Is Detox Passé?
2 Easy Body Detox and 4 Lifestyle Detox Tips You’ll Love.
You may wonder if detox is becoming ‘passé’ because almost everyone has heard of it and has opinions about what it can do. So it's old news but the good effects a detox can do for your body is never old! The logic, science and benefits are commonly known, and what is apparent is, detoxing has proven to work. In fact, detoxing has expanded beyond just the body; detox is a way of life and can be applied to other areas of your life! Interested in finding out more? Read on below.
And if still in doubt, the Detox Summit in 2016 confirmed that Detoxification is not a fad concept; instead, it’s an essential routine for anyone interested in getting healthy (and losing weight) and keeping chronic illness at bay. The reality is we live in a toxic world (our food, air, water, household products, personal care and beauty products) and inside our body. Yes, we store toxins in our fat cells! A bad bacterium (which flourishes in our guts with the Standard American Diet, aka SAD) creates waste, which is toxic to our cells. Even chronic stress is toxic to our bodies and has a role in health and disease.
So regardless of where you are on your wellness journey, know that a regular detox is as necessary as a routine tune-up for your car, a routine check-up with the doctor, or vacationing to reset and rejuvenate body and soul.
Symptoms of toxicity that build up over time will show up in many ways including:
- Indigestion, bloating and tummy trouble
- Inability to lose weight
- Skin problems, premature ageing and dull, lack-lustre hair
- Fatigue, cravings, and fuzzy thinking
- Insomnia and lethargy
- Headaches, joint pain and muscle aches
- Bad breath and foul-smelling stool
- Sleep problems
Look out for these symptoms. You have the power to minimise your exposure to and reduce the effects of toxins in your body and ultimately on your overall health and wellbeing. It really is a choice!
Detoxing is beneficial to your body, mind and overall health, and the practice is here to stay. If you have never had the chance to see how good detox can feel, consider BMF BMF’s programmes as a gentle, doable approach.
1. Detox Body Treatment:
BMF BMF Detox body treatment - Dynamic Sculpt Activator is a powerful 2-in-1 that combines the benefits of Detox and Activate actions. It accelerates the elimination of liquids and toxins with the signature ‘Chi’ massage. This massage frees blockages in the abdomen to enhance energy flow through the entire body. Next, the Pressotherapy or compression wrap improves the lymphatic circulation to detoxify and increase efficiency. You will feel better because it provides total lymph system cleansing. Your skin and body will feel better and you will also see significant weight loss with the increase in cell metabolism.
To find out more about this treatment or other Detox treatments available, visit https://www.bmf.com.sg/treatments/body or call 1800 7777 111.
2. Eating Right:
For a smarter approach to a detox diet, forget the latest fads that can lead to unhealthy eating patterns and follow a more sensible plan that encourages you to get back to healthy-eating basics and make a long-lasting impact on your wellbeing.
From the preparation stages to your post-detox diet, we’ve got you covered on the healthiest and most effective way to cleanse. Our team of certified Nutritionists is ready to start this journey with you. Do you have any questions? Ask our Nutritionist at www.bmf.com.sg/ask nutritionist
As promised, here are 4 other lifestyle detoxes to get you organised (#sparkjoy), cut stress and boost happiness.
The need to detoxify your life is a direct result of an overworked overscheduled and overwhelmed lifestyle that has (somehow) been accepted by most people as ‘normal’ and ‘fact-of-life’, which is far from the truth. We have less time while taking on more responsibilities, and because of this, we also make less healthy choices for our body and mind.
1. Decluttering and organising
Marie Kondo describes her tidying method: a simple but meticulous process of going through every single thing we possess and keeping those that spark joy.
It’s such a simple filter really. Something we can apply to a lot of things, beyond clothes and books. We know it when we feel it; it’s strong and palpable, devoid of rationality, almost like a thrill, and it can be a great lens through which to view other life choices too.
She draws attention to the common mistakes we make while tidying (or decluttering, as we call it). Sort by category, not by room, she urges. Bring everything that belongs in one particular category, say, clothes, to one place (her preference is the floor) and do not put them back until you have gone through each and every item in that category and chosen what to keep. The criterion for keeping something was simple: Does it spark joy? Once done, it’s a great feeling.
2. Keep negativity at bay. Build only on the positive
Love yourself. Here are ways you could be showing your body and mind self-love:
- Get enough sleep
- Eating to keep yourself healthy
- Thanking yourself and those around you
- Playing when you need it
- Understand your spirituality
- Avoiding vices and toxic influences
- Reflecting and meditating
Surround yourself with only positive people. Eliminate anyone who:
- Lies to you
- Disrespects you
- Uses you
- Puts you down
3. Disconnect to reconnect with those that matter to you
We firmly believe that overuse and overdependence on technology are toxic. It's obvious. Just look around you: How many people have you seen driving while on a cell phone? Has a co-worker ignored you or someone else while looking at their IG or WhatsApp messages? Have your kids pulled a fuss for not having your phone to play with?
Is this behaviour causing potential damage to your relationships? Families drift apart, parents bring their work home, kids tap away on Facebook instead of sweating it out in the sun. There’s no real presence of mind with excessive technology use. Be mindful with how and when you use technology.
"We're all constantly connected to our smartphones and inboxes, so it's important to shut down for a while."
One recent study found that 60% of people don't go one hour without checking their phone! But the benefits of tuning out are remarkable: research shows that relaxation techniques can reduce symptoms of many health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, insomnia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
4. Emotional well-being
We get so hectic with our jobs, everyday routines, and taking care of others that we forget to make time for our emotional well-being. Our soul needs nourishment too.
Do something that you love or sparks passion or excitement. Whether it's getting your nails done, learning a language, or painting, let yourself have something you can look forward to doing on the weekend and schedule time for it—it's just as important as exercise for your overall well-being.
Keep in mind that a new activity doesn't have to be complicated, expensive, or time-consuming. A weekly lunch with girlfriends at new locations or just enjoy your time at Gardens by the Bay to smell the roses!
Remember to schedule vacation days to reset and rejuvenate the body and soul too.
So you see~ detox is not just about eating healthy. It is a way of life with the ultimate goal of boosting happiness.