Unfortunately this is how many people greet the New Year as they say goodbye to the festive season or the silly season as it is known by many! There is absolutely nothing wrong with a little indulgence, a few extra treats a change of routine and dietary habits etc. as family and friends gather round but it is the constant bingeing, overeating, over drinking (fizzy drinks, alcohol, coffee) , lack of sleep and so on which takes its toll on the body.
You cannot keep mis-treating your body and EXPECTING then to feel good! You cannot.
With an overload of sugar in all its various forms …sweets, chocolate, alcohol (yes, alcohol breaks down to sugar within minutes of consumption, processed foods, white starchy foods, breads, cakes, puddings, mince pies, croissants etc etc!)
THE RESULT…foggy brain, poor memory/forgetfulness, headaches, migraines, sinus problems, weight gain, digestive upsets, bloating, constipation, aches and pains all over, dead tired problematic skin, frequent infections, insomnia, tiredness, inability to cope with stress…do I need to go on? I really could!
Do you know that all of these complaints can be helped by a proper functioning body?
When you eat a wide varied diet you are giving the body every opportunity to work well by supplying it the nutrients it needs. The problem with us is that we stick to the same handy boring good old reliable every day, tea, toast, porridge, potatoes, meat…not that there is anything wrong with these but there is when that’s all you eat!
To keep toxins eliminated from your body you need the following nutrients on a consistent basis, which all work together to perform detoxification through the liver. As the liver detoxifies in different phases like different levels it needs the wide variety of nutrients as listed below for it to work at its optimum.
Vitamin E…found in avocados, olive oil, nuts, seeds, fish.
Vitamin C– found in broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, green vegetables, nettle tea.
Glutathione, found in onions, garlic, chives.. Selenium found in nuts, seeds, fish…
Selenium is a powerful antioxidant and helps your body to fight disease.
Beta-carotene found in orange/deep yellow coloured foods e.g. butternut squash, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, melons, mangoes, papaya and all the green leafy veg too such as kale and spinach.
It is up to you! YOU HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL OVER WHAT YOU PUT INTO YOUR MOUTH AND INTO YOUR BODY.
What are you willing to change?
Up your water intake, cut out the rubbish and introduce new foods into your daily routine. If you already have a good diet then there may be other hidden toxins in the body which are not necessarily dietary related. It can be smoke, chemicals from your working environment, and chemicals from your garden or household sprays, body care chemicals which you lash onto your skin every day. Internal imbalances in hormones and so on. If this is the case we can test to get to the root of this for you.