1/ Give your body a rest
The twenty first century has brought about unavoidable stress and a much faster paced living that has generated greater demands on our physiological and psychological health. The first step of the road to wellness is to give your body a break from everything toxic; this includes processed foods, food additives, stimulants, stress, negative people, radiated foods, chemicals and other environmental toxins.
2/ Boost your Energy and Vitality
Low energy, constant fatigue and poor memory have become daily occurrences for many people. When you abstain from food and toxicity for any length of time, your body is able to focus its precious energy towards repair and regeneration of damaged cells in addition to detoxifying poisons stored deep within the bodies organs, it is able to recharge itself, to rebalance, to refresh resulting in a magical heightened energy and feeling of inner strength and vitality.
3/ Strengthen your Immune System
The main culprit in modern day living for a weakened or depleted Immune function is usually related to stress, nutritional deficiencies, impaired digestion, Candida overgrowth, hormone imbalance or adrenal burnout or a combination of all of these. The starting point has to be to remove the toxicity and imbalance and then focus on rebuilding and strengthening the immune system and alkalising the entire body. Be kind to yourself as it takes time but take comfort in knowing that everyday that you eat right, exercise and take time to distress you will be one step closer to a healthier, happier, more energised you.
4/ Remove Toxicity
A good detoxification diet supervised by a professional holistic healthcare practitioner can help to remove the Candida overgrowth from the intestinal tract and will cleanse the blood, Lymph fluid and all major organs of toxic residue. It will also help to alleviate mal-absorption of foods and nutrients by considerably improving digestion and will bind and remove dangerous heavy metals such as Mercury.
In addition to physical toxins, it is important to cleanse the mind of toxic thoughts, emotions and negative feelings that no longer serve you. Yoga, meditation, massage, holistic spa treatments and alternative therapies can assist this process by relaxing the mind and clearing the body of imbalances or energetic blockages.
Incorporating stress managements techniques into your daily schedule is essential as stress disrupts the production of three main hormones; Serotonin which is the hormone responsible for allowing you to get a good nights sleep, Noradrenaline which is a hormone related to your daily energy levels and Dopamine which is a hormone responsible for making you feel happiness and pleasure. Taking a step back from the everyday stresses that life can bring and engaging in activities that help you unwind and relax can be one of the most magnificent gifts you can offer yourself.
6/ Prevent Disease and illness
Personally, I believe that the best form of treatment is prevention and awareness is the first step towards ‘change’, therefore, it takes becoming aware of what’s happening inside your body and reconnecting with how you feel to really enhance your physical health. To rescue, restore and harmonise your internal environment in combination with strengthening the immune system can certainly prevent the development of disease or illnesses in the future. If the immune system is strong enough then the disease will not be able to manifest, therefore this should be the first step in prevention.
7/ Restore balance in the body, mind and spirit
Every system in the human body is interconnected and the digestive, hormonal, nervous and endocrine system are designed to work together in perfect harmony. Bodies that are laden or overloaded with toxicity will become out of balance and it can result in depression, stress, fatigue, insomnia and other common daily symptoms. Detox restores the internal physical, emotional and mental balance promoting a restful nights sleep, efficient digestive function and calmer mind.
8/ Reduce Body Fat
Excess body weight and obesity has been linked to Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart Disease. A good detox protocol will help to eliminate toxins from the fat cells, flush the system of impurities and reduce Cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone that is secreted by the adrenal gland when we perceive something as stressful. It is released in an attempt to restore homeostasis but its presence can actually increase visceral fat (the fat that protects our organs) resulting in increased abdominal fat. Other things that elevate Cortisol levels are: Caffeine, stimulants, sleep deprivation, trauma, exhaustion and burnout.
9/ Remove Parasites and Worms
Parasites often reside in the Colon but can migrate to other areas of the body, including the Blood, Lymph, joints and organs causing a domino effect of ill health and malnutrition. Most of these microscopic organisms are ingested from eating meat, raw fish, contaminated soil or water, though your beloved pets or even via the skin. A good detoxification program will eliminate many harmful pathogens, bacteria, worms and parasites from the body.
10/ Improve the quality of your life
We only have one precious vehicle, our body to carry us for one hundred years of our life but a body filled with toxicity or enslaved to the addiction of sugar, alcohol, acidic foods or drugs can’t possibly function at it highest potential. Cleansing the body gives you the freedom to break free of destructive addictions and helps you regain control over your body and your food choices. Miraculous things can happen when you cleanse, you can eliminate pain, lower blood pressure, reduce skin eruptions, reverse disease, improve energy and mental focus and regain control of your health which effects how you feel and the quality of your life.