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We are well into January and statistics show that New Year resolutions are well and truly forgotten.

However it is not too late to consider a detox. Many of the people I come across have heard of the concept but have never done one, are unsure of why they would need one, don’t know how to go about it and what the benefits of doing one are.

There are in fact many benefits to detoxing once or twice a year, and January is a good time as most of us will have indulged over the festive season and the start of a new year gives a sense of fresh purpose. In a typically western diet, the amount of food we eat and the types of foods we consume on a regular basis, such as sugar, wheat, fats and salt, put a strain on the digestive system. Imagine taking your car for a service, the first thing they do is to change the oil and the filter and effectively clean it out before they put in any new oil, and you have to admit that the car runs a lot better after it’s been serviced. These principles work for us too! The detox allows the body to get rid of morbid matter, to regenerate, to remove the toxic waste and make way for a healthier gut. By cleaning and eliminating parasites and candida and giving your digestion a good rest, it will function more efficiently.

As a result you will have more energy, will feel better and lighter, have a stronger immune system with clearer skin and healthier hair.

Doing a detox doesn’t have to be daunting or boring. The 8-day detox programme I recommend consists of a raw food diet, and a food state supplemental programme. Food state supplements such as the Native Elements range which I have brought to the UK are better absorbed and better retained by the body. The supplements I recommend include caprylic acid, milk thistle, multivitamin and mineral and the antioxidant with Q10. Foods to avoid are coffee, tea, dairy, fizzy drinks, processed foods and I provide a list of recommended foods.

Headaches may be a symptom of detoxing, this is quite normal, it’s the body’s way of getting rid of toxins. Make sure you’re always well hydrated as water plays a very important role during this process. It’s well worth it in the end.

This is what one of my patients says: ‘I came to see Christina with a few ailments. Within 8 days of being on her excellent detox programme, I feel so much better, and she diagnosed that I should not be eating certain foods which were irritating me. I cannot thank you enough Christina as if I had gone to a doctor I would simply have been prescribed medication, without getting to the source of the problem and sorting it out naturally. Highly recommended!’

For more details, or if interested in trying this programme, please email me at to arrange an appointment.

I hope you’ll take the challenge as I’m sure you won’t regret it.