Detox time – who’s with me?

Today’s Mantra: If you always do what you’ve always done….then you”ll always get what you’ve always got

I’ve never done a detox before.

Sure I like the sound of it, but I’m not so good at depriving myself of anything or cutting down on the food.

After pregnancy I felt remarkably good after the restricted alcohol intake so haven’t thought about a detox in a while. Recently though, a glass of wine (or two) around dinner time has become a habit that I would like to break. Add that too a busy month or two of events, where I still mindlessly reach for any food that passes my way (despite my commitment to healthy living), and I need to reset my system.

Now it’s always easier to do it with a friend so if anyone’s interested in doing it as well let me know! I’m thinking next week for a two-day detox. I don’t like anything with restrictions on amounts to eat. I’m looking for a detox that promotes healthy movement of the digestive system and something that feels cleansing and energising at the same time.

So if you’re wondering if you need to detox – here is a list I found on Sally Joseph’s blog

  • You consume more than 6 units of alcohol per week
  • You consume caffeine daily
  • You often feel tired and lethargic
  • You suffer allergies and or food intolerances
  • You experience abdominal discomfort, bloating or flatulence
  • You commonly experience pain from headaches or arthritis
  • You commonly experience constipation or diarrhoea
  • You suffer bad breath
  • You eat non organic food
  • You carry excess weight or are finding it difficult to lose weight
  • You commonly suffer from sinus congestion or hay fever
  • Your complexion is dull or you have dark circles under your eyes or suffer acne, eczema or  psoriasis
  • You experience regular PMS – painful periods, mood changes, crave chocolate or sweets
  • You regularly consume processed or fast foods, including artificial additives and preservatives
  • You smoke cigarettes or take drugs
  • You regularly use pharmaceutical medications, including the Pill, anti inflammatories or pain killers, blood pressure & cholesterol medication
  • You use chemical based skin care & hygiene products
  • You regularly clean with chemical based household products
  • You are regularly

We are aiming to:

  • Reduce the amount of toxins and pollution into our body
  • Promote healthy eating, nutrition and supplementation to help our body effectively clear the toxins
  • Improve our Immune Function
  • Scavenge free radicals and eliminate toxins
  • Strengthen body’s fight against cancer cells and generate healthy cells in our body
  • Cleanse mucous, congestion, fermentation, inflammation in our digestive tract
  • Purify our blood
  • Reform our lifestyle addictions for sugar, salt, high glycemic carbohydrates, alcohol, junk foods, nicotine, etc

So….am thinking I’m going to follow Dr Oz’s two day cleanse program:

The info is here: , this includes shopping list and recipes.

Basically it is quinoa and prunes for breakfast, a green smoothie for snacks, a fruit smoothie for lunch and a vegetable broth for dinner. You also have the option of snacking on veges for two days as well.

Would love to start a conversation on pros and cons of this kind of detox or hear anyone else’s detox experiences before I try this!

So cheers to health living!



  1. I do like this idea in theory! I have many many things coming up this May and a detox might be a good idea. I need to think it over a little more though.

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