Whether you’ve started off 2018 with a list of resolutions, make the first one all about taking care of yourself. After we have self-love the rest will fall into place. Show your body some love with a simple natural cleanse.
A cleanse any time of the year, especially after periods of indulging such as the Holdiays or a vacation, can be super beneficial for your whole self, inside and out!
As part of a 4 Week Yoga and Wellness Series that I am running at Lululemon Athletica Oakville, we discussed how to cleanse holistically and for those of you that were wondering what we chatted about in the seminar, see below for a short break down…
~Our body takes in toxins through foods, environment pollution, beauty products, stress
~Cleanse the liver which is responsible for hundreds (at least 500) of bodily functions (including processing nutrients, building proteins, hormone productions, and removing toxins)
~Skin is our largest organ so toxins enter into our bloodstream and need to be filitered through the liver
~Body will work more efficiently and effectively
SIGNS YOU NEED TO DETOX:
~Headaches, fatigue, digestion issues, skin problems, constipation, brain fog
BENEFITS OF A DETOX:
~Increase in energy, glowing skin, improved digestion, better absorption of nutrients, improved immunity, improved over-all health, mental clarity, weight loss, etc.
FOODS FOR DETOX:
~Daily lemon water
~Whole, natural, organic foods
~Ditch top allergenic foods (Dairy, Wheat, Soy), sugar/alcohol/caffeine, refined carbs (packaged, processed, artificial)
~Fibre-Rich Foods (raw veg/fruit with skin, chia & flax seeds, whole grains, legumes, dark berries, etc.
~Leafy Greens (kale, arugula, chard, collard greens, mustard greens, beet greens, dandelion greens, etc.
~Sulfur-Rich Foods (cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, garlic, onions)
~Seaweeds (spirulina, chlorella, etc.)
SUPPLEMENTS/HERBS FOR DETOX:
~turmeric, rosemary, cayenne, cumin
~Vitamin B complex
LIFESTYLE TIPS FOR DETOX:
~Daily lemon water or green juice
~Sweat (walk, jog, dance, run, yoga, cycle, etc.)
~Dry skin brushing
~Massage, hydrotherapy, infra-red sauna
~Natural beauty products, household cleaning products
If you would like to have a personalized detox plan created for you or have any questions regarding what I have mentioned then please contact me.