Our bodies have natural systems in place to deal with toxins and to protect our cells. However, diet and lifestyle play important protective roles. The easiest thing that we can do to reduce the toxic burden on our bodies is through healthy diet and lifestyle choices. This can be done by removing all processed foods and drinks from our diet and replace with fresh fruits and vegetables. Herbs are also a great way to support your body when detoxing as they help the liver and kidneys to eliminate toxic build-up naturally. Ready to detox? Try these three herbs in a supplement or tea!
Everyone loves turmeric! And what’s not to love. This spicy herb will detox the blood, reduce inflammation in the body and help support the gallbladder to produce bile which the liver uses to eliminate toxins. It’s a detox win: win!
Tea: Upon waking, try a warm cup of Pukka Turmeric Gold Herbal Tea. This organic blend of the finest Indian turmeric, lemon fruit and whole leaf green tea will help you to feel renewed and ready to tackle another day.
Supplement: Fusion Health Turmeric is a high potency formula providing a source of bioavailable turmeric in the form of curcumin and piperine (black pepper) extracts. Taken twice a day with food, the anti-inflammatory actions of this supplement may support your body as you detox.
Yes! Those pesky ‘wet the bed’ weeds are good for you! Dandelion has been used as food for centuries, and the leaves and buds have been a part of traditional cooking in Eurasia. Dandelion contains vitamins A, C and K as well as calcium, potassium, iron and manganese. Traditionally used in herbal medicine throughout the world, dandelion is a great liver tonic and supports digestion.
Tea: No need to rush out to the park and forage for dandelions, try Hilde Hemmes Dandelion Tea for a super healthy afternoon tea pick me up.
Supplement: Nature’s Sunshine Dandelion capsules stimulate digestion and support the liver. It may also be used for mild fluid retention as it has a diuretic action - hence the name ‘wet the beds’. Take at breakfast or lunch if you don’t want a midnight trip to the loo!
St Mary’s Thistle
The super herb for the liver! Also known as Milk Thistle, this herb will boost liver function and may assist in treating liver disease caused by excessive use of alcohol or hepatitis infections. St Mary’s Thistle has been used in traditional herbal medicine for over 2000 years with Greek physician Dioscorides noting its healing properties in the year 40 A.D. St Mary’s Thistle is an antioxidant and antiinflammatory and detoxifies the body by drawing toxins out of the liver. Is a great herb to take after a big night out!
Tea: Hilde Hemmes Bile-Flow is a specially formulated herbal blend containing caraway, turmeric, dandelion, milk thistle and peppermint which may help to stimulate the flow of bile from the gallbladder and aid digestion.
Supplement: Herbs of Gold St Mary’s Thistle 3500 tablets provides a high strength extract of St Mary's Thistle to support healthy liver function and may aid liver regeneration. For a super easy detox support try one a day with brekky.
The friendly team at Mojo Health are here to help but always consult with your healthcare practitioner to make sure supplementation is right for you!