Show mobile navShow mobile nav

 

Living in the ‘Big Smoke’? Even though you love city life, your skin and body might need an Urban Detox and a break from pollution now and again. Eliminate toxins and energise yourself from the inside out with these three simple steps:

 

urban1

Step One: Nutrition

  • A good cleanse or detox always starts with what we eat. ‘But there is no need to fast or starve ourselves, as it is now known that the body needs many nutrients to detoxify efficiently, including fibre, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. So a ‘detox diet’ should be based on plenty of vegetables and fruit, good protein sources such as eggs, fish, light meats, beans and lentils; healthy fats from avocadoes, raw nuts and seeds and olive oil; and gluten-free grains such as brown rice, millet and quinoa.’ says Shona Wilkinson, Head Nutritionist at www.NutriCentre.com, nationwide nutrition and natural health stores
  • Drink one and a half to two litres of water or herbal teas per day, and minimise or cut out sugary foods, junk foods and processed foods, refined carbohydrates (white bread, white pasta, and anything else made with white flour), coffee and tea (cut down gradually if you are used to drinking several cups a day) and alcohol’
  • Think: alkaline foods. ‘Your skin will improve if you balance your diet so it’s not too acidic. Otherwise, it’s missing the alkaline minerals, such as potassium, calcium or magnesium, essential for strong and healthy nails, bones and hair. Eat more almonds, pears, apples, parsley and lemons.’ explains Shona
  • ‘Start the day with a glass of hot water and lemon. Try a fresh mint leaf or green tea mid-afternoon; they’re not only packed with antioxidants but also support digestion.’ recommends Dr Marilyn Glenville (www.marilynglenville.com),the UK’s leading Nutritionist, and author of The Natural Health Bible for Women

 

 

 

 

urban2

Step two: Supplements

  • ‘An alternative way of gently supporting whole body cleansing is to use concentrated blends of natural green foods such as wheat grass and barley grass, parsley, kale and nettle. They are abundant in chloro
    phyll, the green pigment, which – when we consume it – may help to support normal bowel movements and aid detoxification. These green foods are also rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and easily absorbed protein for general support. Mix Nature’s Plus Green Lightning (www.revital.co.uk, £26.40) with coconut water to boost your energy levels and detoxify every day. It’s packed with green superfoods and oceanic algae to purify and revitalize your body.’ recommends Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns
  • ‘For many people, dandelions are an irritating garden weed but dandelions are high in fibre, so can help you feel fuller for longer and control your appetite. But mainly it is used to purify the liver and gallbladder of toxins, so are a great compliment to a detox. You can either have it in a form of an herbal tea or supplements. Go for a ready formula, such as NHP’s D-Tox Support (£29.77, www.naturalhealthpractice.com) with added prune powder to keep you regular’ suggests Dr Glennville
  • To make sure your body is using all nutrients you provide it take probiotics. Cassandra explains ‘As well their immediate effects on digestion, the good bacteria in our gut are actually necessary to fully break down and absorb the nutrients in our foods. The beneficial bacteria are also thought to improve mineral absorption by lowering the pH in the colon. In addition, probiotics help to produce the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose in milk and makes it easier to digest. Go for Pro-Ven Adult 25 Billion (Boots, £13.95) that contains the Lab4 group of bacteria, the most widely studied probiotic in Europe’

 

urban3

Step three: Skincare

  • When it comes to your skin, that you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body. ‘Your skin is the most absorbent organ of the body, so be careful what you rub on it. It is estimated that a women can end up putting over five hundred different chemicals on her skin each day! Reduce your ‘toxic load’ either by reducing the amount of toiletries you use or by buying natural or organic products. Make sure you do your research before choosing your skincare. You may be surprised to know that some products that claim to be natural are actually not always as pure as they seem.’ says Glenville
  • Always read labels before you buy products! ‘Make sure you’re only using natural skincare products that won’t clog your skin. Look for essential oils as the main ingredients. If you have irritated, cracked or dry skin, the ‘What Skin Needs’ range (www.whatskinneeds.co.uk, from £12.99) of natural balms and gels are an excellent choice.’ recommends Barns
  • Dry body brushing, also called skin brushing, is the easiest and the cheapest way to improve the detoxification process ‘It helps to break up fatty deposits, aids lymphatic drainage and stimulates circulation. Use Epsom Bath Salt (www.nutricentre.com, £7.60) for a whole body and face detox.’ explains Wilkinson. Brush those toxins away! ‘Overall it should take between 3 and 7 minutes to brush the entire body. The most important point is that you should always brush towards your heart. Use firm, rhythmic strokes.’ explains Dr Glenville

 

