Now that the manic rush of the celebration season has given way to long gentle summer’s days, our bodies deserve a little of that renewal energy that comes with a new year. No matter what your lifestyle and dietary choices are, we all live in an environment that puts pressure on the natural detoxification systems of our body. People often associate a ‘detox’ with stopping alcohol, and while this is important, it is just one of the substances that we ingest that our body’s organs have to work hard to break down and eliminate. In reality, detoxification is continually going on in our body, especially in our major detoxification organ, the liver. The liver not only filters the blood, but it actively unpacks and repackages compounds so that they can be safely excreted.
Signs that you may need some extra liver support may include: sluggishness, constipation, headaches, grumpiness, short temper or anger, mood swings, high cholesterol, being overweight, PMS, skin conditions, low energy, bloating, food sensitivities, hayfever, nausea, poor appetite, intolerance of fatty foods, sensitivity to strong smells.
Supporting our liver to do its detoxification job effectively has three components:
1. Reduce/avoid substances that put an extra pressure on the liver
2. Increase substances that support the liver’s detoxification processes
3. Regenerate the liver with specific herbal medicines like our certified organic Liver Cleanse. Liquid herbs are always preferable as they minimise the ingestion of tabletting aids, encapsulating agents, fillers etc. Liquids are also easily and rapidly absorbed by the body.
It is astonishing how revitalised people can feel after even a simple two weeks on a programme like this. A two-week detox is a wonderful way to regain the clarity, buoyancy and sparkle that helps you feel alive to the possibilities of this new year, 2016.