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Top 10 things you can do to detox!

I wanted to share with you my top ten things you can do to help get toxins out of your body.  Getting toxins out of your body is one of the most important issues for health and fat loss.  Many people don’t realise that many toxins are stored in fat (although heavy metals tend to accumulate in organs).  So, when you start losing fat you need to UP your detox pathways.

I’m not a fan of special detox diet’s, for me they are just an excuse for people to eat and drink what they like the rest of the other time and then feel o.k about themselves by eating like a saint for 5 days a year! I’d rather help people make their daily diet and lifestyle – an ongoing detox process…exactly as nature had intended….so here’s my top ten!

 

1. Eat the right protein levels for you!

Most detox diets involve reducing protein – I disagree!  Amino acids from protein are essential for liver function and detoxification – the argument for reducing protein is to give the liver a rest from protein metabolism – considering that most peoples livers are under stress from increased simple carbohydrate consumption.  I therefore feel eating the right level of protein and carbohydrate for you on a daily basis is a better strategy for long term liver function.  If you don’t know what the right level of protein is for you then take the free macronutrient profile test when you join the BePure website for free (click here).

 

2. Eat plenty of fat.

One of the main pathways your liver uses to get rid of the processed toxins is through your bile.  Your liver will store your bile in your gall bladder, eating fat triggers the release of this bile.  This bile release helps give you a bowel movement, which helps move the toxins out of your body.   Fat is a nutritional minefield, which I fully cover in my Life Changing Online Programme – however try and eat only clean, natural fats such as extra virgin olive oil, organic butter, organic coconut oil, organic lard or dripping.

 

3. Drink pure water

The best detox agent is water… yes… WATER.  If the body is dehydrated, all the detox systems will not be able to perform optimally.  WATER is responsible for keeping the digestive system flowing.  WATER is responsible for the efficient filtration processes in the liver and kidneys.  WATER is extremely important for the function of the lymphatic system.  Look to drink o.o33 Litres of pure water per KG of body weight.  You don’t want to be bringing in toxins (like fluoride and Chlorine) with your water and so I recommend you filter your water.

 

4. Lymphatic massage, exercise

The lymphatic system is incredibly important and often overlooked.  This system comprises three glands (The spleen, the Thymus and the tonsils).  Around all the cells of the body there is fluid called interstitial fluid.  The capillaries and small blood vessels release nutrients into this interstitial fluid which moves around all the cells.  The cells can then take up these nutrients and release by-products into this fluid.  This fluid has a one-way system around the body where it is eventually collected in ducts and vessels, passes through lymph nodes and lymph glands before eventually entering the blood stream.  You can stimulate the lymphatic system by massage, (basically stroking the skin in a direction towards the heart).  Rebounders (small trampolines) are particularly beneficial for the lymphatic system, while any type of exercise causing muscle contraction will also be of great benefit.  So, go move your body!

 

5.  Support liver function

The liver detoxes chemicals in a two stage process.  The liver undertakes multiple mechanisms to deal with groups of toxins such as water soluble toxins, fat soluble, drug metabolism, estrogen detoxification, toxins from cellular metabolism, food additives, toxins from bacteria and the environment.  The liver requires large amount of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) to be able to perform it’s processes.  The best way to support liver function is by eating organic fruit, vegetables and meats (see #9) and supplementing your diet with a high quality mineral, vitamin and antioxidant supplement such as BePure ONE.  There are also many herbs which support liver function – however, I would recommend seeing  a herbalist for specific advice on using these.

 

6. Eat cruciferous vegetables, garlic, onions, and leafy greens

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, swede, turnips, kale, watercress all contain important phytochemicals that are released when they are chopped, chewed, fermented, cooked or digested. The substances released then break down into sulphorophanes, indole-3-carbinol and D-glucarate which all have a specific effect on Phase 1 and phase 2 detox.  Onions, garlic and leeks contain many important sulfur compounds that increase detoxification.  Leafy greens are rich in a number of minerals, vitamins, chlorophyll and flavonoids which are essential to good detoxification.

 

7. Sauna regularly

Saunaring is a great way to mobilise and eliminate toxins.  Infrared saunas have been shown to produce sweat that is made up of 15-20% toxins (made up of heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium ammonia, uric acid and fat soluble toxins.)

A number of years ago I bought myself a sauna to help with mercury mobilisation and detoxification and I’m pleased to say that the mercury is all gone now…but I still love to sauna…I try and get in there for 25 minutes twice a week and it’s a great way to relax and take time out.  By the way, if you want to lose fat not only does saunaing help get rid of fat soluable toxins, but a 30 minute session can burn upwards of 600 calories!  For more information on saunaing click here

8. Have great bowel movements!

Getting your digestive system working correctly is of paramount importance and our body’s ability to get rid of the bye products of digestion is critical in an overall sense of detoxification.  You want to be passing 30 cm of fecal matter a day with a transit time of 12 to 24 hours (transit time is the time it takes for your food to pass through you).  Primarily this is achieved through eating the right foods for you.  It takes me about 20 hours to guide people on how to achieve this.  Therefore, please see my Life Changing Online Programme and www.bepure.co.nz for more details.

