We all need detoxification at one time or the other. We might not be over-indulging in alcohol or other substances, but just looking at the massive amounts of preservatives, and other chemicals added to our everyday foodstuff, would convince most right thinking people that we need to give our body a breather now and again.
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If you are lucky enough and have the financial means to treat yourself to a break at a health spa / health farm, you normally will start with a detox period.
The actual time on detox will depend on the chain of thought followed by the management of the spa, but is normally 2 - 4 days.
The period is normally started by a water-fast of at least 24 hours, where nothing but pure spring water is allowed.
This is followed by 2 - 3 days on a pure fruit diet, where one single type of fruit is consumed the whole day - be that grapes, papaws, cantaloupes etc. The best fruit to use is water-rich fruit like watermelons, cantaloupes etc.
During this time no coffee or tea, except herbal tea is allowed, and cigarette smoking is strongly discouraged.
During this detox period, people normally report very aggressive headaches, nausea, irritability and even blurred vision. This is a normal cleansing phase, where toxins are released by the body and flushed out of the system.
Other manifestations are normally a caked furry tongue, bad breath, mild stomach upsets etc. It might sounds a bit unpleasant, but that is really what happens.
During this time, it is also good to have regular baths, or even better yet, spending some time in a Turkish bath, since your skin - the largest organ in your body - is also actively busy to get rid of toxins. For this reason, some people with massive amounts of waste material should not be at all surprised to have a mild outbreak of spots and zits - as it is the skin also getting rid of waste material.
Because of the violent reaction that a lot of people have when going through this intense period, it is best to be ensconced in a spa while going through it, since you very seldom would feel like living a fast paced life while going through it.
The effect you have after such a detox is marvelous, and most people report to feel more alive, more energetic, more positive and feeling like a million dollars.
You can also go on a fruit diet for a couple of days to clean out your system, and can also start it of with a 24-hour water fast.
If you however have any medical conditions, or are concerned about your health in any way, please first discuss it with your medical practitioner before committing yourself to such a strict regimen.
It is best to chose a time when you will not have a very hectic life, and if possible it would be best if you could quietly stay at home while doing it.
During this time, you need to take in a lot of fluids - preferably plain clean water - to help flush the toxins out your body.
To assist in you, you may wish to look at some great herbal supplements that can assist the process:
- Healing cream
- To assist in wound healing while soothing skin complaints – such as eczema and psoriasis, acne and piles and moisturizing and protecting the skin. This product has shown its effectiveness over a wide range of problems and judging from sales over more than a decade – it is the trusted healing cream to help with all mishaps, allergic reactions, irritated, burning, itchy and uncomfortable skin conditions.
- Face wash
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- Moisturizing day cream
- This day cream is formulated to help fight the signs of aging on various fronts. It helps to reduce free radical damage which, if left unchecked, leads to premature aging. The herbal extracts help to promote cell rejuvenation and regeneration and provide moisture and hydration to the skin.
- Nourishing night cream
- This nourishing night cream penetrates the skin extremely well and does not make the skin feel oily. It contains a host of herbal extracts to help in the fight against premature aging and has added vitamin E as well. Apart from the moisturizing effect and the anti-aging properties it also softens and smoothes the skin.
- Eye gel
- An effective refreshing eye gel to help reduce puffiness and dark rings around the eyes, while fighting wrinkles and lines. This is a very clever combination of herbal extracts and the base formula has its roots in a clinically proven formula.
- Mud face mask
- With this skin treatment product we combined a special selection of herbs in a base of thermal mud with oligoelements. This recommended weekly treatment will boost circulation to the skin, help to fight wrinkles and lines, improve firmness while at the same time improving suppleness and elasticity of the skin.
- Shampoo with rosemary extract + 7 other herbals
- Our shampoo is in a class of its own – and granted – it is far more expensive than cheap supermarket shampoos, but no other shampoo has the active ingredients we have in our shampoo. The rosemary will boost the health of the hair and scalp, while the other seven herbal extracts will help strengthen the hair and make it shine, increase the volume and make it manageable.
- Rosemary hair treatment conditioner
- We have found that this hair conditioner should really be used as a conditioning treatment. This then removes the need to condition the hair every time you wash – and can be used once a month. It is a superb hair tonic and helps in the control of sebum secretion of the scalp. Although not formulated for dandruff – the ingredients will assist with this as well, while supporting the health of the scalp.
- Hand and body lotion
- When formulating this hand and body lotion we created a rich nourishing, protecting and reviving lotion, which will not leave the skin oily or tacky, but will create a well moisturized, hydrated and supple skin. After applying this lotion it will quickly be absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky soft, smooth and well moisturized.
- Stretch mark gel
- Although nothing can remove already formed stretch marks (only surgery can do that) – thousands of satisfied clients confirm that this gel improves the appearance of old stretch marks. The gel will help in PREVENTING stretch marks (a 92% success rate) and is used with great success by expectant mothers and body builders who may form marks when bulking-up. The formula of this gel is based on clinical studies done in France, to which we added other herbal extracts.
- Apple cider vinegar (liquid) with Centella asiatica
- The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are combined with the therapeutic properties of Centella asiatica. This old folk remedy is still used with great effect by thousands of people daily.
- Digest capsules
- If your digestive system is under-par and you struggle with constipation or you simply need to boost the health of your digestive system then this capsule is for you. Fenugreek is a general digestive tonic and psyllium is a magical bulking agent that will help proper bowel movements, without using a laxative.
- Urinary and bladder health capsules
- Using an all natural approach, our capsules will help the discomfort and burning urine sensation of urinary tract infection and help clear up foul smelling urine. We combined cranberry, dandelion, uva ursi and vitamin C in a single capsule to effectively fight bladder infections and to stop the burning sensation when urinating.
- Tri- Mushroom blend capsules
- If you need an immune system boost then have a look at our combination of maitake, reishi and shiitake mushrooms. These mushrooms have showed to be a great help in boosting the immune system – and form a good nutritional supplement support for HIV/Aids patients and people receiving chemotherapy. Any person with even a slightly compromised immune system may benefit from this supplement.
- Sexual supplement (previously known as Vuka Nkuzi)
- Men normally don’t admit when they have a declining libido although it is a most common problem. We combine in this supplement seven different natural ingredients to boost sexual health – without any side effects often experienced with such medication. After more than a decade, and thousands of regular Vuka Nkuzi clients we still offer this well priced supplement to boost the libido.
- Jojoba oil
- This liquid golden ester not only moisturizes and penetrates the skin but also helps to fight wrinkles and lines while promoting a clear and unblemished skin. Jojoba does not clog the pores but helps to restore skin elasticity and smoothness. It will leave the skin supple and velvety soft without any oiliness and can be used neat on the skin.
- Almond oil
- This light and deeply moisturizing oil has a softening effect on the skin and can be used on the face and body. Almond oil has excellent emollient properties and helps to balance water and moisture loss in the skin. It can be used neat on the skin and also makes an excellent massage base.