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It is said that if you can manage your stress levels you’ll achieve great overall health. There are many ways to get stress relief but have you considered detoxification? Detoxification or detox is about body cleansing, ridding the body of toxins that build up from a variety of internal and external sources. And detox isn’t just about the food you eat. Detoxification can be a variety of methods and alternative healthcare systems that will help ease your worries and remove the stress from your hectic life.

Stress Relief

Stress is defined as a response to excessive pressures and demands that can affect the way you feel and cause mental and physical tension. If there is physical stress on your body then your internal organs work harder and can become fatigued. Mental stress places a strain on your psychological function and leads to an inability to cope with things. Detoxification can help stress and improve your physical and mental well-being.

Detoxification In More Detail

Our body has its own in-built detox system using the kidneys, liver and lungs to remove toxins. However, with so many environmental toxins that can be ingested, inhaled, injected, absorbed and irradiated, that system can be overburdened. At this point, stress levels are likely to increase too and so our body could do with a helping hand. Detox can aid the body’s natural filtering and cleansing process by utilising a variety of complementary and alternative therapies.

Detoxing the body of stress can involve various methods of complementary therapy including acupuncture, acupressure, qigong, pilates, yoga and nutrition. A successful stress-relief detox treatment will be tailored to you so it meets your demands and expectations.

A nutritionist knows that nutrition is one of the major factors on health and a balanced diet in turn can help your stress levels. We are used to eating and drinking food and drink that can act as stimulants for our body. Stimulants increase stress and while they may give pleasure and relief in the short-term, over a longer period of time they can be detrimental to health.

Caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee are stimulants so if you are a coffee-addict consider drinking just black tea as it has less than a third of the caffeine without the harmful oils. Fried and fatty foods harm the immune system so should be avoided and you should also reduce your intake of animal foods. Food high in protein increases brain chemicals (dopamine and norepinephrine) that are associated with high stress levels.

Go for foods that contain whole grains as they promote production of serotonin (the brain’s neurotransmitter that increases your sense of well-being). You can protect against diseases and give your immunity a boost by eating vegetables that are rich in minerals and vitamins. Eating healthily lowers stress – less stress, the healthier you feel. It’s a positive cycle to get in and a win-win situation.

Reducing stress with detox

Aside from nutrition, some of the methods we utilise for detox at our centre include:


Stress Relief with Detoxification
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