Is it time for a Detox?

Feeling sluggish? Tired? Digestive problems? Can’t seem to shed those extra kilos from winter? It could be time for a detox – just in time for the warmer months!


Gabie Falconer

Chiropractor

Gabie comes from the country town of Dubbo which is about 5 hours north west of Sydney. Her passion for chiropractic comes from many years of interest in health and the human body as well as personal experiences with chiropractic treatment. She has a passion for health and the benefits that chiropractic has on the body. Gabie has attended courses in Thompson Technique and Dry Needling to help expand her knowledge within the field.

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The idea of a detox is to cleanse the body of toxins by eliminating foods, alcohol, smoking and caffeine and increasing intake of fresh foods and vegetables and water intake, as well as the possibility of including some supplements for a set period of time. Often a detox can lead to increased energy and quick weight loss.

Toxins?

Toxins are agents that can potentially cause harm to the body, such as pollution, cigarette smoke, viral or bacterial infections. Advocates for detoxing diets recommended periodic detox cleansing to flush toxins from the body that if left in the body can accumulate and cause health problems such as headaches, sluggishness and some chronic diseases.

The body does already have systems in place that can help protect us against potentially harmful substances. The purpose of any detox plan is to take the load off the organs that detoxify the body, liver, kidneys and bowel – while at the same time supporting and improving their performance.

Foods to avoid:

  • Alcohol
  • Coffee & Milk Products
  • Sugar & sweeteners
  • Grains; such as bread, rye, barley, oats.
  • Dried Fruits

Foods to increase:

  • Vegetables: Any and especially fresh
  • Fruit
  • Fish
  • Lean red meats, chicken
  • Eggs
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Green tea
  • Water: Anywhere from 1 – 3 litres

Other helpful tips:

  • Have a glass of hot water with lemon in the morning to help kick-start digestion and cleanse the system.
  • Exercise- aim for an hour a day– Vigorous exercise increases lymph flow and circulation to help sweat out toxins.
  • Dry Brush the skin – this helps remove toxins through your pores. Do this before getting into the shower.
  • If you have any questions about detoxing or would like to book an appointment with one of our health care practitioners you can contact us on (02) 8411 1024 or email enquiries@essentialhealthcentre.com.au

*This information serves as educational purposes only. Consult your doctor or health practitioner before using any health treatment. Detoxing is not recommended for pregnant, breastfeeding, elderly or those with high blood pressure, underweight or chronic degenerative conditions.

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