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The Cold, Harsh Truth About “Detox” Products That You Never Knew

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In the world of beauty, health and fitness business, the word “detox” is far too commonly used. For example, you may get offered skincare products such as a detox face mask that promises to help completely remove your blemishes if you use it in the exact way that it has been described on the packaging/label. But the sad truth is that “detoxing” doesn’t actually work; speaking medically, “detoxing” is nonsense. And simply enough, the only real way to get healthy is by diet and exercise.

In this modern era where social media (such as Instagram) exposes “flawless” fitness models to its audience every single day, it is so easy to get sucked in by the detox industry, especially when you are continuously following profiles that show off beautiful skin. You get blown away by the idea of cleansing away your many years of unhealthy eating habits and believe it to be the medicine to your sugar filled calorie intakes and sleepless nights. But wait… before you decide to take steps to a clinical detox solution, you need to first understand the concept of detoxing on a much deeper level: this whole idea that you can completely purify your entire system of flaws and leave your skin  spotless and untouchable by toxins – is a scam. It’s a made up concept and the purpose behind it is to sell you products so that substantial profits are being made. It’s all part of business.

Edzard Ernst from Exeter University describes two types of detox where “one is respectable and the other one isn’t”. He goes on to explain that people with life-threatening illnesses that start from conditions such as drug addictions deserve medical treatment, and this may be regarded as a respectable detox. However, the not so respectable one is simply the word “detox” being hijacked by entrepreneurs who want to sell a bogus treatment that apparently detoxifies all the toxins from your body.

Detox doesn’t make sense because you would most likely be dead if toxins actually built up in a way that your body couldn’t excrete. And, the healthy body has kidneys, a liver, lungs, skin, all of which are detoxifying as we speak. So, there is no actual way – and most definitely not through detox treatments – to make something that works perfectly well in a healthy body work better.

Too many products out there in the market mention “toxins” as the poisonous substances that you take in to your body, even though it’s not certain what those toxins are. A group of UK Scientists in 2009 carried out an experiment where they had made contact with the manufactures of 15 products that were being brought from pharmacies and supermarkets that promised to detoxify. These products ranged from dietary supplements to shampoos and smoothies. What’s weird, is that when evidence was being asked for behind the claims, not even one manufacture was able to define what they meant by detoxification. And yet, shelves are overloaded with products with “detox” stuck on their packaging..

The thing is, nowadays you can buy pretty much detoxifying-anything including supplement tablets, face masks, shower gels, yoga treatments, as well as seven-day detox diets – yes you might lose weight but the only reason why you’ll lose it is because you’ll have went without proper food for a week, and unfortunately that has little to do with toxins. Ernst describes all this as a scandal because “it’s criminal exploitation of the gullible man on the street who would love to have a simple remedy that frees him of his sins, so to speak. It’s nice to think that it could exist but unfortunately it doesn’t.”

So let’s talk about alcoholics. Would a detox from alcohol be a good thing? Of course it would be great to go days without alcohol as part of your lifestyle, and it may even give you the opportunity to think about your drinking habits if you’re drinking above the limit. However, the idea that your liver needs to be “purified” through detox is just ridiculous.

If you think about it, the best lifestyle detox involves not smoking or drinking, avoiding processed foods, doing plenty of exercise and overall just enjoying a balanced diet as much as possible, all of which is healthy for you. Just imagine a diet full of all the right treatment and care that your body needs. Wholegrain cereals, fruits, vegetables, plenty of water, sleep, etc. All of this naturally strengthens your immune system without the need for a so called “detox”. So why do all those detox advertisements make you feel like you need to punish yourself in order to be healthy?

In conclusion, I can tell you that detox will never benefit you in the long-run. Sure, you want results from detox, and you’ll get them – but the effects of all those products and treatments will not last for as long as you live. If I could invent an actual definition for the word “detox”, then it would be “getting to the bottom and root cause of every problem in your life and work towards fixing them naturally to ensure the happiest and healthiest version of yourself”. I’m sorry, but you need to be committed to healing the right way, not through some temporary relief in the name of “detox”.

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55 Inspiring Ways To Make The Most Out Of 2021

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55 Inspiring Ways To Make The Most Out Of 2021

It is no doubt that 2020 was one heck of a year. All the ups and downs included – and not to forget, our lives being messed up due to COVID-19. It has been a crazy roller coaster! But this does not mean that a bad year should de-motivate you from making the new year good or even better. Here are 55 tips that may inspire you to make the most out of this new year:

1. Write down your plans and visions, for the long term.

2. Start on a new habit that will improve the quality of your life and living.

3. Work on eliminating bad habits by adopting good ones.

4. Set a sleeping schedule – one which you sleep early and wake up early getting at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night, consistently.

5. Don’t think about last year or the year before that – just don’t think about the past.

6. Focus on the present moment and how you can make your future better.

7. Get more organized with your finances and make a plan to be financially stronger.

8. Don’t miss any bill payments and avoid getting yourself into debt.

9. Stop being lazy and start being more productive.

10. Take a workout class on youtube – they will keep you physically active from the comfort of your own home. There are loads to choose from and good news, they are free!

11. Let go of credit cards – they are no good if you’re wanting to clear your debts and save more money.

12. Aim to walk at least 10,000 steps a day to get your heart active and achieve optimal health.

13. Declutter things you don’t need from your wardrobe, your phone, your laptop, your mind and your life.

14. Don’t keep your feelings and emotions bottled up – let them out to someone or write it out on your journal.

15. Learn a new skill because doing so will keep your mind fresh and active.

16. Stop holding grudges against people and learn to forgive and let go.

17. Be grateful for what you already have – simple things in life such as a house to live in, water to drink/bathe/shower in, a bed to sleep in, food to eat, electricity to use, clothes to wear, etc.

