Our bodies are continually subjected to pollutants from the air we breathe, and from the food and water we consume. The more toxins we ingest – the faster we age. The concept of detoxification can be of great benefit to your body however it must be performed correctly. We know ‘trendy’ detox diets aren’t the healthiest options, but by following this realistic process, you can purify and tone up your divine summer body, without any of the risks.

Detoxification of the body refers to the cleansing of the bowels, kidneys, lungs, the liver and the blood. It’s not that hard and all you need to do is take it easy, slow right down and put your feet up for the weekend.

Who needs detoxification?

Toxins and pollutants are all around us; there is no escaping from them. The air we breathe is polluted, the water we drink is full of chlorine, the clothing we wear is made of artificial fabrics and chemicals, the lotions and shampoos we use all contain chemicals. Once these chemicals are inside us, we can never fully eliminate them unless we undergo a detoxification process. If we are living and breathing every day in this world, most of us need some form of detoxification – even if it’s as simple as a break from nibblies and champagne with the girls on Fridays (heaven forbid)!

Dr Michael Lam, a specialist in preventive and anti-ageing medicine, claims that detoxifying even as little as four times a year, might help prevent chronic opportunistic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, chronic fatigue and arthritis. Detoxification, coupled with a healthy diet, is also an essential and wonderful anti-ageing tool.

Is your body crying out for a detox?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, chances are your body will benefit greatly from a simple detoxification weekend.

Do you experience:

  • Unexplained headaches or back pain
  • Joint pain or arthritis
  • Memory failure
  • Depression and lack of energy
  • Brittle nails and hair
  • Abnormal body odour, coated tongue or bad breath
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Psoriasis
  • Constant tiredness during the day
  • Frequent allergies
  • Dense areas of cellulite

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or generally feel like you are dealing with a constant hangover, the time has come for a detox. This is not as scary as it sounds! All we will be doing is getting rid of the poisons that your body cannot deal with on a daily basis. Once you eliminate the poisons, you will be feeling like the divine hot-blooded woman you truly are.