By Nutrition Consultant, Jess Robinson
Detoxing and cleansing seem to be the talk of the town lately, as many people are becoming more and more aware of the benefits associated with detoxing. But one benefit that many people may not be aware of is the cognitive benefits of detoxing. Cognitive functions include reasoning, memory, attention and focus, which are related to the acquirement of information and knowledge. You can see how this makes the idea of doing a cleanse or detox even more enticing.
When we are detoxing/cleansing we are ultimately reducing our level of toxin exposure as well as ridding the body of already accumulated toxins. Toxicity levels vary according to our level of exposure to certain irritants such as pesticides, preservatives, additives, cleaning products, cigarette smoke, hair and beauty products, as well as our level of stress and dietary choices. Not to mention, people with occupations such as hairdressers, cleaners, nail technicians, farmers and painters often have higher toxin levels.
It should be no surprise that our state of mind improves from detoxing, especially if our diet is high in sugar and refined foods which are very taxing on the liver and can cause brain fog and lethargy. Therefore, removing these foods from our diet as well as minimising toxin exposure will make our liver work more efficiently and cause an improvement in concentration and focus.
Dr Cabot has formulated a 15-day cleanse program which includes healthy, delicious meals plus three tailored powders daily to ensure efficient elimination of toxins from the body.