 

9. Eat organic food

Eating organic foods serve a dual purpose for detoxing. Organic foods contain more nutrients due to better nutrient availability in the soil, these nutrients support liver detoxification.  Secondly, due to the nature of organic food being chemically spray free you are minimising the load on your liver to detox these chemicals and in the process increasing your detoxification capacity for other chemicals – a win/win!  If you can’t afford to buy organic vegetables – I recommend you grow your own….

 

 

10. Relax

Yep, relaxing…perhaps the easiest, yet hardest thing to do…Many of the body’s detoxification pathways are controlled by your autonomic nervous system and relaxing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which is the dominant system for repair and ‘house keeping duties’ like detoxing.  So, make sure to set aside some time for relaxing every day!

So, that’s my top ten for this week….

No matter where you are on your eating/health journey try and introduce two of my top 10 things to detox into your life this week and your body will thank you for it in the years to come with better health and increased energy!

 

Love and happiness

Ben


 

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Is your water making you fat?

What a few days I’ve had…

Saturday night I spent two hours with one of the worlds leading mind/body specialist, Richard Moat PhD.  Richard has a PhD in clinical hypnotherapy and helps people explore the links between their emotions and health.  One of his powerful mind/body techniques involves a guided visualisation of melting fat away on your body – and you know what?  It works better than limiting the calories you eat!  I’m hoping to incorporate this tool in my Life Changing Programme in the coming months…Which I am very excited about. Check out Richards Website here.

Sunday Night I had dinner with Jerry Brunetti, a soil consultant and holistic animal health expert who cured himself of an aggressive form of rare cancer using nutrition.  He’s living proof of how powerful nutrition can be and his pursuing evening seminar blew everyone away!  I’ve been following Jerry for a number of years and next time he’s in New Zealand I’ll get him on tape for you.  In the mean time if you know someone that is fighting cancer I highly recommend you get his personal account of what he did to beat his own cancer. Check out Jerry’s website here.

Monday Night – I went to Professor Paul Connett’s Fluoride lecture..more on this later.

Tuesday Lunchtime – Lunch with Paul Connett – picking his brains about the interaction of fluoride and thyroid function, and that brings me to today’s post….

If you are drinking Fluoridated water the chances are that it is making you FAT. In fact, not only is it making you FAT…But research shows it also lowers children’s IQ – so we are making our children dumber too!  Plus a whole bunch of other negative health effects. Let me explain…

Your thyroid is one of the keys to great energy and fat loss,  so I like peoples Thyroids to be working really well (under 2.0 TSH score).  Fluoride has the potential to alter the effects of thyroid function on three levels.

1-Fluoride actually tricks your body into thinking it has enough T4 (thyroxine – the main thyroid hormone), this slows down T4 production in the Thyroid and slows down fat burning.  RESULT: You get tired and fat.

2-Fluoride decreases your body to convert T4 to T3 and T2.  T2 is an inactive version of T4 and so if you cannot make this step then potentially you can go into hyperthyroid- not much fun… T3 is a more active form of T4 and so if you want to lose fat you want this conversion to be working really well.  If it’s not working properly (such as in the presence of fluoride or adrenal fatigue) then this will also slow down fat burning.  RESULT:  You get tired and fat.

The frightening thing about this is that a normal thyroid test (TSH) will not pick this problem up as many G.P’s do not run T4, T3 and T2 tests and so your Doc will tell you your thyroid is fine – which is technically correct your thyroid is making the T4… it’s just not getting activated to T3 – which sucks!

3 -Fluoride being a halogen can potentially sit in the receptor sites where iodine should pass into the thyroid cells – meaning you can’t make as much T4 in the beginning – yep, you guessed it…meaning you cannot burn fat as efficiently as an energy source.  RESULT:  You get tired and fat.

 

So what can you do??  I speak about the role of iodine in my Life changing Programme and it’s too big an issue to deal with here – but increase iodine consumption (slowly), I like kelp and a product called Thyrobalance.

Primarily… ONLY DRINK UN-FLUORIDATED WATER!! Is the best way to minimise excessive exposure to fluoride, if you live in a city which fluoridates water then you will need to filter the water with a special filter – that get’s more complicated and to learn more check out the BePure Health Water section of the web site (click here).

 

So, it’s been a fun few days for me and over the coming weeks I’ll be continuing my research in all of these areas to learn more about how to have permanent weight loss and incredible health!

Bye for now…
Ben


 

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