Feeling a little run down and lethargic with little to no motivation? We all feel like this sometimes, because let’s face it, there are times where life feels like a runaway train and we’re all just trying to keep up with daily demands, schedules and deadlines.

If your ever-growing to-do list is making you feel overwhelmed, one of the best things to do is take a step back and assess your mental and physical wellbeing, as well as consider a liver cleanse. Ask yourself a few questions like;

  • Am I getting enough sleep to cope with my daily demands?
  • Am I making the time to meditate and de-stress?
  • Am I exercising enough in a week?
  • Am I living a life that makes me happy and fulfilled?
  • Am I looking after myself to the best of my ability?
  • Is my diet supporting or hampering my health and wellbeing?

ALSO SEE: How to put the brakes on burnout 

Treat your body to a liver cleanse

If the answer to my last question is a no, then it might be time to consider giving your digestive system a break and going on a simple liver cleanse to lose weight, regain some energy and enthusiasm for life. Often when you decide to put your body first, your mind follows suit and you feel better instantly.

The importance of a liver cleanse

Every now and then, it’s important to start over and challenge your organs and internal system to function optimally. When you embark on a cleanse, you boost your immune system, improve your digestive health and flush out toxins that have been stored in your body. This helps to lower inflammation and boost energy levels and general feelings of vitality. It may even be a fundamental stepping stone in preventing or reducing symptoms of chronic disease long-term!

It’s important to note that ‘detoxing’ is something the body does on its own. This is a process that occurs all the time, essentially making it a prerequisite for health. Every time you filter toxins through the liver and kidneys, your body is detoxifying itself. This is not a process that only takes place when you change your eating habits to healthier ones, it’s simply a process that improves enormously when you do so.

The recommendation to follow a mixed, varied diet, full of different plant-based, whole foods will, however, help to support your body’s detoxification system and its optimal functioning. Embarking on a cleanse gives your body a much-needed break from the daily toxins it usually processes, allowing it to tend to other needs that usually aren’t addressed as well.

How my Elimin8 Programme works

My Elimin8 programme is not about adding in supplements or dietary products; it’s about getting back to basics and removing typical food sources that may creep into your diet in excess and put strain on your body’s functioning. I call this a gentle cleanse because it’s nothing like some of those starvation ‘juice diets’ or soup detoxes you see online. Nope, my programme is aimed at keeping you full, healthy and happy for the duration of the liver cleanse. For 10 days, you’ll ‘Elimin8’ the following:

  • Caffeine
  • Animal protein*
  • Added sugar
  • Dairy
  • Wheat
  • Alcohol
  • Added salt
  • Processed or refined foods

Remember, I’m not suggesting that you eliminate these foods entirely or permanently from your diet. These are simply the foods that we often and unnecessarily eat in excess, putting strain on the body and damaging our health as a result. Temporarily removing these foods will allow your system a break from constantly processing and removing toxins; replace them with nutrient-dense whole foods that are easy to digest to help nourish and optimise the body’s most important detoxifying organs, including the liver, lungs, kidneys and colon.

Benefits of a liver cleanse

There are numerous benefits that you can expect to experience during and after following my Elimin8 Programme. You may:

  • Dramatically boost your energy levels
  • Improve the quality of your sleep
  • Lose weight (this is not a goal and not true for everyone, but it is a likely side-effect)
  • Break unhealthy food patterns and emotional attachments to food. 
ALSO SEE: More information about my Elimin8 Programme here 


May 01, 2019 — Lisa Raleigh
Tags: Nutrition