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Article 2 of 4: Detoxing

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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Article 1 of 4: Detoxing

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.