Daily detox support
Why the need for daily support?
Your detoxification organs work hard, every day. 10,000 years ago; 2,000 years ago; even 300 years ago, this was enough to process everything. But today we have chemicals, pesticides, pollution and processed food placing additional demands on our body.
We eat, drink, use, breathe and absorb tens of thousands of chemicals. More than any human population, ever. Yet from an evolutionary perspective, we are the same species, with the same detoxification capabilities, as our ancestors. And even our ancestors believed that detoxification should be a regular part of life. You find detox rituals in pretty much every traditional culture. They include things like saunas, sweat lodges, fasting, meditating, exercise and herbal remedies.
At artemis, we believe that our detox organs deserve all the support we can give them! This starts very typically - with a nutrient-dense diet full of (ideally organic) fruits, vegetables and clean water.
And plant based natural health support. Plants shine when it comes to supporting detoxification. Certain plants contain specific phytochemicals which enhance the detoxification process and are unique to plant medicine, not found in everyday foods.
How do you feel when your body is detoxifying properly?
In case you aren’t convinced that your body needs ongoing support - just like it needs regular food and water to function at optimum level - these are the benefits of optimal detoxification and elimination:
- you feel energised, balanced and "light"
- you tend to sleep through the night (not waking around 1-2am which is typical with an overworked liver)
- your mood often improves because you generally feel better
- menstrual cycles have fewer symptoms like cramps and moodiness
- weight management may be
- clearer skin - your skin is an exit organ for excess waste in the form of acne and impurities
- improved digestion and absorption (read: less constipation or diarrhoea)
- a healthy immune system
- you maintain healthy cholesterol levels
- your body can more easily repair and restore
Support: How do you know what's good versus what's not?
With so many detox products on the market, it's hard to know what to choose..
Here's our guide to choosing detox support:
- Avoid anything that promises a quick fix, magical weight loss, or anything else that sounds too good to be true - it is.
- Be wary of anything that focuses on short-term fixes because we doubt you'll get long-term gains.
- We do not recommend products that involve extreme dietary changes. These are harsh, unhealthy and deplete your body.
- Read the ingredients. And research the ingredients. Products made with artificial ingredients are taxing on the body and so many have not had sufficient safety testing, if any testing. Do you want to be a guinea pig?
- Look for certified organic products - you don’t want your detox organs to deal with any extra pesticides than it already does. Especially when you're trying to detox!
How artemis detox tea formulas nourish your detox organs?
Our Liver Detox and Kidney Cleanse certified organic tea formulas are among our best sellers, and we hear how much they are loved by people who use them. The plants in these teas have been used for thousands of years to support detoxification and recent scientific research confirms their effectiveness and safety.
Follow this simple morning ritual to provide specific nourishment to enhance liver and kidney function.
1 cup Liver Detox before breakfast + 1 cup Kidney Cleanse after breakfast or mid-morning. It's this simple!
St Mary’s Thistle (Silybum marianum): One of the most amazing plants in all of traditional herbal practice, St Mary’s Thistle supports St Mary’s Thistle (Silybum marianum) is used to support healthy metabolism, digestion and detoxification when the body is under stress.
Globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus): As well as directly supporting the liver, Globe Artichoke’s bitter taste supports healthy digestion all through the gastrointestinal tract. It supports overall health due to its ability to support normal cholesterol, protect and support liver function, and bile production. It has a strong antioxidant activity that protects and supports healthy turnover of liver cells.
Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale): Another bitter plant, Dandelion root has been used for centuries to support healthy liver and kidney function, and the clearance of wastes and toxins from the body. It supports an overall healthy digestive system, the flow of digestive juices and the break down food for optimal absorption.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis): is a lymphatic cleanser and supports the detoxifying function of the liver and spleen. It is also particularly useful for supporting gastric comfort.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) & Peppermint (Mentha piperita): These herbs work synergistically. Fennel seed is well-known as an effective digestive plant, excellent for supporting detox. With alkalising properties, this plant supports digestive comfort and calm upset tummies. It helps reduce excess gas and relax the digestive tract.
Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea): Goldenrod is to the kidneys as St Mary’s Thistle is to the liver. It is considered one of the best kidney and urinary tract tonics and is excellent for supporting clearance of accumulated waste due to a sluggish metabolism.
Birch (Betula pendula): Birch leaf (Betula pendula) is an effective cleansing and re-mineralising plant. A prime plant for supporting normal fluid balance. Its high mineral and nutrient content help to cleanse uric acid and waste from body tissue.
Nettle (Urtica dioica): In a world full of amazing plant medicine, Nettle is top of the heap! It is one of the most nutrient-rich plants that you can eat, with an abundance of minerals and trace minerals. Nettle supports the body’s elimination organs (kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas, gallbladder) with a profound cleansing action on all types of tissue.
Horsetail (Equisitum arvense): Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is a traditional plant that supports the urinary system through its specific cleansing, fluid balancing and toning properties. It soothes the urinary tract.
Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus): Raspberry leaf is scientifically studied to soothe and tone the mucous membranes of the kidneys and urinary tract. It supports the function of the bladder, kidneys and uterus.
So there you have it - the why and how of detox support. If you've read this to the end we hope you'll have more respect for the awesome job that your detoxification organs do every day! Now, show them some love and nourish them with your daily double dose of wellness – Liver Detox and Kidney Cleanse organic tea formulas.