Hopewood natural health practitioners have long believed in the practice of water fasting and juice therapy and have seen the benefits to individuals’ health.
Need to kickstart your health? Spring is the perfect time to do a body cleanse. Many of us feel sluggish and tired after winter so why not try Hopewood’s natural detox philosophy.
The human has an incredible capacity to heal itself. A natural detoxification can help you to regain optimal health and wellbeing, prevent diseases and rid the body of accumulated toxins and harmful chemicals.
When the body is exhausted, continually digesting food, or overrun with emotion and stress, we are more vulnerable to noxious substances clogging our system. Toxins ultimately decrease the flow of vital nutrients causing irritation and damage to cells, fatigue, inflammation and potentially chronic pain or disease.
How does fasting help?
Simply put, fasting helps cleanse the body, while enabling our digestion to take some much needed ‘time out’ from the hard work of processing a normal diet. It gives our internal organs a chance to rest. Juice and water fasting, also called cleansing or detoxing, is the best way to kick start our body’s natural healing ability.
As well as helping to improve health conditions, fasting boosts and strengthens the immune system. It cleanses the liver, which in turn cleans the blood and can slow down or possibly reverse, the progress of ageing by lowering free radical damage.
A fresh juice diet promotes clearing of metabolic waste products and accelerates healing. Juices provide natural support, being rich in easily absorbed and assimilated vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Rest is extremely important throughout the cleansing process. Fasting should not be undertaken at the same time as going to work or the activities that normally fill your life. When the fast is over, physical activity should only be resumed gradually.
If you plan to undertake a fast or cleanse, you should consult a naturopath, who can support you during the entire detox process. You should ALWAYS have someone to care for you during a fast.
Here are some great examples of our favourite juices!
Kale and Carrot Blast (Hyper Linked)
Pear-fect juice (Hyper Linked)
Spring Juice (Hyper Linked)