The Weird And The Wonderful World of DETOX!

 

 

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In an ideal world nobody would need colonic therapy…Just imagine for a minute…If we woke in the morning in a tropical paradise, gently aroused by little birds tweeting in the blue sky , got out of bed after a dream filled sleep and made our way to our private beach, feeling the soft sand beneath our toes and ate breakfast of local berries and fruit. We then spent all day helping others and smiling in the sunshine. Then, as the day  naturally turns to into the evening, you calmly return to your haven that is your home to blissfuly fall back into another wonderful night of slumber….. If only even a version of this were true then nobody would need colonic therapy because our bodies and in particular our digestive system which is so super amazing would be able to do exactly what it is designed to do.

HOWEVER, we unfortunately aren’t lucky enough to have this luxury – we are normally dragging ourselves out of bed shocked out of sleep by an alarm clock, usually when its still dark. stressed girl in morning Tweetering birds aren’t around just the pull of Twitter and social media while we haven’t even opened our eyes properly. Then we run around the house like a headless chicken with a piece of toast in one hand and your child’s homework in the other whilst trying to get everyone organised put a wash on and get ready to race out of the door for the morning commute…..

My point is this, every so often we need to calmly take a step back and give our systems a little reboot. You will be amazed at just how re-energised detoxing can make you feel.

Here at The Cleanse we recommend you try to detox at least twice a year, ideally four times a year is even better.  This can be anything from a 24 hour fast to a 14 day cleanse programme.  We have seen many clients over the years benefit from incorporating colonic hydrotherapy into there detox schedule.  Below you will find a couple of detox methods that you may find interesting. juice detox

We offer two colonic hydrotherapy sessions for just £80.00, please feel free to contact us on 07470 348 093 should you have any questions or to book!

In the meantime read on and dream of that sandy beach…..

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Every cell in our body excretes waste material, which becomes toxic and poisonous to our bodies if it is allowed to build up faster than it can be eliminated or filtered out of the body. The most common symptoms of toxic buildup within the body are mental dullness, aching-stiff joints, gas and bloat, high acidity, digestive problems with the stomach and colon, acid reflux and fatigue. It is imperative to naturally detox to rid yourself of the effects of impurities and toxins. There is a lot of popular sharing of results of clay users suggesting that Calcium Bentonite Clay therapy may be an ideal detoxification treatment because it is safe and effective. Clay has many healing abilities due to its alkaline pH and high negative ionic charge, and it works on the entire organism. Take control of your body by detoxing to help regain and achieve the pinnacle of your health!

The legacy of exposure to persistent man-made chemicals combined with the denigration of the food chain has increased our susceptibility to chronic degenerative disease and cancer. Reversal can only come about by resolving these primary causes of disease. By releasing the toxic burden of the body and restoring its nutritional status, we can change our internal environment and achieve good health.

Resolving the primary causes of disease is facilitated by proper nutrition, exercise, and detoxing. Drinking plenty of water and simple sweating helps to flush your system of toxins, but clay therapy, which has been used for thousands of years by indigenous people around the world, has passed the test of time to be a superior natural detoxification method.

Clay is basically inert super charged minerals, and it gets its negative electromagnetic energy charge from the thermo dynamic heat and volcanic action that created it. When activated by water the clay awakens with a strength that radiates throughout the body, stimulating energy for the rebuilding and revitalization of latent cells, and starts a healing process. The body needs this energy to restore  balance essential to healthy maintenance. In addition, this super power has the ability to absorb harmful, toxic substances from within the body, tightly bind them within the molecule, and carry them out of the body.

By absorbing toxins before they enter the bloodstream, clay reduces the overload of toxins that the liver and kidneys normally have to filter out. By eliminating the buildup of waste lodged in the lower colon, clay allows the body to absorb more nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

The Ninja Dog     Yes you read it right!! This really could ONLY be from Japan!  We’ve seen some bizarre ideas in our day, but a “hot dog”  as a method for detoxing the body really tops the lot!. The Ninja Dog, sold at Japan’s IKEA stores, contains edible bamboo charcoal and plays into the trendy (but not so sure if its fact-based) idea that activated charcoal can clear out your system when ingested. Interestingly enough is the fact that if you do take charcoal in tablet form it WILL eliminate any smells from when you break wind, its something that we at THE CLEANSE recommend to our clients who feel embarrassed or anxious about flatulence.

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This is an actual ninja hot dog from IKEA in Japan

Verdict: Come on. You’ll do far more for your health by assembling something from IKEA—a process which likely burns 483,920,483 calories, most of them born of frustration—than you will eating this glorified junk food.

Tongue scraping  this one we are definitely more familiar with, is an Ayurvedic practice that involves, well, scraping your tongue with something called, well, a tongue scraper.

The ancient Ayurvedic recommendation of tongue scraping is one that is often overlooked. There are many benefits to this daily practice as far as oral health, and overall physical, mental, and spiritual health. Since the oral cavity is one of the main gateways between your mind/body and the environment, maintaining the health of this connection is critical to general well-being.

