In our daily lives we are exposed to and absorb toxins that are potentially harmful to our well-being and our feeling of “wellness”. They come from our foods, drinks, air, cosmetics, household products, stressors – we’re surrounded by them. And it can all build up in our system, leading to tiredness, sluggishness and a lack-lustre appearance. Every now and again, our bodies need some help in clearing out our systems and restoring full functionality or our natural detoxification abilities.
The general recommendations that practitioners make to people wishing to detox are as follows. The steps outlined will be most effective when accompanied by a smart eating plan.
There follows a list of products that clients have enjoyed success with. For personalised advice, please email or call 01730 233 414.
Acidophilus is renowned to be of use for the balance of good and bad
bacteria in the bowel. It can be used to return the intestinal flora to
normal, healthy levels (natural flora levels may be affected by fungus
or antibiotics). Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum
form part of the body’s normal micro-flora and encourage a healthy
intestinal environment, promoting proper digestion and immune
function and supporting the body’s natural defences against infection,
inflammation, and disease.
The addition of FOS (fructooligosaccharides - short chain fatty acids),
which act as fuel for the growth and maintenance of beneficial gut
flora, makes this formula especially useful in cases of dysbiosis due to
pathogentic bacteria, fungal overgrowth, or following antibiotic use.
FOS have been shown to help improve calcium and magnesium
absorption, balance gut Ph, improve lipid profiles, and strengthen the
Vitalyze was designed to help support the body in maintaining a healthy
balance of candida. This formula contains a selection of well-known
herbs including echinacea, golden seal, pau d’arco and garlic, which all
have a antimicrobial action, help to reduce the over growth of candida
and maintain balance of gut flora.
Chromium is included to support carbohydrate metabolism,
reducing the excess sugar in blood that feeds candida. Also included
are psyllium husk and glucomannan to help cleanse the intestines.
Removing candida from the system can be a lengthy process and
needs to be combined with a sugar-free, low glycaemic diet. High
glycaemic index foods such as potatoes, white bread, bananas, white
rice, and corn should also be avoided for maximum effectiveness.
For best results combine with NutriVital Acidophilus Complex and
L-Glutamine Plus as a powerful antifungal regimen to eliminate the
symptoms of candida.
For cleansing the lymph and liver. Milk thistle, boldo and yellow dock all
stimulate liver function and aid in elimination of toxins. Yellow dock
also helps with congestive states in the digestive system and acts as a
Galium and marigold cleanse and tone the lymphatic
system by mobilizing toxins from the body with tonic and diuretic
actions. In addition marigold is a wide spectrum antimicrobial. Sweet
violet and nettle both have persistent but gentle cleansing actions. Nettle
is a useful tonic cleanser.