Celebrity Colonic Followers…… part one…..

 

Many people look to celebrities to see what trends are emerging. Style, fashion, and even health decisions are based on what famous folk are up to. It has become increasingly trendy to partake in a colon cleanse and many “A” list celebrities have been open about the type of cleanse they do and the results achieved.
Sometimes, or previously, a hush-hush topic, celebrities are publicly endorsing the benefits of colon cleansing. Many have attested that the practice has helped them remove harmful toxins from their body. In turn, this has helped many have higher energy, improved well being, and less bloating.

1. Oprah Winfrey
For Oprah, colon cleansing was an accompaniment to her weight loss program. She has publicly announced having seen wonderful results, and has endorsed the  cleansing process.

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2. Madonna

Madonna has claimed that, in conjunction with good exercise and diet, colon cleansing has helped keep her in shape. The preferred means of cleansing for her, and many celebrities, has been colon hydrotherapy, also known as a colonic. This method, similar to an enema, utilizes a tube inserted into the rectum to deliver water to flush toxins and waste out of the body.

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Here at THE CLEANSE we have lots of happy clients who are made to feel like celebrities! Our state of the art LIBBE systems provide a safe, discrete  and relaxing treatment.  Clients leave feeling refreshed and re-eneregised.  A course of 3-5 treatments can be really beneficial,  not only helping to kick start weight loss but helping you to rejuvenate from the inside out.  Colonic hydrotherapy can improve skin, hair and nails.  It instantly helps banish that bloated feeling and relieves the symptoms of constipation.

Book  our FANTASTIC offer  of 2 colonic sessions for just £80.00 today at THE CLEANSE and feel the difference!

Love YOU from the inside

 

 

TEQUILA

 

 

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OH MY OH MY – I Had to sit down when I first read this one…

TEQUILA IS GOOD FOR YOUR GUT!!!!

Whopppeeeeeeeee

Yes good news – for once – from all of us at THE CLEANSE.  Its been brought to our attention that TEQUILA has many health benefits. There’s info floating around on good old Facebook and we thought to our selves…Is it too good to be true?

AAArrribbbbbaaaa… as the Mexicans say.

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Are you surprised to hear TEQUILA has health benefits? In Mexico, where tequila was first developed, it is considered a sophisticated drink and is best enjoyed by taking slow, measured sips. Tequila has a bad reputation because many brands of the drink are mixed with other sugar based alcohols. If you buy a bottle of tequila made from 100% agave – a plant unique to Mexico – the drink can actually have some great benefits.

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TEQUILA IS A PROBIOTIC. Tequila can actually help maintain the proper balance of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract, assisting  with digestion and other health issues. An occasional glass of tequila can act as a probiotic. Probiotics are healthy bacteria in your intestines. They help maintain a healthy immune system. Fructans in agave are rich in probiotics, from which tequila is made. However, moderation is key. If you drink too much alcohol, your natural reserve of healthy bacteria can become depleted.

prebiotics-2TEQUILA IS A PREBIOTIC, which is any food ingredients that promote the growth of good bacteria in the intestines. A study by researchers in Mexico has found that the prebiotics in tequila can improve the intestine environment, which allows for good bacteria to thrive.

TEQUILA is a drink that can help your stomach. Experts suggest a shot before a meal to strengthen your metabolism and appetite. Having a glass after dinner can soothe and assist digestion. It’s recommended that each shot is accompanied by a glass of water.

sheep-2TEQUILA might be better than counting sheep. The drink’s relaxing benefits can help calm nerves and induce sleep, according to research. This is not an answer if you have chronic insomnia, but it does help with episodic encounters. Tequila is best as something to help you unwind on occasion and should not be relied on.

tequilaTEQUILA HELPS WITH MEDICATION. If you have a disease that affects your digestive system, like IBS, colitis or Crohn’s, tequila might be a real help. The fructans in tequila can help medication reach the colon without the stomach acid breaking the pills down. This is because the fructans contain natural chemical carriers which can protect the pills. Scientists are currently looking at adding these type of fructans to prescription medications.

