‘Detox’ is a term that we hear regularly. Put simply, a detox is the chance to rid the body of toxins built up over time. If you’re feeling sluggish, run down and lacking in energy, it could be your body’s way of telling you that you need to detox.
There are many myths and misconceptions around the subject of detoxing and it’s not always easy to know how you can make it work for you, so let’s take a look at some of the better and more effective ways your body can detox.
Firstly, what is a ‘detox’?
A detox refers to the action of removing toxins from the body through making lifestyle changes. By adopting clean living principles, you can help your body and mind become healthier. Detoxes are popular across the world, and many celebrities use detoxes to maintain their physical and mental health.
Detoxing requires discipline, but its benefits are worth considering if you’re serious about taking charge of your health. Detoxing can help benefit the organs in your body that are most affected by toxins, such as the liver and stomach, helping them to work more effectively. Detoxing can also help to strengthen the immune system, increase energy levels and assist with weight loss. While it’s difficult to estimate how many people undergo a detox each year, the key thing to remember is that in order to see the greatest possible benefits, a detox must be done correctly.
How do detox
Detoxing begins by cutting out certain foods and products that are known to contain toxins. Giving up alcohol and processed foods are a good first step, while cutting out smoking is also important. Your focus should be on natural foods to help you eliminate additives, colourings and other artificial ingredients from your diet. It’s also worth considering eating organic and making your meals from scratch to ensure that you know exactly what is in your food and all the ingredients are ‘clean’.
By cutting out certain foods and ingredients, you can focus on eating foods that can aid the detoxification process. There are a number of foods that help to detox the body, including fruit and vegetables (particularly green foods like broccoli, kale and spinach), citrus fruit, green tea, garlic and seeds/nuts. Rather than limiting your food intake, focus on eating three small meals a day, with snacks in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon. During a detox, it’s also incredibly important to drink plenty of water too. Drinking water is one of the most effective ways to flush out toxins naturally.
Linked to drinking plenty of water is maintaining a healthy skincare regime, which is another important element of the ultimate detox. The right detox skincare treatments can boost the health of your skin and help you take advantage of some of its many benefits, like anti-ageing. Our London based clinics offer various skin treatments that can tackle common skincare problems, such as acne and pigmentation. Our face to face treatments offer an ideal solution – helping to identify skincare issues that could be caused by your skin’s failure to detox itself and help rebalance it to make it easier to manage.
Our chemical peel treatments are one of the most effective detox skincare treatments we offer here at the Dr Sarah Shah clinic. A chemical peel works by removing old skin that is damaged by free radicals to help skin begin afresh. The final effects convey complete skin rejuvenation and radiate a healthy glow.
The ultimate detox for lost weight
While a detox is a great way to cleanse the body, it can also be a good aid to losing weight. With the right approach to your detox, you’ll be eating leaner, cleaner foods and exercising – which are already part of the building blocks for losing weight.
To further boost your weight loss efforts, an IV Detox Fat Burning Vitamin Drip can help to maximise your efforts. A combination of different vitamins and nutrients, including Vitamin C, B5, B6, B Complex, Magnesium Sulphate, this special vitamin drip could help to increase fat-burning to help you see excellent results from your detox. Vitamin drips work quickly, which is good news for those on short detoxes, with IV drips proving to be more effective than taking oral vitamins.
Archeive your ultimate detox with Serah Shah
Dr Sarah Shah is a leading practitioner in aesthetic medicine and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. As someone who cares passionately about aesthetics through natural enhancement, Dr Sarah Shah’s years of research means she is able to bring the most effective detox treatments to her clients.
If you’re considering a detox, and want to know what treatments could help you see the best results, then a consultation with Dr Sarah Shah at one of our London clinics will provide you with some excellent recommendations.