January is typically when resolutions are made, with promises to refresh and restart the year anew, but on the health front this can mean a myriad of weird and wonderful detox diets entering the scene.
Do detox diets actually work?
There is a great deal of misleading information about what a detox diet can achieve, so let’s look at what actually occurs in the body during detoxification and when the right kind of ‘detox’ program is actually of help.
The body is extremely efficient at eliminating waste and removing toxins all on its own. the liver is the main organ of detoxification and the only organ able to regenerate itself. It eliminates toxins such as viruses and bacteria, cholesterol, alcohol, drugs, medications, pesticides and pollutants. highly processed foods and alcohol consumed in abundance can put a strain on the liver and slow down its ability to effectively function, leading to changes in bowel habits, bloating, moodiness, lethargy, headaches, puffiness, dark circles round the eyes, dull and devitalised skin and conditions such as acne.
Toxins are eliminated from the body via two distinct detoxification pathways that occur in the liver and a detox program can be of assistance by eliminating highly processed inflammatory foods, such as sugary treats, cakes and biscuits, fast food and excessive red meat consumption from the diet. by providing the necessary nutrient support, the toxin burden on the liver is dramatically lessened and symptoms improve very quickly.
a professionally administered detox program focuses on cleaning up the diet and providing healthier, more nourishing food options, while providing liver support.
If this resonates with you, book in to see me so you can start looking and feeling your vibrant best again in no time at all.