- December 30, 2019
- Karen Morris
With Christmas done and dusted, I feel like it is the perfect time for a detox! I thought I would use this blog to share my top tips for detoxing as well as my go-to herbal extract when it comes to detoxing – the Detox Herbal Extract Drops.
It is very common to be feeling a little bloated and sluggish after a big Christmas feast but, it’s not exactly the ideal way to bring in the New Year. Let’s get 2020 off to a brilliant, healthy and thriving start by allowing our bodies time to rest and rejuvenate. With a little more holiday time left, it is the perfect opportunity to add some extra greens, a little more exercise and some detoxing herbal extracts into your day, to help flush the system of the Christmas champagne! Our Detox Herbal Extract Drops are created using key detoxing ingredients including St Marys Thistle, Dandelion Root, Burdock, Pau D Arco, Globe Artichoke, Celery and Alfalfa and are designed to improve liver health and the body’s overall ability to effectively detox.
This herbal extract is full of rich antioxidants that help aid the body’s natural detoxing process and supports the liver to regenerate healthier, rejuvenated cells. We use Dandelion as it is an excellent herb for restoring electrolyte balance in the body (something we can all use after too much Christmas alcohol!!). The Dandelion root also contains a compound called ‘taraxacerin” that increases the level of bile in the gallbladder, which then helps the digestive system to break down excess fat and overall it supports the body to eliminate toxins.
As a cleansing herb, I always love to use Burdock Root as it helps to support the liver from free radical damage, which is essentially a buildup of toxins that accumulate through environment, foods and stressors to and in the body. Around the holiday season we tend to consume more foods and be in social settings with possible second-hand cigarette smoke, which can all contribute to high levels of toxins in the body.
Pau D’Arco is excellent for helping the body digest foods (something that will come in handy with all the extra food on the table) and is an excellent “cleaner” for the colon. In fact, did you know that Pau D’Arco is actually called the “sewage tank of the body’. We also use celery for it’s incredible benefits in clearing uric acid from the blood and joints (this can lead to inflammation and pain) and for alkalizing and detoxing benefits we use Alfalfa, rich in nutrients and Vitamin K which helps the liver to function efficiently and maintain healthy blood clotting.
As this is the perfect time for a refreshing, summery smoothie, I thought I’d share my favourite Alkalizing Green Smoothie recipe, to help support a healthy liver and detoxification process.
Alkalizing Green Smoothie
2 stalks celery
1 green apple (free of stalk and seeds)
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup almond milk
tsp ground ginger
1 frozen banana
Blend all into a blender and enjoy, top with a healthy crunch with maybe some bee pollen (I get mine from the local health food store) and chia seeds. Enjoy your Christmas and remember to stay hydrated J
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