My Journal Recent Discoveries Travel Beauty & Accessories UAE

Your Guide to the Perfect Detox

Friday, June 19, 2015
Your Guide to the Perfect DetoxLike0

Before I start this diary, you have to know something… This is a different kind of personal post. I decided to write this only because I knew it could help so many of my readers, friends and those who have reached out asking me about my 14 day detox program.

I have been on and off diets ever since I was a teenager. I was always a healthy eater, sometimes too good for my own good. That does not mean I do not enjoy croissants and Donuts. Believe me, I live to eat…not eat to live. So, food was and is always my comfort. I binge eat when I’m sad, happy, bored, busy and most of all, when I travel and I have been traveling for work ever since I turned 18.

My weight kept fluctuating up and down at different years/phases in my life. I suffer from PCOS, IBS, Digestive problems and probably all kinds of diagnosed letters there is. In a nut shell, I always felt bloated, fought tiredness and been to so many doctors that ended up them telling me ” This is genetic” or ” Take this medicine” or ” You have inflammation in your intestines take this” and I always knew that ‘THIS’ wasn’t the answer.

Our bodies are designed in such a smart way that even if we seize to understand the anatomy of the body, it does not mean we should ignore it. In Yoga, they teach us to listen to our body. I knew, that I needed to do something about what I was feeling, even if I was almost 17 years late. Better late than never…I guess.

Your Guide to the Perfect Detox

Meeting Kay Bodanza

I was introduced to Kay Bodanza at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital and always the author of Wellness with Kay, originally from South Africa with over 14 years experience in the health, wellness and fitness industry. As a qualified nutritionist, Kay has trained at the world renowned Chi Centre for Practical Detoxification in the UK as a colon hydrotherapist and naturopathic wellness-screening therapist.

I have to admit. I was very skeptical, as I always am. I mean, you can’t blame me…I’ve had every doctor ‘check me out’ to ‘normal’. We instantly connected. As cheesy as it sounds…she completes me (yes…I said it) I reckon by biggest problem with doctors probably was that they either did not believe me or never heard of the word bloating and irritable colon. Kay went through everything step by step explaing to me why I felt (past tense) this way, what foods to avoid, how animals’ and plants’ stress affect our own, what exercise to do and finally how this 14 day detox with colon hydrotherapy would be my guide to the perfect detox plan.

Why Colon Hydrotherapy?

Flying causes dehydration which can result in discomfort and bloating
Different time zones and jet lag can cause stagnation of the digestive system resulting in bloating and discomfort
Different foods and limited healthy food availability in different countries can result in digestive discomfort
Over indulging during travel and holidays can cause bloating, sluggishness and inflammation in the abdominal area
Flying and traveling also contributes towards skin damage or skin eruptions.

The 14 day detox and can help eliminate all of the above plus more. The main benefit to having colon hydrotherapy treatments is rehydration of the internal body. Re-hydrating the body alone can alleviate many symptoms.

I quote Kay “Cleansing the colon with the use of hydrotherapy is not a new concept. Forms of colonic irrigation have been used successfully for centuries to relieve chronic toxicity and enhance health.” If we don’t, we risk fatigue, lack of energy and premature ageing, and, at worst, can cause degenerative diseases, among them allergies, and even cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

What are the benefits?

 

  • hydration of the large intestine

  • relieving stagnation by removing wastes from the colon

  • facilitating the decrease of gut permeability

  • increasing bowel motility

  • encouraging peristaltic action

  • improving nutrient absorption

  • rebalancing gut bacteria

  • contributing to liver, blood and kidney cleansing

  • prevention against degenerative diseases

  • management of IBS, bloating and alternating constipation and diarrhoea

  • helps to clear the skin, symptoms of acne and to remove dark circles from under the eyes

  • increasing energy levels, stamina, reducing the need for long sleeps

  • encouraging weight loss and long-term weight management

  • helping to manage food, alcohol and cigarette cravings

  • helping the release of emotional wastes stored in the large bowel

  • helping to manage intolerances, such as gluten, processed wheat etc

  • as a kick-start to a healthy living

  • as a visual reinforcement of the need to eat healthy and hydrate the body

  • as a contribution to knowledge about the body and establishing connections between one’s physical, intellectual and emotional being.

What’s the 14 day detox plan?

It’s your guide to the perfect detox plan along with 3 days of essentially Juice.

I have to say, this was the first time, in a long time, I stick to a plan like this one. When I speak of it to people, I can see their jaw dropping down. Today, after I completed my 14 days detox, I promised myself to continue for as long as I could. It’s not easy, especially if you love your bread, cheese, labneh and your ice cream. But, my body has started to crave for essentially juices right after I had finished the 3 days of juicing and had to go back to minimal eating. My stomach shrunk and all I wanted was the essentially juices and to continue the guide to the perfect detox. I drove 45 minutes one day to find the juices at Ripe store, only to have one left in their fridge. I would never trade how I feel now to any food ever again. That’s how good, healthy and clean I feel.

I have attached the 14 day detox diet

0c8d97d482cd4c658502fff90ec9275b.jpg_srz_p_232_156_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzClick here

I recommend you book your appointment with Kay as soon as you can for your consultation and start your detox with your 3 colon hydrotherapy. It has become part of my repertoire. Twice a year.

