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Detox For Spring

What a relief it is when the days start growing longer, the ocean is no longer frigid and all of nature reawakens from the chilly winter months.



Welcoming the spring with open arms and an open heart, it is essential, if you’re wanting to detox and revitalise your mind and body, that you follow a few simple steps.

Here we bring you 21 steps to bring about a cleaner you, simply and effectively. You may choose to adopt just one or two of these or immerse yourself in a complete detox program, but whichever your path, these pointers will place your feet in the right steps on your journey:

  1. Drink plenty of water, at least 2 litres a day to keep the body hydrated and help flush toxins out of the body.

  2. If drinking alcohol be sure to drink a glass of water in between each alcoholic drink and before going to bed drink at least 3 large glasses of water

  3. Be moderate in alcohol and food intake as overindulgence is harmful to the body

  4. Take the focus off food and alcohol. Focus more on joining and connecting with your loved ones

  5. A large glass of warm water with a squeeze of lemon first thing in the morning will help support the liver, improve digestion and hydrate the system

  6. Multivitamin and B complex provide energy and support the liver and nervous system because alcohol depletes B vitamins.

  7. St Mary’s Milk Thistle silybum marianum is the number one herb for the liver. It protects, detoxifies and restores.

  8. Replace coffee with dandelion coffee or tea. Dandelion, taraxacum officinale is a herb that removes toxins from the organs and blood.

  9. Reduce caffeine intake because it dehydrates your system and puts extra stress on the adrenal glands.

  10. Drink fresh vegetable juice daily to provide living phytonutrients for greater vitality and nutritional support.

  11. Apples, pears, fennel, and peppermint provide a calming effect on the stomach and digestive system.

  12. Slippery Elm provides relief to any heartburn or over-acidity of the stomach.

  13. Hangover Fix: Banana smoothie with protein powder, spirulina, linseeds, frozen mixed berries, rice milk or water, blend and drink

  14. Add liquid Chlorophyll to your water. It has the power to regenerate our bodies and is known to help cleanse and alkalise the body.

  15. Probiotic supplement and ½ cup yoghurt daily maintain the friendly gut microflora and to keep the immune system strong.

  16. Homoeopathic remedy: Nux Vomica 30c is a brilliant remedy for treating hangovers, nausea, indigestion and general overindulgence.

  17. Be sure to get enough sleep and rest and take that afternoon nap if needed. Adequate sleep reduces stress and cortisol levels leading to healthier eating habits and reduction in sugar and stimulant cravings.

  18. Don’t go to a party hungry. Eat a wholesome meal before you go to avoid overindulging in the wrong foods.

  19. Don’t deny yourself 100% of goodies. Enjoy a small amount as a treat and know when to stop.

  20. Organise some fun physical activities with the family and friends, whether it be a stroll together, a swim at the beach or a game of cricket.

  21. Dedicate half an hour a day for some time to yourself. Take a walk in the park or beach, meditate, sit in the garden, read a book or get a massage. Keep the peace and connection with self throughout the summer season.

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