Detox: vb – to rid the body of toxins through changes in diet; n – period of detoxing.
Fig 1: Identify foods you want to cut from your diet (clue: these will be all the ones you like). Replace them with foods you like a lot less.
Fig 2: Many detox plans are based around a liquid diet. NB this is not the same liquid diet you have been following over the holidays.
Fig 3: Make sure you have a clear mental and physical space to detox: this is a good excuse for getting rid of any house guests still hanging around after New Year.
Fig 4: Get into the the right frame of mind. Recordings of pan pipes or whale music will help with this – and will also help with Fig 3. Postpone normal activities: relax.
Fig 5: Brush skin with a dry brush. Apparently this helps the circulation and also gives you something to do when relaxing gets too boring. Invest in a special brush to do this. Do not use a hairbrush, toothbrush or floorbrush.
Fig 6: optional extras: removal of mercury fillings, hydrotherapy (aka showers), colonic irrigation...