4 ways to support your detox

Nicola MasseyNutrition and Wellbeing

With January in full swing, many of us are either on the wagon or detoxing to some degree. To help yourself along and lessen the burden you should try some of the following.

  1. Acv and bicarb

Start and end your day with Apple cider vinegar and bicarbonate of soda drink. This super alkalising beverage will give you energy and those essential bicarbonates that your body craves due to our acidic lifestyle.

Directions: 1/2 teaspoon of bicarb and a 1 tablespoon of ACV (with mother), let it fizz, then top up with filter water. You can also add some raw honey to taste.


2. Magnesium Sulphate/magnesium chloride

These two mega minerals deserve a whole book to themselves. Having a magnesium sulphate bath (Epsom salt) will relief sore muscles and help calm the body. Really useful to keep a stock of and at the first sign of a cold or illness, lying in a bath with this wonderful, soothing mineral will really help.

Add to your magnesium sulphate bath some magnesium chloride and bicarbonate of soda and this super healing cocktail will help restore the body through supporting cellular detoxification, draw toxins and stagnant energies through the pores …..This deserves a post of it’s own, so keep a look out.

Directions: A good few cup of Magnesium sulphate, one cup of magnesium chloride and two cups of bicarb and relax and breathe. You may wish to rinse afterwards as the residue can make your skin itch. Don’t use if you have a heart complaint and high blood pressure with out medical consent!



3. Consider an enema!

Yes I know… gross! But get over it as it’s the best way to remove toxins from you bowel. The skin is the large eliminating organ that makes the gut the next biggest, so getting this department working correctly is essential. There are various devices you can use, but the easiest by far is a gravity fed bag. One word of advice….avoid humours activities for obvious reasons and probably do alone!

Direction: Start by using a pint of body temperature water,  placed in the gravity fed enema bag (chemist or online) hang above you, door handle perfect. Lie on you left side and place nozzle in rectum (a good inch) and slowly release the stopper pressing down to control flow. Move onto your back and massage your tummy. Get up and move around if you can handle it! Stay close to your loo. Sense of humour vital.


4. Make yours a herbal

Herbal teas are a great way to support your body’s detoxification. Depending on the what you choose. This time of year I love to use a piece of ginger and turmeric with a slice and squeeze of lemon (honey to taste if desired). This antioxidant rich trio will really boost the body’s defence against the free radical toxins. Perfect to sip on a winters day, lovely and warming – a little internal kiss for your hard working liver.

I prefer to pick my own herbs and what grows around you. Try rosemary and mint for a pick me up or olive leaf for a general tonic. X