7 Terrific Benefits Of Cleansing
By Louise Belle BHSc (Nut Med)
1. Clearer skin
Your skin is not only the largest organ in the body but is used by the liver as a pathway for removing waste products and toxins from the body. When you have loads of toxins in your body, it can show on your skin in the form of rashes, acne and dryness. Doing a cleanse will help to flush out the toxins and give your skin a wonderful glow!
2. Less bloating
When your gut is overrun by bad bacteria, your gut lining can become inflamed and damaged. This damage creates little holes (leaky gut) where large food particles can escape, leading to bloating. Doing a cleanse will help to soothe, repair and restore balance in the gut, improving overall digestive health.
3. Feel energised
When you do a Cleanse, you rid your body of toxins and remove inflammatory foods from your diet that cause damage to your mitochondria (energy producing warehouses of cells). Cleansing can help to improve the health of the mitochondria, leaving you feeling more energised.
4. Improved focus
Brain fog can occur when your liver is not functioning optimally and you have candida overgrowth in your bowel. This is due to the toxins building up and the candida fermenting sugars which almost create a ‘drunk’ feeling. Doing a cleanse will weed out candida, boost liver function and leave you feeling more focused than ever before!
5. Improved immunity
When you do a cleanse, you flood your body with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that boost and support the immune system. You remove foods that can compromise the immune system (such as sugar) and get rid of bad bugs that can lead to infection.
6. Weight loss
Whilst weight loss is not the main focus of a cleanse, it can definitely be a positive side effect. The liver is the major fat burning organ of the body and when it is inflamed, fatty or not functioning efficiently, fat can begin to creep on. A cleanse will not only support liver function, but will remove processed foods and sugars that contribute to weight gain.
7. Reduced pain and inflammation
Doing a cleanse will remove inflammatory foods from the diet and include antioxidant-rich foods that calm inflammation. It also supports the removal of toxins, heavy metals and bacterial overgrowth which could be aggravating inflammation.
Dr Sandra Cabot is a successful medical doctor, pilot and author, best known for her award-winning book, The Liver Cleansing Diet. She is passionate about the power of Nutritional Medicine and has treated over 30,000 patients using diet and nutritional and herbal formulas to improve their overall health. Dr Cabot consolidated her years of experience and research into a program that would really make a difference – The Dr Cabot 15 Day Cleanse. It is a triple strategy program that targets the 3 main pillars of health- the liver, the gut and the immune system. The Cleanse program includes three therapeutic powders alongside a wholesome meal plan that will help you achieve maximum cleansing. For added convenience, there is the option of getting a ready-made cleansing program delivered to selected locations.