TEQUILA IS KIND AND GENTLE!!! You might associate tequila with strong hangovers, but real tequila doesn’t leave you with painful side effects the next day. It’s important to emphasize that this is only the case for the 100% agave variety. The cheaper brands with the added alcoholic sugars don’t offer this benefit. As with all alcoholic drinks, it’s important to take moderation into account. 

body and text about detoxWe would love to offer all of our clients a sneaky shot of Mexican TEQUILA but unfortunatley we can not as we are not licensed!!!  HOWEVER we can offer you excellent advice on gut health and our amazing LIBBE system colonic  hydrotherapy system.

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Book your session NOW by calling 07470 348093 or fill out or booking form

 

 

 

 

DONT BE SCARED OF COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY THIS HALLOWEEN…..

 

 

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Ghosts and ghouls and apparently clowns now are scary…. HOWEVER, colonic therapy shouldn’t be!!!

16 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY, BUT NEVER KNEW WHO TO ASK…….And not a scary answer in sight…

The Colon suffers more abuse from modern dietary habits then any other organ.   Think of your colon as the waste management section of your body.  All of your cells and tissues, along with your liver rely upon a well functioning colon so they can cleanse your body of toxins.

Health begins in your colon! So it’s important to keep it clean.

Colonic hydrotherapy is a safe and gentle technique used for cleansing the colon but there are lot of answered questions and confusion over this age old practise…

Is It Safe

Colonic hydrotherapy/irrigation is a safe and effective way to cleanse the colon. It uses a gentle flow of purified water to loosen impacted waste.

 

yoga

How Big Is The Nozzle That you Insert

The tip we use at THE CLEANSE is the size of the tiny tip of a pencil!!! And only inserted about an inch. It’s easily inserted using lubricating gel. I’ve never yet had a client that hasn’t found it much easier then they anticipated!!

What About Embarrasing Noises

You may make the odd noise but believe you me, its nothing I haven’t heard before! And once you’re settled on the LIBBE system you will have the choice to be left alone, where obviously you can totally relax. A therapist will always be close by and checking in on you regularly.

Will It Hurt Me

No. It definitely doesn’t hurt. With a qualified therapist you will find your treatment will be a revitalising and pleasant experience.

Will It Smell

No, our modern, ergonomically designed systems , take away all expelled waste immediately leaving very little or no odour.

Can I Return To Work afterwards

Yes of course, we suggest you take ten – fifteen minutes after your treatment to sit quietly but after that you will feel absolutely normal. In fact some people feel immediately energised. You can return to work, drive and carry on with your day!

Can I Have A Colonic On My Period

Yes, In fact it’s a really good time for it as your body is already cleansing. You could find that the flushing through of the colon actually eases abdominal pains brought on by your menstrual cycle.

Can I Have A Colonic When I’m Pregnant

We don’t recommend colonics during pregnancy unless recommended by your doctor.

 

the large intestine

What’s The Difference Between An Enema and Colon Hydrotheapy

An enema only cleanses the rectum and the lower part of the colon. Whereas Colon hydrotherapy/irrigation cleanses the entire length of the colon – about 5-6feet!!!! It has been said that one colon treatment is equivalent to 30 enemas!! (quoted from Dr Norman Walker )

Will Anyone Know I’ve Had A Colonic

They may well do, as you will have a spring in your step!!!! Amazing skin and feel lighter and revitalised!!

Im A Man!!!! Is it OK for me

Absolutely, Lots of my clients have been men. They all enjoy the benefits just as much!

I Cant Get Burned By The Water Can I

Absolutely not! The LIBBE system is set to keep the temperature of the water to a body temperature-like warmth. The system would simply shut down should the temperature ever rise above this preset setting.

 

libbeHow Is Your System Different

The system we use at THE CLEANSE is an “open system” made by the leading Colonic manufacturers LIBBE. I have always found our clients like the tiny nozzle and that they can have a little privacy should they require it. It goes without saying a therapist is on hand at all times to reassure and assist the client. All items used are disposable and the actual unit is designed with hygiene and cleanleaness in mind.

 

tweight loss with colon cleansingWill I loose Weight

Well actually YES but don’t get too excited…. Think about it – any waste that leaves you will weigh something! Some people can have between 3-5lb of compacted waste just sitting around in the colon. You wont loose inches and it wont make you fit HOWEVER the overall “clean” feeling that you will get will make you less bloated and not so heavy which in turn often kick starts a detox or fitness program. Used in conjunction with a detox/healthy eating plan it is really affective. At THE CLEANSE we can work with you on a 3, 5 or 7 day detox programme.

