It’s detox time for the team at Balance! All of our practitioners and staff are undertaking a two week Express Detox program (some of us are even extending it to 4 weeks!). We’ll be eating super cleanly, and supporting our insides to expel nasty toxins. It’s basically a spring clean for our bodies.
If you think you’d like to do a detox, but not sure how you will go on your own – come and join us! We are all in this together and the Balance team will offer lots of support through your detox – because we are doing it too! We will have a dedicated Facebook group where you will be given lots of inspiration, ideas and motivation – as well as a place to moan when you’re missing your coffee.
Detoxification is a process that your body undertakes every day to help eliminate toxins and restore a healthy balance. Your body is constantly exposed to toxins from the external world, as well as those created within. The human body is amazing in the way that it has evolved since prehistoric times to adjust to the ever changing world; but what happens when the toxins in our world are evolving faster than humans? This can increase the body’s toxic burden and impact on its ability to clear toxins.
Detox can greatly improve your overall health and wellbeing. Do you want your body to effectively and efficiently eliminate toxins you are exposed to? Or maybe you are interested in detoxing because you want to look and feel even healthier! Have you noticed any signs or symptoms that indicate your body may be suffering from the burden of toxins and is in need of a good detox?
Signs that indicate you may need to detox:
- Digestive complaints
- Skin problems
- Hormonal imbalances
- Neurological conditions
- Poor energy
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- Food intolerances
Factors that increase the need to detox:
- Exposure to pollution and chemicals
- Exposure to new cars and new furniture
- Smoking, alcohol and coffee consumption
- Diets high in saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, processed and packaged foods
- Fertility and pre-conception care
- Overweight or obesity
What’s Involved in Detox?
Your individualised Detoxification Program will involve reducing the toxins that you are exposed to on a daily basis, whilst strengthening the function of your detox organs to process and eliminate toxins stored in your body. This is known as reducing the toxic burden and improving your toxic resistance, thereby enhancing your ability to cope with toxins.
You will follow a ‘clean eating’ diet filled with fresh, seasonal fruit & vegies… nothing out of a packet! A great way to prepare is to find your local farmers markets and stock up on fresh organic produce to get you through a weeks worth of meals – planning is key to success! Plus, you will be prescribed some herbal supplements with ingredients to help promote your detoxification abilities, such as:
- Milk thistle, green tea, gardenia: Stimulate the liver, enhancing the elimination of toxins
- Dandelion, ginger, meadowsweet: These herbs regulate healthy digestion by increasing digestive juices and enzymes
- Glutamine and zinc: Nutrients to protect and heal the gut
Our practitioners will recommend a Detox Program with just the right balance of dietary advice and herbal support, tailored to your individual health needs.
Our Balance therapeutic detox options include:
- 2 week Express Detox program; designed to give you a bit of a spring clean and lose some unwanted winter kilos
- 4 week Integrated Detox program for those with general health & digestive imbalances
- 6 week Specialised Gut, Liver or Heavy Metal Chelation Program for those with more complex health issues
Chinese Medicine Support
At Balance, we combine Traditional Chinese Medicine with our nutritional programs for added support. Our Chinese Medicine practitioners may blend acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbal formulas to give your detox an extra ‘kick’.
Acupuncture may help to improve your digestive function, support elimination, and give your energy a boost while your body detoxifies. It may also help to keep you calm when you’re missing your morning coffee!
Traditional Chinese Medicine supports your overall health & wellbeing by bringing your body back into balance – so it could be just what you need to get the most out of your detox.
Detox and Renew Your Life
When detoxing, it is important to reduce the toxic load that you are encountering in your daily life. Our Practitioners will recommend a detox diet to encourage clean eating and reduce your exposure to dietary toxins. This diet will be rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, low in animal fats, and contain alkalising and anti-inflammatory foods.
It is just as important to remove other “toxins” from your daily life that may be affecting your health. Stress is a major factor that may need addressing. Our Practitioners may also advise you to do an audit of toxic household chemicals by reviewing your personal care items, cleaning products, and plastics used for food containers and water bottles; encouraging healthier choices.
The New You
Undertaking a regular detox may enhance your health and well being, and improve quality of life. Many people schedule a detox every six or twelve months for optimal health to help improve the balance between your body’s toxin burden and its detox capacity. By the end of your Detoxification Program you will be looking good and feeling great!
How Do I Get Started?
Come and see one of our Chinese Medicine practitioners or Naturopaths for your individualised detox program. Juanita, Clancy & Tash are all highly trained to prescribe our Balance detox programs, utilising naturopathic supplements and Chinese herbal medicine to support your digestive and elimination function. They will consider your current state of health & wellbeing and exposure to environmental toxins, to provide you with a tailored detox program to suit you and your lifestyle.
Follow the Balance Facebook page for additional support – our team will be posting about our own experiences, as well as providing motivational support to anyone who needs it. There will be plenty of recipes and recommendations to get the most out of your detox – so what are you waiting for?? Come and join the Balance Detox today!!