If you ever find yourself suffering from regular headaches, feel chronically tired or sluggish, chances are your body is feeling overloaded by an unhealthy buildup of toxins. What these toxins do to us internally isn't pretty! Over time, a build-up of toxins could trigger a range of physical and mental health issues and diseases.

Most of these toxins come from things that you just wouldn't expect: the food we eat, our drinking water, shampoos, body lotions, perfumes, make-up, and the environment. And when you get stressed, this adds to the toxic load ... 

This is why it is really important to nourish and nurture our bodies with gentle cleansing and detoxing programmes every now and again, to restore the natural balance within us. 

A gentle detox will help your organs to flush out any baddies, such as environmental pollutants or pesticides, helping to keep them healthy and fighting-fit. Your liver, kidneys, skin, lungs, colon and lymphatic system will love you for giving them a gentle cleans and detox ... and it will also help your physical health, enhance your quality of sleep, and boost your concentration levels.

 

30-day Renewing Cleanse and Detox

The programme I am choosing to follow is simple and easy-to-follow, supported by nutritional supplements from doTERRA, a wellness company that I love and trust. I have used each of the supplements intermittently over the last 6 years with great success. So fingers crossed!

Important note: If you have never undertaken a cleanse or detox programme before, you may wish to begin a clean-up of your diet a couple of weeks before you begin! Simply cut out as much sugar, wheat and processed foods as you can from your diet; you may also choose to switch to goat dairy or nut milks and butters.


There are three phases of the cleanse and restore detox programme: Activate, Reset and Renew. Each phase lasts for 10 days.

Activate phase: Days 1-10

Each day, take:

  • LifeLong Vitality® - as per your usual routine
  • DigestZen TerraZyme® – 1 x capsule on waking, 1 x capsule with each meal, 1 x capsule at bedtime (total of 5 capsules) 
  • Zendocrine® Complex + Zendocrine Detoxification Blend - 1 x capsule with breakfast, 1 x capsule with dinner (total of 2 capsules)
  • doTERRA Lemon essential oil – 5 x 1-2 drops in 8 oz. of water throughout the day (total of 10 drops)

 

Reset phase: Days 11-20

Each day, take:

  • LifeLong Vitality® - as per your usual routine
  • Continue to take DigestZen TerraZyme®, Zendocrine Complex, and Lemon essential oil as in the Activate phase
  • GX Assist softgel x 1 with your dinner (total of 1 softgel)

 

Renew phase: Days 21-30

Each day, take:

  • LifeLong Vitality® - as per your usual routine

  • Continue to take DigestZen TerraZyme®, Zendocrine Complex, and Lemon essential oil as in the Activate and Reset phase
  • DDR Prime® softgel x1 with breastfast, 1 with dinner (total of 2 softgels)
  • PB Assist®+ capsules x3 with dinner (total of 3 softgels)

 

Note: This cleanse is recommended 1–2 times a year.


Throughout the entire 30-day programme:

  • Up your intake of water to at least 8 x 8oz glasses of water throughout the day
  • Eat as 'clean' as possible, reducing sugar, wheat and dairy intake as much as possible to allow your body to heal gently
  • Limit tea/coffee to no more than 2 x day
  • 10,000 steps at least 3 x a week
  • Take up a gentle source of nurturing exercise at least 3 x a week: tai chi, yoga, pilates, mindful stretching, gentle dancing, etc.
  • Try to eat your meals by 7pm, and be in bed by 10pm 
  • Take catnaps in the day if you feel tired or achy
  • Journal - write it all out of your system!
  • You may also like to have some additional essential oils to hand, for if you feel emotional during the cleanse: Geranium, Peace and Comforting blends are good standbys (I mix Peace and Comfort together: very nurturing).
  • Frankincense is another useful oil to use through the 30-day programme. Use in a diffuser, and place 1 drop on the pad of each big toe twice a day to speed up your healing and recovery process.

Easy checklist

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This is the video that started me off on my 'Oh My Gosh! I have to get back and do my detox again!' plan .... additional information/tweaks may occur as I continue to research, but in the meantime, enjoy!

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 This is the pack i use in my detox programme - available from my   online doterra Store    Disclaimer: I have been using doTERRA products for over 6 years, working with doTERRA as a wellness advocate since 2012 and have undertaken numerous trainings with the company. I am a proud team leader!

This is the pack i use in my detox programme - available from my online doterra Store

Disclaimer: I have been using doTERRA products for over 6 years, working with doTERRA as a wellness advocate since 2012 and have undertaken numerous trainings with the company. I am a proud team leader!


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Disclaimer: I am a wellness advocate and essential oil educator. This post is intended for informational purposes only to support informed self-care in conjunction with your medical professional team. These products are not approved by the FDA to cure, prevent, diagnose, or treat illnesses.