Ask yourself these questions
- Are you often tired or lethargic?
- Do you regularly suffer from bloating, diarrhoea, constipation or other digestive disturbances?
- Do you get recurrent headaches?
- Do you regularly suffer from muscle aches and pains?
- Does poor short-term memory and concentration affect your ability to function at work?
- Do you have allergies or sensitivities?
- Do you suffer from depression, anxiety and/or mood swings?
If you answered “Yes” to one or more of these questions, your body may be overburdened by toxicity. Toxicity – A Modern Epidemic The modern world is full of many man-made chemicals and it seems that we are not only what we eat, but also what we drink, breathe and touch.
Even before you step outside the house in the morning, you are potentially being exposed to a myriad of toxins. Eating breakfast, washing the dishes, applying cosmetics and perfumes, and even having a glass of unfiltered water, can potentially increase your exposure to harmful compounds which may compromise your health and vitality. The good news is that your body has an amazing ability to eliminate these toxins through its inbuilt detoxification systems. However, your body can become overwhelmed with accumulated toxins over time.
If you haven’t been feeling quite right or you answered yes to any of the above questions, then perhaps you should consider a healthy step-by-step detoxification program to give you back your bounce! Safe and Effective Detoxification Detoxification within our bodies is a complex process that requires several steps to be completed effectively.
A good starting point of a healthy detoxification program is to reduce the toxic load coming from your diet. Herbs and nutrients can also play a vital role in supporting your body’s key elimination systems.
The following supplements contain key ingredients which play an important role in ensuring that you detoxify safely and effectively:
Extracts from herbs such as Thymus vulgaris (Thyme), Oreganum vulgare (Oregano), Artemisia annua (Chinese Wormwood) and Juglans nigra (BlackWalnut). These herbs exert antibacterial, anti parasitic and/or antifungal actions which aid in the removal of harmful organisms from the gastrointestinal tract. hese organisms produce toxic chemicals and can damage gut integrity. Antimicrobial supplementation is therefore a fundamental part of any healthy detoxification program.
Supplementation with beneficial bacteria can help to create a healthier environment in the gastrointestinal system. Probiotics also produce natural antimicrobial substances which prevent the growth of harmful organisms.
Prebiotics and Healing Nutrients
Prebiotics promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut and reduce bowel toxicity, whilst healing herbs and nutrients help to reduce inflammation and support healthy gut repair. A healthy gut stops ingested toxins from passing into the bloodstream and causing further damage in the body.
Using a safe and effective step-by-step Detoxification program can help to revitalise your health and wellbeing – so what are you waiting for? Call Central Coast Naturopath Jill Meredith for an appointment with a fully qualified practitioner who can help get you on the path to a cleaner, healthier lifestyle.