No doubt, people who clean their tongue on a daily basis can validate the invigorating effects this practice has. In fact, by removing the coating and stimulating the tongue this helps to balance the heavy and dulling qualities of Kapha dosha in your physiology.tounge scrapper

Scraping the tongue daily removes any build-up on the tongue, which, if left untreated, can lead to bad breath and may house a significant number of bacteria. This simple practice is a direct way of removing Ama from your physiology. In Ayurveda, Ama refers to any accumulation of toxic residue in the mind-body. This can result from improper eating, poor digestion, or a reflection of an imbalance somewhere in the gastrointestinal system.

tongue-scraping-beforeafterIn addition, from an Ayurvedic perspective, by removing this coating you improve your ability to taste your food, which makes it more satisfying. By increasing your taste reception, not only do you eat less, you also eliminate the need to add more sugar, salt, or excessive spice to the food to make it more flavorful. Many of the beneficial phytonutrients and “body signals” that your food contains are first interpreted by the mind-body upon contact with receptors on the tongue. You want to improve this communication between your food and your body by removing any coating that is interfering with that connection. Also, many herbs have their beneficial effects from the initial contact with receptors on the tongue. Hence, you need a clear tongue to receive this healthy information.

Verdict: Given the evidence, we’d say this oral detox is worth trying.

 

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Don’t hesitate to contact us on 07470 348 093 to book for the offer of 2 sessions for an amazing £80.00

How can colon therapy benefit me?

 

 

 

 

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Colon hydrotherapy is an amazing treatment that gives you a kick start in improving your diet, lifestyle and exercise regime.

Individuals suffering from constipation and bloating can benefit greatly from  colon hydrotherapy.  Likewise, if you suffer from toxicity of the bowels your symptoms can be greatly relieved by cleansing the colon.

It’s true to say,  a session of colonic hydrotherapy  literally acts like a “workout” for your colon. It can restore and encourage peristalsis. ( the name of the muscle movement of the colon ) When peristalsis is reactivated, the colon will tone up, thereby helping to provide more normal elimination functions.

healthy imsgr of colonic juiceFor any clients wishing to embark on a detox programme, colon hydrotherapy and an eating plan are a great combination for any detox. Whatever the detox programme you choose and whatever the reason, weight loss or lack of energy etc, colon hydrotherapy can assist in clearing toxins out of the body as quickly as possible.

Colon hydrotherapy is a fantastic option when dealing with a high stress lifestyle which requires the individual to perform consistently at his/her peak. Stress often manifests in some conditions, so many high stress individuals may be stressedconstipated or bloated as a result.

A combination of colon hydrotherapy, diet overhaul and appropriate exercise programme, can assist in improving metabolism and improve energy levels and mental clarity, and reduce stress levels associated with the lifestyle.

Many health problems can be helped with colon hydrotherapy.

As well as bloating and digestive disorders, a compacted, sluggish colon can also cause many other common problems.

For example, a toxic colon can contribute towards:

Constipation         Diarrhoea               Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Bloated stomach       Wind              Indigestion        Headaches

Bad breath              Food cravings           Weight problems   Poor sleeping patterns

Bladder infection       Prostate problems       Menstrual problems

Puffy or dry eyes           Skin and nail problems      Irritability

Anxiety and depression

All of the above can be greatly reduced by colonic hydrotherapy.

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Here at THE CLEANSE we offer the state of the art LIBBE system, an open colonic system that is safe, comfortable and gentle. Warm, purified water gently flows into your bottom through a tube no bigger then a pencil.  When the water is expelled the waste and toxins thats have been compacted in the large bowel are flushed away. The treatment takes about 40 minutes and we offer a pro biotic after the session to help replace any of the good bacteria that may have been lost.

Our amazing offer of 2 colonic sessions for just £80.00 really can’t be beat for value!!! Saving you FORTY pounds.

Why not book NOW or call us on 07470 348 093 if you have any questions!

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Detox shake/ smoothie

 

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Here at The Cleanse many of our clients visit for a session when they are either beginning or finishing a detox.  This can be anything from a specific liver cleanse or a vegetable smoothie cleanse or even the Madal Bal Master Cleanse which Beyonce famously lost so much weight on. No matter which detox suits you, you really will benefit from a session or two of colonic hydrotherapy.

lemon in waterSessions are relaxing and effective.

We have a special offer running of two sessions for just £80.00 – Saving £40.00 !!!!

We have suggested a few easy to follow detox smoothies to start you off on your journey to feeling more energised and loosing weight. Enjoy!!!!

Detox smoothies are a delicious way to detox, and one of the best detox drinks to add to your daily routine. To detox the body you need to feed it foods that help it purge itself, while at the same time provide it with the vitamins and minerals it needs to function at its best.

berries-1000x5761. All-About-the-Berries Smoothie

Berries are your friend when it comes to detoxing because of all the antioxidants and fiber they contain. They’re just the thing your body needs to replenish itself and to help purge toxins from its various systems. Blueberries are packed with them, and raspberries and blackberries also have a lot, so we’ll use all three here to make sure it’s a detox winner.

What You Need

1 1/2 cups Berry Mix (Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries)
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1 cup Purified Water
1/8 cup rolled oats

Instructions: Blend everything together until you reach a smoothie consistency. The beauty of berries is their easy prep. Fresh berries need a rinse before going in, while frozen you just pop right in. When detoxing organic produce is always recommended.

2. Kale-It-Up Smoothie

Kale is the new spinach, and as such you should make sure you’re eating some on a semi-regular basis. A smoothie makes a great vehicle for upping your kale intake, since the curly kind of kale can be a bit much to munch on.

