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some like it hot!

If the weather outside is leaving you feel cold why not perk yourself up with a detox tea? They are perfect way to keep you warm during winter. Drinking herbal tea is a great to habit to get into – especially when everyone else is on their 4 or 5th coffee. Find your perfect detox plan with us then warm up your day with our suggestions below.

Check out the detox tea range from teapigs. They stock a variety of teas that not only taste good but do good things for your body too! With so many teas to try here’s an example of how best to incorporate detox teas into your daily routine.

Lemon and Ginger: perfect first thing in the morning

Peppermint: perfect after lunch digestive tea

Liquorice and mint: a lovely mid afternoon tea to curb sugar cravings

Chamomile: relaxing to send you off on good night’s sleep

If you can’t decide there is an option of buying the cheeky detox pack which provides a selection of 5 detox teas for you to try. For 15% off your order use the code BLOGGERS12 at the checkout.

rescue me!

We’re sharing one of our BEST secrets with you here when it comes to getting through a detox. How many times has a bout of stress ruined your attempts at healthy eating. The stress response sets of biochemical reactions in the body that ultimately cause cravings for sugar or salt. Keeping calm is key to getting through a detox. But sometimes that is easier said than done. Enter my saviour – Rescue Remedy by Bach. This nifty little bottle is perfect to carry in your handbag at all times. If you feel stress rising, or a like you are about to die if you don’t have a haribo/coffee/chocolate/crisps right now – reach for this!

You can buy in many health food stores, or even better get it the stress free way by buying online from Nutri Centre who offer free UK delivery. 



energise yourself with matcha

Need more energy in your day, but giving up coffee. Then matcha green tea is your new best friend. Originally from Japan matcha is a super concentrated, supercharged form of green tea with an impressive list of benefits including giving your energy levels a serious boost.

High in antioxidants, energising whilst being calming and an aid for weight loss, matcha packs a real punch! It does contain very low levels of caffeine naturally but this is balanced out by the rest of the nutrition profile to give you a more sustained energy boost.  If you are a coffee drinker, take matcha in the preparation stage before your detox as a caffeine substitute.

Matcha is perfect to help boost your energy levels in the run up to Christmas and then embark on a detox in the new year.

teapigs sell high quality matcha and are a great resource for how you can use matcha in your day (not just as a hot drink!).

 

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!

unlock your infinite potential!

So you’ve decided it’s time to detox – how exciting. I bet you’re looking forward to all the benefits that come from detox such as feeling lighter, having clearer skin and shiny eyes. As well as looking better on the outside a detox can also clear away ‘mental toxins’  that have built up over time. If you’ve been ‘stuck in a rut’ this mental clarity can allow you to see how you can get the most of your life. The right detox plan helps unlock your true potential and increases your vitality in every sense of the word.  Get in touch so I can help find the perfect detox solution for you.

welcome!

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

why detox?

Detoxing is about giving our body a break. Far from being a modern fad, the philosophy of detoxification began thousands of years ago. In Ayurveda detox was an important part of health routines for emotional and physical cleansing. It’s not just about food either. Emotions also have a toxic effect on the body and if not dealt with can be stored. Detoxification is about breaking from the routine of daily life to allow time for the emotional and dietary toxins to be processed.

No matter how healthy your diet the body still needs time to cleanse and repair.  Think for a moment how much work the different organs in our body do daily. For example 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! 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.

There are many types of detox plans ranging from juice fasting to raw food to cooked Ayurvedic food and many combinations. Some allow detoxification faster than others, and its important to factor in individual biochemical differences in people as well as lifestyle. It’s essential your body is suitably nourished before the program as the detoxification pathways require specific vitamins and minerals. All the channels of elimination in the body must be functioning at their best as well to deal with the release of toxins. If not eliminated in a timely manner toxins can cause unnecessary ill health.

I am here to advise you which one of the many detox delivery programs in London would be best suited to to you. Fill out the contact sheet to get started.

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.