18. Stop procrastinating and understand how important it is for you to achieve all of your long term goals. Think about where you would like to be in 10 years time. Don’t waste your time now doing useless things.

19. Take selfies even if you’re not going anywhere. Feel good about yourself. Wear different outfits and take selfies to boost your self-esteem.

20. Eat foods that are healthy for your gut, heart, brain and all the other organs inside your body.

21. Do more strength training to make your bones stronger and improve overall physical posture.

22. Never be afraid to dream big; anything is achievable if you put your mind to it.

23. Get rid of negativity from your life and allow no time or space for it.

24. Maintain a gratitude journal or diary and write down your thoughts on it everyday.

25. Visualize your success and your highest self in the future and take the actions needed to get there.

26. Make positive changes in your life for positive results.

27. Get rid of toxic people, things, places, memories, whatever.

28. Say goodbye to people who are not healthy or good for you.

29. Put yourself first and on top of your to-do list.

30. Make more time for skincare and don’t forget to moisturize yourself daily.

31. Don’t waste your energy on the wrong things. Put your energy where it is most valued.

32. Don’t let anyone use you or take advantage of you, no matter how much of a good heart you have. Set boundaries.

33. Show up on time everyday. This is one tip for success.

34. Buy some new clothes and shoes to feel the new year, new me vibes.

35. Write down a list of 100 reasons why you want to be successful.

36. Let go of junk food/chocolate cravings and eat only in moderation when you’re actually hungry. Eat a healthy and balanced diet full of good nutrients for the body.

37. Spend more time away from social media and focus on the real world.

38. Spend a few minutes everyday walking – it is better than sitting on the bed scrolling through social media or playing games.

39. See this new year as a fresh start, not the beginning of another rubbish year.

40. Believe that you will meet the love of your life someday soon, and you will live happily ever after.

41. Start living your dream lifestyle by taking action towards it.

42. Refresh yourself throughout the day by doing simple things such as stretching or taking a few minutes to read a good book.

43. Drink more water to stay hydrated and aim to drink at least 4 litres of water a day.

44. Feel optimistic about where you’re heading in your life, 

45. Believe in the power of miracles and never stop believing.

46. Do what you are most anxious and afraid to do because that is how you will grow.

47. Make a promise to yourself that you will never let yourself down and you will make yourself proud.

48. Pray and meditate more often to connect to your inner spiritual being.

49. Donate some money to charity to help poor people around the world and feel happy about doing this act of good deed.

50. Donate your old clothes, shoes and any other personal belongings that you no longer need.

51. Focus on small steps everyday to add up to big results overtime.

52. Keep your thoughts positive – what you think, will become.

53. Don’t let negative opinions or criticism affect you so deeply.

54. Plan your meals ahead so that you never lose track of your healthy diet.

55. Eat more whole foods such as fruit and vegetables instead of processed foods such as fizzy drinks, chips, icecream, chocolate, donuts, etc.


Well, I hope the above 55 ideas have sparked some interest in you. Wishing you all the best of happiness and success in this year and many more years to come! Stay blessed 🙂




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35 Enlightening Quotes For Times Of Struggle

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Struggling to find the light in your life? Don’t worry, we have all been there at some point. You can easily find your way back. The 35 quotes below should captivate your mind and help you get through your struggles. Enjoy! 🙂

1) Out of difficulties grow miracles…

2) Your limitation – it’s only your imagination.

3) Never forget to love yourself a little more each day than the day before.

4) Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.

5) If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.

6) Our biggest asset is time. Yet, we waste it on regrets. Here’s to living a life worth each moment.

7) Our dreams are there to guide us.

8) Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

9) Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

10) Thinking before acting is wisdom but acting before thinking is regret.

11) No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.

12) Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of the next one. Don’t hope for a life without problems. There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.

13) Feel that things are eventually coming together. Feel it with all your heart and soul. Because they are.

14) Thoughts have unlimited potential to, directly or indirectly, make you feel empowered, uplifted and hopeful.

15) Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities you can’t begin to explore your possibilities.

16) Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all

17) This is your journey so stand up and prepare yourself for it.

18) All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark…

19) The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build live as only you can.

20) The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

21) You must get in the mindset of seeing your goals being achieved. You have to ‘know’ that whatever it is you’re aiming for, you’re on the way to getting there.

22) The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.

23) The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.

24) Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day.

25) Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle, so don’t give up.

26) If you have a WHY to live, you can bear almost any “HOW”. A meaningful life can be extremely satisfying even in the midst of hardship whereas a meaningless life is a terrible ordeal no matter how comfortable it is.

27) Life is a storm that will test you unceasingly. Don’t wait for calm waters that may not arrive. Derive purpose from resilience. Learn to sail the raging sea.

28) Don’t live life with regrets and make every minute count because everything happens for a reason.

29) You have to be bold and get rid of the thoughts that are holding you back.

30) Going to the mountains is like going home.

31) When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

32) Happiness depends upon your outlook on life.

33) There are always going to be things you look back on and wish you did differently but those very choices made you exactly who you are today

34) The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.

35) Never let hate get to the heart.

Thank you for reading. Don’t forget to leave a comment below with your thoughts. 

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Ongoing Website Construction

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Hey all, this is just a temporary blog post to let you know that my website is in the process of going through some changes. If you have caught on, you will realize that there are many links that are missing and some of the pages are empty which looks messy! – but don’t worry about all this, I am on my way to fixing it. Just bear with me. This website will be more easily accessible within due time. In the mean time, you can still navigate and browse through the blog posts that I’ve already shared. Just be patient. Thanks in advance.

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