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1 handful Kale
1/2 apple
1 cup Coconut Water

Instructions: If you use curly kale make sure you cut off the hard and stringy ribs that run down the middle of the leaf. Most blenders will have a tough time with these, and even if you use a professional grade blender it might still leave bits behind. We recommend baby kale, since you can just grab it and toss it in.

You’ve probably heard of kale by now and seen it in stores, as it’s benefited from its fare share of popularity. But this is one trend that you can join in and keep up because kale is the real deal.

 

ginger3. Ginger Spice Smoothie

Ginger root is great to keep around if you’re trying to detox, as we’ll see below. As far as flavor goes, ginger definitely wakes up the taste buds and provides a kick that can be quite refreshing. Combining it with cinnamon gives it additional anti-inflammatory benefits, and really kicks up the spiciness of this smoothie. Not hot spiciness like a pepper, but a spice that will be felt nonetheless.

What You Need

1 nub Ginger Root
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 handful Spinach
1 cup Purified Water

Instructions: The more you mince the ginger before adding it in, the less bits you’ll have to crunch on once it’s all blended up.

Ginger has a cleansing effect on the digestive system, helping to ease bloating and gas, and breaking up congestion throughout the body. It’s been used throughout the ages as a treatment for different disorders, and makes a great addition to your detoxing efforts.

4. Cocoa Bliss Smoothie

You can use chocolate as part of your detox routine, as long as it’s the right kind. This smoothie tastes like chocolate covered strawberries, sweet and chocolatey with digestive enzymes from the honey, no refined sugar, and antioxidants from the chocolate and strawberries.

What You Need

1 tbsp Dark Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1/2 cup Strawberries
1 cup Ice (if during warmer months)

Instructions: Blend everything together until frothy and smooth.

Dark Cocoa Powder

Dark cocoa is going to contain antioxidants that regular cocoa doesn’t have. It’s also going to be sugar free if you go with a high quality option. The caffeine content will vary by manufacturer, but it is a small enough amount to only affect those very sensitive to caffeine.

 

If its good enough for Gwynnie….

 

 

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The Christmas and party binging is over.

 

No more excuses and no chronic last pigouts.

 

gwyneth paltrowMade popular by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow ( the Cleanses’s fave celeb! ) amongst many others. Its detox time once again.  Our Gwynnie has, for years been an advocate of colonic irrigation.  She mentions regularly about colonic hydrotherapy on her lifestyle website Gloop.

 

 

Well good news!! You don’t need to be a Hollywood a-lister !!!

The Cleanse, colonic hydrotherapy is in Barnet!!!

And you dont have to be part of the super rich either as our extended offer of 2 colonics for just £80.00 mean that you will be saving a massive £40!!! 

It really is the moment to reclaim your body and your health.

But where to begin when left with the bloated and weighty repercussions of intense end-of-the year gluttony? It’s not easy to detox when you’re caught in crave-the-entire-bread-basket before-your-starter-has-even-arrived cycle. Not to mention that you’re lethargic from not enough sleep and too low on energy to hit the gym.

Rather, you’re filled with endless excuses as to why tomorrow will be a better day to get back into the routine of healthy living.

This Isn’t Just Laying Off The Booze For a Few Weeks

Just like the spring and winter cleaning we do for our home, it’s great to do the same with your body and detox at least twice a year as the seasons change.

natural energiserDetoxing can be a test of discipline and dedication. Regular detoxers swear it boosts energy, increases mental clarity and has skin glowing. For first time detoxers the best results come to those who are able to spend a few days out of your normal schedule and really concentrate on the task in a gentle manner.  Forgoing meats, dairy, grains, fish and fiber and subsisting only on fresh, organic fruits and vegetable juices is easier to maintain when far away from  others. Its all about preparation and forward thinking, making the experience as easy as possible.

A three to five day detox can really welcome the return of energy, restful sleep and overall good feeling. A two-week detox is obvioulsy tougher but brings on significant yet natural weight loss. Most people see 5-7 lbs melt off in a week and as much as 20 lbs in two weeks. After the initial three days of the more challenging 2 week option, detoxers find that hunger pangs, cravings and nausea from low blood sugar disappear. Colonic hydrotherapy in conjunction with your detox will make sure you see the optimum results.

The Cleanse has offers running throughout January to help you on your journey to a healthier happier you.  Contact us NOW.

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Christmas tips for food swaps.

 

 

Let Colonic Hydrotherapy help you feel less bloated in the run up to the PARTY season.  A course of colonic sessions can really make you feel slimmer and more energised.

Our Offer of 2 colonics for just £80.00 will be running throughout December and January.  So contact us NOW on 07470 348093

At this time of year we often rush around , stressed and eating whatever is to hand as we are so busy. Also, in the coming weeks we seem to continuously be offered many foods we wouldn’t eat all year – Quality Street on tap and lots of mince pies!!!!

With this in mind, THE CLEANSE offers some healthy food swaps that will help you make the right choices to treat yourself this Christmas without loading up on fattening and high-calorie dishes that result in unwanted weight gain.

