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Get a green mo this Movember

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Although a great idea to raise awareness, I can’t think of a better way to improve mens health (or womens) than a green juice. So if you want make a difference be the change you want to see in the world and join the new health paradigm of food as thy medicine.

Get a green juice ‘mo’ on your face with one of the great juice detoxes that which detox? can recommend for you. Click here for your personal detox recommendation.

Mo Bros and Mo Sistas we’d love any pictures of you sporting a Green Mo!

Happy Movember!

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Jess Ainscough “wellness warrior” sporting her green mo

The ins & outs of detox

One way in, four ways out. Yep take a moment to consider. The mouth is the only way to ingest food, and but the body has four ways to excrete.  1. Defecate, 2. Urinate, 3. Transpiration through skin, the presence of spots, rash and irritations in the skin can be a sign of bad digestion, 4. Breath, which through poor digestion you can have the symptom of bad breath

The fact that there are so many ways for the body to excrete highlights the importance for the removal and wastes from our body. The body is capable of fasting for 40 days (average of course depends on the person!), but without excretion the body is likely to be slowly poisoned in a much shorter period of time.

A lot of stored toxins are liberated during a cleanse, the most important factor is that they leave your body in a timely manner. Make sure all the channels of elimination are in good working order!
A helpful tip is to start dry skin brushing. See the YouTube clip from our nutritionist Belinda Mann on how to do this. If you need a dry skin brush Nutri Centre is a great online resource that offers free UK delivery.
We will be posting more tips on elimination to improve the results of your detox. If you are stuck about which detox to try ask us!

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Confused about detox?

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! As a nutritionist so many clients asking me about which detox delivery plan would suit them best I was inspired to set up this website offering FREE advice.

Living in the UK we are so lucky to have so many amazing choices at our fingertips and this is certainly true for detox deliveries too. There is now a very impressive array of detox options all of which can be delivered to your work or home – you don’t have to do anything – just enjoy it!

As wonderful as this is sometimes too many choices can be overwhelming. It’s tough trying to research all the different options and then work our which one is right for you. You almost have to be a nutritionist! Which is why I’m here for you! I’m a glow-getting nutritionist who is mad about detox. I consult on and review detox retreats around the world, so you can trust my advise to point you in the right direction.

Oh, just quickly a word for the boys. Think detox is for girls  – think again! I know you guys want a flatter stomach, clearer skin, brighter eyes, increased mental clarity just as much as the rest of us! A lot of guys get worried about losing muscle weight but remember there are lots of options out there, including healthy eating plans designed for those still exercising a lot.

So relax. You’ve come to the right place! So don’t be shy get in contact with me and I can show you the way…Click here to start!

Belinda

detox – not just for girls!

Think detox is for girls  – think again!

I know some of my investment banking colleagues use to see detox as a fashion trend for girls – then they met me! I explained to them that detoxing is far from a modern fad. It’s an ancient healing technique that was used frequently in Egyptian times, in Ayruveda, by Hippocrates the father of western medicine and was used frequently until the advent of modern medicine.

As digestion takes up to 70% of our bodies energy when the digestive tract is not at work it can heal and repair and the energy liberated from the digestive process goes into healing tissues in the body. It’s not unusual for old injuries to begin to heal again after a few days into the detox process.

Recently the BBC Horizon program Eat, Fast and Live Longer highlighted the benefits of different fasting techniques on our health – focusing on men in their 40-50’s. You have the choice of going down a path of medications and ill health or watching what you eating and living out more healthy productive years in your life.

Of course it’s not just your blood stats that are going to improve either. Inner health radiates out and I know you guys want a flatter stomach, clearer skin, brighter eyes, increased mental clarity just as much as the rest of us! A lot of men get worried about losing muscle weight but remember there are lots of options out there, including healthy eating plans with more protein designed for highly active individuals. And if you have been doing intensive training a short sharp juice cleanse may be all you need for that tricky fat stripping stage that brings increased definition to your abdominals.

So relax. You’ve come to the right place! So don’t be shy get in contact with me and I can show you the way… click here to start!

 

Detox for health

Detox is really about hitting the reset button in the body.

The liver is one of the key organs in the body. It has so many tasks if it’s not healthy then it cannot perform all these tasks efficiently, leaving us feeling tired, prone to weight gain, and hormonal balances.

The  liver is responsible for controlling blood sugar levels, synthesising cholesterol, blood cleansing, immune function, and detoxification of chemicals such as waste products of metabolism and breakdown of old hormones!

When the liver is overworked – it stores toxins in fat cells which are a ‘safe’ place where the toxins don’t harm the body, resulting in cellulite. Only when the liver is functioning optimally will it have time to work through all these stored toxins. Sometimes people can’t lose weight because the body is too toxic and holding on to the fat cells as a way to protect itself from toxins.

Detoxification is a way to give the body a break and allow the liver and other parts of our digestive system to “catch up”.  In this cleaner state the body functions more efficiently and as such many clients feel energised, have better skin, notice an improvement in mood and their weight normalises.

Maintenance eating after a detox will really help extend the benefits and increase your health. Think to eat ‘clean’ food free of toxins as this is going to lessen the load on your liver – fill your diet with lots of organic fruit and vegetables.  Hydration is also key, so consider introducing more fluids such as water, herbal tea and coconut water into your day and eliminating dehydrating and toxin forming items such as alcohol, coffee, fried and salty foods.