Add comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

powl stockbelarc key finderabeo stock pricewireless charging paused s7divis laboratories share pricenasdaq aqmscast to multiple chromecastszixi stockrprx stockmrphf stock priceclamcase for ipad 3 reviewljpc stockisp6sqqq quotetingle outfit botwdell poweredge r730 specshow to reboot kodi on firestickniobf stockamtd loginnasdaq ceruasus gl502vs ws71nasdaq rciinasdaq pgnxhow to turn off imessage on machadv stock pricenasdaq blmnat&t gophoneshrtxbytespeed laptoppbmd nasdaqnasdaq ambaveoeyentg stock pricenasdaq biocnyse arncsnipping tool ubuntudeepak nitrite share priceps4s at gamestopprey psychoscopeinct stock pricenasdaq rttrtradingview paper tradingdalmia sugar share pricepowerball winning combosbuydig cashbacknasdaq ptxgntwbitcoin logarithmic chartvaneck vectors gold miners etfsirocco yacht costlg oled b7aksbdsony x940e 75slickdeals macbookaugmented reality ski gogglesathx stockspcb stockwdhr stockenvvlogitech k120 wired keyboard reviewlg oled65c6p reviewfngnrepcfretropie root passwordnyse pbfnbtbwrmt nasdaqis windscribe safehp laserjet pro 200 color mfp m276nw paper trayyentimingbxmt stocknyse pcgafdah movies appispyconnectgo90 app reviewspcyc stockkef ls50wstrato vpsstar wars battlefront jyn ersofuji x pro1 ovftruthfinder opt out pagenasdaq staftsro stocknyse krgfnmat775m spambyfcdvy dividendfujitsu paperstream capturekurs dolara w polsce dzisiajnyse uvxywhat is the ticker symbol for snapchatlchbadldwisesoftearpiece volume boosterpyct stockfitmacrogddy stock priceusggdroid maxx sim card removaljbgs stockdtbalbtyk stock pricebraven brv pro reviewoxis stock pricefluance speakers reviewbcekfmjna stock newsbnft stock pricecleveland biolabs stockrazer deathadder chroma best buyjeromey romehgsh stockallspgreenmangaming overwatchroccat kave xtd bluetoothposco stock pricejcap stocklg oled55e6p reviewks8000 hdr settingssr241aeterna zentaris incnasdaq czrsony dav is10elder scrolls 6 argoniahw k550 reviewfalconstor stockabvg stock pricew510 specs acercanon powershot sx610 reviewnasdaq ohrpdnow stock pricennbr stockacer chromebook 15 cb5 571 c1dzcanon powershot s170tktdy stocknsany stockgbim stockirgtlg oled e6pcfg73ueec stockbcfuzte spro 2 smart projector amazonnasdaq cascnasdaq kmphsamsung note 2 n7105 specsrazer wildcat reviewlunmfhp 15 as133clkrfxsony x930e best buyastro a50 base station release datelg oled55e6pbolva tv reviewssynology rt2600ac reviewnasdaq crayp55 e1 viziodelcath systemscalvf stockvizio p55 e1ovas stock priceslw enterprisefoxfiltermyfax com reviewsamlh stock message boardccxi stockdxtr newsdrobo 5c reviewdiscounted psn cardshardest platinum trophiesnasdaq viclapple chinavpnvwo tickersnoawjbzy stockocsyalkm stock pricefire emblem heroes permadeathroamio vs bolttransfinancialiemg stock pricehow to interrogate in shadow of mordorjyntacer cb3 431 c5fmnyse pxdnintendo 3ddunika steering wheel controlwinscribe texthp pavilion 15 cc023cl reviewunifundsovbc stockwileyfox gsmarenatpic stock pricecaplin point share pricewikireadermovado bold motion smartwatchwallzonecnet polar m400samsung c3060fwnamecheap auto renewbest buy roomba 960cadila share pricecheapest ring doorbelldell dimension e521 hard drive upgradeklipsch r6i reviewvizio sb3851 cotekpixinspiron 3650 i5 reviewrangemate pro reviewsnyse exkeglt stock pricenetgear nighthawk ac2300 reviewterramaster f2 220cgrw stock pricemqtrfvpn unlimited lifetime subscription reviewx34bmiphzgbimfunny mii qr codesflashing folder with question mark macbook airbrtxddaif stock priceun55mu7000epson ex7235 prodennis gartman wikinasdaq sklnm477fnw driverasus zenbook ux303uhyd etfbittrsuperscreen tabletglddtcl 55c807nyse bzhincy stock pricevlkpyfrpt stocknasdaq msexubnk stockroku stick overheatinghigh valyrian duolingonasdaq mempurja global share pricenyse cxpnulf stockcanon 80d cyber mondayfinolex industries share pricediswsamsung w2017 amazonocrx stock pricegarmin forerunner 225 battery lifeenbl stock pricehyg stock pricevwob stockoptionshawkipad mini me280ll alg v20 neweggmadbid review indiacopperheadosgbbt stockfosl earningscotv stock pricetbra stockwinmail dat viewer maclg 55c6pgbslturtle beach 50p reviewbose qc20 salegta 5 benefactor feltzeropht stocktwitsraspberry pi ps2 emulatoroculus visiontechoimbecgr stockdell precision m4500 specskaseya traversevirgin mobile wifi hotspot hackgwprf stockumbfasus rog g20bmtbbk stocktgtxnasdaq rciisaylohdganvet stockmbrx after hourssupernus pharmaceuticals stockdj us completion tsmskybell setuplrcx target priceamrs stock newsnetgear n300 hackgigabyte p37x v6greeniusasus q324 reviewonkyo bd sp309 priceepix healthcareowcp stock chartmac force quit keyboard shortcutcnnrfb2gold stock priceheikin daiza2b0009usfous4how to use clickfree automatic backupfuyao glass wikisamsung smartthings multipurpose sensor reviewlmt stock quotemacbook pro mll42ll asony 55a1eapdn stock pricetablo 2 tunercanon ixus 265 hs specificationssynctoy alternativepdco stock priceccw sp500cloudapps sumonasdaq itusoncogenex pharmaceuticalsffxv a wall in our way4640rhp laptop 17z best value touch optionalaorus x7 dtwndw stock price todaycanfin share priceprr asxvrsyf stockbestgot headphoneshp t4254ziop stocktxspmint nbn reviewqtna stock pricen64 controller retropieunited airlines ticker symbolexelixis stock pricejnug etfnyse cyhmfst stock pricestar wars battlefront 2 aim down sightsmadbid review indianasdaq dmrcbeddit 3 reviewexpressvpn coupon codegllk stockpcmover reviewsnyse dvmtpcty stock pricenaturalreaders com reviewsamsung cf791 review