The popularity of diets and specialized eating patterns has grown as more and more Australians are concerned about their current health. This discomfort is highlighted in the latest national health survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which showed that two thirds (67.0%) of adult Australians were obese or obese – an increase from 63.4% in 2014– 2015) (1). The Australian Institute of Health and Well-being also reports that around one third of Australia’s energy intake comes from discretionary food and that around 90% of Australian adults do not eat enough vegetables! (2)
These statistics highlight the need for not only weight loss strategies, but also long-term changes in diet and lifestyle to instill healthy habits. Participating in the Slim By Nature (SBN) detoxification program can help not only accelerate weight loss, but also reshape your attitude towards food and encourage the development of positive habits that will accompany you through a long, healthy and happy life!
How does a detox diet work?
Although each program is different, detoxification usually involves limiting food intake to some extent to increase liver detoxification and thus achieve natural fat loss. At Slim By Nature, our detoxification programs combine a targeted full-meal diet plan with natural drops and / or patches that promote a burning sensation and support the body in the detoxification process.
The body has several excretory channels, all of which work by filtering out toxins, free radicals and waste and then removing them from the body. While many detoxification programs focus primarily on the colon (i.e., require bowel movements), SBN programs can also work to optimize liver function, balance hormones, improve metabolism, and stimulate digestion for true holistic detoxification and improved results! We also provide a framework and resources to reduce the toxic load and promote other excretory channels to make the job easier.
Participating in the SBN program brings many benefits! Find out more about some that might be waiting for you!
Rapid permanent weight loss
It is well documented that limiting calorie intake for a period of time will result in weight loss (3); most of us have already heard of the old theory of energy and energy output, which in some way explains this process. However, did you know that SBN detox supports weight loss with many other holistic, long-lasting mechanisms? Our approved diet plan is designed not only to regulate calorie intake (which also promotes prevention of aging), but also to reduce the burden on our digestive system and liver. This in turn increases the body’s ability to remove toxins, excess hormones and stored fat.
Our programs also include natural, homeopathic drops and / or transdermal patches that increase fat burning by supporting the production of naturally occurring hormones that tell the hypothalamus in the brain to trigger the release of abdominal fat ulcers. The key amino acids in this mixture, including L-carnitine, have been shown to promote fat burning by releasing stored body fat (triglycerides) and facilitate their use in cellular energy production (4). Our holistic drops also support weight loss by regulating hunger, cravings and blood sugar levels.
According to a 2008 CSIRO report, at least 50% of Australian adults experience unpleasant intestinal symptoms such as bloating, gas and constipation (5). Interestingly, individuals who are overweight or obese are more likely to have poor gut health – our health and well-being are so intertwined!
Digestive symptoms (such as gas, bloating, constipation and / or diarrhea) are signs of our body that the gut is not functioning optimally. If food is not digested effectively, it can begin to ferment, releasing inflammatory by-products, and even crossing our intestinal mucosa into the circulatory system. When they enter our bloodstream, these harmful compounds can be sent to other organs / systems of the body and cause damage. Studies continue to show an association between intestinal distress and brain disorders (ie depression and anxiety (6)), skin (eg psoriasis (7)), liver (including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (8)) and joints (especially rheumatoid arthritis). arthritis (9)) as well as compromised immune function (10).
Our SBN detoxes are designed to improve digestion in two main ways:
- Drops and / or transdermal patches: Our targeted natural drops and / or transdermal patches contain herbal and homeopathic ingredients that regulate inflammatory responses of the gut (11), balance healthy bacteria, and promote healing of the digestive tract (12).
- Food: The ‘list of approved foods’ on our SBN detoxifications is designed to reduce the burden on our digestive systems. By eating a high-fiber diet and simple whole foods, our digestive processes can go much easier. This allows the body to feed beneficial intestinal bacteria, reduce fermentation, and conserve energy to produce acids and enzymes (13). This energy can then be used to repair the integrity of the intestinal mucosa, reduce inflammation, detoxify the liver, and improve other healing processes.
Energy – most of us want more, but it’s hard to find! According to a 2018 U.S. National Security Council survey, more than two-thirds (69%) of people experience fatigue at work (14). Participating in the detoxification of SBN can be an extremely effective way to generate more energy. Unlike coffee or other stimulants – which act more like a ‘bandage’ as they provide a temporary rush – the energy gained during detoxification can stay with you for a lifetime!
The truly holistic nature of our SBN detoxifications means that we prioritize improved bodily functions and homeostasis along with weight loss. Our programs work to improve liver detoxification, allowing the liver to more efficiently regulate the production, storage, and release of energy-producing substrate (15). Physiological factors influencing fatigue often begin in the gut, which is responsible for the absorption and transport of key energy-related nutrients (15). Our targeted natural drops and / or transdermal patches provide additional support by supplying the body with a range of amino acids that are essential for protein synthesis and energy production (16).
Our programs not only increase energy levels by stimulating liver function, but also optimize digestion and absorption (as detailed above). This means that more nutrients are available that enter the bloodstream and are used to produce energy, which can then be released into the target organs they need (15).
More and more research is linking dietary changes to improved skin quality and even finding the ability of targeted dietary patterns to treat conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, skin aging, psoriasis, and rosacea (17). Some nutrients, foods, or dietary patterns may act as “triggers” for disease for aging and skin conditions, while others may promote significant improvements and healing (17). The greatest benefits have been found in dietary patterns that focus on eating whole foods – this is exactly what our SBN diet plan includes!
By eating a natural diet of vegetables, protein and fruit, we can provide the body with higher levels of nutrients and antioxidants. These compounds directly reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the skin, which in turn slows down the process of physical aging of the skin and reduces the signs of decline (18). A wholesome diet also helps in removing harmful toxins (carcinogenic and gerontotoxins) from our bloodstream, which are well-known accelerators of cellular skin aging.
Interestingly, research also shows that following this diet can actually prolong telomeres! Telomeres are a protective coating at the ends of our DNA strands that work to protect DNA (in a similar way as our laces are protected by plastic spikes at the ends). Typically, telomeres shrink naturally with age and age, so the ability of a full-bodied diet to actually lengthen telomeres means that this diet can reverse aging (18).
Another component of SBN detoxification programs, important for skin health and prevention of aging, is calorie intake management. Although calorie restriction is sometimes condemned in the media as a ‘quick fix’, research shows that calorie restriction is beneficial for much more than just for rapid weight loss; is one of the most effective anti-aging interventions in mammals (19). Research shows that periods of limited calorie intake can significantly increase the removal of toxins from the body and thus help combat one key theory that aging is due to a reduced ability to detoxify and thus accumulate toxic compounds (19).
MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL CLARITY
Completing SBN detoxification will not only improve your physical health, but also your mental and emotional well-being! The process allows you to reconnect with your body by understanding the signs of hunger, learning new healthy eating patterns, and providing your body with the food and healing it deserves! It also brings an important sense of accomplishment and pride that is likely to act as your ally in achieving lifelong success in well-being!
Slim By Nature Detox brings you so many benefits! Even those who have joined the program with the sole focus on achieving a healthy weight are thrilled with the additional improvements in digestion, skin, energy and emotional health that come hand in hand with fast and long-lasting weight loss!