Detoxification simply means to remove toxins – the environmental and man-made chemicals that accumulate in our body over time through our modern lifestyle.
Your bodies are self-healing and will take care of foreign matter as needed all day long, but there can still be an overload as more toxins than we can eliminate enter the body. – It’s an unfortunate reality of our chemical-filled world. This overload results in reduced energy and organ function, inflammation, nutritional deficiency, accelerated ageing and disease.
There are many methods and opinions on how to move the junk out, but the way i have helped my clients do this gently and with the last amount of side effects is to eat your way to health with raw foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, avocados, coconuts, nuts and seeds.
A Raw food diet cleanse consists of eating foods that have not been heated over 48C, therefor it preserves their full nutritional content. At 48C, we start to break down the enzymes and at 57C we begin to lose the vitamins and phytonutrients in the food.
Besides eating more nutrient-dense meals, we’re also lightening up the digestive load. It takes a lot of energy to digest food from our stomach to…the finish line.
So, in this plan, we will be enjoying lots of easy to digest foods like juices, smoothies and soups.
Eating light, definitely gives our body more energy to work on removing toxins and repairing tissues and cellular functions = we are supporting the natural cleansing process of the body.
Because raw foods are so high in antioxidants, they are anti-inflammatory foods.
Inflammation: immune response that occurs when cells are singled to respond to an injury or foreign stimuli like carcinogens, toxins, fungi or pathogens. This is the body’s way of protecting itself and is an important part of healing.
When inflammation is coming from a toxic environment or diet, eating antioxidant-rich raw foods can help neutralise free radicals that cause damage within the body.
IN THIS DETOX WE OMIT:
- Processed foods
- Industrial seed oils
- High fructose corn syrup (directly linked to obesity, diabetes and fatty liver disease)
- Artificial sweeteners
- Trans fats
- Artificial flavours, colours and preservatives
- Genetically modified foods
How do you know if you’re toxic?
Here are a few signs from your body that something is out of balance. These are signals that we need to pay attention to our body. Don’t ignore it!
- Mood swings
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Sore throat
- Brain Fog