Nutrition is not just the study of correct nutrition, to enable the body to use
the nutrients it requires effectively.
It is also how our body is able to GET RID of the wastes that are
produced along the way from normal metabolic functions. Nutritional Therapists trained in
Naturopathic Nutrition will look at a programme of supporting the body with
CLEANSING TECHNIQUES to ensure we are cleansing effectively.
The body has many ways of letting us
know if we are not cleansing – skin conditions, lethargy, foggy head, bloating
and heavy feelings to mention a few!!
By using cleansing techniques alongside a cleansing diet the body is
able to utilise the routes of elimination correctly and enable the waste to get
out of the body as it should do.
When I am working with clients I illustrate this using a diagram of the
cell and the routes of elimination working from that cell.
We are all made of trillions of cells
and during the production of energy from the cell (back to basic science) the
metabolic wastes need to make their way out of the cell and out of the
body. As you can see from the
diagram waste makes its way from the cell and firstly must make its way through
the lymphatic system, when waste is stuck here we can expect colds, flu, throat
type symptoms. The lymph will then
move the toxins into blood and being stuck here will give us our many skin
conditions and any kind of inflammation in the body (itis). The blood will then flow into the liver
(the main organ of detoxification), if the liver is unable to deal with the
toxins or is overloaded we can see headaches, migraines, sickness, hormonal
problems. Finally bile will exit
the body with the faecal matter and this is where we must first work to make
sure people are opening their bowel daily and that toxins are not backing up
here and being reabsorbed into the body.
into Autumn and January you know you are going to see in magazines and on TV
lots of articles and programmes on ‘detox diets’. How many of you have tried these and felt awful or worse?
Have you tried them and felt wonderful, only to feel terrible again
afterwards. Maybe the above will
explain a little about how this can happen and how this process should be undertaken
over a number of weeks and not days, unless you have a really clean body and
have been cleansing and detoxing regularly for years.
So this year I have decided to form 2 detox or cleansing groups for
around 8 weeks starting in September, this will make the most of the natural
cleansing our bodies do around the Autumn Equinox. I want the groups to be educational and supportive with lots
of tips and feedback from you all and of course I will be on hand to give
personal support to you.
Tuesdays from 6th September, Axis Therapy, Bangor 7.15 - 8.15pm
Thursdays from 8th September, Ty Newydd, Rhoshirwaun 6.00 - 7.00 pm
£10 each session - please book on my blog page for cleansing or telephone on 07825883409