Weight loss inherently involves detoxification as many toxins are stored in the liver, our body’s main organ for detoxification functions. Other notable detox organs include the gall bladder, colon and kidneys. Nutrients to assist in phase 1 and 2 of bio-transformation of toxins in the liver include B vitamins, Glutathione, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Milk thistle, Nettles and sulfur rich foods from cruciferous vegetables, garlic and onions. An effective weight loss program will include supporting these detox functions and supplying these types of nutrients.
Case: Sandra, a 55 years young woman has overcome stubborn weight loss over the past 3 months using a Mediterranean diet. Her total weight loss is currently 24 pounds. With new found energy to move her body and thyroid supportive medication she is ready to embark on a cleansing program to help process and eliminate toxins, hormones and metabolic waste products that were stored in her adipose (fat) cells.
Sandra’s first 2 weeks of cleansing will began with a daily dose of 1000 mg of Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C for its anti-oxidant effect, 1 tsp of liquid Liposomal Glutathione and 2-3 cups of Nettle tea per day. Liposomal preparations of anti-oxidants are better absorbed by each individual cell in our bodies through the phosolipid bi-layer to throw a larger punch. Nettles have been used for thousands of years to cleanse the kidneys, liver and gall bladder with a mild diuretic effect.
A series of 3 colon hydrotherapy sessions was recommended during those 2 weeks to ensure colon elimination of the bound toxins ready for elimination.
A gentle cleanse with a good detox blend is encouraged for all my clients who have lost more than a few pounds as they jump into spring!