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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.

the healing power of intermittent fasting

The idea behind calorie restriction and fasting is not new in medicine but modern pharmaceuticals may like to protray it as a ‘recent fad’. Science is going ‘back to the future’ in rediscovering the power of intermittent fasting as seen in recent documentaries like the BBC’s Eat, Fast and Live Longer.

Methods of fasting have been used  help the body heal and repair for thousands of years. Think even about how our bodies have evolved from hunter gather society – we were designed with feast/famine in mind.

Initially you might think denying oneself of food might have the oppostie effect to healing. However every time we eat food causes the body to go into a state of low level inflammation. Chronic inflammation is the root cause of many diseases in the body. Additionally the energy liberated from the digestive process allows the body to go into a deep healing mode. When we are constantly eating the body has no time to repair.

Headaches, poor digestion, allergies, weight issues, anxiety and pain can all be attributed to the body not having time to detox and repair.

There are lots of options to give your body a break. Whilst juice fasting gives more rapid effects it can be a shock for some peoples body, other methods of healthy calorie restricted eating can provide the same benefits they just need to be adhered to for longer periods of time. Ask me to find out the best method for you.

It’s essential though that your diet between calorie restriction/fasting periods is highly nutritious. The body must have a good stock of nutrients to help with the healing process. This is where maintenance programs are just as important as the fast itself. That’s why I’ve included companies in my detox portfolio that offer healthy eating programs outside of your detox should you require their service.

We are often short of time and money – but what better investment is there than in your own health. It’s not just about adding years to your life – it’s about adding quality healthy productive years to your life. To get on the path to health start here!

why autumn is a great time to cleanse

Just as the trees drop their leaves in Autumn, it’s the perfect time for you to cleanse before the transition into winter. This is especially true if you overindulged during summer with holidays and social events. According to Chinese medicine the period 10 days before and 10 days after the Autumn Equinox (September 22nd) is the most ideal time. Even if you can’t manage a full detox during this period, cleansing on the day of the equinox is thought to be very beneficial.

One of the reasons why detoxing in Autumn is so helpful is that is has been shown to reduce or eliminate winter colds. By releasing toxins your immune system will be in much better shape keeping you healthy during the Winter months ahead.

Get in touch here and I can help organise the perfect detox for you.

 

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.