Will It Improve My Skin

Absolutely as it will help to eliminate toxins, a major factor in cellulite and dull skin.  Clients often report amazing results with their skin literally glowing!  We also recommend dry body brushing when following a cleanse regime as this will really help to speed the process up.clear skin

 

 

Is It True it Can Increase Fertility

Colon cleansing, as well as increased fibre intake along with healthy food choices can be beneficial to those trying to fall pregnant. Colon cleansing rids the body of toxins and chemicals that can affect both he egg and sperm. Fat is oestrogen based and if too much is stuck in the bowel and builds up it can make getting pregnant more difficult.

What’s The Link With Concentration and Colonics

Poor diet and ineffective vitamin absorption can keep your body from getting what it needs to function. Cleansing the colon with a detox diet can be the difference between feeling alert and alive or not being able to make decisions or see things clearly. You wont be a genius if you wasn’t one already but at least you will understand that!!

Here at The Cleanse we hope that has cleared up some of the most common concerns.  However if you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us and we can have a chat about the benefits of colon cleansing for you.

SO….Call NOW… 0208 440 4841 or 0792 100 0243  or just add your contact details and we will get back to YOU.

Love YOU from the inside

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Has anyone told Kim Khardashian about the 5.2 Make up Diet?

 

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Kim Khardashian is famous for two things… Her ample backside which has a fan base all of its own and her love of a full made up face.  She really is the ultimate glamour puss. You won’t catch our Kimmy running out to the shops with last nights mascara on!  BUT does KK realise the damage she is doing to her skin?

Most of us are familiar with the 5:2 diet, based on the concept of eating normally for five days and then fasting for two, as an effective way to keep weight in check. However, dermatologists have revealed that the same approach to our make-up could be good for our complexion.

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A recent survey by Escentual.com showed that two-thirds of British women wear make-up seven days a week even just to carry out everyday tasks such as popping to the shops, but dermatologists have revealed that going completely make-up free for two days a week could result in healthier looking skin in under a month.

Over 71 per cent of women who wore make-up every day admitted that they suffered from frequent breakouts, but that they would rather use products to cover the blemishes rather than allowing their skin to breathe.

On make-up free days try detoxing your skin with a face maskfacepack

“Overuse of make-up without appropriate breaks can accelerate the ageing process,” explains skincare expert Dr Esho, who adds that this ‘can leave the skin dull with fine lines and wrinkles’.

“Ensuring to cleanse and moisturise your skin daily, wearing no make-up at night and taking make-up free skin breaks once or twice a week will dramatically improve your skin health and appearance in just a few weeks.”

Over half the women in the survey said they had noticed an improvement in their skin when they had gone a few days without make-up in the past, saying their complexion had become clearer. “Most of us feel better when we’re wearing a bit of make-up,” said Emma Leslie. “But we sometimes forget it exists to enhance features – not to mask them.”

How to take the 5:2 approach:

1. Cleanse, tone and moisturise every night. Avoid make-up wipes but if you must use them, take the time to cleanse your skin the next morning.

2. Use your make-up free ‘fast days’ as opportunities to detox the skin. Apply a clarifying clay mask like REN Clarimatte Invisible Pores Detox Mask and steam your face in hot water to open pores and draw out impurities.

3. Eradicate the need for concealer under the eyes by using a corrective eye serum to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

4. Use a skin-illuminating moisturiser like the Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Velvet Luminescence and a slick of Vaseline on the eyebrows and lips for a natural glow.

5. If you don’t feel comfortable going coverage free, opt for a BB cream to simultaneously disguise and reduce redness and irritation in the skin.

As you may well know, colonic hydrotherapy is an amazing treatment which can help with many skin problems. At The Cleanse we regularly see people’s skin improve vastly after a course of treatments. Even one treatment can really begin to make a difference. 

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18 Questions About Colon Hydrotherapy – But Didn’t Know Who To ask….

 

 

 

tummy smily18 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY, BUT NEVER KNEW WHO TO ASK…….

The Colon suffers more abuse from modern dietary habits then any other organ.   Think of your colon as the waste management section of your body.  All of your cells and tissues, along with your liver rely upon a well functioning colon so they can cleanse your body of toxins.