 

white-wine-spritzer-recipe-lemonChristmas cheer comes with binge drinking and all the empty calories of alcohol. Try to choose low-calorie beverages instead.
If you must drink, then instead of having a glass of white wine, mix half wine and half carbonated water to save over 50 calories.

jumbo-shrimpEat shrimp instead of fried appetizers
There’s no need to give up on appetisers while you’re mingling at a party. Save over 100 calories by choosing three jumbo shrimp with some sauce instead of fried snacks. Shrimp also has a low saturated fat content.

Make a healthier choice by choosing dark chocolateDon’t be tempted by gourmet chocolate and candy, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some dark chocolate instead. It has a lower calorie and fat content. Dark chocolate also contains flavonoids that have heart-healthy benefits.

Munch on popcorn
If you’re hosting a party and want to choose a light snack for your guests to munch on, try popcorn instead of salted mixed nuts. This will help save over 500 calories and 25 grams of carbohydrates per cup!

Keep your Christmas cocoa drink simple
Instead of selecting a speciality drink that contains whipped cream, sugar or ice-cream in a coffee shop, opt for a hot chocolate with fat-free milk. You’ll save about 150-200 calories by making this simple switch.

Lighten up the potatoes
Baked potatoes are a good source of Vitamin C and fibre, but the added cheese, cream, and butter cancels out its health benefits. One medium stuffed potato contains about 300 calories and 9 grams of saturated fat.
Use low-fat dairy products or add low-calorie vegetables like onions and spinach to create a lighter version of stuffed potatoes. Roasted sweet potatoes are also a great alternative and contain only half of the calories.

turkeySkip red meat, eat white turkey meat
This ones a no brainer for this time of year!!!Turkey is a good source of protein. A turkey breast packs more flavour than chicken, and is also relatively lower in fat. A serving of turkey breast without the skin is only about 160 calories, with most pieces containing only 1 to 4 grams of fat.

Choose salsa and yoghurt dips over full-fat dipssalsa
Appetisers need dips, but you will consume too many calories from dips made with full-fat cream or cheese. Substitute full-fat cream with low-fat or non-fat yogurt. Choose fresh salsa over fattening dips. You will save 125 calories per 1/2 cup.

Make a healthier choice by choosing dark chocolate
Don’t be tempted by gourmet chocolate and candy, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some dark chocolate instead. It has a lower calorie and fat content. Dark chocolate also contains flavonoids that have heart-healthy benefits.

Cheesecake is always a crowd favourite during the holidays. The problem is that one large slice of cheesecake has about 300-500 calories and 20-30 grams of fat. This is without accounting for the calories from assorted flavours and toppings. A regular slice of cheesecake is loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, whole milk, sugar, and heavy whipping cream.

cheescake Check out lighter versions of cheesecake recipes and garnish it with fresh fruits instead.

Most of all though, Christmas is a time for family, friends and fun, so make sure you are kind to yourself and ENJOY!

christmas-partyPlease feel free to contact us if you have any questions about colonic hydrotherapy or you would like to book our special offer of 2 Colonic sessions for just £80.00. Call or contact us NOW

 

Christmas swaps

 

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Let Colonic Hydrotherapy help you feel less bloated in the run up to the PARTY season.  A course of colonic sessions can really make you feel slimmer and more energised.

Our Offer of 2 colonics for just £80.00 will be running throughout December and January.  So contact us NOW on 07470 348093

At this time of year we often rush around , stressed and eating whatever is to hand as we are so busy. Also, in the coming weeks we seem to continuously be offered many foods we wouldn’t eat all year – Quality Street on tap and lots of mince pies!!!!

With this in mind, THE CLEANSE offers some healthy food swaps that will help you make the right choices to treat yourself this Christmas without loading up on fattening and high-calorie dishes that result in unwanted weight gain.

 

white-wine-spritzer-recipe-lemonChristmas cheer comes with binge drinking and all the empty calories of alcohol. Try to choose low-calorie beverages instead.
If you must drink, then instead of having a glass of white wine, mix half wine and half carbonated water to save over 50 calories.

jumbo-shrimpEat shrimp instead of fried appetizers
There’s no need to give up on appetisers while you’re mingling at a party. Save over 100 calories by choosing three jumbo shrimp with some sauce instead of fried snacks. Shrimp also has a low saturated fat content.

Make a healthier choice by choosing dark chocolateDon’t be tempted by gourmet chocolate and candy, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some dark chocolate instead. It has a lower calorie and fat content. Dark chocolate also contains flavonoids that have heart-healthy benefits.

Munch on popcorn
If you’re hosting a party and want to choose a light snack for your guests to munch on, try popcorn instead of salted mixed nuts. This will help save over 500 calories and 25 grams of carbohydrates per cup!

Keep your Christmas cocoa drink simple
Instead of selecting a speciality drink that contains whipped cream, sugar or ice-cream in a coffee shop, opt for a hot chocolate with fat-free milk. You’ll save about 150-200 calories by making this simple switch.

Lighten up the potatoes
Baked potatoes are a good source of Vitamin C and fibre, but the added cheese, cream, and butter cancels out its health benefits. One medium stuffed potato contains about 300 calories and 9 grams of saturated fat.
Use low-fat dairy products or add low-calorie vegetables like onions and spinach to create a lighter version of stuffed potatoes. Roasted sweet potatoes are also a great alternative and contain only half of the calories.

turkeySkip red meat, eat white turkey meat
This ones a no brainer for this time of year!!!Turkey is a good source of protein. A turkey breast packs more flavour than chicken, and is also relatively lower in fat. A serving of turkey breast without the skin is only about 160 calories, with most pieces containing only 1 to 4 grams of fat.

