Berry Detox - A Great Way To Kick Start Your Health

Berry Detox - A Great Way To Kick Start Your Health

Bev Dunne

So, we’re rolling into March and how many us have already forgotten about our New Year’s resolutions.  For many the New Year is a time when we decide to start looking after our health. I think March is a great time to kickstart our plan for good health. The kids are back settled into school, the visitors have usually gone and really there is no excuse.  I often suggest a great way to kickstart our plan for good health is to look at a sensible detox programme.  A detox should be a very sensible eating plan used in conjunction with a good detox supplement to help detox our body.

There are many programmes available and one of the more popular is a tasty berry detox powder which tastes great! and is easy to incorporate into our daily eating programme. It can be added to water, our favourite protein shake or even our greens powder.  Over the past few years, I’ve found many customers have been reluctant to take lots of tablets which is often the case with detox programmes.  I’m sure this is why this tasty powder is such a hit.

This is a gentle naturopathic formula containing Vitamins B2 and C, Selenium and Zinc to help protect our cells from free radicals. It has extra B vitamins such as B6 and B12 to help with fatigue plus 5 amino acids (glutamine, glycine, methionine, cysteine and taurine). There are superfruit berries such as blackcurrant, passionfruit, lemon, blueberry, and pomegranate as well as beetroot. There are also herbs such as rosemary, Schisandra, artichoke, echinacea, acerola cherry, barberry, milk thistle, turmeric, green tea, ginger and black pepper. 

Adding a good bowel formula, I believe can also be helpful when undertaking a detox.  Something gentle like Motion Potion, which is a bowel tonic, not a laxative, would be great to add to this formula.  Once again, it’s a powder so can easily be added to your berry powder.

We are often asked – when does a person need to go on a detox?  The answer is simple – everybody should detox at least once or twice a year.  Why wait until we get sick or feel sluggish before we take that step?  Why not use detoxing as a preventative for illness?  We think so highly of our motor vehicles, we have them serviced regularly, however, we expect our bodies to go on forever without the same tender loving care.

The other question often asked is what causes toxins to build up in our bodies so that we need to go on such a detox.  There are many and varied reasons:

  1. Constipation – this is a chronic problem in western society. Constipated waste backs up, trapping toxins in the colon, causing fermentation and decay which is re-absorbed into the bloodstream.  This then pollutes tissues and cells – a nice thought!
  1. Low Water Consumption – Most people do not drink enough water (approximately 8-10 glasses per day). By not drinking sufficient water, we allow toxins to stagnate in our bodies by not flushing out the waste with enough water.
  1. Stress – the other major problem in our society. Stress causes bad digestion, absorption and elimination of foods thereby causing toxicity.
  1. Poor Diet – just look in the shopping trolleys of most shoppers as you line up at the supermarket. Need I say more!!  Once again poor digestion and absorption cause toxicity by consuming foods low in fibre, highly processed, high in fat, sugar etc.  Plus of course all those chemicals in the food we eat – preservatives, food additives, pesticides etc.
  1. Alcohol and Cigarettes – little needs to be said about these. I’m sure we all know the toxicity of drugs of any kind.

So, there you have it – five good reasons to detox.  If you hadn’t been convinced before, you must surely be convinced now!  Don’t wait until you become ill before you do something about nurturing your body.  Take time out to give those poor organs a rest – fine-tune your body instead of your car for a change.

For tips on foods to eat and foods to avoid, ask about our detox booklet available in-store. For more information and recipes call down to chat to Bev and the girls at Go Vita your health shop at 5 North St, Batemans Bay.