6 ways to fabulous
Detox diets and food – is there any proof?
Toxicology (the study of poisons) is a very specialised field, and the serious details are reserved for very, very clever scientists. Are toxins the cause of the general fatigue or headaches you may encounter now and again? It worries one immediately – fear is an extremely powerful motivational tool. Sales people and marketers know it all too well.
According to the GI-Smart Club, there is no scientific proof that any common food can help your body cleanse itself of toxic substances of any sort.
Detox diets and foods are a myth. It is also not a good idea to go on a water diet by which you are supposed to flush out all impurities. Excessive water, more than
10 glasses a day, could flush out nutrients and electrolytes that are important for normal functioning of the body. It needs nutrients every day and going on a fast of some sort could have health implications.
A nutritious balanced diet should provide your body with all the ammunition it needs to operate optimally, including getting rid of impurities and toxins. Focus daily on getting in seven portions of vegetables and fruit, go for low GI starches, always choose low-fat dairy options and don’t take in any visible fat on meat products. Unless you have an ailment of sorts your body can manage to detox itself. Get scientifically sound nutritional information by joining the GI-Smart Club.
GI-smart – fat-smart – the key to health.
Only You Salon offers Cool-lipolysis – a non-invasive procedure that gently and effectively removes fat from targeted areas that have not responded to traditional diet and exercise.
This is most effective in removing fat from the abdomen, love handles and back.
Advanced Cool Technology cools the targeted tissue to break down the fat cells for easy removal, without any harm to the surrounding tissue.
Fat cells have proved to be more vulnerable to cold than the surrounding tissue, therefore the process stimulates a natural fat-removal process that continues for several months after the procedure.
Since Cool-lipolysis is not a weight-loss solution, patients should be relatively fit, with one or more areas of stubborn fat that does not respond to diet or exercise. It is considered a less invasive alternative to liposuction for patients with modest bulges.
As a completely non-invasive procedure, Cool-lipolysis offers patients many benefits over other related procedures, including no downtime, no anaesthesia, it is pain-free and requires no incisions.
An applicator cup is attached to deliver a gentle vacuum pressure that draws tissue between the cooling panels. The treated cells are removed through natural metabolic processes within the body, similar to the way fat is removed from food. This allows for a gradual reduction in fat to create a slimmer, more defined appearance.
Cost: Half hour – R750
One hour – R1 500
Only You Salon
Training Edge Westend, Nelspruit
Nadira Choohan 083-624-7861
Why ozone therapy?
Ozone is a molecule that consists of three oxygen atoms (O3). With its oxidation power, it is an efficient disinfectant, characterised by its rapid action. It has the ability to destroy viruses and bacteria.
Ozone therapy is a form of alternative medicine treatment that purports to increase the amount of oxygen to the body through the introduction of ozone into the body.
Oxygen is the single-most important nutrient for the body and its well-being. It can survive weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without oxygen. Every cell requires a continuous supply to generate energy, detoxify the body and maintain healthy cells. Any reduction in the availability of it, whether by poor posture and breathing, refined foods, smoking, lack of exercise, environmental pollution or exposure to carbon monoxide, reduces the optimal efficacy of these essential cellular functions.
A lack of sufficient oxygen is a major cause of poor health, leading to conditions such as arthritis, low immunity, constant fatigue, cancer, regular colds and flu, hay fever, migraine and low vitality, to name but a few. When the body is flooded with an activated form of oxygen, namely ozone, people consistently report that these conditions as well as their general health, well-being and energy levels improve dramatically.
Effect of ozone on weight loss
• Increases metabolic rate and therefore burns fat
• Decreases cellulite
• Burns 400-600 calories p/s
• Boosts immune system
• Helps with insomnia and sleep apnoea.
In conjunction with a SureSlim eating plan you can correct your metabolism to lose 5 to 7kg per month the healthy way.
SureSlim specialises in a variety of plans, including quick loss, diabetes, pregnancy and children’s eating plans.