Choose salsa and yoghurt dips over full-fat dipssalsa
Appetisers need dips, but you will consume too many calories from dips made with full-fat cream or cheese. Substitute full-fat cream with low-fat or non-fat yogurt. Choose fresh salsa over fattening dips. You will save 125 calories per 1/2 cup.

Make a healthier choice by choosing dark chocolate
Don’t be tempted by gourmet chocolate and candy, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some dark chocolate instead. It has a lower calorie and fat content. Dark chocolate also contains flavonoids that have heart-healthy benefits.

Cheesecake is always a crowd favourite during the holidays. The problem is that one large slice of cheesecake has about 300-500 calories and 20-30 grams of fat. This is without accounting for the calories from assorted flavours and toppings. A regular slice of cheesecake is loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, whole milk, sugar, and heavy whipping cream.

cheescake Check out lighter versions of cheesecake recipes and garnish it with fresh fruits instead.

Most of all though, Christmas is a time for family, friends and fun, so make sure you are kind to yourself and ENJOY!

christmas-partyPlease feel free to contact us if you have any questions about colonic hydrotherapy or you would like to book our special offer of 2 Colonic sessions for just £80.00. Call or contact us NOW

 

fad diets

 

 

As the silly season approaches, here at THE CLEANSE we ask our self  ” Why is it that common sense disappears when a celebrity swears by the latest fad?

This is in honor of our silly compulsions and get-skinny-quick desires.

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Zoe Kravitz

1. Clay Cleanse

We’ve heard of celebrities doing ridiculous diets that include maple syrup, purple foods and baby food – but now there’s one that involves drinking clay. Actual clay made from volcanic ash – yikes. Both Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley have admitted using the clay cleanse, with Zoe using it to lose weight for a film role that saw her portraying an anorexic and bulimic – she reportedly lost 20lbs. She told Us Weekly: ‘I ended up drinking clay because it cleans out your body and fills you up. I was eating like a Mason jar of pureed vegetables a day and running.’

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Shiliene Woodley

Does clay have cleansing abilities that help remove toxins? Yes. But usually clay is used as a face mask to remove skin impurities, or used in a culinary context to eliminate toxicants in food sources.

This wacky trend was brought to the spotlight by actress Shailene Woodley, who described clay as “one of the best things you can put into your body,”. But other than that hype, there is no substantial evidence that clays remove toxins, or that they should be consumed as a purifying measure. There are far better ways to get minerals, and besides, our liver and kidneys do a pretty good job detoxifying our bodies without mud. Let them do their job.

The science behind the clay cleanse is that the substance has binding properties, which cleanse your digestive track by sticking all the rubbish together and removing it when you poo.clay
Bentonite clay comes in powder form and is mixed with water. Dieters will lose weight because it helps keep them fuller for longer, as well as sweeping out the toxins and heavy metals from the body.
Sarah Brewer, doctor and author of The Total Detox Plan, says ‘[It] isn’t something she would recommend. Clay is very binding, so it could cause constipation and long-term it could even remove useful things from the body like iron.’
And it gets worse: the Food Standards Agency has warned that some products bought from online retailers have been found to contain arsenic, exposure to which could lead to ‘an increased risk of lung, skin and bladder cancer.’

Looks like you should just stick to your good old healthy eating plan instead…
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/15/shailene-woodley-and-zoe-kravitz-swear-by-it-but-would-you-drink-clay-to-lose-weight-4798615/#ixzz4QxVJ9E3J

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This one just screams…Im  A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!!! Okay, this may not be damaging to your health, but it’s certainly strange and may take some getting used to before they become mainstream. Crickets have already found their way into plenty of popular foods: protein bars, dried as a snack (similar to dried fruit), flour, chips, and cookies.

That’s right, protein derived from creepy, crawly, and even winged creatures is generating buzz among the health obsessed as the new go-to food for fueling your workouts and staying fit and lean.

“When it comes to bugs, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization has identified almost 2,000 types of edible insect species,” says Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDE, and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In fact, in 2013 the UN released a report arguing that insects are a viable — and highly nutritious food source, rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats.

Beyond that, eating insects might be good for the environment, offering an easy, cheap way to feed people worldwide as the planet’s population steadily climbs towards the nine billion mark.

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The forever youthful Sir Cliff Richard

3. The Blood-Type Diet

Researchers from the University of Toronto discovered the theory behind the blood-type diet, which claims an individual’s nutritional needs depends on their blood type, is unfounded and invalid.

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The amazing Martine!

Popularized by the popular book Eat Right For Your Type, the theory maintained that one’s blood type can improve health and lower the risk of chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease. These researchers shut the notion down, saying someone’s ability to respond favorably to a diet depends on his or her ability to stay on the diet, not on their type of blood.

In Eat Right For Your Type Dr D’Admao matches the blood type to dietary recommendations, summarised here.

•The O diet Eat meat (high protein, low carbohydrate). Cut out wheat and most other grains. Engage in vigorous aerobic exercise. Your risk factors for ulcers and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis increase if you eat incorrectly for your type.

