Sunday, February 6, 2011

Internal Makeover

So now that we are all back from our ‘sinful holiday’ of over indulgence, it’s time to get back on track and get rid of the toxins in our bodies…  to get us feeling rejuvenated and bursting with energy.

Detoxing or cleansing is the process of removing toxins and poisons from your body. The idea is to eat pure and natural foods that will ensure the proper functioning of the kidneys, and liver.

  •  Achieve a healthier body
  • Develop good eating habits
  • Sparkling eyes
  • Glowing youthful skin
  • Weight loss
  • More energy
  • Avoid developing chronic illnesses in our later years


Eliminate the following from your diet for 10 days:
  • Sugar – substitute with Xylitol
  • Coffee
  • Tea, unless it is herbal tea or green tea
  • Carbonated Drinks
  • Oil - extra-virgin olive oil is a preferred oil
  • Wheat/Gluten – this includes breads, pastries, cakes, cookies, crackers, doughnuts, pies, pretzels, and pasta, unless it's the wheat free pasta
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy – Including cheese, milk and butter
  • Cigarettes
  • Red Meat
  • Salted Nuts

NOTE: If you don’t have the will power to cut out all of the above, try cutting down on them and try eliminating most of them

Add these to your diet for 10 days:
  • Fresh fish: Eat any fresh, salmon, tuna, haddock, kingklip etc.
  • Fruit: This includes lots of Pawpaw, apples, bananas, pears, oranges, grapefruit, raisins, pineapple, mango, kiwi fruit, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, nectarines, peaches, and melons.
  • Vegetables: Eat any vegetables including fresh, frozen or canned in water (without salt added). This includes carrots, turnip, sprouts, cabbage, peppers, corn, leeks, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes and cucumber. NO lettuce
  • Beans and lentils: Eat any beans, including those that have been dried or canned in water. This includes red kidney, haricot, cannellini, butter, black eye, pinto, red lentils, green lentils and brown lentils.
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Rice Pasta
  • Rice cakes
  • Unsalted nuts
  •  Unsalted seeds: Eat any, including sunflower and pumpkin.
  • Plain popcorn: Eat without sugar or salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Garlic, ginger and fresh herbs
  • Honey 
  • Herbal teas
  • Water: Drink at least eight glasses of tap or mineral water a day.

Some substitutes:
  • Replace bread with… wheat free cracker bread, rice cakes, corn cakes and Basmati rice
  • Replace dairy milk with soy or rice milk
  • Replace sugar with Xylitol – found at Dischem pharmacy

Take note before attempting this challenge:
  • If you are a processed food and take out junky, you should gradually change to healthier alternatives before attempting this challenge. Incorporate raw fruit and vegetables in your daily diet - let’s not shock the body.
  • The not so great detox symptoms include: Headaches and fatigue for the first few days, so don’t bail out… your will power will be tested!
  • Remember that you are doing this to break bad eating habits. So after the two weeks, don’t rush into eating all the bad stuff - the truth is that you probably won’t want to after all that effort
Follow the link for a great eating plan

Get your supplementing on!

BARLEYGREEN - Retails at Dischem Pharmacy for R296.80

  • Provides essential nutrients
  • Increases energy levels naturally
  • Improves digestion and promotes regularity
  • Naturally alkalizing
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves hair, skin, and nails
  • Provides crucial nutritional support during dieting and cleansing
  • Contains anti-inflammatory compounds
  • Provides a diversity of antioxidants
  • Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Helps prevent lipid peroxidation
  • Promotes mental clarity
  • Helps to prolong our youthful vigor
For further information visit :


THE REAL THING – ZEOLITE POWDER  - Retails at Dischem Pharmacy for R107.95

  • Restore a healthy mineral balance
  • Ease irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Maintain the body’s alkaline PH
  • Counter side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation
  •  Fight viruses like herpes zoster and hepatitis
  • Reduce hangovers
  • Improve skin quality and appearance
For further information visit:


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Anonymous said...

Hi Shirleen, thank you so much for taking the time to put together this incredibly useful information. You are an inspiration to women, juggling all your roles, blogger, employee, wife, mother, friend! I love reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

Ditto! xxx Nicky

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