The essentially 3 day detox juice

On day 5 of your 14 day detox, you will have to enroll in the 3 day detox juice program. The first day will be so exciting you will almost forget what you miss the most. Your body would have already prepped for this and drinking juice every 2 hours fills you up and they ARE delicious!

The one thing you will miss is the action of crunching. Don’t cave in. I suffered day 2 with some headaches, but it’s part of the process and releasing toxins out of my body. Practice Yoga, have a massage, drink lots of water. Day 3 will pass by like a breeze of fresh air! Your second colon hydrotherapy would have been scheduled on day 2 of your juice.

The post effect and service from both, essentially and Kay Bodanza was encouraging. Kay stayed in touch with me on my food intake, any questions or even weak moments. Essentially had sent me a list of food to avoid, a supermarket checklist and few of their healthy famous recipes.

I always joke now to Kay saying she wont recognise me when I walk through her clinic door. I’m not 100% cured yet but I’m on my way!

Stay healthy


In summary:

Your Guide to the Perfect Detox

14 Day Detox Cleanse – Dhs 1,950

Nutritional Therapy & Digestive Wellness Consultation
Daily Schedule for 14 days with Generic Nutritional Plan included
3 Colon Hydrotherapy Treatments booked on specific days as per detox daily schedule
1 Coffee Enema
Time Required: 14 days of dedication!
Benefits Include:
Helping Manage Adverse Food Reactions
Promotes Energy Production
Promotes Optimal Metabolism
Promotes Digestive Health
Promotes Liver Health
Balances Blood Sugar Levels
Reduces Inflammation

Initial Colon Hydrotherapy Treatment Only– Dhs 850

Nutritional Therapy & Digestive Wellness Consultation (15 min)

Colon Hydrotherapy Treatment – contraindications apply  (40 min)

Basic nutritional advice is included with a generic diet plan if needed.

Time Required: 1hr 15min

For more info click here

For info on the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital click here

Essentially Green
Essentially Green
essentially beetroot
essentially beetroot
My favorite essentially juice!
My favorite essentially juice!

essentially

Travel Junkie Diary

A bohemian traveler

Leave a Reply

Follow @ traveljunkiediary
  • The trips we host on @travelwithtjd on our polar journeys for the past years has been one of the most exciting experiences of my life and I’m so incredibly grateful for everything I’ve learned, experiences, felt, seen and for the people I’ve met on our trips! 
Our season starts this September with different groups traveling with @dennisstever and I to Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland! 
We have also released our travel dates for 2020 and with new destinations too and new experiences. I hope you can join us!! Click the link in my bio to learn more or follow @travelwithtjd for updates!
  • Lebanon in summer is all about exploring. Found this new hip beach bar on the coast of Byblos. The graffiti on the wall, the hanging hammocks in the water and the vibe, makes this place one of the cutest beach clubs I’ve seen so far. I love my beautiful home 🇱🇧
  • The last time I switched my laptop on was 5 days ago. The last time that happened was exactly a year ago. My phone is most of the time misplaced far away from me, my camera is still in my bag, my mind is switched off and I’m surrounded with love 💕and music 🎶. So happy to be back in Lebanon on my official summer break.
  • Home sweetest home ❤️
  • I love the the 3 AM version of people... Honest, vulnerable and real.
  • I have some sort of mental block this morning... which is a good thing so... Happy Thursday ☀️
  • This is a (long) thank you post... To my teachers.
Thank you for showing me my true strength... Not only physical strength, but more importantly mental strength.
Thank you for allowing me to let go... Whenever I feel I need a break from the world, your shala is the first place I run to... and when I’m away, it’s the first place I think of when I practice on my own, miles away. The sound of my breathing alone, takes me back to the exact spot where I place my mat... and I’m fully transported back to the stillness and awareness. 
Thank you for giving me a safe place to seek connection & allowing me to breathe... when I’m at my most vulnerable, you’ve made it ok for my tears to roll down my face in Savasana or during a posture, open up and just be me without any judgement. 
Thank you for offering so much of yourself to allow me to grow through my practice... Thank you for teaching me the true meaning of yoga, how to practice not only on the mat, but off the mat too... Yoga is a natural state of mind and not whether or not you can touch your toes. 
The light in me honors the light in you. Happy New moon 
Namaste 
Michelle 💫
  • I’m still going through the photos I’ve taken during my trip to Menorca. Still can’t believe how beautiful the island is!
  • Last couple of days at work before heading back home 🇱🇧. What are your summer plans? Anything exciting?
  • Your memory feels like home to me.
So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you 💫
  • Someone at work asked me the other day what my goals were... I told them to be happy. To be really really really F**** happy. What’s yours?
  • How much time do you spend planning for a trip? I still can’t get over the beautiful sunsets I’ve been lucky to experience on the island. I’ve also written two blog posts on guides to Menorca and what to watch out for prior booking. 
I do usually spend a lot of time on research for my trips, months in advance and, for this specific trip, it was a little challenging finding a place to stay that matched what I was exactly looking for. 
The search engine that worked well for me was @wegoarabia - as for flights, I didn’t have too many options from Barcelona but it worked out well. I mixed it between hotel stay and private villa stay for my 10 nights. Booked a car and took it really easy at the end!