Spring Clean Your System - Spring Cleaning to Flush Out Toxins
Spring cleaning is an age old tradition but why stop with your kitchen cupboards? If your system is still waiting for the promised detox that was on your New Year's 'to do' list, then Spring is a great time to kick your immunity back into gear. What is a detox?
To detox means to rid your system of unwanted toxins. People usually experience symptoms on days two and three of a detox as it begins to work. Symptoms include; headaches, nausea, tiredness and sometimes sleep disturbance.Why should I detox?
A detox is a great way to relieve symptoms of indigestion and heartburn, a sluggish liver, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, bad breath, allergies, poor intestinal immunity and irritable bowel syndrome.
It can be used as a preventative measure to stimulate the immune system, maintain digestive function, increased bowel movements, assists with the management of overindulgence and may assist in reducing food sensitivities.
When the body is toxic, cells can't receive nutrients from the blood because of sluggish lymphatics surrounding the cells. A toxic body has been said to be linked to depression.
People tend not to understand the symptoms of a needed detox and mask them. For example, if you have bad breath the cause could be that your colon is not eliminating toxins properly, if the colon cannot get rid of it - it reabsorbs the toxins causing bad breath.
Macro Wholefoods suggests;A 'Quick Cleanse' detox program - Recommended that you start on a weekend. Can last from 7 to 30 days depending on your goal.
Introduce beetroot into your fresh juices as a liver cleanser
Drink plenty of purified water
Have regular saunas. It is great for eliminating toxins through the pores.
* Warning; Please consult a doctor before any detox program to see if this is suitable for you.