Health begins in your colon! So it’s important to keep it clean.

Colonic hydrotherapy is a safe and gentle technique used for cleansing the colon but there are lot of answered questions and confusion over this age old practise…

Is It Safe

Colonic hydrotherapy/irrigation is a safe and effective way to cleanse the colon. It uses a gentle flow of purified water to loosen impacted waste.

 

yoga

How Big Is The Nozzle That you Insert

The tip we use at THE CLEANSE is the size of the tiny tip of a pencil!!! And only inserted about an inch. It’s easily inserted using lubricating gel. I’ve never yet had a client that hasn’t found it much easier then they anticipated!!

What About Embarrasing Noises

You may make the odd noise but believe you me, its nothing I haven’t heard before! And once you’re settled on the LIBBE system you will have the choice to be left alone, where obviously you can totally relax. A therapist will always be close by and checking in on you regularly.

Will It Hurt Me

No. It definitely doesn’t hurt. With a qualified therapist you will find your treatment will be a revitalising and pleasant experience.

Will It Smell

No, our modern, ergonomically designed systems , take away all expelled waste immediately leaving very little or no odour.

woman-at-desk-with-paperCan I Return To Work afterwards

Yes of course, we suggest you take ten – fifteen minutes after your treatment to sit quietly but after that you will feel absolutely normal. In fact some people feel immediately energised. You can return to work, drive and carry on with your day!

Can I Have A Colonic On My Period

Yes, In fact it’s a really good time for it as your body is already cleansing. You could find that the flushing through of the colon actually eases abdominal pains brought on by your menstrual cycle.

Can I Have A Colonic When I’m Pregnant

We don’t recommend colonics during pregnancy unless recommended by your doctor.

 

the large intestine

What’s The Difference Between An Enema and Colon Hydrotheapy

An enema only cleanses the rectum and the lower part of the colon. Whereas Colon hydrotherapy/irrigation cleanses the entire length of the colon – about 5-6feet!!!! It has been said that one colon treatment is equivalent to 30 enemas!! (quoted from Dr Norman Walker )

Will Anyone Know I’ve Had A Colonic

They may well do, as you will have a spring in your step!!!! Amazing skin and feel lighter and revitalised!!

Im A Man!!!! Is it OK for me

Absolutely, Lots of my clients have been men. They all enjoy the benefits just as much!

I Cant Get Burned By The Water Can I

Absolutely not! The LIBBE system is set to keep the temperature of the water to a body temperature-like warmth. The system would simply shut down should the temperature ever rise above this preset setting.

 

libbeHow Is Your System Different

The system we use at THE CLEANSE is an “open system” made by the leading Colonic manufacturers LIBBE. I have always found our clients like the tiny nozzle and that they can have a little privacy should they require it. It goes without saying a therapist is on hand at all times to reassure and assist the client. All items used are disposable and the actual unit is designed with hygiene and cleanleaness in mind.

 

tweight loss with colon cleansingWill I loose Weight

Well actually YES but don’t get too excited…. Think about it – any waste that leaves you will weigh something! Some people can have between 3-5lb of compacted waste just sitting around in the colon. You wont loose inches and it wont make you fit HOWEVER the overall “clean” feeling that you will get will make you less bloated and not so heavy which in turn often kick starts a detox or fitness program. Used in conjunction with a detox/healthy eating plan it is really affective. At THE CLEANSE we can work with you on a 3, 5 or 7 day detox programme.

Will It Improve My Skin

Absolutely as it will help to eliminate toxins, a major factor in cellulite and dull skin.  Clients often report amazing results with their skin literally glowing!  We also recommend dry body brushing when following a cleanse regime as this will really help to speed the process up.clear skin

 

 

Is It True it Can Increase Fertility

Colon cleansing, as well as increased fibre intake along with healthy food choices can be beneficial to those trying to fall pregnant. Colon cleansing rids the body of toxins and chemicals that can affect both he egg and sperm. Fat is oestrogen based and if too much is stuck in the bowel and builds up it can make getting pregnant more difficult.

What’s The Link With Concentration and Colonics

Poor diet and ineffective vitamin absorption can keep your body from getting what it needs to function. Cleansing the colon with a detox diet can be the difference between feeling alert and alive or not being able to make decisions or see things clearly. You wont be a genius if you wasn’t one already but at least you will understand that!!

