Let’s face it, life can be hectic, wether at the office or university.
The new, digital workspace we live in demands a lot. Trying to stay on top of every project or deadline often leads us to neglect proper nutrition.
The irony: we are looking to increase our performance on many levels, but we’re denying our body & mind the nutrients it needs to perform well.
In other words, you might save time eating junk food at work, but doing so makes it harder to do your job effectively.
Detoxifying has become a trend, but too often detox is the last minute emergency break after a long period of stress and unhealthy living. Whether alcohol or a one-sided diet, more people are looking for ways to reset their system.
This article will provide you with a step by step on how to reset your body & mind.
I’ll explain how detoxification should be the FIRST step to long-term performance enhancement, rather than the LAST step after an unhealthy period in your life.
“Treat detoxification as the FIRST step to long-term performance enhancement, instead of the LAST step after an unhealthy period in your life.”
1. Why detoxifying your system helps enhance long-term performance
2. Triathlon Example
When interviewing Javier Gomez, ITU world champion in triathlon, at a Cafe in Barcelona, the journalist asked him he’d like a cup of coffee, but Javier refused. He went on to explain that he eliminates any caffeine 2 weeks before any important races, because he is using caffeine shots during the race. These shots are less effective when his body is used to caffeine at this point.
I loved his explanation, because it shows:
I also liked this example, because it shows the discipline and habits of a world-class athlete. To become a True Biohacker you have to think of yourself as an athlete, especially in your daily work. The goal of this blog is to teach you the habits of world-class athletes and combine them with performance enhancing products.
3. How to detox - Phases Explained
Detox Phase 1 - Soft Remove of Toxins (3-5 days)
This phase is the first step in turning lipophilic (fat-loving) elements into something that can be removed from the body in urine or bile.
An additional goal of this phase is to prepare the body for a more aggressive detox in phase 2, while removing first toxins with a softer approach. Reason for this is that the more aggressive detox in phase 2 can lead to discomfort if your body is not primed for it.
For this phase follow the following for 3-5 days (3 day detox challenge)
Detox Phase 2 - Maximize detoxification of mind & body (5-20 days)
Now that your body has started dropping toxins and prepared for a more aggressive detox you will add specific nutrients to your diet. All elements listed below are key to a healthy and effective detoxification of body and mind.
Keep up with all elements of phase 1 including meditation, diet, water intake and exercise.
Then add the following nutrients to your diet:
The combination of these components is key in achieving maximum impact, while considering the healing process your body will require throughout this detox program.
Don't skip the first phase. It's designed to prepare your system for the more aggressive detox in phase 2. The goal is to improve the quality of your sleep, which will help flush out toxins.
Sleep is able to clear your brain of damaging molecules associated with neurogenesis.
TrueBiohack offers a formulated capsule combining all these ingredients. Alternatively you can find each of these ingredients in the superfoods listed above.
Ok, that was a lot of information. Are you ready to detox now? If so, start here:
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