cleansing lifestyle

  • Increase dietary Fiber from eating a Wholefood diet rich in legumes, wholegrains, fruit and vegetables. Fiber regulates blood sugar as well as assisting intestinal health. Fiber is also needed to assist the liver in the removal of toxins from the body.
  • Ensure water intake is increased – to both flush the kidney of toxic waste and to assist with adapting to high fiber diet (and avoid flatulence)
  • Ensure drainage occurs of the lymphatic system through regular light exercise (such as walking, yoga, Tai Chi)
  • Avoid all toxic chemicals: Food additives and colourings, Solvents such as cleaning products, Pesticides in foods, Herbicides in foods (and air), Drugs (illegal, over-the-counter, prescription), Naturally occurring toxins in foods and herbs
  • Avoid saturated fats and refined sugar and consume alcohol and caffeine only in moderation and avoid if possible
  • Consider buying a juice extractor or blender and make fresh juices and smoothies a regular part of your daily routine
  • When beginning this lifestyle and clearing both excess fat as well as toxins from the body, toxins are released from soft tissue and fat for elimination and this may cause temporary stress, emotional problems or fatigue
  • Key support for liver cleansing:
    • Silymarin / Milk Thistle seed, Beets and Brassica family vegetables (eg Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Brussel sprouts)
    • Glutathione amino acid support and sourcing (from asparagus, avocados, walnuts, Brassica family plants, and fresh fruits, fish and meat) as well as production (boosted by phyto-nutrient Limonene found in citrus fruits, dill and caraway seeds)
    • Anti-oxidant support
      • Carotenes: in red and yellow fruits, green leafy vegetables, grains and seeds
      • Flavonoids: in darker fruits, vegetables
      • Lignans: in flaxseed, whole grains, nuts, seeds
      • Polyphenols: in green tea, chocolate, red wine
      • Vitamins C and E

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