Dear Wellness Seeker,
The first known use of the word ‘detoxification’ dates back to circa 1905, but the popularity of detox programmes only began to gain momentum from the early ‘70s.
Today, we frequently hear the word detox used in the media, see it promoted on food packaging, and reference it in our own personal health-related conversations. A pillar of the Chenot Method® health wellness philosophy, we consider it an essential tool to unleash the self-healing power of the body.
But why do we need to detox? Our bodies are wonderful machines, equipped with sophisticated systems designed to eliminate toxins from our vital organs, but they also benefit from external support.
In the same way that a battery is fully charged when you first use it; as we change and age, our personal wellness battery becomes depleted. The Chenot Method® approach is centred on detoxifying the body and mind – the battery – to recharge it to an optimal level that reflects where each individual is in their life journey.
In simple terms, we cleanse, reset and recharge your personal wellness battery.
Here, we share our top five reasons to factor our Detox Programmes into your busy lifestyle.
- To kick-start healthy habits
The frenetic pace of 21st-century life makes it incredibly easy to slip into bad habits whether it’s ordering takeout food for dinner instead of cooking something delicious and nutritious; not getting enough sleep because we spend long hours at work; or prolonged exposure to environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke or chemicals used in many beauty products. Signing up for a supervised detox programme is the perfect opportunity to evaluate your current diet and lifestyle habits to see how making small changes can bring huge health rewards, supported by access to state-of-the-art diagnostics testing and targeted specialist treatments.
- To support digestion
A full detox presents a much-needed opportunity to allow the body to take a break from the hard work that goes into functioning at the highest possible levels. Digestion is an energy-intensive function that diverts much-needed attention away from other vital processes such as healing, repair, and restoration. The proven principles of time-restricted eating, fasting or circadian rhythm eating are key elements that support the detoxification process. A full detox also gives the body respite from inflammatory foods and substances such as alcohol, caffeine, animal protein and soy (which can place unnecessary stress on our organs due to the effects of accumulated ingestion). A plant-based detox programme focused on whole grains, fruits, vegetables and optimised water or herbal tea consumption gives the body the opportunity to benefit from a period of lighter, easier digestion.
- To boost energy and performance
We’ve all had low energy levels, experienced constant feelings of tiredness or felt lethargic at one time or another, and this is often a clear sign that something is wrong with our diet or lifestyle. When toxins accumulate internally, the body is forced to work harder in order to function normally and, at some point, a slowdown will naturally occur. Removing excess toxins will help rebalance hormone levels to boost energy, increase stamina and support optimum performance, whether you’re a high-flying business owner, a busy mum or a competitive athlete.
- To improve sleep
As important as eating well and getting regular exercise, a good night’s sleep is fundamental to healthy mental and physical function. It’s also a critical time when the body is primed to repair, recover and get ready to welcome another day. During a supervised detox programme, guests may initially experience sleep problems as the body purifies itself of toxins; but the result is deeper, more restful sleep, which is essential for long-term health wellness.
- To aid mental clarity
Optimised cognitive function has a direct link to diet and lifestyle. Brain fog is often fuelled by an oversupply of sugar, processed foods or a build-up of external environmental toxins. When we commit to a detox programme, we are giving the brain a long overdue opportunity to ‘clean house’ and increase mental clarity. As well as benefiting from an influx of the right nutrients, the brain is also less prone to reduced exposure to body-induced mental stress. Don’t forget, the brain is the body’s central computer and controls numerous functions, so a healthy brain means a healthy body.
Including a detox program in your daily routine can lead to notable health advantages. Our philosophy concentrates on detoxifying the body to unlock its self-healing abilities, reinforced by advanced diagnostic tests, customised treatments, and a special diet plan. In today’s fast-paced world, detoxifying your body is a worthwhile investment in your long-term health and well-being.
To your Best Life,
Your Chenot Wellness Team