How to do a detox well : food is medicine for the body, the soul and the mind ...

May 27, 2018

When we reboot our system we want to do it from the right frame of mind, this is not a starve yourself plan, its about feeding and fueling the body in the right way. 

Its building a connection between body and mind and understand how your body reacts to food.  It gives you powerful information about your own body and how you can create a eating for life program.

This is finding how your body functions on different types of foods, it gives you the experience of how amazing you body can feel when fed the right things and that my friends give you choices....choices of how to play in this game called life. 

 

So why start with the liver?

The liver processes everything we eat and drink, it filters out the poisonous stuff, otherwise known as toxins : things like alchohol and  toxins from food and medication.  

The liver does an amazing job of this when it is functioning well. 

When its not we can begin to have symptoms in the body including headaches, itchiness in the skin, heartburn , restlessness, rashes and body aches and pains.  Detoxifying the liver is a process of beginning with elimination, then reintroduction of foods.  We can then shift into introducing

 

 

 natural herbs and supplements to support that process, but it should be something that you are implementing for the long term, not some short term crazy juicing phase you do for a week, then revert back to crappy eating habits.

 

For me I began with elimination.  

Week 1 : 

Eliminated from my diet

- refined carbohydrates

- alcohol 

- animal meat (land base not fish)

- dairy

 

Added to my diet 

- more raw vegetables

- 3 juices a day specifically chosen for their detox benefits 

- more alkaline water (adding lemon and salt to water)

- herbal teas

 

So what did my day look like?

 

BREAKFAST 

 

Good Fats Boost

  • 1 glass water

  • 1 teaspoon chia seed

  • 1 tablespoon of grass fed beef collagen

  • 1 teaspoon of Miss Vitality Elevate

 

Juice

BEET JUICE

  • 1 beet

  • 1 carrot

  • 1 lemon, peeled

  • 1 handful parsley

 

Snacks 

Option 1 : 

AVOCADO SALSA

1 avocado

1/2 tomato diced

1/4 cup parsley diced

1/2 lemon juiced

pinch salt and pepper

 

SEEDED CRACKERS

5 tbsp each of 

chia

flax

seasame

pumpkin

sunflower

almond meal

 

1-2 tbsp Psyllium

1/2 cup boiling water

salt and pepper

herbs

combine together and press onto a baking tray

 

Bake at 120 degrees until begin to crisp (usually takes around 30 - 45 mins) 

 

Option 2 : 

8 - 10 Almonds

3 - 4 Strawberrys 

 

LUNCH

ALKALINE WRAPS - I eat up to 3 a day of these , 1 every couple of hours.

Mountain bread rice wraps (very low carbohydrate and thin, really just to hold your roll together) 

Spinach

Lettuce

Sprouts

Grated carrot

Avocado

Tomato

Cucumber

Beetroot Dip Spread (recipe below) 

 

Spread the beetroot dip (can also be eaten with crackers) onto wrap thick layer, then top with fresh ingredients and eat straight away. 

 

BEETROOT DIP SPREAD

Link here recipe courtesy of Raw Blend

https://www.rawblend.com.au/beetroot-dip.html

 

MID AFTERNOON JUICE

GREEN JUICE

  • 1/2 cucumber

  • 2 cups kale

  • 1 lime, peeled

  • 1 cup swiss chard

  • 1/2 lemon, peeled

DINNER

2 cups of carrot and broccoli lightly steamed

1 cup Uncooked baby spinach 

1/2 cup sprouts

1 palm size piece of salmon or tuna (season with salt and pepper)

 

BEFORE BED SMOOTHIE

chop ingredients place in blender and blitz 

  • 2 oranges, peeled

  • 1/2 rib celery

  • 1 lemon, peeled

  • 1/2 cup dandelion greens (or other bitter green)

  • 1/2 cup parsley

 

ALKALINE WATER

1 L water

juice of 1 lemon

pinch of sea salt

 

HERBAL TEAS 

Dandelion tea with a little almond milk 

Miss Vitality Clean Tea

 

Enjoy your Sunday!

 

xx Tracy 

 

 

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