Here at The Cleanse we hope that has cleared up some of the most common concerns.  However if you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us and we can have a chat about the benefits of colon cleansing for you.

Call : 0208 440 4841 or 0792 100 0243

Love YOU from the inside

 IACTLOGO

18 Questions About Colon Hydrotherapy – But Didn’t Know Who To ask….

 

 

 

Ghosts and ghouls and apparently clowns now are scary…. HOWEVER, colonic therapy shouldn’t be!!!

toilet-seat

18 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COLONIC HYDROTHERAPY, BUT NEVER KNEW WHO TO ASK…….

The Colon suffers more abuse from modern dietary habits then any other organ.   Think of your colon as the waste management section of your body.  All of your cells and tissues, along with your liver rely upon a well functioning colon so they can cleanse your body of toxins.

Health begins in your colon! So it’s important to keep it clean.

Colonic hydrotherapy is a safe and gentle technique used for cleansing the colon but there are lot of answered questions and confusion over this age old practise…

Is It Safe

Colonic hydrotherapy/irrigation is a safe and effective way to cleanse the colon. It uses a gentle flow of purified water to loosen impacted waste.

 

yoga

How Big Is The Nozzle That you Insert

The tip we use at THE CLEANSE is the size of the tiny tip of a pencil!!! And only inserted about an inch. It’s easily inserted using lubricating gel. I’ve never yet had a client that hasn’t found it much easier then they anticipated!!

What About Embarrasing Noises

You may make the odd noise but believe you me, its nothing I haven’t heard before! And once you’re settled on the LIBBE system you will have the choice to be left alone, where obviously you can totally relax. A therapist will always be close by and checking in on you regularly.

Will It Hurt Me

No. It definitely doesn’t hurt. With a qualified therapist you will find your treatment will be a revitalising and pleasant experience.

Will It Smell

No, our modern, ergonomically designed systems , take away all expelled waste immediately leaving very little or no odour.

woman-at-desk-with-paperCan I Return To Work afterwards

Yes of course, we suggest you take ten – fifteen minutes after your treatment to sit quietly but after that you will feel absolutely normal. In fact some people feel immediately energised. You can return to work, drive and carry on with your day!

Can I Have A Colonic On My Period

Yes, In fact it’s a really good time for it as your body is already cleansing. You could find that the flushing through of the colon actually eases abdominal pains brought on by your menstrual cycle.

Can I Have A Colonic When I’m Pregnant

We don’t recommend colonics during pregnancy unless recommended by your doctor.

 

the large intestine

What’s The Difference Between An Enema and Colon Hydrotheapy

An enema only cleanses the rectum and the lower part of the colon. Whereas Colon hydrotherapy/irrigation cleanses the entire length of the colon – about 5-6feet!!!! It has been said that one colon treatment is equivalent to 30 enemas!! (quoted from Dr Norman Walker )

Will Anyone Know I’ve Had A Colonic

They may well do, as you will have a spring in your step!!!! Amazing skin and feel lighter and revitalised!!

Im A Man!!!! Is it OK for me

Absolutely, Lots of my clients have been men. They all enjoy the benefits just as much!

I Cant Get Burned By The Water Can I

Absolutely not! The LIBBE system is set to keep the temperature of the water to a body temperature-like warmth. The system would simply shut down should the temperature ever rise above this preset setting.

 

libbeHow Is Your System Different

The system we use at THE CLEANSE is an “open system” made by the leading Colonic manufacturers LIBBE. I have always found our clients like the tiny nozzle and that they can have a little privacy should they require it. It goes without saying a therapist is on hand at all times to reassure and assist the client. All items used are disposable and the actual unit is designed with hygiene and cleanleaness in mind.

 

tweight loss with colon cleansingWill I loose Weight

Well actually YES but don’t get too excited…. Think about it – any waste that leaves you will weigh something! Some people can have between 3-5lb of compacted waste just sitting around in the colon. You wont loose inches and it wont make you fit HOWEVER the overall “clean” feeling that you will get will make you less bloated and not so heavy which in turn often kick starts a detox or fitness program. Used in conjunction with a detox/healthy eating plan it is really affective. At THE CLEANSE we can work with you on a 3, 5 or 7 day detox programme.

