Recharge and Renew: The Ultimate Guide to Post-Holiday Detox

By Karen Morris

As we get well underway in the new year and many of us are trying to get back into work routines and avoid post-holiday blues, it’s easy to start wondering where all the time has gone!

As a qualified Naturopath, I see many people lose momentum with their health goals, mainly because they feel so sluggish after all the over-indulgence of the Christmas/New Year period and it’s hard to get going again when you don’t “feel like it”.

I’m so passionate about helping people regain their health so I wanted to share some tips with you today about detoxing and how it can assist you in putting some “pep” back in your health.

But firstly, why is detoxing so important?

Every day we are surrounded by toxins –

  • in the foods we eat and the pesticides and sugars we ingest
  • the chemicals in our environment such in carpet fibres, furniture, paint etc, all leach unseen chemicals
  • smoke inhalation, fumes and pollution
  • alcohol
  • prescription medication
  • other drugs

and all of these create a build-up in the body, resulting in an accumulation of toxins. And if our organs are sluggish and unable to filter and process the toxins, the build-up can lead to an impairment of your physical and mental function and well-being.

Your kidneys and liver play a crucial part in detoxing by filtering out and metabolising toxins and converting them into less harmful substances that can then be eliminated by the body.

But if you have an accumulation of toxins in the body, it makes it harder for your organs to work this way and do their job properly.

That’s why we recommend detoxing at least twice a year.

This time of year is the best time to give yourself a chance to recover from the holiday season and for your body to regain its natural energy production to see you out through the next few months.

The benefits of detoxing is to rid your body of various toxins and also to:

  • Improve mental clarity and focus
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Boost your mental health
  • Rejuvenate your skin
  • Improve your sleep quality
  • Balance your hormones
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Aid in healthy digestion

Those results alone are pretty miraculous!

That’s why we’ve designed Herbs Online Shop’s Express Detox Powder. It has been specially formulated to optimise your quick and healthy results.

Taken over 3 weeks, Express Detox helps to reset and boost your energy. It not only strengthens your immune system, helps with your sleep cycle, and improves your clarity and focus, but it also helps to reduce hunger and cravings and helps to reduce aches and pains.

We also recommend Detox Herbal Drops which are full of antioxidants and natural botanicals which help your body to naturally detoxify. Detox Herbal Drops are made for anyone seeking a cleanse, to detoxify and to restore their energy levels.

Our herbal drops are made up of St Mary’s Thistle, Dandelion Root, Burdock, Pau D Arco, Globe Artichoke, Celery and Alfalfa and are designed to improve health inside and out.

Take 5ml twice daily and these Detox Herbal Drops help support your liver and kidneys too.

Glutathione protects cells against oxidative stress from dietary and environmental free radicals as well as those resulting from normal metabolic processes.

Glutathione protects vulnerable DNA from damage, whilst also serving as a key factor in proper detoxification. The use of liposomal technology ensures superior absorption and intracellular delivery resulting in greater bioavailability.

In an easy-to-take spray pump, Liposomal Glutathione is another key detoxification treatment.  

St Mary’s Thistle is a wonder herb for liver detox. It may be helpful with liver function, liver damage, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis A, B, C, fatty liver and gallstones.

Milk thistle contains silymarin and silybin, antioxidants that are known to help protect the liver from toxins, including the effects of alcohol. Not only has silymarin been found to increase glutathione (a powerful antioxidant that is crucial for liver detoxification), but it also may help to regenerate liver cells.

As a liver support and liver aid, milk thistle is a powerful detoxifier. It helps rebuild liver cells while removing toxins from the body that are processed through the liver. The condition of our blood throughout our whole body is mostly reliant on the health of our liver.

Milk thistle is shown to decrease, or even reverse, damage to the liver that’s been caused by prescription medications, antibiotics, pollution, heavy metals and so on. Milk thistle benefits heart health and helps lower high cholesterol levels by lowering inflammation, cleaning the blood and preventing oxidative stress damage within the arteries.

Another good one is our Alkalising Herbal Drops. Alkalising Herbal is an herbal mix designed to produce optimal alkalinity in the body. Our Alkalising herbal also helps fight free-radical damage and inflammation while supporting healthy cellular regeneration within your body, so you can thrive.

On the pH scale, 7 is neutral, while anything below 7 is acidic and above 7 is alkaline. Our bodies naturally function best in a slightly alkaline state – 7.2 on the pH scale.

Alkaline diet benefits are hard to ignore, it’s proven that eating alkaline foods can help stave off tons of diseases and illnesses. Mostly because these foods are also anti-inflammatory.

Alkalising Herbal is for anyone struggling with a poor diet and feelings of lethargy and general sluggishness. It is perfect for anyone wishing to go on a detox or wanting to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Detoxing is a practice that is indeed a crucial aspect of maintaining overall health and well-being.

It doesn’t need to be difficult; you just need to be a little organised with your nutrition and using our detoxing protocol makes it so much easier for you!

We’ll even give you some great recipes to get started.

Remember that when you prioritise your health in this way, you can then show up better for others in your life too.

That’s why we love helping you detox and seeing you gain positive results well into the new year.

If you need any advice or assistance, please use our contact form here or give us a call at (02) 9555 5117.

Cheers to your good health!