“Detoxification is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body, which is mainly carried out by the liver”.

When you undertake a ‘detox’ or ‘cleanse’ you are essentially giving your body a break and a chance to rest and reset.

However, the word ‘detox’ is used interchangeably by marketeers to sell products, when in fact, detoxing is something that the body does naturally 24/7.

The most effective way to clean out the body is to reduce the toxic inputs to help your body so that it can offload the toxins more effectively.

The easiest way to reduce the toxic load on your body is to undergo a fast or a fasting mimicking diet for a few days. When you undertake a fast your internal energy can be redirected to a clean-up. When fasting, this clean up, or ‘detox’, discards damaged and unwanted cells in a process known as autophagy. Fasting may also help with fat cell metabolism, blood sugar regulation, reduce those sweet cravings and can also help to optimise liver function which in turn can also help to balance our hormones.

Your body is a self-healing, self-renewing, self-cleansing organism. When the right conditions are created, vibrant well-being is its natural state.

the Health Benefits of a Juice Cleanse

Where did Detoxing Come From?

Ancient Greece is often cited as the birthplace of fasting and can be traced back to the 5th century to the “father of medicine” himself, Hippocrates. At the time, Hippocrates was making recommendations of food abstinence to people with certain health conditions.

Why Detox?

Overtime toxins build up in our bodies and as a result our systems cannot function as efficiently due to an increase of stress and overload in the body. A detox is a treatment that is intended to remove poisonous or harmful substances from your body.

How Toxins Impact our health…

  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Bloating
  • Low Mood
  • Low Energy
  • Poor Sleep
  • Irritable
  • Brain Fog
  • Low immunity
  • Poor Skin
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Poor Digestion

Over time this can lead to more serious conditions or life limiting/threatening diseases such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases, CHD
  • Liver disease
  • Poor mental health – depression, anxiety disorder
  • Alzheimer’s/dementia
  • Cancers

“The best of all medicines is resting and fasting.”

Benjamin Franklin

The worse that your current diet is, the longer that you will need to prepare for your detox. When you do cut out all those foods you may go throughj quite a rough withdrawal period. Good news is this doesn’t last very long and when you get on the other side you will be amazed how good you feel!

Benefits of a Detox

  • Boosts Your Energy
  • Rids the Body of Toxins
  • Helps with Fat Burn and Weight Loss
  • Stronger Immune System
  • Improved Skin
  • Better Breath
  • Promotes Healthy Lifestyle
  • Clearer Thinking
  • Healthier Hair
  • Lighter Feeling
  • Anti-Aging Benefits
  • Improved Sense of Wellbeing

Is your body in dire need of a cleansing detox?

Watch out for these tell-tale signs:

  • You seem to suffer from an endless cycle of skin breakouts, rashes, eczema, acne and other skin blemishes. You may also have a dull, tired, and lack-lustre complexion.
  • You suffer from digestive problems like constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, irregular bowel movement and stomach upset.
  • You experience general aches and pains and suffer from fatigue or low energy. You also feel anxious, chronically stressed and overwhelmed.
  • You usually feel depressed, unmotivated, emotionally unstable. You also seem to lack energy and enthusiasm for life.
  • You suffer from frequent unexplained headaches, fuzzy thinking, brain fog or lack of mental clarity.
  • You have frequent bouts of cold sores, colds and flu and seem to pick up viruses quite easily, resulting in you being constantly medicated.
  • You suffer from several food and scent sensitivities or intolerances and allergies.
  • You don’t feel rested after sleep or suffer from irregular sleep patterns.
  • You are overweight and seem unable to lose it.
  • You experience unhealthy cravings for sweets or make unhealthy food choices. Fried foods, processed foods, refined sugar or fast food are part of your daily fare.
  • You consume coffee, alcohol, drugs (prescription or otherwise) or cigarettes regularly.
  • You are constantly exposed to common environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke, artificial fragrances, household chemicals, herbicides, and pesticides.
  • You suffer from body odor and halitosis (bad breath) while observing daily hygiene and good oral habits.

Whether you choose to detox for health benefits or for weight loss; a detox juice cleanse is a great way to improve your mind, body and soul. Interested in finding out more then make sure and check out the great offers and packages we have to offer at CLOW Cleanse and let us help you get started on the amazing benefits of detoxing today.



Lucy Round (The Detox Coach) is a qualified nutrition coach, detox & wellness coach and personal trainer and the founder of www.clowcleanse.co.uk and WeightLossForBusyMums (a weight loss support group for busy mums).

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