Every single day, it seems, new products and services promoting ‘good’ health and wellbeing jump on the market. Why? Because stats have shown that an increasing percentage of the population Down Under have become more active and interested in ways to get their body working to it’s peak potential. Whether it’s the – sometimes – excessive promotion of the ‘perfect body’ plastered throughout the media or the everyday knowledge we now have on preventable diseases, that are killing thousands every day, people simply want to change their lifestyle in order to up their life expectancy.
The team at I AM magazine absolutely LOVE road-testing new products on the market promoting an avenue to just this – a healthier more optimal lifestyle.
When Mel from Detox Delivered approached us with her Detox Juice program – designed to “dramatically improve your health” – we were quick to give it a go. Now, as I am carrying a little bundle of beautiful blue joy I opted out of this well-being product crash dummy experiment, Blake however was eager to jump in and take the super cleanse bull by the horns.
If you have had the pleasure of taking a peek into Blakes @shiremuma life, you will know that she is one busy lady. From play time with her two little boys to weekend party time with her girlfriends, she’s a 30 something hot mumma always on the go. And, as the stats will reveal to us, a busy life can sometimes leave your insides feeling a little over stimulated, over worked and under performing. Blake’s busy schedule was therefore perfectly matched to the job of finding out whether Detoxing is all it’s juiced up to be.
HOLD UP! … Who is Detox Delivered?
Detox Delivered is a local Sutherland Shire business delivering prepared and personalised juice programs to the doors of those wanting to give their insides the ultimate clean. Detox Delivered takes the hassle out of juice detoxing with personalised programs [through extensive research] suited to the desired result of the client. And they deliver straight to your door. Can it get any easier?
Phone 0421 971 297
How the Juice detox went down…
Delivered to Blake’s Cronulla doorstep was a plentiful supply of labelled and bottled liquids she was expected to consume over the next 24 hours. In a variety of flavours, the package looked more like a Saturday night cocktail mix requiring martini glasses, sliced pineapple and parasols, than the image being painted by the brain waves with a message of pending starvation.
Prior to the Detox, Blake was asked to eat well and drink lots of water. This form of conscious-eating was to be practised for at least 2 days prior, giving Blake’s body the boost it would need to assist the inside spring clean about to take place. I guess you could look at it like cleaning baked on grime off the surface of a pan. Prep it for a few hours and the job at hand becomes a lot easier and more effective.
Pre-Detox, Blake had feelings of a “cold coming on”. There was a sense of tiredness, however, she couldn’t sleep. Overall physically, she felt good.
On ‘D’ day – that’s ‘D’ for detox not doom, of course – Blake consumed lots of water and the following juices. Each juice had it’s purpose and was delivered in a way that would promote the most effective cleanse over the period she was to practise it.
Juice 1 – Melon Magic
A mix of Honeydew Melon, Grape and Lime to target the kidneys, hair and nails. It is also a powerful mix for soothing the colon. Reports indicate that 90% of all disease starts in the colon! Best to keep this little organ as happy as possible.
Juice 2 – Carrot Top
Pineapple, Cucumber, Carrot and Lemon are all beneficial in improving the appearance of your skin by aiding the function of your liver.
According to the Liver Doctor [.com] “If your liver is not doing its job of breaking down toxins efficiently they must be eliminated from your body by other means – in many cases they come out through your skin! When excessive toxins build up in the deeper layers of the skin this causes inflammation to occur and this can manifest as:
Premature aging and wrinkling of the skin
Brown liver spots which make you look older
Red itchy rashes anywhere in your body
Deep painful rashes which may lead to ulcers
Acne rosacea on the face – this causes small red pimples which affect the cheeks, the chin and area around the nose and small yellow heads may occur on the top of the pimples.”
Love your Liver – Look Better – Live Longer!
Juice 3 – Glowing Green Smoothie
It’s the ultimate Green Machine with a mix of Cucumber, Kale, Pear, Zucchini, Apple, Avocado and Wheatgrass.
What is this juice doing to your insides? It’s Oxygenating your body via the chlorophyll goodness of the greens and providing essential B group vitamins to help counter stress. You could say it’s a little dose of Zen in a bottle.
Juice 4 – Raw Almond Mylk
Here’s your shot of protein! Made using Activated Almonds, and delicately sweetened with Medjool Date plus Cinnamon, raw almond mylk is a great source of vegan protein.
PROTEIN…PROTEIN…PROTEIN! Why is everyone, wearing a leotard and runners, preaching this stuff?
“Protein builds, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body. Your muscles, your organs, and your immune system are made up mostly of protein. Your body uses the protein you eat to make lots of specialized protein molecules that have specific jobs. For instance, your body uses protein to make haemoglobin, the part of red blood cells that carries oxygen to every part of your body.
Other proteins are used to build cardiac muscle. What’s that? Your heart! In fact, whether you’re running or just hanging out, protein is doing important work like moving your legs, carrying oxygen to your body, and protecting you from disease.” [exert from a useful health based website]
GOT IT? GOOD! Now drink your milk!
5 – Soup
Roasted Red Capsicum and Tomato! Simply YUM! We know it’s doing something because the tastebuds are clappin! Tomatoes are a power food without the price tag. Rich in Lycopene and vitamin C, tomatoes will lower bad cholesterol and serve as antioxidant protection for the cardiovascular system. Ditch the super food trend and head back to basics with veggies that are easier for your wallet to digest.
Juice 6 –Spicy Lemon-Aid
Lemon, Apple, Alkaline Water, Cayenne Pepper. The celebrities are donning this drink more than the latest Birkin bag! Why? Because somebody told them it would make them look better and they were RIGHT! A cup of this will kick you into liver cleanse mode and straight towards metabolism shake up. Shizzam!
Sooooo… how did Blake “pull up” after her day on the juice?
Blake quotes, “I feel great and definitely found it easier to sleep. The expected cold never eventuated and overall I felt incredibly cleansed and ‘flushed out’. This is something I would love to gift my body on a regular basis.”
You can find more on Detox delivered over at http://www.detoxdelivered.com.au or call Mel on 0421 971 297.
I AM magazine personally recommends this product/service based on the trial experience by Blake Paxton.
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Included in this article is diary input from Blake Paxton on her Juice detoxing experience.