Beauty / Wellbeing

The art of balance

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Achieving optimal health and combatting disease during the reputably infectious winter months is something we could all aim for. Eating an alkalised diet helps with detoxification and balancing pH levels. Here’s how:

The diet
I usually suggest my clients adopt more alkaline than acidic habits, so make 60-70 per cent of your diet alkaline foods and drinks. This means less meat, dairy, gluten, caffeinated drinks and sugar and more fruits, salad, vegetables, fish, beans and pulses, rice, quinoa, sweet potato and water. By reducing acid-forming foods and replacing them with nutrient packed fruits and vegetables, the body can easily rid itself of toxins and allow the digestive system and liver to rest and recuperate. When all our 11 body systems are nourished well and detoxifying properly, they are in their optimal state. For extra support, we suggest the plant-based Super Elixir Alkalising formula.

“It’s quite simple: eat more plants, less animals and to help along the way, take an absorbable bio-live Alkalising Formula.”

The supplement
The Super Elixir Alkalising formula is an all-natural, non-synthetic, daily multivitamin that can help restore a healthy pH balance and assist with lowering acidity in the body that can lead to inflammation, low energy, weight gain and accelerated ageing of the cells. The Alkalising Formula contains barley grass, wheat grass, alfalfa, spinach and spirulina, all nutritional powerhouses that help to balance the acidity in your skin and the alkalinity in your blood. When that balance is achieved, your skin holds moisture and your cells function properly, increasing glow. Also, the herb horsetail helps in maintaining strong hair, skin and nails.

At WelleCo we encourage everyone to take up the Super Elixir Challenge: replacing your synthetic multi vitamin with two teaspoons of The Super Elixir Alkalising Formula in cold filtered water (or coconut water) for 30 days. Most people feel the initial effects within a few days, but of course it will depend on your current toxic load – some will experience a detox effect immediately. Expect to crave less carbs and less sugar, your skin will be clearer; you’ll have a better tummy. You’ll be feeling overall like you’ve got your bounce back in your step.

Dr Simone Laubscher has a PhD in oxidative stress, holds a bachelor degree in Science and Nutrition and is WelleCo’s Nutritionist expert.