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How to Detox:  5 Step Guide

How to Detox: 5 Step Guide

Our bodies are exposed to chemical by-products from the foods we consume, our environment and normal bodily processes. We need to be able to break down and remove these ‘toxins’ quickly and effectively in order to maintain optimum physical and mental health and well-being.

Why detox?

Our skin, cells, blood, gut, liver and kidneys all function to facilitate proper waste removal and toxin elimination. However, as we become increasingly exposed to toxins in our modern world and are subject to stress and poor diets which can compromise our natural detox systems, we can all benefit from a little extra detox support.

How does our body naturally detox?

You will know your body is detoxing efficiently if you can maintain a healthy weight, have clear skin, have healthy digestion and bowel movements, feel energised, sleep well, maintain a positive state of mind, have manageable menstrual cycles and can fight off colds and flu. If like many of us however, you feel you need support in any of these areas, enhancing your body’s natural detoxifying abilities might be just what you require.

How to support your body in detox?

So, how is this achieved?  Whilst popular detox methods such as fasting and juice cleansing may work for some, for others they may actually cause more harm than good.

The way we at anatome think about detox is that it must be formed in the concept of support, not in pushing our bodies to our uppermost limits.

The 5 steps:
1. Eat a balanced and varied diet with plenty of fruit and veg, Opt for organic produce wherever possible.
2. Stay hydrated.
3. Take a multi-strain pro-biotic and/or consume pro-biotic foods such as kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi and natural yogurt, and reduce consumption of sugars and refined carbohydrates.
4. Reduce exposure to man-made chemicals from plastics, detergents, personal care products, pollution etc.

5. Take regular gentle exercise or movement.

Using anatome’s Detoxify + Cleanse supplement is a gentle yet effective way to bolster your body’s natural detoxifying abilities. This compound provides a range of vitamins and botanicals which support the liver – the most integral organ for effective toxin elimination – and vital cellular detox processes throughout the human body.

This supplement provides 100% of your daily vitamin B2 (aka as Riboflavin) which is essential for proper liver detox function as it is a cofactor (helper) of the enzymes that help break down toxins in the liver. Choline, another B vitamin is also essential for effective detoxification by enhancing the liver’s function by supporting fat removal from liver cells. These B vitamins are water-soluble and thus rapidly used by the body and not stored; daily intake is important therefore particularly if you are under stress or drinking a lot of coffee as these both speed up excretion.

Using sensible, well-grounded detox approaches is the best way to make sure we are taking care of ourselves properly!