Based on more than 30 years of experience, the doctors at Slender Wonder combine the very latest discoveries in the field of weight loss with scientifically proven principles that have stood the test of time. Slender Wonder is a proven medical weight-loss regimen.
Slender Wonder meal plan
This flexible, practical plan will help you to change your eating habits without starving yourself. It is well balanced and incorporates a meal-replacement shake to ensure optimal nutrition while you lose weight.
Slender Wonder supplements
Containing the most up-to-date, natural weight-loss aids, this range helps to normalise your body’s fat-burning mechanism, helping you to feel great, with abundant energy and improved health.
Slender Wonder exercise plan
This plan is designed for the home or gym, to enhance your weight-loss results, health and sense of well-being.
Benefits of this system include:
• Improved sense of well-being
• Lower mood and energy swings
• Decreased food cravings
• Increased clarity of mind
• Fat loss, firmed-up lean muscle
• Fast metabolic rate
• Better oxygen delivery to all cells
• Lower cholesterol levels
• Aided thrombosis prevention
• Eased premenstrual tension
• Alleviated headaches/migraines
• Regulated hormonal balances.
Hendrik Toerien of Face and Body Synergy charges R450 for your first consultation, which includes a urine, cholesterol and glucose test, as well as a metabolic analysis. He thoroughly explains the diet and provides any necessary medication for the first month. A consultation is required every two weeks for the first six weeks, and thereafter once a month.
Face and Body Synergy
31 Alie van Bergen Street, White River
SYNERGIE AESTHETIC MASSAGE
Nelspruit Laser Clinic offers this non-invasive alternative to body sculpting by delivering a deep, subdermal tissue massage, also known as liponic sculpting.
The deep vacuum massage increases the blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the treated areas. Excess fluids, cellular waste (better known as toxins) and other substances are drawn from the spaces between cells and removed.
The result is the reduction in the appearance of cellulite and circumferential body measurements.
Additional benefits include boosting the immune system, as well as increased collagen production – the latter resulting in smoother, tighter-looking skin.
While Synergie is not a weight-loss tool, it is noticeable when used in conjunction with a healthy diet, sufficient water intake and an exercise regimen. Synergie treatments are also recommended for pre- and post-liposuction.
A typical Synergie programme consists of a series of twice-weekly sessions over an eight-week period. This is then followed by maintenance visits.
Beneficial results are generally seen within four to five treatments and one session lasts approximately 40 minutes.
Nelspruit Laser Clinic
41 Marloth Street, Nelspruit
Earthwise brings you the latest in natural weight loss, in the form of the new Garcina Cambogia veggie capsules.
Garcinia Cambogia is 100% pure, with a minimum of 60% hydroxycitric acid (HCA) in easy-to-take vegetarian capsules.
The recommended daily dose is one capsule three times a day. It is recommended to take them before a major meal. Make sure that you wait 30 minutes between eating and taking the capsules. It is also advised to take them with a full glass of water. Each capsule consists of 1 500mg Garcinia cambogia extract.
This is a supplement that comes from the rind of the fruit. It is an effective dual-action weight-loss supplement that both turns your body into a fat-burning furnace, by suppressing your cravings for foods that will make you happy, while at the same time stunting your body’s ability to produce unnecessary amounts of fat in the first place.
Garcinia Cambogia will help manage your serotonin levels. Imbalanced levels are the main cause of binge-eating and emotional overeating. When it is at a good level, you won’t have the urge to snack on something or eat just so you can feel better.
Please note that product must be used with a balanced and weight-conscious diet for best results.
Please note that certain medication, such as those taken for blood pressure, might cause Carcinia Cambogia to be less effective.
Garcinia Cambogia PMR 90s R275 (60% hydroxy citrate)
Hydroxy Citrate Solgar 60s R126 (50% hydroxy citrate)
Earthwise Eco Store & Salon
Shop LG 19, I’langa Mall, Nelspruit