10 easy detoxing tips

20 April 2017 by
First published: 2 January 2017

Industry insiders on the 10 easy detoxing tips you need to make a change in your life.

You’ve spent the festive season blissfully indulging in warming treats and relaxing with loved ones, when suddenly it hits you: you need a full-body reboot to cleanse your skin from a sugar-heavy diet and to banish the winter weight gain before summer sneaks up on you. Getting healthy is the promise we make to ourselves at the beginning of every year and often quickly fail at. To succeed, sometimes all it takes is a simple detox to kick-start a change in our habits. Get going with these pointers from top detox experts.

‘Sleep as much, as deep and as often as you can. Without a proper sleep, all systems fail.’- Emily Shaw, founder of Amaveda

As a daily detox, sleep does much more than simply reduce dark circles. Boosting the immune system and helping our body to naturally cleanse itself, getting the right amount of sleep is crucial for maintaining good health.

‘In beauty, less is always more. Since using Pai products, I’ve never looked back. I have an unnatural obsession with its Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil.’- Lily Simpson, founder of Detox Kitchen

Enriching skin with the nutrients necessary for regeneration and healing, rosehip oil enhances your natural beauty for complete skin cleansing. Designed specifically for sensitive skin, Pai products avoid the harsh ingredients found in many beauty products that can often cause imbalance with long-term use.

‘The healthiest way to cleanse your body would be to drink water and eat lots of raw fresh fruit and green vegetables. This helps to detox your pathways, cleanse your colon and boost digestion.’ – Geeta Sidhu-Robb, founder of Nosh Detox

We all know that water does more for our body than just hydrate. It also helps to flush toxins and improve wellbeing. Increasing your water intake as part of a detox can strengthen your immune system as well as aid weight loss. Combining increased water consumption with eating raw foods provides your body with essential nutrients and vitamins needed to promote health.

Sweat. Utilise your largest organ of elimination: the skin. Start dry brushing or heat up from the inside in an infrared sauna.’ –Emily Shaw

Sweating detoxes the skin to remove toxins and clean the pores for a healthier appearance. Naturally improving beauty, regularly sweating is effective for treating acne and other skin irritations.

Get nourished with some wheatgrass powder.’ –Lily Simpson

A natural healer, wheatgrass has been proven to neutralise toxins in the body for a stronger immune system. An easy daily supplement, wheatgrass can be incorporated into shakes and juices as well as consumed alone in water.

Eat more alkaline. Research has proven that disease cannot survive in an alkaline state, yet, as a whole, we are too acidic. Investigate acid-alkaline food charts, buy yourself some pH strips to test your acidity, and bring more alkaline-forming foods into your diet.’-  Emily Shaw

Alkaline foods help to maintain a healthy pH balance inside the body, which is necessary for decreasing the risk of chronic diseases. Main sources of alkaline foods include raw greens, plant proteins and spices.

‘Get plenty of probiotics in your diet.’-  Geeta Sidhu-Robb

Necessary for maintaining healthy digestion, natural probiotics found in foods such as yoghurt and cheese are vital for helping the body efficiently process food.

‘Sip on aloe vera – it supports every single cell in the body.’- Emily Shaw

A natural cleanser, aloe vera has been proven to aid digestion while also improving heart health. An organic way of helping the body detox itself, drinking aloe vera at least twice a day can cleanse toxins that prevent organs from functioning at their best.

‘Try a supplement such as nux vomica to help with your digestion.’ –Geeta Sidhu-Robb

An all-round health aid, nux vomica supplements are often used to aid digestion and boost the immune system in avoidance of both acute and chronic conditions. Recommended for those who have a sedentary lifestyle, this detox supplement can improve symptoms that may occur from being inactive.

‘Stock up on spirulina powder.’- Lily Simpson

Spirulina powder is proven to improve high cholesterol and blood pressure. Including spirulina powder in your diet helps to ensure you have the right amount of protein and amino acids needed to stimulate your body.