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JANUARY – DETOX
Feeling a little sluggish? Skin looking a bit dull? A cleansing detox will help to revitalise your system, rebalance your emotions, boost your immunity and restore your skin’s natural glow.
Here are our top tips for pain-free purification.
Week 1 – Prepare
The first phase of a detox starts by reducing your intake of meat, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, sugar and processed foods.
In their place eat more rainbow fruit and vegetables – ideally steamed or in casseroles, SuperFoods, and increase your daily water intake to 2 litres.
Fight cravings with Chia Seeds. Absorbing up to twelve times their weight in water, these SuperFood seeds form a gel that lines the stomach helping to keep hunger at bay.
Week 2 – Eliminate
A clean digestive tract ensures you get more nutrients from your food. Opt for brown rice, root vegetables, berries and a glass of fibre-rich Psyllium Husks in water.
Daily brisk body brushing, and a regular vigorous massage with Detox Toning Oil, targeting fatty areas, will stimulate the circulation helping to enhance skin tone.
Week 3 – Cleanse
Support your liver and kidneys with plenty of green foods, especially broccoli, cabbage and kale, ideally raw. Now is a good time to reintroduce cleansing citrus fruit, especially grapefruit.
Week 4 – Maintenance
Your detox is now complete, but take your time before rushing back to your old ways to enjoy the full energising and revitalising benefits.
An 80/20 rule is perfect here, and the one we love applies to just about everything. Follow your new healthy diet 80% of the time, allowing yourself to stray 20%, you’re more likely to keep up the good work and stay feeling energised and revitalised.
Don’t forget to do a digital detox for a mental health boost. Taking regular timeout from smart phones, tablets and laptops has been shown to help boost feelings of wellbeing, improve posture, encourage better sleep, enhance memory and ironically, makes people feel more connected.
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FEBRUARY – IMMUNITY
We love winter – roaring fires, bracing winter walks and beautiful frosty mornings. But it’s also the season for coughs, colds and flu, and when life’s so busy, who has time to be sick?
Here are a few immunity-boosting tips to help you fight winter bugs and bounce back more quickly.
Eat yourself well
Be strong and try to fight the temptation to hunker down with starchy comfort foods. Instead go for antioxidant-rich fruit and green vegetables. We know it’s dull, but avoiding sugar, caffeine and processed or high fat foods really helps, as does exercise and sleep.