Top 8 Detox Tips

Die perfekte Zeit um durch gezielte Entgiftungmassnahmen den Körper von innen zu reinigen und somit mit einem Extra an Energie und Selbstheilungspotential in die kommenden Monate zu starten.


Die folgenden Tipps unserer Ernährungsberaterin Claudette Lucien geben Ihnen eine Anleitung und können sowohl im Rahmen einer Detox-Kur angewendet werden, als auch permanent genutzt werden um die kontinuierliche Entgiftung des Körpers zu fördern.


A new year, new energy and resolutions, making this the perfect time to support the cleansing process of your body, and give yourself an extra boost for the coming months.


The following recommendations by nourish me owner and nutritionist Claudette Lucien can be used as part of a detox-program or incorporated into your lifestyle long-term:


The gut:

  • First point of accumulation of toxins from food
  • >80% of your immune cells are in the gut
  • Everything you consume (incl. medication and contraceptive pill) impacts

The liver:

  • Detoxification system of the body
  • Good liver function supports the immune system
  • Everything you consume (incl. medication and pesticides as food) impacts 


1) Hydration: between meals, drink plenty of water, green and/or white tea, rooibos tea, ginger tea or lemon water. A minimum of 35ml per 1 kg of bodyweight (i.e. 70kg = 2.5 Liter per day) 


2) Bathing & Sauna: bath with dead sea salts. Soak for at least 20 minutes. Saunas support the body in detoxifying. Shower immediately after (bath/sauna). 


3) Skin brushing with a dry back-scrubbing brush, start at the soles of your feet and brush upwards towards the heart. Likewise, start at palms of hand and brush towards heart to stimulate the lymph glands. Avoid the delicate skin on the chest.


4) Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for both oral health and detoxification involving the use of pure oils as agents for pulling harmful bacteria and toxins from the body. Place approximately 1-tablespoon of cold pressed organic sesame/coconut/olive oil into the mouth and gently swish around for up to 15 minutes. Spit the oil into the rubbish bin, do not swallow or spit into the drain! Initially, start with a few minutes and lengthen over time.


5) Dental hygiene: floss your teeth every night; studies show a link between poor gum health and cardiovascular disease; additionally, as we age our gums naturally recede, so there is no need to speed up this process! When brushing your teeth, also brush your tongue, as this can become a breeding ground for bacteria.


6) Enemas/colonic hydrotherapy can be helpful for reducing the toxic load in the body, relieving constipation and removing faecal compaction.


7) Exercise supports the removal of toxins from the body; exercising outdoors in nature also supports the mind. Intensive exercise without the right nutrients for recovery will increase oxidative stress and destroy beneficial bacteria in the gut.


8) Nutrition: food sources supporting gut and liver health include probitotic foods such as sauerkraut, yoghurt (live), miso soup, kefir, tempeh, natto, olives and pickels. Prebiotics act as food for probiotics, and can be found in whole grains, bananas onions, garlic and artichokes. Additional food sources supporting the liver include vegetables (beetroot, brassicas, fennel), fruit (apples, pears, grapefruit, orange, apricots, bananas, avocado, berries, grapes, watermelon, lemon), essential fatty acids (oily fish, nuts & seeds), herbs & spices (dandelion, parsley, tumeric, milk thistle) and high fibre foods (linseed, brown rice, oats). Avoid alcohol, caffeine, drugs, smoking, processed foods, pesticides (ideally choose bio/organic), excess salt, fried foods, hydrogenated/trans/saturated fats.


Supplementation supporting your detox:


BioCare Cleanse NutriPowder is an all-in-one blend of plant extracts and antioxidants to support the body's natural eliminative process, including milk thistle, artichoke, turmeric, coriander, chlorella, broccoli and other nutrients. More info/shop here.


Probiotics from Bio-Kult or BioCare: Beneficial bacteria for your gut health. The original Bio-Kult is a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formula containing 14 live bacterial cultures which are proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach - more info/shop here. BioCare Bio-Acidophilus Forte contains 30 billion viable cells of the unique LAB4 complex of probiotic cells per capsule. Suitable for those who wish to use a premium strength product - more info/shop here.


Digestive Enzymes such as BioCare Polyzyme Forte, a high potency combination of vegetable-derived enzymes such as pineapple extract, lipase, protease, amylase, cellulose, lactase and maltase with Lactobacillus acidophilus live bacteria. More info/shop here.


Lepicol Powder or Capsules: Lepicol is a multi-fibre source product containing gentle psyllium husk, as well as inulin and 5 strains of live bacteria. Available in Capsule or Powder form.


Vitamunda Gut Detox: Gut Detox with Chlorella is an intestinal cleansing formula which helps to maintain normal intestinal function and increase the growth of beneficial intestinal flora. Available for 3, 4, 5, 6 or 12 days. 7 sachets per day for 7 shakes. This is a meal replacement product, you will only drink the Vitamunda shakes and water during the time of program.

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