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Your skin tends to reflect what’s happening on the inside. If your body isn’t eliminating toxins efficiently, this can result in dull, devitalised skin, and can contribute to many skin disorders such as acne, blemishes and eczema.

Bestow Be Cleansed is designed to bestow a clearer, more radiant complexion through the detoxification of the bowel and liver and the gentle elimination of toxins.

It works in four ways –

  • It is a wonderful source of both soluble fibre (draws out toxins) and insoluble fibre (encourages peristalsis and elimination)
  • The slippery elm, liquorice and L Glutamine assist with repairs to the gut lining
  • Many of the ingredients in Bestow Be Cleansed support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the bowel
  • High in nutrients that support the healthy functioning of the liver
  • Adding your Bestow Beauty Oil to your detox programme greatly enhances the benefits of the Bestow Be Cleansed powder by making our cell membranes more permeable (nutrients get in and wastes get out of the cell) and unblocking the five channels of elimination from the liver.

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Add these two wonderful therapies to your detox programme.

1. Detox Mineral Bath
Take a detox mineral bath made from simple ingredients to feel refreshed and awakened.

1 Cup Epsom Salts
1/2 Cup Regular Sea Salt
4 Tablespoons Baking Soda

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2. Dry Skin Brushing
Dry skin brushing is a wonderful detoxification aid as your skin is your body’s largest eliminative organ and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day (that’s why it’s also known as our third kidney). If you dry brush regularly your skin will be noticeably smoother with an improvement in colour, texture and clarity and you can improve conditions such as cellulite and water retention.

Dry skin brushing stimulates your circulation, boosting the blood flow that delivers oxygen and other nutrients to the skin, and helping the skin appear more radiant and glowing and warm to touch. Dry skin brushing also stimulates the flow of lymphatic vessels, indirectly aiding the immune function and improving lymphatic drainage throughout the body.

The basic tool for dry skin brushing is a firm, natural bristled, with a head about the size of the palm of the hand.

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DO:
Include these great detoxifying, beautifying foods and vitamins in your diet:

  • Brightly coloured fruit and vegetables such as capsicum, carrots, tomatoes, beetroot watercress, berries, papaya and melon contain lots of beneficial anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C, E, beta-carotene and phytonutrients to protect our liver.
  • Adequate levels of B vitamins, selenium, zinc and glutathione is also required by your liver. Brown rice is an excellent source of B vitamins and it also contains zinc, selenium can be found in Brazil nuts, and garlic, asparagus, watermelon, papaya, avocado and mushrooms all increase the levels of glutathione, a most important anti-oxidant.
  • Garlic, onions, eggs, watercress are all sulphur-containing foods, which assist liver function.
  • Members of the Brassica family like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and kale are very helpful.

DON’T:

  • Do any taxing exercise that promotes the secretion of stress hormones. Instead, it’s a great time to replace high impact exercise with rebalancing, breath-based exercises, like yoga or Pilates.  Gentle walking is also a good option to stimulate the lymphatic system but not overtax your body.
  • Burn the candle at both ends! Instead, try to be in bed asleep by 10pm.  Your liver begins it daily washing cycle between 10pm and 2am (it’s like a cleaner that comes in every evening), so it’s the best time to let your body rest and recover.

DO:

  • Ensure you get enough rest during the detoxification period.  Rest and relaxation aid the liver by eliminating the need to detoxify stress hormones.
  • Dry brush your skin every day before your bath or shower to help support circulation and encourage the passage of toxins from your lymph glands.
  • Include a detox mineral bath from time to time – a wonderful way to promote the detoxification process dry skin brushing has started.

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This is a really good question because if you detox for too long or too often you can loss valuable nutrients along with the toxins and leave your body depleted.

For this reason I wouldn’t recommend doing a ‘full on’ cleanse were you restrict your diet for more than 2 to 4 times a year.

There are also times in your life where detoxing is either not beneficial or should be done under medical guidance. Examples of this is when you are pregnant or breastfeeding and need to have enough nutrition to support another little person. Or if you’re recovering from an illness and need to build your body up. Diabetics also need to be careful of detoxing because they require a steady supply of energy. If you are ill, it is advisable to seek medical supervision for any detoxification process.

But Bestow Be Cleansed is a little different from many detox programmes in that is simply supports your body’s normal cleansing process without over stimulating it. This is especially true if you use it in conjunction with a healthy, but not restricted diet.

It works very gently in four ways:

  1. Boosting the amount of fibre in your diet, both soluble (draws toxins out into digestive tract) and insoluble (encourages them to be eliminated).
  2. Providing foods that soothe, heal and keep the gut lining healthy.
  3. Supplying many of the vitamins and minerals that our hungry livers require to carry out the process of detoxification.
  4. Lastly, by providing pre-biotic foods that encourage a healthy gut flora.

Bestow Be Cleansed works by supporting the natural process of detoxification in your body, it is not depleting at all. For this reason, I use it everyday, cooked into my porridge. Once my porridge is cool enough to eat, I add my Bestow Beauty Oil that not only nourishes my body and skin, but also supports the detoxification process.

If you want to do a more ‘full on’ detox, follow the “Fully Cleansed’ programme in your Bestow Be Cleansed information booklet that comes with every pot.

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This is the first in a series of articles that we will be running each week about the subject of detoxing. As it’s a subject that we are passionate about and the fact that we have recently launched our Bestow Beauty detox powder supplement, we felt it was fitting to pass on some of our detoxing knowledge.

Mother Nature has provided our bodies with a very efficient detox system, naturally eliminating toxins and metabolic waste primarily through the liver, bowel, kidneys and skin. Our bodies spend a considerable amount of time and energy on this process, with the majority of all the chemical processes in our body involved in one form of detoxification or another. Essentially we have a very efficient cleansing system and if we eat healthy diets and drink enough water, we should detox naturally everyday.

However, this isn’t always possible, so a ‘cleanse’ from time to time will give your liver a chance to detoxify and renew itself, channelling energy into revitalizing the body. Many people report benefits such as clearer skin, increased energy and concentration, weight loss, improved digestion and much more.

For an effective detox, however, it’s important to not only reduce the intake of substances that tax the liver (i.e. alcohol, coffee, sugars, wheat, trans fats and processed foods), but also to maximise the supply of nutrients needed to optimize your liver’s detoxification pathways.