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Aug 13, 2014 Diet & Nutrition AMC Team 137 views

Ask yourself these questions:

  •         Are you often tired or lethargic?
  •         Are you having trouble losing weight?
  •         Do you regularly suffer from bloating, diarrhoea, constipation or other digestive disturbances?
  •         Do you get recurrent headaches?
  •         Do you regularly suffer from muscle aches and pains?
  •         Does poor short-term memory and concentration affect your ability to function at work?
  •         Do you have allergies or sensitivities?
  •         Do you suffer from depression, anxiety and/or mood swings?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to one or more of these questions, your body may be overburdened by toxicity.

Toxicity – A Modern Epidemic

The modern world is full of many man-made chemicals and it seems that we are not only what we eat, but also what we drink, breathe and touch. Even before you step outside the house in the morning, you are potentially being exposed to a myriad of toxins. Eating breakfast, washing the dishes, applying cosmetics and perfumes, and even having a glass of unfiltered water, can potentially increase your exposure to harmful compounds which may compromise your health and vitality. The good news is that your body has an amazing ability to eliminate these toxins through its inbuilt detoxification systems. However, your body can become overwhelmed with accumulated toxins over time. If you haven’t been feeling quite right or you answered yes to any of the above questions, then perhaps you should consider a healthy step-by-step detoxification program to give you back your bounce!

You Are What You Eat

Today’s poor dietary and lifestyle habits coupled with the ever-increasing use of pharmaceutical drugs are major contributors to toxicity. In fact, the majority of our exposure to toxins comes from the inappropriate dietary choices we make. To start making healthier dietary choices and become less toxic today, just follow these simple tips:

  •         Eat plenty of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. If you can, buy organic, if not be sure to wash them well.
  •         Drink 2 to 3 litres of filtered water per day and avoid alcohol, caffeinated beverages, soft drinks, dairy and commercial fruit drinks/juices.
  •         Enjoy a wide variety of fresh, healthy snacks and avoid overly processed and refined snacks such as chocolate, bakery products, chips, and lollies.

Ask us today about more dietary tips that can reduce your toxic load and increase your vitality!

Safe and Effective Detoxification

Detoxification within our bodies is a complex process that requires several steps to be completed effectively. A good starting point of a healthy detoxification program is to reduce the toxic load coming from your diet. Similarly, an effective detox program also considers that adequate amounts of nutrients, vitamins and minerals are included and provided in order to complete the processes required to neutralise and eliminate toxins. Certain supplements are often recommended as specific herbs and high doses of nutrients can play a vital role in supporting and optimising your body’s key elimination systems.

Weight loss and detox

A detox is a great way to start a weight loss journey, and a great way to jumpstart a plateaued weight loss journey. Eliminating the body of unwanted toxins can often have a de-clogging effect on the body. This is particularly beneficial at the beginning of a weight loss journey as it can set you up for great results. Similarly, when a person loses weight they often mobilise toxins that were previously stored in their fat tissues. These now mobile toxins can ‘clog’ up the elimination pathways slowing down and even halting weight loss until the toxins are dealt with. If the toxins are not efficiently removed they can have a fat promoting effect as the body tries to isolate the active toxins by storing them in fatty tissues. These fatty tissues can be sourced from the foods you are eating, meaning that any ‘active’ toxins can actually promote fat gaining. This is one of the body’s defence mechanisms.

Hormone health and toxin exposure

Your toxic load can affect your hormonal health. Exposure to certain chemicals and particular plastics can have an effect on the efficiency and health of your hormones. Certain plastics have been shown to affect your hormone profile, often producing estrogenic effects. Similarly, certain chemicals can interfere with hormone receptors, influencing areas of the body by initiating, interfering or interrupting hormonal messages. Reducing or heavily eliminating your exposure to these plastics and chemicals while on the detox (and forever after) can strongly benefit your health on multiple levels. Research is constantly discovering how our modern plastics and chemicals are affecting our health. It is highly recommended to avoid heating any plastics and to avoid reusing standard water bottles more than once. Additionally, avoid plastics with the numbers 1, 3, 6 and 7.

Using a safe and effective step-by-step detoxification program can help to revitalise your health and wellbeing – so what are you waiting for?

Make an appointment today with our qualified Practitioners who can help get you on the path to a cleaner, healthier lifestyle.

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