We all realise we live in a toxic world. Toxins which enter our body suppress our immune system, steal our sex drive make us sick, give us cancer or they age us.
Over the last few months i have been chatting with about the bodies detoxification pathways, today i am going to give you the keys to making our detoxification pathways work efficiently.
After all The air is toxic, the water is toxic, we clean our house with toxins and our food chain is riddled with them.
Occasionally we like to consume toxins because they make social events more fun and music sound better. Some times we consume them to kill cancers, viruses and bacteria that have gotten out of control inside our body.
This makes for grim reading but there are things that we can do to rectify this situation and give our body the tools it needs for the job
Remember detox happens in a few phases and we want to support all three
There is the first bit where the body mobilises toxic waste with B-vitamins making toxins easier to move.
The second bit is the crucial step. Your body uses a range of nutrients and importantly the king of antioxidants GLUTATHIONE (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”) to detox, it does this with the help of amino acids and it will take those amino acids from your muscle tissue if need be.
The next bit is elimination via breath, sweat, urine and feces.
Lets start with the easy bits.
Warning: i am not obsessed with supplements but for most of us they are vital for getting detox right. If you have been eating to one of my plans in the past some of this may not be necessary.
Take these 5 supplements religiously every day.
Fish oil tablets, milk thistle and a multivitamin in capsule form not tablets.
Get a good probiotic from your reputable health food store. Do not go to Coles and buy Yakult. Finally a greens supplement such as vital greens or my favorite “100% Organic Super Greens”.
You must drink green tea every day and you need to have more water than you do now.
Start and finish your day with liquids. You probably need it for your supplements.
Exercise to increase elimination of toxins and most importantly to increase the rate of tissue turnover in the body
You need to eat more vegetables herbs and spices than you do at the moment. Actually, you need to eat veggies at each meal; including breakfast. Focus on veggies with sulfur in them like onions garlic cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale and broccoli.
Three cups a day minimum. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon and turmeric and uses cloves whenever possible in your cooking.
Have 1-2 serves of fruit but make sure it has dark skin, the darker the skin the greater the antioxidants within.
Finally you need to increase the amino acids in your diet, a source of lean protein at each meal will help but I recommend using branch chain amino acids before during and after you train. I’m going to assume you train three to five times a week.
A whey protein supplement that hasn’t been heat treated is also a good bet.
So this is the minimum required to detox, this should actually be a part of your life day to day. That mean Forever not just for two weeks after you have been partying or eating to much.
Start with these and you will dramatically improve your health.
There is however some more complicated things you can include which will make a big difference to your result.
Buy imunocal a product which will help to raise your glutathione. Its clinically proven to improve detoxification, your immune system and is a powerful antioxidant.
Supplement with Vitamin D3. Particularly if you get less than 20minutes a day in the sun at noon without sunscreen. For most Australians that is all of us.
Try having a sauna once a week to increase elimination if possible have an infra red sauna. I love having a sauna and jumping in the pool at icebergs in Bondi, great for elimination of toxins and a handy reminder that you are alive.
Detox is really important for our health and wellbeing you need to start implementing at least one of these ideas. If you have enjoyed this article please at the very least share it on Facebook or like our page. If you have a friend who you think could benefit from this information please send it to her.
I have thrown a whole heap of information at you today. Contact me for a free consultation if you are a little confused as to how to implement this information.