We hope you liked our blog about New Year Resolutions and are wondering how many of you have kept to them!?
We have been reading with alarm that an unhealthy Festive period can take hours off your life and if repeated on a regular basis this could be quite significant. Despite our best intentions to keep our eating and drinking under control many of us find it difficult to resist so how can we repair the damage?
Over indulgence is defined as a period of unrestrained, immoderate self-indulgence or allowing yourself too much of something you enjoy (often food and/or alcohol) ! These periods of excess can play havoc with our digestive systems causing bloating, upset stomach, nausea and bowel disturbances – sadly pleasure comes at a price! We believe that some of our products can help you overcome these symptoms – using herbs, wholefoods and natural remedies is a simple way to aid detoxification of your body.
Probiotic supplements contain the good bacteria that live in our gut and assist with regulation of the system – they are considered to be great allies in tackling bloating, constipation and diarrhoea often caused by overindulgence. We advise high strength acidophilus complex taken once or twice a day ideally in conjunction with a prebiotic such as Molkosan.
Alcohol can deplete our Vitamin B reserves and interferes with efficient absorption of these and other vitamins leaving us feeling washed out, tired and sluggish so a daily supplement may help restore your normal vitality.
Milk Thistle, Ginger, Artichoke,Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Hawthorn been used for many years and are thought to benefit the digestive system and the liver. Other supplements such as lecithin (granules can be sprinkled on cereals, soups or juices) , and choline/isinitol are also thought to have benefits for the liver.
Why not try some of our caffeine free herbal teas which can assist in reducing the effects of an uncomfortable and bloated digestive system. Peppermint has been used for many years to ease the digestive system particularly indigestion and dissipation of gas. Chamomile is known for its ant-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties and its calming effects are also thought to reduce stress.
Digestive enzyme supplements such as Bromelain an ingredient of Lamberts Digestizyme are recommended by many and are naturally sourced – they particularly useful after periods of over indulgence and as we grow older when it is thought our bodies ability to produce them naturally decreases.
Homeopaths recommend the use of Nux Vomica, Pulsatilla, Lycopodium and Carbo Vegetabilis for digestive disorders and disturbances.
Look at our New Year, New You offers where we have reduced the price of the Vogel Detox box, Supergreens powder and other products and try them for yourself. Its important to find something that works for you as we are all very different as individuals.
Many celebrities claim that cutting out dairy or wheat from their diets improves their feeling of well being – if this appeals to you we stock many products that support these diets.
We want you to allow us to help keep you get healthy and repair any damage done by over indulgence and as always if you don’t find what you are looking for contact us and we will do our best to help or advise. Good luck in your quest for a healthier 2014 !!