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Why Detox?

Why Detox?

It’s a New Year with new beginnings and you want to start it off on the right foot! What do you want to do differently this year?
If you’ve been feeling sluggish after all the Christmas Cheer, then a detox may be right for you.

Detoxing can help to give you more energy, a feeling of being "lighter" and "cleaner" on the inside and more vitality, however, it's important to do the right detox for your body, seeing one of our Naturopaths is always advised.

Why Detox?

There are so many more chemicals in our environment then there were two generations ago and there are also many more different food additives that our bodies aren’t used to. This can place a strain on our livers which is the organ that mainly eliminates toxins.

If you’re feeling:

  • Sluggish

  • Have a foggy head

  • Lethargic

  • Tired

  • Tend towards constipation

  • Difficulty sleeping, usually waking around midnight

Then doing a detox may be right for you (but always talk to your naturopath first!)

Is it just a Fad?

Detoxification has been around since biblical times. Sauna’s have been used throughout Europe to help rid the body of a build up of toxins. However, it today’s day and age we do have many “fad” detoxes which for some people can be dangerous. Detoxes such as the Lemon Detox Diet and the Kim Kadashian Detox, must really be used with caution .

What’s the difference between a detox at the health food shop or chemist and seeing a Naturopath?

Health food shop detox kits aren't always the best for everyone. There is no “one-size-fits-all detox” which is why we recommend seeing a naturopath to guide you through the detox process. Ensuring that you are doing a detox correctly will help put you on track for a great year!

What’s the science behind detoxification?

When we talk about liver detoxification, from a science perspective, we are talking about phase 1 and phase 2 liver enzymes. These enzymes help to turn a fat soluble toxin into a water soluble one, so it is easier for your body to eliminate. Caffeine is one of the many substances that can stop these enzymes from working as well as they should. Specific herbs and nutrients work to turn these enzymes around and help them to work better. At Empowered Health we use specifically formulated blends to help these enzymes work better, for the long term. Our formula’s nourish the liver and enable the liver enzymes to work even better. All our detox formula’s are either TGA approved or compounded especially for you.

Our Detox Program

We offer a 2 or 4 week detox that is tailor made especially for you. For more imformation call us to book book free 10 min phone chat to see if it's right for you or book a consultation.

Doing a detox with a naturopath is a great way to start the year.

Want to feel healthy again?

Book in for a Consultation at Empowered Health!

Written by Emma Tippett

Emma Tippett is a practicing Naturopath at Empowered Health in Melbourne. Website: http://www.empoweredhealth.com.au/andre-strand-nee-hepner/


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