The first quarter is a great time to start fresh, re-evaluate our lives, and think about changes that we would like to make happen as we look ahead in the new year. A detoxification program will help you reset both physically and mentally and is an effective way to stay on track with your current health goals. Benefits of a successful detox program include increased energy levels, a stronger immune system, improved digestion and improved mental health. Many also experience clearer skin as well as optional weight loss.
Be Aware of Toxins
The environment has gone through several changes during the last decades and new toxins such as heavy metals and pesticides are now present in the environment more than ever before. These toxins can be found in everything that we consume including food, water, and the air that we breathe. Toxins have a significant impact on our internal body systems and the accumulation of toxins can lead to cancer, arthritis, allergies, obesity and cardiovascular disease – all health issues that are diagnosed very frequently in today’s society. Other symptoms that are often linked to toxin build-up include headache, fatigue, aches, cough and chronic digestive issues.
Optimize Your Natural Detoxification System
The human body has its own way of removing water soluble toxins; toxins are being filtered and removed when we sweat and breath, through our kidneys, and, our digestive system. In order for the body to remove fat soluble toxins they must first be transformed into water soluble toxins during a three phase process that takes place in the liver.
During phase 1 the cytochrome P450 enzymes break down larger toxins into smaller pieces.
During phase 2 the conjugation happens. This is the process when the remaining toxins from phase 1 are being converted into water soluble toxins so that they can find a pathway to exit the body. Pathways include bile, urine, stool, breath and sweat.
During phase 3 the final transportation of toxins out of the body happens. This includes the direct excretion into bile; and is referred to the Phase III detoxification (T.Ishikawa, Trends Biochem.Sci., 17, 1992).
You can help your body’s natural way of cleansing and eliminating toxins by doing a detox program that will strengthen the organs that are involved in the process. These are the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin and lymph cells.
Key-factors to a Successful Detox
It is very important to stay hydrated and by drinking plenty of water you will help the transportation process that removes toxins out of the body. Pure water is preferred and by adding a squeeze of lime or lemon you can make it both tastier and alkalinized.
When you work-out you assist your body’s natural ways of removing toxins. There are multiple benefits to exercising, you will increase the blood flow in your body and improve your overall health.
Use a Detox-Kit
The PERQUE Detox Kit is a natural detoxification program that optimizes the synergy of the following products:
PERQUE Detox IN Guard™ contains a unique blend of sulfur amino acids, lipotropic factors and minerals that support all of the body’s detoxification pathways (Phases I, II and III). The potent nutritional detoxifiers like methionine, glycine, cysteine and glutathione also boost neuroimmune and cardiovascular health.Choline and inositol improve cell communication and increase the cell’s defenses.
PERQUE Liva Guard Forté™ is a liver-protecting formula that combines five carotenoids, pure silymarin (milk thistle), vitamin E, CoQ10, methionine and glutathione to deliver unique synergistic benefits. This unique formulation helps protect liver cells from damage and facilitate the liver’s role as the body’s main detoxifying organ.
PERQUE Potent C Guard™ buffered l-ascorbate powder helps strengthen, repair and energize the immune system while mobilizing and removing harmful toxins from the body.
PERQUE EPA/DHA Guard™ contains Omega 3 fatty acids, which are extremely helpful in improving antioxidant absorption, dissolving fat soluble toxins and repairing cell membrane fluidity.
Make sure to stay away from toxic foods and drinks such as caffeine, alcohol and anything processed. Choose fresh fruit and fruit juices and avoid refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and dextrose-containing products as well as artificial sweeteners. Any ready-made meals should also be avoided.
Caffeine, Alcohol, Processed and refined foods, Sugar and artificial sweeteners, Refined flour products (bread, pasta, white rice, cakes, cookies, donuts), Red Meat, store-bought salad dressings, sauces and pickles, high amounts of table salt.
Keep to a minimum:
Dairy products (milk, butter etc), Wheat and other gluten containing grains.
Healthy Alternatives that are OK:
Nuts, Seeds (sunflower, flax, pumpkin seeds as well as almonds and cashews).
Grasses like quinoa, amaranth and brown rice.
Apple cider vinegar, olive oil and lemon makes for a delicious salad dressing!
If you suffer from allergies or sensitivities to foods and substances it is good to know that they can trigger inflammation and work against the detoxification program. By taking a LRA (Lymphocyte Response Assay) by ELISA/ACT™ test you can find out what items that are burdening your immune system so that you can avoid exposure. By choosing more alkalizing foods you can also assist your body in reducing inflammation as well as boosting repair.
Take vitamin C supplements but first find out what custom amount that is best suitable for you by using the C-Calibration Protocol. Use a self-test to determine how much ascorbate you need in order to optimize repair and reduce oxidative stress.
Treat Yourself To a Salt + Soda Bath
Soaking yourself in a salt and soda bath for at least 20 minutes will help you relax and optimize the detoxification process. Mix half a cup of baking soda with half a cup of epsom salt in very warm water. Relax and practise deep breathing while the hot water reduces stress and anxiety. The epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) removes toxins and can also boost your magnesium levels and improve your mood if done regularly. More information on how to improve your mood naturally can be found here!
By following this detoxification program you can lay old habits behind and give yourself a fresh start that can be maintained long past the new year. Benefits include improved immune resilience, digestion, strengthened bones and joints, better sleep and decreases illness and infections. Make these changes and take back your life today!