Our health is something we tend to take for granted, only realising how lucky and blessed we are when an illness or ailment befalls us.

Some of the most common causes of disease and ill health of the body is toxicity and deficiencies in micronutrients.

These days we live in highly toxic environments.  Our bodies are surrounded by toxins, consumed in our food, in our water and even in the air that we breathe.

Are you feeling sluggish and tired all the time? Suffering from aches and pains and digestive issues? Struggling with weight loss and infertility? It may be time to consider a detox!

Detoxification is the process of removing toxic substances from the body. It is extremely vital to detoxify the body regularly in order to prevent illness and also to reverse disease and to ensure good health.

There are many ways in which we can remove these toxins and detoxify:

Hijama (Wet Cupping)

Hijama is the fastest way to detox which avoids lengthy detox diets.  It’s not only convenient but fits in to our busy lifestyle where we don’t have time for health anymore.


Fasting is a great way to give the organs a break and it allows healing to take place rather than all the body’s energy being spent on digestion.  Fasting twice a week is the best way to detox on a regular basis.

Reduce your toxic load by eliminating refined sugars, coffee, saturated fats, processed foods, chemicals and pesticides, cigarettes, alcohol and minimise or replace the use of personal health care products and household cleansers with natural alternatives.  The lower your toxic load the easier it is for your body to detoxify and prevent and reverse illness.

Detox diets

There are many detox programs to choose from, most of them involve restricting your diet to certain foods or juice fasts which can last from 3-7 days minimum.  Juice fasts can be costly and time consuming.  It is recommended that you detox on a regular basis, at least twice a year.

Colon, liver and kidney cleanses etc

Specific organs can be cleansed to allow for better detoxification such as the liver where toxins are processed for elimination. The kidneys, colon, lungs can all be cleansed for better functioning.

Improving the blood and lymph circulation

Improving blood circulation and lymph flow by exercising and massage can be very beneficial in getting the toxins moving so they can be flushed out of the body or sweated through the skin.

Fueling the body with micro nutrients

As well as detoxification it is vital that we refuel our bodies with the necessary micronutrients.   Micronutrients consist of the following;

– Vitamins (Vitamins A, E and D etc)

– Minerals (Calcium, magnesium etc)

– Essential Fatty Acids (omega 3’s)

– Amino Acids (Tryptophan, and Valine etc)

All these micronutrients need to be present in the right amounts and at the same time for the body to thrive and be in harmony.  A deficiency in any one of them can cause havoc in the body.  Lifestyle, poor food choices and too much physical exercise could be a cause of depleting some of these micronutrients. Therefore supplementation may be required to compensate for any deficiency.

If you would like to know more about Hijama, detox diets, cleanses, nutritional supplements, micronutrients or have any other questions please feel free to contact me for further information.

 Everyone deserves to live a pain free and healthy life. Make detoxification a regular part of your lifestyle!