Blog - Detox and Recharge

By The Haven Team: 25 Feb 2015

Spring is the best time to detox. As the sap rises so does our energy, supporting us to make changes or reduce our food intake.

There are many ways to detox and plenty of information on the web regarding specific diets. Like everything around health and wellbeing, it’s very individual and what works for one person may not for another.

There are more intensive methods like fasting (drinking water only) or taking a liquid diet… this could be anything from juice to nut milks or soups. Softer methods reduce the amount of food that we eat or reduce the toxic foods substituting healthful foods.

Why Detox?

We lead toxic lives! Some toxins are simply due to the by- products of our bodies natural metabolic processes which accumulate over time, whilst others we take in from the environment;  in the air we breathe, the foods we eat, the medicines we take and our skin products and cleaning products.

When we eliminate these toxins; our bodies get a rest and begin their natural healing processes. If we eliminate food completely this process of detoxification or cellular re-generation is speeded up.

Some benefits of Detox

  • Improved strength and vitality
  • Weight Loss
  • Immune system Boost
  • Clarity of Mind
  • Emotional Relief
  • Improved functioning of the Digestive System
  • Reduction in Cholesterol levels

A Simple Detox Diet

Include

Lots of green vegetables, some root vegetables, rice and grains (except wheat) plus a little white meat like chicken or fish (no skin)

Around 2- 3 litres of water plus 2 large glasses of grapefruit juice twice daily.

Eliminate

Wheat, bread, sugar and dairy products plus all processed food (anything from a packet or a tin), salt, pepper and spice.

This diet is a simple and easy way to detox the body whilst eating well.  It allows you to detox slowly whilst going about your daily life in the usual way. Because it is a slower method of detoxification, you will need to do it for a month to 6 weeks to really feel the benefits.

Juice Fasting

This is a quicker and more radical way to detox. You will need to take time off work and be prepared for some quick detox symptoms. If you juice fast for more than 4 days you will break addictions… so it’s really worth considering.

If you want support with this kind of detox; you can go on a retreat with a full program and a team of staff to help and if you want to detox in the privacy of your own home, there are specialists happy to come and stay with you. If you would like to know more or to book a personal detox, please give us a call at the Haven on 01364 654954.

Theraputic Support

All massage and body work therapies are a great support during your detox. They help to move the Detox through your body; stimulating lymphatic flow, gut movement and general circulation. They also help remove detox symptoms such as headaches and neausea.