Detoxing is easy with the Juvanex 7-Day Programme.
MEENA SREENIVASAN finds out about an easy, effective and fuss-free detox programme.
The best part of this detox is that you don’t have to starve or change your diet, says Ng.
BEYONCE Knowles was quoted as saying: “I lived on water, cayenne pepper and maple syrup for 14 days. It was tough. Everyone was eating and I was dying!” But in two weeks she reportedly lost 9kg. On the other hand, Jennifer Aniston quit smoking as part of an extreme detox programme and is apparently cleansing her system of toxins. And with pop star-turned-gardener Kim Wilde praising the process of detox dieting, who can resist the goodness of detox ? With beauteous celebrities like these extolling the benefits of a detox, you may be tempted to give it a go. Losing weight, beating cellulite for good, banishing bloating forever and glowing skin are just some of the benefits of a detox. Intestines are somewhat like the pipe under the kitchen sink. The wall is dirty and you will not be bothered to clean it unless there’s a leakage or clogging. While most of us religiously follow the cleansing, toning and moisturising ritual to look good on the outside, we tend to neglect the inside. We think that taking vitamins and supplements is enough. But to get better absorption of nutrients it is wise to go through a regular detox. We are exposed to toxins everywhere, every day. Although the concentration is small, it is the accumulation of toxins over time and the combined effects that cause health problems. Internal toxins are produced from the metabolic process due to stress and an unbalanced diet. So when your liver is overloaded with toxins, its ability to detoxify is of course reduced. Particles of undigested food then build up on your colon walls. People have been known to carry two to 5kg of old, dried up faeces in the colon! How do we get rid of these toxins from our system? There are many choices. Even eating fruit or drinking lemon juice and honey first thing in the morning has a detoxifying effect. There are as many alternatives to suit your lifestyle and personal preferences as there are various detox formulas available in the market. You don’t have to do a Beyonce Knowles or a Jennifer Aniston with the Juvanex 7-Day Programme. It is an easy, effective and fuss-free detox specially formulated with Total Cleanze to eliminate toxins as well as support healthy digestive and liver functions. Total Cleanze comprises soluble and insoluble fibre, probiotics and prebiotics and cleansing herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion and grapeseed. It is also formulated with antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins to protect and nourish the body during detox. Juvanex product manager Gracia Ng says that many who have been on this detox have also reported weight loss besides the other benefits of increased energy and vitality, better sleep, and improved digestion and skin tone and radiance after a week. “The best part of this detox is that you don’t have to starve or change your diet. But try to stick to a lighter diet for the seven days. Mix two scoops with 400ml of water or fresh fruit juice. Take twice daily for seven days. It is good to go through the Juvanex 7-Day Programme twice to three times a year.” Juvanex can be used more frequently during times of digestive stress such as post-antibiotic therapy or overindulgence, or after periods of high stress. Juvanex recently organised “The Secret to an Internal Spring Clean” session graced by five personalities who gave their feedback after having tried Juvanex. They included Akademi Fantasia Cikgu Fitness Kevin Zahri, actress Sofia Jane, TV host Ben Ibrahim, actress and athlete Maznah Zulkifli and pop singer Farhan. “I found that it relieved constipation and my body felt rejuvenated,” said Maznah. Model Bernie Chan tried the Juvanex detox programme as well. Chan said: “I have done colon hydrotherapy but that requires seven days and it’s a drastic detox programme. On the first two days the diet is only fruits and veggies, no caffeine and lots of water. The third to the seventh day is a liquid diet only. Only juices and no solid food. And I had to go to the centre for colon therapy. “Juvanex is really easy. I drink it in the morning and evening, eat my normal meals but I make an effort to eat healthier food. “The first day I took it at night instead of before dinner and I couldn’t sleep that night! The second day, I felt a little discomfort, a headache and a bit light headed. But that’s a sign the detox is starting to work. “I normally drink three litres of water a day so I made sure I was well hydrated and tried not to snack. By the end of the week, I felt healthier. “Although I lost weight and I had glowing skin after the seven-day colon hydrotherapy, it’s quite a hard detox programme to follow. I find I have to take a week off work. In comparison, Juvanex is easy, effective and great for people on the go.” Juvanex is priced at RM160 for a 280g bottle and is available at leading pharmacies nationwide. For details, visit ww.myjuvanex.com
Water fasting demands the most calories for intense cleansing. Fasting on Lemon Juice and Honey This is easier than water fasting. Honey and lemon supply nutrients that assist in detoxification. Honey reduces the rate of cleansing to a more comfortable level.
This method supplies an abundance of nutrients, including enzymes and calories to reduce the cleansing intensity.
Raw Food Diet
Similar cleansing reactions experienced on a juice fast will also be experienced on a raw food or fruit diet, but the process is slower. Raw nuts, fish or baked chicken are a good source of protein.
During exercise, the lymphatic system is being flushed and cells are being flooded with health-giving oxygen. Walking, aerobics, sports, stretching and light exercise can assist detoxification.
Colonic Irrigation and Enemas
An enema or colonic irrigation flushes the colon with water and provides an avenue for toxic bile to leave the body. The use of enemas should be limited to fasting time. Misuse of enemas can affect the normal bacterial flora of the intestine and cause a dependency on the enema for regular elimination. A colon flush can also greatly assist recovery from food poisoning, stomach flues and diarrhoea.
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