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Bundaberg Style - - CONTENTS - RE­BECCA LANG, NATUR­OPATH BAR­GARA BEACH HOLIS­TIC HEALTH CEN­TRE

Natur­opath Re­becca Lang ex­plains how to rock your best bikini-ready body this sum­mer

WOULD you like to lose a few ki­los be­fore sum­mer? Do you want your stom­ach to look a bit flat­ter be­fore hit­ting the beach? Have you tried ev­ery­thing to lose weight but it won’t shift?

Our bod­ies nat­u­rally detox them­selves but in today’s toxic world, our liv­ers are be­ing in­un­dated with tox­ins from our en­vi­ron­ment, food, wa­ter and life­styles.

Tox­ins are also stored in fat cells so it is es­sen­tial to sup­port your liver be­fore any weight loss pro­gram.

Your di­ges­tive sys­tem is in­volved in the elim­i­na­tion process of detox­i­fi­ca­tion. If your di­ges­tive sys­tem is not func­tion­ing prop­erly, this may pre­vent tox­ins from ef­fec­tively leav­ing the body. If you are not di­gest­ing prop­erly, you could be pre­vent­ing the ab­sorp­tion of nu­tri­ents re­quired for op­ti­mal health and weight loss.

A healthy gut is im­por­tant for detox­i­fi­ca­tion. Our bod­ies pro­duce en­zymes that carry out their own detox­i­fi­ca­tion pro­cesses in the di­ges­tive sys­tem. If we are eat­ing in­cor­rectly for our own par­tic­u­lar body or make bad life­style choices, the amount of en­zymes de­creases and our gut lin­ing be­comes weaker. Our liver and im­mune sys­tem are then put un­der ex­tra pres­sure and this can lead to dis­ease.

An un­healthy di­ges­tive tract can also lower our metabolism, which leads to weight gain.

If your liver can­not metabolise fats prop­erly, weight gain can be the re­sult and it will usu­ally sit around the mid­dle ab­dom­i­nal area. If your di­ges­tive sys­tem is com­pro­mised, you may go out for din­ner and see you stom­ach bloat up straight away. This is where natur­opa­thy can as­sist you.

At Bar­gara Beach Holis­tic Health Cen­tre, our natur­opaths un­der­stand the im­por­tance of ef­fec­tive detox­i­fi­ca­tion, par­tic­u­larly be­fore any weight loss pro­gram. Most of our clients will fol­low our Detox Pro­gram at least twice a year. The pro­gram runs for three weeks and most peo­ple lose about 4kg.

A re­cent client has lost 11kg over the last six months, which in­cludes fluid and 9.5kg of fat. She has in­creased her mus­cle and mus­cle qual­ity and re­versed her ox­ida­tive stress (our equip­ment tells us this in­for­ma­tion). She has also im­proved her blood pathol­ogy, in­clud­ing re­duc­ing her iron over­load, bad choles­terol and el­e­vated liver en­zymes.

The pro­gram is in­di­vid­u­alised to take into ac­count those that are un­der­weight or not want­ing to lose weight. We know our clients will re­ceive the best re­sults if they first re­move the foods that are in­com­pat­i­ble with their par­tic­u­lar body. We do this us­ing a Hair Test for 500 Items. Go to www.healthand­heal­ing.net.au/ser­vices/hair-test­ing to get started.

With our state-of-the-art equip­ment, we do a test­ing ap­point­ment be­fore and af­ter the Detox Pro­gram. We are then able to ef­fec­tively mea­sure changes in the body, in­clud­ing ox­ida­tive stress (how toxic your body is), mus­cle and fat per­cent­ages, hy­dra­tions lev­els, fluid bal­ance, blood pres­sure, phys­i­cal signs and more.

Some signs your body is in need of detox sup­port in­clude headaches, weight gain, bloat­ing, indi­ges­tion, con­sti­pa­tion and/or di­ar­rhoea, skin rashes and ir­ri­ta­tions, dull skin, yel­low­ish skin or eyes, fa­tigue, anger, hor­monal im­bal­ances, in­creas­ing choles­terol, el­e­vated liver en­zymes, mood­i­ness, nau­sea, changes in ap­petite, avoid­ing break­fast and swelling in legs and an­kles.

It is im­por­tant to note that phase two detox­i­fi­ca­tion is the most im­por­tant process of detox­i­fi­ca­tion.

Phase two is push­ing the tox­ins out of the liver. If you over-sup­port phase one, the tox­ins may over­flow from the liver back into the body, which then turn into free rad­i­cals, putting the body at more risk of dis­ease. Most re­tail prod­ucts are de­signed to pri­mar­ily sup­port phase one detox­i­fi­ca­tion.

To re­ceive ef­fec­tive re­sults from a detox pro­gram, it is rec­om­mended you are un­der the guid­ance of a qual­i­fied natur­opath, us­ing prac­ti­tioner-qual­ity sup­ple­ments.

Phone the clinic and book in for an ini­tial con­sul­ta­tion or go straight to a test­ing ap­point­ment.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Detox might be the an­swer to feel­ing bikini-ready this sum­mer.

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