Will It Improve My Skin

Absolutely as it will help to eliminate toxins, a major factor in cellulite and dull skin.  Clients often report amazing results with their skin literally glowing!  We also recommend dry body brushing when following a cleanse regime as this will really help to speed the process up.clear skin

 

 

Is It True it Can Increase Fertility

Colon cleansing, as well as increased fibre intake along with healthy food choices can be beneficial to those trying to fall pregnant. Colon cleansing rids the body of toxins and chemicals that can affect both he egg and sperm. Fat is oestrogen based and if too much is stuck in the bowel and builds up it can make getting pregnant more difficult.

What’s The Link With Concentration and Colonics

Poor diet and ineffective vitamin absorption can keep your body from getting what it needs to function. Cleansing the colon with a detox diet can be the difference between feeling alert and alive or not being able to make decisions or see things clearly. You wont be a genius if you wasn’t one already but at least you will understand that!!

Here at The Cleanse we hope that has cleared up some of the most common concerns.  However if you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us and we can have a chat about the benefits of colon cleansing for you.

Call : 0208 440 4841 or 0792 100 0243

Love YOU from the inside

 IACTLOGO

Food For Life. Optimum Food for Optimum Health

 

The 7-day detox plan

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Detoxing can do more than make your eyes sparkle and your skin glow – it can boost energy levels, improve digestion and help shift a few unwanted kilos too.

While it may look like a fad diet – no grains, no alcohol, no milk, no sugar (and no fun) – a detox is far from a quick fix for weight loss. The purpose of any detox plan is to take the load off the organs that detoxify the body – the liver, kidneys and bowel – while at the same time supporting and improving their performance. If you want to fast track your health, give your body a break, or just want to detox diet for a short time, follow this safe and do-able seven-day program.

What to do
Check your diary and mark a week where you have a clean break from functions or events that might derail your detox, such as weddings, birthdays or special occasion meals. Some people may experience a ‘cleansing’ reaction in the first few days of detox, including headaches or loose bowel movements. This is due to the sudden withdrawal of certain foods, in addition to stimulation of detoxifying organs. These symptoms should subside in 24 to 48 hours.

Foods to avoid
Alcohol
Cigarettes
Milk products (except ½ cup unsweetened yoghurt with acidophilus each day)
Sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners
Coffee
Grains: wheat (bread, biscuits, cakes, pasta), rye, barley, oats, spelt and rice
Dried fruit

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Foods to enjoy
Fruit: any and all fresh fruit
Vegetables: any and all fresh vegetables
Fish: fresh, canned in water or olive oil
Lean red meat, chicken (without the skin). Limit to two serves per week.
Legumes: dried or canned, such as kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils
Eggs: preferably organic
Olive oil (preferably extra virgin), Coconut oil (unprocessed)
Nuts: raw unsalted almonds, walnuts, macadamias and cashews
Seeds: raw unsalted sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
Green tea, white tea, weak black tea (decaffeinated)

Water: from one to three litres of water per day

Detox plan for the next seven days

1. Morning lemon juice: This is an oldie but a goodie to kick start the digestion and cleanse the system. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon in a cup of hot water. Drink first thing in the morning before breakfast.

skipping 22. Exercise: During detox aim to exercise for one hour daily. And not just any exercise – something that makes you pant and puff and raise a sweat like a spin class, jog along the beach, walking uphill, hot yoga or boxing. Vigorous exercise increases lymph flow and circulation to help sweat out toxins.

3. Raw foods: Aim to cut out the cooking process and eat mainly raw foods. Raw foods contain more nutrients and enzymes. Try adding fresh sprouts to a salad daily.

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4. Detox the mind: While you’re detoxing the body, its good to clear the clutter from the mind too. Aim for 15 minutes of meditation per day. If you don’t know how to meditate, try belly breathing. Start by placing hands palm down on your lower belly. Breathe in through your nose, counting slowly to 3 or 4 counts. Feel your tummy rise with the breath. Breathe out just as slowly, allowing the belly to drop. Do this for 15 minutes daily.

5. Drink: Aim to drink three litres of fluid daily. This will help move the lymph and support kidney detoxification. Choose from pure spring water, fresh vegetable juice and herbal detox teas. Or make your own brew by mixing one or a combination of Dandelion root and nettle, cleavers, calendula, burdock and red clover. Add one teaspoon of the dried herbs to a cup of boiling water. Leave to steep for five minutes, strain and drink.

