Today we share a blog from Anthony Hartcher of Me & My Wellness. Longevity work closely with Anthony and his company who are experts in health and wellness, lifestyle change and nutrition.

We have previously collaborated with Anthony on our very popular 10 Nutrition FAQs Blog.

Anthony has written a blog during COVID-19 to discuss the benefits of a nutritional change and support from a professional to help you feel healthy again in the current environment.

Feel Sluggish after Isolation? A Plant-Based Detox Can Help 

How have you coped during isolation? Have you been snacking too often? Or perhaps you’ve had a few cheeky wines after a long day shut inside with kids, juggling school and work commitments. Maybe you’re feeling sluggish and bloated, tired and cranky. If so, you’re not alone. It’s true that isolation can equate to loneliness, and such feelings sometimes manifest into overindulgence with food and alcohol.

So as the government relaxes restrictions and you prepare for a post-isolation return to society, take a moment to think about how you want to emerge from the cocoon. Would you like to return sparkling with health and vitality, feeling lighter, fitter, and happier?

Start anew with fresh, healthy food

At Me & My Wellness, we’ve designed the 21-Day Health Challenge detox program to help you break bad iso habits and create new, healthier ones. By simply increasing your intake of fresh, plant-based foods and decreasing your reliance on meat, eggs, and dairy, our detox can help flush out toxins and reduce inflammation, improve mood and sleep, shed weight and gain a better equilibrium with your mind and body. And the best news? You don’t have to cook or shop – all meals, snacks and drinks are provided by our partner Detoxavibe.

The benefits of a plant-based diet

A plant-based diet can be a great way to achieve your health goals. Studies show plant-based diets can result in better weight loss than those that include meat (Ru-Yi Huang et al, 2016) – just the thing if you want to shift those extra iso kilos!

Research also demonstrates that people who consume a high level of plant-based foods have a lower risk of heart disease and some cancers. This is because plant-based foods will naturally bring on a decrease in saturated fats and an increased intake of fibre into your diet (Lea et al, 2006).

Improved gut health is another benefit seen in those who consume a plant-based diet. The microbiota in the gut can help lower the risk of liver disease and colorectal cancers (Marchesi et al, 2016). Microbiota gut health can also positively affect your brain function, as well as decreasing the likelihood of obesity, depression, and anxiety (Sandhu et al, 2017).

How the 21-Day Health Challenge works

On our plant-based detox program, you will eat real food that provides sustainable benefits to your health and lifestyle – no shakes, supplements or yoyo dieting! The program is broken into three phases:

  • Detox – designed to flush out toxins, lower inflammation, lower cortisol levels.
  • Hormone rebalancing – boost mood, vitality and sleep.
  • Homeostasis – balance of mind and body.

Our qualified clinical nutritionist is available during bi-weekly live Q&A sessions via Zoom to guide you to an understanding of everything needed to maintain your health for the long-term. Each product on the detox program is seasonal and sourced locally, so you know you’re supporting our farmers and the local economy.

By taking on the challenge, you may experience several benefits, including an increased libido, fat loss, reduced inflammation and soreness in joints, improved sleep patterns, improved digestive health, and thereby an overall improvement to the quality of your life.

Complete the registration form today, and you can move into the post-iso community feeling refreshed and revitalised. And that’s a positive step forward!

Written By,  Anthony Hartcher

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Meta description: Shake off the post-isolation lethargy with our 21-day plant-based detox program, created by a clinical nutritionist. No shakes, no fads – just good food!

Resources:

Huang RY, Huang CC, Hu FB, Chavarro JE, 2016 ‘Vegetarian Diets and Weight Reduction: a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials’, J Gen Intern Med https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26138004/

Lea, E., Crawford, D. and Worsley, A. 2006 ‘Public views of the benefits and barriers to the consumption of a plant-based diet’, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition Vol.60, pp.828–837 https://www.nature.com/articles/1602387

Marchesi, JR., Adams, DH., Fava, F., Hermes, GD., Hirschfield, GM., Hold, G. and Thomas, LV. 2016 ‘The gut microbiota and host health: a new clinical frontier’, Gut, Vol.65, No.2, pp.330-339 https://gut.bmj.com/content/65/2/330

Sandhu, KV., Sherwin, E., Schellekens, H., Stanton, C., Dinan, TG. and Cryan, JF. 2017 ‘Feeding the microbiota-gut-brain axis: diet, microbiome, and neuropsychiatry’, Translational Research, Vol.179, pp.223-244.  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309363523_Feeding_the_Microbiota-Gut-Brain_Axis_Diet_Microbiome_and_Neuropsychiatry

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