Autumn and detox regimes
The concept of a detox regime is just as original as it is appealing in terms of the benefits it offers. A detox is one of the most natural ways of refreshing and restoring your body), leaving you slim, detoxified and glowing inside and out.
What exactly is a detox regime?
Today, detox regimes are extremely fashionable, especially in the USA. Indeed, almost all the big names in Hollywood are full of praise for them. The principle behind a detox regime is simple: to remove all the toxins found in the body, whilst giving the body a break at the same time.
Where do toxins come from, and how can we get rid of them?
The body can become clogged up and accumulate waste. Over time, waste products can harm and disrupt the functioning of the body. This can then have results such as fatigue, irritability, a dull complexion, hair loss, reduced resistance to infections, and various other problems which may have a serious impact on your health.
We may note that our diet has changed significantly over recent decades. Around 80% of the foods we eat every day are factory-produced, meaning everything is processed and, above all, made unnatural. These foods may contain ingredients which can be harmful to the body, such as acidifiers, colourings, pesticides or texturising agents.
Toxins may also be produced by the environment. We all know that the world we live in today is a polluted one, its atmosphere saturated with greenhouse gases. But that’s not all – tobacco and alcohol, as well as the consumption of certain medicaments, can also overload the body with toxins.
The origins of detox regimes lie in the principles of naturopathy. Indeed, a detox gets rid of all that is toxic and unnatural in the body, and does so in a natural way.
The most important thing to do during a detox is to control one’s diet, favouring fruit, fresh vegetables and fluids. A detox both helps and stimulates the organs that deal with waste disposal, like the pores, the liver, the intestines and the kidneys, in order to get rid of the toxins found in the body.
What benefits can you expect from a detox regime, and why should you start one as autumn approaches?
The reason why detox regimes are enjoying huge popularity today is because many people have obtained noticeable results from them. After all, when you start a regime like this, you always expect to get benefits from it, don’t you? After following a detox programme for just a few days, you will find yourself feeling as if your body has been renewed and restored from the inside, and more alive than ever before.
A detox allows you to regain energy and to be more resistant to the stress you come up against on a daily basis. By following a detox regime, you will soon find yourself sleeping like a baby once more.
Studies show that the intestine contains hundreds of pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, amongst others. Our body does have a means of protecting itself, that is the gut. However, if the food we eat contains too much sugar, fat or omega 6, this may cause the intestine to deteriorate, as well as provoking inflammatory reactions. Because of this, the intestine is vulnerable. The pathogens migrate towards other systems in the body, and produce harmful effects which impact our health, such as allergies and urine infections.
By starting a detox, you can regain a healthy intestinal ecosystem. Your cells will regenerate in just a matter of days. With a detox regime, you will always get out of the right side of bed! The interaction between neurotransmitters like cortisol, dopamine and serotonin will ensure you are in a good mood every day. And your morale will never be low!
The benefits of a detox do not solely apply to the inside of the body. You can also notice visible exterior effects. A detox will enhance your appearance and give you a fairer, more glowing complexion. It may also help you get back in shape. For overweight individuals, a detox can bring quite remarkable weight loss results.
Our body has been designed to clean itself, but sometimes it can do with a little help. The key is to set off on the right foot before the start of the new season that awaits. Speaking of seasons, summer is coming to an end and autumn is knocking on the door. The effects of the sun on our whole body start to diminish and the days start to get shorter, which impacts our sleeping pattern. The new season also signifies stress and a return to greater activity. We also often find ourselves having to take on new tasks and responsibilities. This is why it’s so important to start a detox once summer is over and as autumn begins.
The main types of detox regime
There are a vast amount of different detox regimes to choose from. Generally, some are based mainly on making modifications to your diet, whilst others are based on manipulation of the body.Here are a few examples of different detox regimes:
Raw food detoxes, which involve a diet of raw foods only. This type of regime relies solely on living nutrients and enzymes.
“Fasting” detoxes, where solid foods are replaced with liquid nutrients
Protein rich detoxes, with foods that are rich in animal proteins (less than 24 hours in duration)
Micronutrition detoxes, with dietary supplements
Fasciatherapy detoxes, to massage and relieve pain in fibrous body tissues
Osteopathic detoxes, involving visceral osteopathy manipulation.
How long does a detox regime last?
The length of a detox regime can vary a lot. It can vary depending on the effects you are expecting, and how well your body tolerates the regime, but will last between a minimum of 1 day and 60 days at the very most. Some people are after a very quick programme that will last only a few days; others wish to follow a regime at a more leisurely pace, for one or two months. You must however be aware that a detox regime is not a slimming regime. Its primary purpose is to give you a break and to relax the body.
Detox regimes consisting of tea, physical exercise and a controlled diet
A tea-based detox is a type of detox which works on a long-term basis and does not have a harsh effect on the body.
Its target is long-term wellbeing. It’s a gentle regime and one that is extremely beneficial for the body. It originates from traditional Chinese medicine, which itself is more than 2500 years old and is based on five key cornerstones:
- Qigong, or exercise
- Dietary regime
- Use of herbs and medicinal plants
The tea-based detox regimes offered by suppliers like Happy Detox Tea adopt three of the main aspects of Chinese medicine: exercise, dietary regime and use of herbs and medicinal plants.
Tea or infusion-based detoxes therefore originate from this Chinese medicine. The way they work is linked to the decoction of tea and plants, which allows the plants’ active and aromatic principles to be extracted, as the plants are dissolved in boiling water. All the different parts of plants can be used, such as the leaves, wood, bark, seeds and roots. These plants are chosen according to different classifications that have been drawn up over centuries by professors of Chinese medicine: they are classified by flavour, constitution, meridians and their specific qualities.
The range of detox teas offered by Happy Detox Tea is 100% natural, and all have been formulated by genuine professionals in medicinal plants.
We offer two lengths of detox regime 4-week or 8-week tea detox.
During your tea detox regime, drinking is not enough in itself; it is also vital that you exercise. This is why our teas come with an e-book containing an exercise regime. The regimes we’ve provided for you have been created by sports coaches, and are adapted to suit all ability levels. By doing sport, you speed up the process of eliminating toxins found in the body. It also enables you to strengthen your muscles (stomach, glutes, thighs…) and stimulate your blood vessels.
For a maximum energy level and a perfect detox, you must also follow a good diet and ensure you get all your vitamin and mineral needs. This is why our detox programmes also come with dietary regimes. Our professional coaches guarantee you will get the best results throughout the duration of your detox.
A tea-based detox is one of the best things you can do for your body. Not only is it a natural way of getting rid of toxins found in the body, but it also brings some very satisfying results. More and more people are enthusiastically partaking in detox regimes and thoroughly recommend that you do the same.