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6. Body brushing: Doing this daily will support circulation and increase skin detoxification. Using a loofah or natural fibre body brush, brush the skin with firm circular strokes before you step into the shower. Start from the feet and hands, moving up the legs and towards the arms, avoiding the delicate area of throat and face, and any rash or sore spots. Then jump in the shower. Finish your shower with a one-minute burst cold water which brings the blood circulation to the skin.

7. Chew: Aim to chew each mouthful of food 10 to 12 (minimum) times before swallowing. Bringing mindfulness to mealtimes improves digestion, allowing you to feel a sense of fullness without a need to overeat.

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Colonic hydrotherapy sessions can really help with the elimination of toxins and therefore help with the detox/cleanse process. Our modern lifestyle has really taken its toll on our digestive system and therefore our elimination organs. Refined, processed, low-fibre foods, too many animal fats and lack of exercise coupled with increasing amounts of stress all contribute to our current gastrointestinal health crisis.

Consider this…. a sluggish bowel can retain pounds of old toxic fecal matter ( 2-3 pounds is very common, 10-20 pounds is not  unusual and the biggest weight recorded is apparently 65 pounds! ) This in turn will make us feel lethargic and bloated and can make our skin look dull and dreary.  We can feel constantly tired both physically and mentally. Not to mention other side effects such as depression, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, bad breath and many many others that can lead to serious health problems.  Its a no-brainer that detoxing and cleansing are a sensible, healthy part of looking after ourselves from the inside out.

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Note: Don’t detox if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, elderly, have high blood pressure, are underweight or against your health practitioner’s recommendation.

 

Big News In Digestion – Probiotics Are Now Finding There Way Into Skincare

 

 

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Here at THE CLEANSE we have always been aware of the benefits of probiotics  – big big news in the world of digestion! We always offer a top grade probiotic drink immediately after a colonic therapy session.

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Probiotics are naturally found in your body, you can also find them in some foods and supplements.

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It’s only been since about the mid-1990s that people have wanted to know more about probiotics and their health benefits. Doctors often suggest them to help with digestive problems. And because of their newfound fame, you can find them in everything from yogurt to chocolate.

We are all familiar with most of this so far BUT what you might not know is that they  are finding there way into skincare too!! They have been found to help tackle acne, skin sensitivity, rosacea and even eczema.  Early research into topical use has produced very promising results, so premium brands are adding them to their active ingredient lists.  Clinique and Elizabeth Arden are only two of the recognisable names on board with these findings.

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It makes sense that good bacteria might help fight the bad ones behind acne and rosacea.  In the long term, they might also have a positive impact on skin hydration, sun damage and wrinkles. There is certainly a link between chronic low-grade inflammation and irritation and collagen breakdown and pigmentation, so it seems logical that anything that reduces irritation could help prevent problems such as wrinkles and age spots further down the line.

Now for the million dollar question…Should we be consuming probiotics or simply slathering them on our faces?

The answer, it seems, is both.  When applied to the skin, certain strains of probiotic may have a soothing, calming and strengthening effect on the surface layers.  Probiotics seem to send direct messages to skin cells, telling them to stop their release of inflammatory mediators. And as we mentioned before we are already aware of the benefits of orally taking probiotics as a supplement.

These are exciting times for research within this field. Its still in the early stages but one to definitely watch.

We will continue to offer and promote probiotics in powder form after a colonic hydrotherapy session at THE CLEANSE.

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The Cleanse Top Tips To Beat The Bloat

 

Feeling BLOATED?….

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There’s nothing worse than feeling bloated and uncomfortable, but with causes being different for each individual, its often difficult to find one solution that works for all.  Colonic Hydrotherapy however, really seems to help a broad spectrum of people – whether its helping to relieve the pain of IBS or constipation or your looking to kick start a healthy eating plan.  Colonic Hydrotherapy at The Cleanse offers the first step to a new, improved you

libbe 2Obviously colon cleansing isn’t  the only way we can begin to be kinder to ourselves, we have listed below a few simple ideas, that if implemented into your daily routine can definitely bring improvements to you.  Begin by introducing one or two at a time and in no time hopefully you will feel a spring in your step!

