By Alec Florence
As we head into what we hope will be a warm and pleasant summer, we all need to get into shape so that we can get out in the warm fresh air and reap the benefits. Lots of us are looking to loose a few kilos and are starting to use diets and reduce the fatty food intake. Addressing the “flab” on the outside is important, but we also need to look to how we can improve our general feeling of well-being.
We are becoming more than ever aware of the damage caused to our health by our environment and also by the processed food and drinks that we consume. Although naturaly detoxifying our bodies is a continuous process, toxins can build-up in our systems causing us to feel listless and run down.
Many detox programs exist but one that has stood the test of time is “Herbal Detoxification” – the use of herbs to fortify the organs involved in the removal of these toxins. Herbal Detoxification assists in the release of waste products, expelling them from the body through the skin, intestines, liver, lungs, kidneys and the lymphatic system.
Many of the herbs used to assist in detox are grown here in Ireland and Irish Organic Herbs are the first company to have pioneered the organically certified field-scale cultivation of these medicinal herbs in Ireland.
From a traditional perspective there are good reasons for using certain herbs: –
Burdock is a blood tonic and aids liver function, Dandelion Root increases bile production and flow and aids fat digestion and Barberry Bark is a liver stimulant and a digestive tonic. These herbs, along with Astragalus Root providing anti-viral, anti-microbial and immune support and also Milk Thistle and Fennell Seeds are all in “Liver Cleanse & Detox” – a blended tincture produced by Irish Organic Herbs.
This formulation is beneficial for use as part of a 14-day detox-program and provides a strong support for the digestive system in particular the gall bladder and liver. This support helps in particular with problems such as wind, bloating and flatulence.
Acne can be a problem for many of all ages. Traditionally, an herbal blend, which cleanses and detoxifies the body, has been used by herbalists in the treatment of skin problems. Used, preferably in combination with Echinacea, this herbal blend can also be helpful in addressing this condition.
The herbs used to produce Irish Organic Herbs’ “Liver Cleanse & Detox” are mainly grown locally on certified organic Irish farms and as with all detox programs you should consume plenty of water and reduce your intake of coffee, alcohol & bad stodgy foods.
With summer upon us, now is the time for each of us to take control of our systems so that we can fully enjoy the long walks and lazy days!
“Liver Cleanse & Detox” is available from health stores nationwide or at www.iohonline.com