Pre-Christmas Jumpstart

Christmas is fast approaching and that means your liver is going to work overtime. So the question is how can we best protect it to make sure you are going to have enough energy in 2018? I am often asked what are some simple things that we can do and incorporate into our lives without doing a full-on juice fast.

Let’s face it who has time at this time of year to do this? But at the same time we want to fee and look our best!

MYTH: Detox = deprivation

MYTH: Detox = restriction

MYTH: Detox = boring and tasteless

MYTH: Detox = results

A regime I like to call a jumpstart has many benefits. As it cleanses your body in preparation for the party season and the bonus is those few extra kilos that you may have gained through out the year can disappear with just a few steps. I am a realist and I know that this time of the year is the party season where you need to be able to incorporate the best routine to fit in with all those social engagements.

The word detox I believe has had a bad rap and instead I like to use the word cleanse. You may not realise but your body is constantly ‘cleansing’ each and every cell are working hard to make sure that toxins and impurities are moved through our elimination channels. Unfortunately, there are times when we experience an overload. This is when we need a jumpstart to give that little extra push to help cleanse those cells.

Now there are devotees of the regular detox ridding their bodies of impurities, and the reasons are varied for some it is to achieve clearer and brighter skin, lose the bloat, regular bowel movements etc. We often use the word toxin and this word strictly speaking means ‘a poisonous substance by a living organism’ like venom from a living organism (spider, snake), or a parasite residing in our gut for example and generally needs a plan to be devised by a health practitioner to achieve a long lasting result. But how do we achieve this if we just want to give our liver a boost before the Silly Season?

In general, a good detox program can last