Spring clean with the Nature’s Way® cleansing herb garden
Spring is a great time to clear all the junk out of the cupboards, air the house and get the carpets cleaned. It is also a great time to give your body a thorough clean, opening up the channels of elimination and reducing the toxic load accumulated over the winter months. For this, Nature’s Way® provides a full range of products to support your body’s detoxification and elimination pathways.
Our detoxification pathways can be thought of simply as a collection of filters that remove impurity and aid their disposal. If the liver, our main waste-material filter, is not functioning optimally, toxins are re-released into the blood supply possibly causing effects like weariness, aches and pains, hormonal problems and poor skin health. Fortunately Mother Nature in association with Nature’s Way® has provided us with some wonderful herbs which help to support this organ of elimination.
Nature’s Way® Dandelion is a wonderful support to the body’s natural detoxification processes. It optimises the appetite, liver and gall bladder function and also normalises bowel excretion. Dandelion is used extensively in herbal medicine as a gentle tonic to normalise digestive function whilst supporting normal liver detoxification.
Milk thistle provides extensive benefits for the liver and detoxification pathways. Nature’s Way® Thisilyn® uses a patented process to provide a milk thistle extract that is twice as bioavailable as other milk thistle brands. Silymarin, milk thistle’s active compound, has powerful antioxidant activity that supports the liver to protect itself from toxic substances. Nature’s Way® Thisilyn® is recommended as a daily must for those who drink alcohol, smoke, take medications on a regular basis or are exposed to environmental toxins.
For those of you who want to embark on an internal cleanse, that will leave you feeling squeaky clean from the inside out, Nature’s Way® Thisilyn® Cleanse is the answer. This thorough 15 day cleanse begins with Phase One, a whole body detoxification program with herbs that gently coerce all your pathways of elimination into action. Phase Two is a comprehensive fibre blend that really helps get the ball rolling. Finishing with Phase Three, either a mineral or an herbal sweep which gently, but sternly, encourages elimination by way of the bowel. Imagine how light and vital you will feel being rid of the all that accumulated waste!
Having undertaken a revitalising cleanse, it will be natural to want to continue gentle cleansing. To protect and stimulate your digestive organs and ensure optimal fibre intake try Nature’s Way® Daily Cleanse for everyday bowel and liver health. It provides a synergistic blend of 6 fibres, along with liver nourishing herbs to sustain gentle detoxification on a day to day basis. Perfect for use after the Nature’s Way® Thisilyn® Cleanse to keep on the right track, or when gentle, daily bowel and liver support is required.
Along with supporting the essential detoxification channels, ensuring healthy regular bowel elimination is an important part of any plan to optimise health and wellbeing. There is really no point in aiding the liver to process toxic material if it is then just going to sit in the bowel and probably be reabsorbed! A gentle, beneficial way for people with erratic toilet habits to instigate regularity is Nature’s Way® Psyllium. Classed as a ‘bulking laxative’, psyllium forms a bulky, gelatinous mass in the intestines and gently stimulates the muscular intestinal walls to normalise bowel function.
Another great formula for balancing bowel function and one of the most revered traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulas is Nature’s Way® Triphala - a blend of three nutrient dense fruits. It gently yet firmly regulates elimination, whilst aiding the removal of accumulated cellular toxins. Nature’s Way® Triphala is best taken on a regular basis to help maintain regular, comfortable toilet visits.
Whilst Psyllium and Triphala are best for maintaining healthy normal bowel function, some people may have extremely irregular toilet visits. This could be likened to only emptying your rubbish bin once a month! In these instances it is pertinent to safely encourage the bowel to release the congested bowel contents. Nature’s Way® Naturalax™ 2 provides a more firm approach to the body’s eliminatory processes for relief when things are very slow and sluggish.
Conversely for some people the toilet may be a room they visit far too often. One aid to assist balance and normalise frequent toilet habits is Nature’s Way® Slippery Elm. Traditionally used as gruel during convalescence, it has a toning and astringing action, perfect for slowing down a fast bowel transit. Nature’s Way® Slippery Elm provides the perfect nutrient dense food for the bowels whilst providing slippery, soothing nourishing support for irritated tissue in the intestines.
Too fast bowel habits can have a myriad of causes which sometimes need professional attention (especially in kids). But if eating dairy products has you running for the loo, Nature’s Way® Lactase Enzyme Active™ is for you. Many people under-produce this essential enzyme which breaks down the sugar found in dairy products. If lactose is not broken down it can draw fluid into the bowel causing watery, urgent stools.
A perfect product to use whilst detoxifying is Nature’s Way® Chlorofresh®, premium chlorophyll extracted from young, tender alfalfa leaves. Chlorophyll acts as an effective deodoriser and is often used as an internal cleansing agent. Nature’s Way® Chlorofresh® liquid can be added to water to produce a great tasting, minty drink which fortifies the body’s detoxification and elimination pathways.
So what are you waiting for? Lighten the load of winter, spring clean your liver and bowel and prepare to celebrate the arrival of warm, sunny days looking and feeling your best!