•The A diet You should be largely vegetarian (eating a high carbohydrate, low fat diet). Engage in gentle exercise such as yoga or golf and meditate to deal with stress. Your risk factors for cancer and heart disease increase if you eat incorrectly, according to Dr D’Admao.

•The B diet You should have the most varied diet of all the blood types, one including meat; yours is the only blood type that does well with dairy products. Engage in exercise such as moderate swimming or walking. Your risk for slow-growing viruses that attack the nervous system increases if you eat incorrectly for your type.

•The AB diet You have most of the benefits and intolerances of types A and B, so most foods which are recommended for either type A or B will also work for you. Engage in calming exercises and relaxation techniques. You have the friendliest immune system.

In the UK 46 per cent of people have O type blood, 42 per cent A, nine per cent B and three per cent A/B.

Cheryl Cole, Martine McCutcheon, Mirander Kerr and our very own Sir Cliff Richard have all at one time or another been on the blood type diet.

4. Butter Coffeebutter-coffee

Now this one is very controversial in my house as my husband, Jamie, swears by them!!! Bulletproof Coffee, recently back int he news, is a caffeinated concoction. Not your typical cup of coffee, it’s brewed with two-thirds of a stick of grass-fed butter. Let’s be clear; grass-fed butter is still butter, whether it comes from cows, sheep, goats, or yaks, it’s still adding 100 to 200 calories to your coffee.

The beverage is said to boost energy, shrink your waistline, and promote brain function, however a report in the Daily Mail says “any extra energy experienced by drinkers is merely a placebo effect,”.

Butter is high in saturated fat, which raises cholesterol and increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. But those who follow the Paleo diet will likely be fans of the coffee since it falls within their hat-fat regimen.

 

5. Charcoal Cleanse

Hospitals use a special charcoal cocktail to flush poison and alcohol out of patients’ systems. In 2014, normal people decided the black mess at the bottom of their grill would work great as a cleansing agent.

Activated charcoal is special, The DailyBurn reports, because of its efficacy in large surface areas. Carbon is treated with an oxidizing agent, which turns it to a fine dust with millions of pores and an immediate surface area that reduces the body’s absorption of poison (drugs and alcohol) by 47 percent. Everything—charcoal doesn’t discriminate, it will absorb everything—in your gut will stick to the charcoal and move through your body to be expelled in your next bowel movement. Lovely.fads celebrity

charcoalThis black, sandy substance may have a proven track record in urgent care settings, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to self-administer. If you decide to use it anyway,  take it under the guidance of a doctor so they can track your liver and enzyme levels, to ensure your body is not becoming depleted of essential nutrients.

It’s also important to note that the powder, which will turn your stools black when ingested, can mask upper GI bleeding that may be a side effect of serious digestive distress.

The biggest thing to keep in mind is to figure out the cause of your digestive problem before running to take activated charcoal. There might be something else going on in your system that is causing your symptoms.

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar – Who knew??

 


 

Here at The Cleanse, colonic hydrotherapy,  we love to share with you all any current trends in health, lifestyle and all things digestion!!! Heres our most recent discovery……

You know what they say: A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Or is it a spoonful of vinegar helps celebrities stay fit?

Stars like Miranda Kerr and Megan Fox have been vocal about their love of apple cider vinegar for years now, and this trend isn’t going away. Back in 2010 Megan Fox said, “It just cleanses out your system entirely.”

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And then there’s Miranda, who likes to drizzle it on her salad. She told Vogue Australia this month that she always makes “a big salad with finely chopped fennel, cucumber, feta cheese, baby spinach, avocado…and a dressing of macadamia oil, apple cider vinegar and Bragg’s amino acids.”

That actually sounds delicious, except for the amino acids part! Miranda also mentions that she uses the potent stuff for shiny hair. “You put on a little bit on in the shower as a rinse, and then wash it out. It stinks a little bit, but then you use conditioner and the smell goes away,” she said.

 

sj3Also a big fan of ACV is the beautiful Scarlett Johansson.  You would think Scarlett, the face of Dolce and Gabbana must pay big bucks to keep her skin flawless. Or that’s what I assumed. As it turns out, the “Don Jon” actress’ beauty secret costs around six pounds!!!.

 

Johansson opened up about her skincare obsession in the February issue of Elle UK and confessed that she washes her face with — wait for it — apple cider vinegar. The common household product is what she uses to keep her porcelain complexion in check and camera-ready.

 

Apple cider vinegar is OUR new obsession too!

I recently began taking ACV shots a few times a day for a quick and effective energy burst. However, I’ve since discovered so many other useful ways to incorporate ACV into my daily routine.

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It’s effective for pretty much anything — your skin, your hair, your house, and even your pets can benefit from its qualities. Raw, organic, unfiltered, and unpasteurized, ACV is so much more than a salad dressing!

1. ACV can detoxify your home.

It’s made from apple juice and is fermented to hard apple cider. It’s then fermented a second time to become apple cider vinegar. By using ACV in lieu of other products, we instantly decrease the consumption of unnatural chemicals in our homes and daily lives.

2. It can make your hair shine.

Apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and it will boost your hair’s body and shine. I recommend recycling an old shampoo bottle, then filling it with ½ tablespoon of ACV and 1 cup of cold water. Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing. Do this several times a week for dramatic results.

