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Mindful Detox


Cleansing your body makes space for mental cleansing.

Once this page is up you will have access to 3 short and easy meditations.

Are you ready to make this detox week an EXTRA mindful experience?


  • by Lida
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  • 3 September, 2021

1 – Mindful Detox

Our true power lies in the space between our breaths, thoughts or actions.

While during this detox program you eat yourself clean and lighter in your body. You will start to feel magically calmer in your mind. You will have also set an intention when you chose to participate the detox. You are giving yourself this extra nutritious care and attention, and therefor I introduce a way to a mindful detox.

Cleansing your body makes space for mental cleansing.

I recommend you listen to the introduction down below.  Do one of the guided audio meditations every day this week. It is so worth it to take these 3 to 5 minutes in the morning. You may start your day in a much more quiet and mindful space. You remember the quote from Neil Armstrong when he set foot on the moon? “It is one small step for man, but a giant leap for mankind.”  Taking extra time in the morning to still and meditate is a huge step to more mindful living.

To stay when you feel restless.

The power of staying and to quiet down when things are not so comfy, can be the best gift you give yourself and just what you need this detox week. We are so good at distraction but simply need to train ourselves back to being still and accepting.

Becoming aware of the ways you think, is the first step to change.

You may feel your mind resist the stillness when you first start to practice any mindfulness meditation. This is normal. We have trained our minds a life long to be occupied and busy. But when we decide to still our minds the magic can happen. Just accept the initial resistance and stay a little longer… And let go of any expectations. Just be, close your eyes, feel, listen, sit….

Short Meditations:

Meditation 1

Meditation 2
Meditation 3

  • by Lida
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  • 24 August, 2021

2 – Tummy Health

Be good to your tummy

A healthy bacteria life in your tummy is super important for your well-being. ‘The microbiome in our digestive tract has a wonderful word in Swedish ‘Tarmflora’. Our microbiome consists of trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes that live mainly in your large intestine or colon. Together they weigh around 1-2 kilo’s (!) and until relatively a few years ago they were mostly ignored in nutritional science.

Benefits of good tummy health

We now know that your microbiome or tarmflora can influence your immune system, but also plays a role in how your mood is, how you develop allergies and to the amount of weight you will put on. Good tummy health reduces inflammation, which helps heal bowel problems from bloating to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but also heart disease and type 2 diabetes. 

AND it improves your mental health. Your tummy and your brain are intimately connected by the vagus nerve. Good tummy bacteria also produce a range of chemicals that they use to influence your brain, from “feel good” hormones like serotonin to hunger hormones that influence how hungry you get and what you eat.

What foods promote good tummy health?

Sugars and saturated fats for instance are the foods our ‘bad bacteria’ love. Natural prebiotics and probiotics are foods that our good bacteria love. It makes them stronger and they can multiply faster. So the more food you give to the good bacteria the more they can thrive. Asparagus, onion, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes and foods rich in natural fibre are good prebiotics. Fermented vegetables like kimchi and sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir and probiotic yogurt are examples of probiotics. As we mostly eat few of the above on a regular basis, I recommend you take a probiotic supplement next to a balanced diet.

Detox and Tummy Health

The detox program gives your digestive tract the space and time to clean up and retrieve the healthy nutritions in your detox diet. You can easier absorb nutrients and the lack of sugar, meat and processed foods makes room for the good bacteria to thrive.

Bottom Line: Eating a variety of fresh vegetables and other good bacteria promoting foods contributes to a balanced and healthy life!


  • by Lida
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  • 2 May, 2020