Take more probiotics : Start taking a multi-strain probiotic every day. These rebalance the gut flora, which can be the cause of bloating. They also support efficient digestion to break down undigested foods which can cause discomfort.

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Eat fresh food: Have some apple cider vinegar before each meal and start eating in a relaxed environment to make sure you’re chewing your food well. Try to prepare fresh food, as these are more easily digested which will eliminate bloating.

Avoid processed foods: Avoid processed products such as white pasta, breads and baked goods (cakes, biscuits, pastries). Reduce simple sugars and refined carbohydrates by preferred pathogenic bacteria fermentation and encourage the growth of fungi.

Eat more fibre: Start eating more fibre by trying to consume seven different portions of vegetables and salad each day. Rolled oats, linseeds, ripe fruits and non-starchy vegetables (carrots, celery, bok choy, lettuce) may be the easiest to tolerate for those susceptible to bloating from vegetables.

Replenish your gut lining: Try drinking cups of homemade bone stock or including it in soups and stews. These are rich in the amino acid glutamine, essential to feed the cells lining our gut where final food digestion and absorption takes place. The gut lining takes 3-5 days to replenish so hopefully new cell growth will be nice and healthy by the time you go on holiday.

Soak legumes overnight: Leave legumes to soak well overnight as these will ease the way you digest them if they cause you bloating.

relax

Make time to relax:  Stress is known to reduce the levels of beneficial bacteria in the gut and can occur in many ways such as a busy lifestyle or lack of sleep. Including some form of relaxation in the daily routine such as reading a book, yoga, meditation or taking a bath with lavender oil can only be of benefit!

Due to popular demand!! we have extended our opening offer of 2 x Colonics for £80.00 , call us for more details or to book.

 

If your’e feeling bloated let us help you TODAY! Contact Us To Book Now

 

 

The Cleanse Top Tips To Beat The Bloat

 

 

tummy smily

 

There’s nothing worse than feeling bloated and uncomfortable, but with causes being different for each individual, its often difficult to find one solution that works for all.  Colonic Hydrotherapy however, really seems to help a broad spectrum of people – whether its helping to relieve the pain of IBS or constipation or your looking to kick start a healthy eating plan.  Colonic Hydrotherapy at The Cleanse offers the first step to a new, improved you

Obviously colon cleansing isn’t  the only way we can begin to be kinder to ourselves, we have listed below a few simple ideas, that if implemented into your daily routine can definitely bring improvements to you.  Begin by introducing one or two at a time and in no time hopefully you will feel a spring in your step!

Take more probiotics : Start taking a multi-strain probiotic every day. These rebalance the gut flora, which can be the cause of bloating. They also support efficient digestion to break down undigested foods which can cause discomfort.

fresh food

Eat fresh food: Have some apple cider vinegar before each meal and start eating in a relaxed environment to make sure you’re chewing your food well. Try to prepare fresh food, as these are more easily digested which will eliminate bloating.

Avoid processed foods: Avoid processed products such as white pasta, breads and baked goods (cakes, biscuits, pastries). Reduce simple sugars and refined carbohydrates by preferred pathogenic bacteria fermentation and encourage the growth of fungi.

Eat more fibre: Start eating more fibre by trying to consume seven different portions of vegetables and salad each day. Rolled oats, linseeds, ripe fruits and non-starchy vegetables (carrots, celery, bok choy, lettuce) may be the easiest to tolerate for those susceptible to bloating from vegetables.

Replenish your gut lining: Try drinking cups of homemade bone stock or including it in soups and stews. These are rich in the amino acid glutamine, essential to feed the cells lining our gut where final food digestion and absorption takes place. The gut lining takes 3-5 days to replenish so hopefully new cell growth will be nice and healthy by the time you go on holiday.

Soak legumes overnight: Leave legumes to soak well overnight as these will ease the way you digest them if they cause you bloating.

relax

Make time to relax:  Stress is known to reduce the levels of beneficial bacteria in the gut and can occur in many ways such as a busy lifestyle or lack of sleep. Including some form of relaxation in the daily routine such as reading a book, yoga, meditation or taking a bath with lavender oil can only be of benefit!

Due to popular demand!! we have extended our opening offer of 2 x Colonics for £80.00 , call us for more details or to book.