3. Natural ACV regulates the pH of your skin.

Dilute ACV with two parts water, and spread the concoction over your face with a cotton ball to replace your current toner. You can do this at night after washing, and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. A dab of ACV can also be left on the skin overnight to fade age spots or acne scars.

It’s also a recommended agent for warts. For warts, soak a cotton ball in ACV, then fasten the cotton ball over the wart with a Band-Aid overnight. The skin may swell some as it reacts with the solution. However, the wart will fall off. Once it falls off, the treatment should be continued for a few more days, to make sure the wart doesn’t return.

4. It can remove stains from teeth.

Rub teeth directly with apple cider vinegar, and rinse with water.

5. It can soothe sunburned skin.

Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath, and soak for 10 minutes to eliminate discomfort from sunburn.

6. ACV can be used as a natural aftershave.

Fill a bottle with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, and shake before applying to the face.

7. It’s an all-natural massage treatment.

Rubbing apple cider vinegar on your hands and feet will give massage-like benefits and relief to tired hands and feet.

8. ACV can aid in weight loss.

For daily weight management, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 ounces of water. This concoction can be sipped throughout the day.

9. ACV will balance your entire inner body system.

This one is really of interest to us all at The Cleanse – the body constantly strives to achieve a state of equilibrium. Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) lead to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection. Hence, my desire to sip some a few times a day for a natural boost of energy.

10. It can help you detox.

As part of balancing the body’s pH, ACV creates an overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver. – Another of our fave’s!

11. ACV is great for your lymphatic system.

This miracle vinegar helps to break up mucus throughout the body and cleanse the lymph nodes. Believe it or not, research suggests that ACV can help with allergies because of its ability to reduce mucus and sinus congestion. When reducing the effects of allergies, it can also help stave off sinus infections and their related symptoms, such as sore throats and headaches.

12. It can help your body get rid of candida.

This vinegar is rich in natural enzymes that can help rid your body of candida — yeasts that are attributed to thrush in humans. Candida is also blamed for creating symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, sugar cravings, and yeast infections.

13. ACV can help you reduce heartburn.

Though it might seem like an oxymoron to treat stomach acid with an acid-containing vinegar, there is research suggesting that apple cider vinegar works by correcting low acid, hence reducing heartburn. Natural remedy experts say you should begin to feel relief very shortly after taking 1 teaspoon of ACV followed by a glass of water. Note that ACV will not give relief if you have an ulcer.

14. It’s an all-natural room freshener.

ACV will clean your toilets and leave your bathroom smelling like apples! Just pour ACV into the toilet, and allow it to sit overnight. It can also be used in dishwashers as a substitute for dish detergent. Mix ½ cup of ACV with 1 cup water, and you can use this solution to clean microwaves, kitchen surfaces, windows, glasses, and mirrors, too.

As you can see, apple cider vinegar is a miracle product that can be used in a multitude of ways. I highly recommend it!

 

Apple cider vinegar and probiotics

Apples also contain pectin, which is an insoluble fiber found in many fruits and other plant species. As a fiber, pectin contains the health benefits of other types of fiber and also acts as a prebiotic. Prebiotics are non-digestible foods that encourage a healthy gut by supporting the growth of probiotic bacteria.

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The liver and kidneys are both major elimination organs and it’s important to support them while they work to process toxins from foods, medications, and the environment. The liver works to clean the blood and transforms toxins and chemicals so we can excrete them. The kidneys follow the liver and flush those toxins out of the body through the urine. Both are essential for maintaining a healthy body.

The toxic load our bodies have to bear is bigger now than ever before and ACV may be able to help protect the liver and kidneys, supporting your body’s detoxification pathways and ability to deal with the constant onslaught of chemicals from the outside world.

Does apple cider vinegar actually help reduce heartburn?

If you walk down the pharmacy aisle, you will see dozens or medications for acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD. These are some of the most common digestive disorders out there, but have you ever wondered why that is and why we have so much acidity? Well, the problem might not be acid at all.

Much of the time, acid reflux is not directly caused by stomach over-acidity, instead it is caused by acid that is supposed to be in the stomach backing up into the esophagus where it causes a burning sensation. When you take conventional acid reflux medication, you neutralize the acid in the esophagus and it relieves the burning sensation. The issue here is that it while it gets rid of the symptoms of acid reflux it doesn’t actually fix the problem.

Many integrative and functional medicine providers suggest that heartburn is actually caused by a lack of stomach acid. Acid is essential when is comes to keeping the valve at the end of the esophagus shut. When this valve stays shut during digestion, it keeps the acid in the stomach where it belongs and where it can do its job of helping with digestion and the absorption of key minerals.

Hydrochloric acid (HCl), the type of acid in your stomach, is essential for your gut health. It helps break down everything you ingest, it keeps your stomach at the right pH for digestive enzymes to work, and it helps attack harmful bacteria that might get into your GI tract.

Holisitc doctors theorize that stomach acid might actually help keep the valvue at the end of the esophagus opening and shutting properly. Therefore, a lack of stomach acid could cause the backflow and uncomfortable symptoms of reflux.

There isn’t much research out there, but even just looking at the amazon review section, you can see that loyalists are very enthusiastic about its acid reflux healing capability.

Try diluting a tablespoon of ACV in water and drinking it with your meals for better digestion and decreased heartburn.

Is apple cider vinegar a laxative?

