienced so far x

  5. It’s the 3rd day of my 28 days programme, I followed the recipe of the vegetable broth, but just wondering if I can eat the vegetable in the broth if I’m feeling abit too hungry?!

  6. It’s the 3rd day of my 28 days programme, I followed the recipe of the vegetable broth, but just wondering if I can eat the vegetable in the broth if I’m feeling abit too hungry?!

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