I use Amrita Easy Detox on my clients as a kick-start for the next step of a protocol.

I use Amrita Easy Detox on my clients as a kick-start for the next step of a protocol. I’ve found it particularly useful for kick-starting a weight loss protocol and have found it works well for hormonal balancing protocols.

Detoxing and why you should do it

Detoxing is getting a lot of press these days. With the increasing presence of additives, intensive farming and unnatural modifications being made to our food, including the toxins we ingest and are surrounded by (sugar, trans fats, alcohol, smoke, pollution, etc.), it’s no wonder detoxing is so popular. Many people turn to cleanses to give their bodies a much-needed break.

Our bodies are constantly detoxing

Our bodies naturally rid themselves of toxins all the time, using the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin and digestive tract. The natural toxins accumulated from the body’s own metabolic processes, such as carbon dioxide from breathing, or metabolic bi-products of hormone production, are constantly being metabolised. Even if we were living in a pristine environment our bodies would be detoxifying each and every day, to keep all of our biochemical processes functioning.

The problem is, we don’t live in a pristine environment and toxins can accumulate from poor diet and environmental factors, placing a burden on our system and contributing to poor health.

Using food to detox your body

When you think of detoxing, you may think of juice cleanses and fasting, but did you know that you can detox just by eating the right foods? You can enjoy delicious, healthy food and still help your body cleanse itself of toxins.

I’ve recently undergone a detox program from Amrita called Easy Detox Classic. It’s a detox-in-a-box with special herbal sachets that you take alongside recommended healthy foods for a 7 days. I thoroughly recommend this easy-to-follow detox if you’re looking for a vitality boost, to kick-start weight loss, or to re-set unhealthy habits.

The herbal formula includes an array of organic, freeze-dried herbs, nutrients and superfoods that have been blended to support the body’s detoxification processes. I mixed my herbs into delicious smoothies and drank them alongside healthy foods.

When I detox I like to eat foods that are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and alkalising, as well as being packed full of phytonutrients, fibre and antioxidants. I also eat foods high in probiotics, such as fermented foods, to support my body and digestive system as I detox.

Detoxification for healthy ageing

Undergoing a detox program not only eliminates toxic material from our bodies, it neutralises free radicals that cause cellular damage and ageing. I see doing a detox like taking your car in for a service, allowing internal processes to be cleaned and re-set for continued (or better) performance. Healthy ageing is all about staying healthy as you move through your life. Degenerative illness can be avoided by looking after yourself by providing your body with nutrient-rich foods and minimising your toxic burden. Undergoing a detox program whilst enjoying delicious, healthy foods is the perfect way to do just that.

Jo Rowkins