Another common use of ACV is as a gentle laxative. There isn’t much hard research in this area, but by reading online reviews of ACV, you can see loyalists swear by it. As a totally natural alternative to pharmaceuticals, it might be worth a try to help keep things regular and moving. This is something to bear in mind between colonic hydrotherapy sessions to help you eliminate toxins.

It’s the candida diet tonic

Candida is a type of fungus that, when out of balance in humans, can cause a yeast infection or overgrowth in the gut. When the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is disrupted by antibiotics or a poor diet, candida can colonize the GI tract and grow out of control. In this case, candida can cause symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, digestion issues, irritability, and sugar cravings. Apple cider vinegar is the only type of vinegar recommended to people on the candida diet due to its prebiotic and gut health enhancing ingredients.

Apple cider vinegar: skin

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As we mentioned earlier, using ACV for healthy, glowing skin is favoured by even Hollywood superstars!  There are so many different creams, lotions, and potions out there that apple cider vinegar can be an opportunity to actually simplify your routine. Bring a minimalist attitude to your beauty routine by using ACV as great all-natural, simple, and inexpensive addition to your beauty routine.

Apple cider vinegar for acne

Speaking of acne, many people swear by ACV for clearing breakouts. ACV loyalists report smaller pores, more even skin and less acne. Who knows, in a few weeks you could be tossing all those expensive creams, cleansers, and pills in the trash. The idea here is the ACV can restore the skin’s natural acidity, skin that is too acidic or alkaline can lead to breakouts.

Apple cider vinegar as a local antiseptic

Acetic acid, one of the main ingredients in ACV, has been used as a local antiseptic for thousands of years. Acetic acid has been used as a disinfectant for wounds and was even used as an antiseptic agent to fight and prevent the plague. Studies comparing acetic acid to common household antiseptics (like iodine) have confirmed that vinegar can successfully kill a wide range of bacteria. In the age of antibiotic resistance we are always looking for more natural alternatives, so this might just be our favorite things about ACV!

Apple cider vinegar for dandruff and scalp health

Many people also use it as a dandruff treatment; due to its anti-fungal properties, ACV can work against some of the common causes of dandruff like a buildup of oil or a yeast-like fungus called malassezia.

ACV a hiccup remedy

It sounds funny but some people swear by vinegar as a remedy for persistent hiccups. We could not believe that we found research on this but various studies demonstrated the use of vinegar to relieve persistent hiccups.

So… I hope I have educated you all on the subject of ACV.  Remember to love your self from the inside out.

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yoga for digestion

 

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Proper digestion has the ability to make or break one’s overall wellness. Digestion is the nucleus of our energy regulation, and we don’t operate well when we’re feeling sluggish, bloated, or queasy. Optimal digestion leads to regular elimination, which is the body’s natural way of flushing out toxins and waste. However in today’s fast paced world many factors such as poor diet, stress and environment can all play a part in an overworked system, leaving us feeling bloated and lethargic.  Colonic hydrotherapy can be a great way to jumpstart your journey to a healthier, more energised you! The treatment is a safe way of flushing toxins from your body which will reflect in your well being, giving you glowing skin, mental clarity, more energy and less stress!

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1. Apanasana

Apanasana, knees hugged to belly, is known as the “wind-relieving pose.” Hugging the right knee into the belly massages the ascending colon, while hugging the left knee in massages the descending colon. Try this simple pose for improved digestion:

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Come to lie on the back. Settle into your yoga mat or wherever you are. Place your feet to the floor, directly beneath the knees. On an inhale, take your hands to your knees. On an exhale, hug the knees comfortably to the belly. Only hug in a comfortable amount. Stay here for 5-10 full breaths.

(Optional: follow with hugging one knee in at a time, first the right and then the left).

2. Twists

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We’ve all heard yoga teachers say, “Twisting aids digestion.” It used to go in one ear and out the other, until my own yoga teacher training. Compressing the colon in specific ways (right to left) can really aid in digestion. Detoxifying twists can stimulate the movement of those toxins that accumulate in the body and help usher them out.

Move from apanasana into a simple spinal twist. Hug the knees in gently and take an inhale. On the exhale, drop the knees to the left, compressing the right side of the body. Turn the head to the right for a nice neck stretch. Stay for at 5-10 full breaths. On an inhale return the knees to center and repeat on the other side.

3. Balasana

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Balasana, Child’s Pose, compresses the abdomen and massages the internal organs. Similar to apanasana, this pose stimulates the digestive system.

From lying on your back, hug the knees in once more. Roll to your right side, using the right arm as a pillow for the head. Take an inhale and, on the exhale, use the top arm to push up to seated. Come to kneel on the knees and sit back onto the heels. Bringing the knees comfortably wide, fold over the legs and rest your forehead on the floor. Either place the hands back by the feet or stack them under the forehead as a little pillow. Deeply inflate the lower belly against the upper thighs with each breath in Balasana, and remain here for 5-10 full breaths. On the last inhale take your hands to the floor beneath your shoulders and, on your exhale, press up.

If you’ve ever suffered from indigestion, irregular elimination, food allergy symptoms (basically, if you’re human!), you could benefit from these digestion improving yoga postures.

Practicing yoga is excellent at generally increasing one’s physical awareness, which can lead to more mindful eating and, thus, better digestion.