The Benefits of Epsom Salts, Chlorophyll and Chlorella Tablets
I asked Health advisor Jess Sepel some things she thought were important to do on a detox, here is what she had to say:
•Drink chlorophyll water throughout the day ( 15ml ) – works to detoxify and cleanse the body naturally by eliminating toxins and heavy metals. Purifies blood and alkalines the body (less inflammation)
•Suggest chlorella tablets in-between meals. Around 6 a day.- also natural detoxifier.
•Lemon water in morning
•Dandelion tea morning and night- stimulates liver to detox itself.
•NO red meat during detox phase.
•Eliminating salt, sugar, artificial sweeteners
•Less dairy – 2x/day max
•Probiotic morning and night- fill your gut with GOOD BACTERIA
•Magnesium supplement at night/epsom salt bath
•Milk thistle ( liver detox supplement)
Taking onboard Jess’s advice for my own detox I thought I would do a bit of research into the health benefits of epsom salts, chlorophyll and chlorella tablets
Benefits of Epsom Salt Soaks
•Considered alternative medicine.
•Beneficial if you are magnesium deficient (the Epsom Salt soak must be magnesium rich).
•Can relax the nervous system.
•Treat skin problems.
•Draw toxins from the body.
•Relieves tense muscles
•Relaxes your senses.
•Provides a restful a night
•Treat yourself to a herbal Epsom bath
What is Chlorella?
It is a water grown algae (natural food source) that is full of chlorophyll. Chlorella cleanses the body by binding to toxins and carrying them out of your systems. It is a potent antioxidant that is high in protein (60% complete protein in free amino acid form), rich in vitamin C+E, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and so many other magical vitamins and minerals. It cleanses the blood and optimizes the oxygen in our blood. Great for alkalizing the body, reducing acidity and eliminating heavy metals. Impressive profile huh!? At the moment I am using spirulina tablets which appear to have the same effect.
A little about Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is a natural superfood and is the green pigment in plants which helps them to absorb the suns’ energy and assists with their growth. Responsible for the green color in plants, chlorophyll is to plants what blood plasma is to human beings. What does it do for you and why should you drink it?
•it provides nourishment and is rich in calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, selenium, zinc and potassium and also contains vitamins A, C and E.
• it’s great for supporting detoxification by purifying the blood through ridding the body of heavy metals and other toxins.
•It builds a strong immune system – contains antioxidants which protect cells from damage and promotes healing.
•it’s a high source of magnesium.
•it’s a fantastic internal body deodorant and cleanser.
•it has the ability to regulate the natural flora in the gut therefore aiding digestion.
•being highly alkaline, it’s great for ridding acidity from the body.
•its also a beauty green which will leave your skin and eyes clearer.
•taking liquid chlorophyll on an empty stomach is recommended so that assimilation isn’t slowed down by other foods. Overdosing on liquid chlorophyll isn’t possible since it is essentially a vegetable. Nevertheless, adding 1 to 3 tablespoons of liquid chlorophyll to one glass of water or juice is recommended.
•Liquid chlorophyll, which is sold in health food stores, is either extracted from alfalfa, algae, spirulina, wheatgrass or barley grass. Known as “green drinks,” fresh juices which are made from a combination of these sources cleanse the body of pollutants, provide quick energy and have an overall rejuvenating effect on the body.