Many experts recommend a thorough detox prior to becoming pregnant. You can read more about that HERE. Remember, any environmental and chemical toxins in the mother's body can transfer to the baby's body. So let's get those bad boys OUT! When evaluating a good detox regiment, I keep several criteria in mind. The detox should be gentle, natural, proven safe, and effective. Based on those criteria, I love using the following program:
Liver DTX - A healthy liver can regenerate itself and deal with a wide range of toxic substances; however, prolonged and frequent exposure to toxins may influence the level of stress on liver cells and functioning. Fortunately, supplying the body with herbal compounds that have antioxidant properties and eliminating toxins from the body by maintaining normal bile flow can help keep your liver functioning at an optimum level. Liver DTX Complex gives your liver the tender loving care it needs.
Probiotic - Optiflora Probiotic uses a patented triple-layer encapsulation technology. Three layers of encapsulation protect live probiotics. Optiflora is a unique, two-product system (Optiflora Prebiotic Complex and Optiflora Probiotic Complex) that provides dietary support for the normal, healthy balance of intestinal microflora. It promotes colon health by supporting the growth of healthy microflora naturally found in the colon.* It also delivers guaranteed live probiotics Bifidobacterium longum and Lactobacillus acidophilus, along with the prebiotics FOS and inulin and provides gammatocopherol, a nutrient associated with colon health.*
Probiotics may help reduce gases, inflammation, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea. They may also help to prevent and treat fungal infections; boost the immune system; maintain the appropriate pH in the intestines and aid in the detox process; prevent asthma & allergy symptoms, ear infections, sinusitis, and colon problems.
Fiber - Fiber acts as natural cleanser to rid the body of undesirable digestive wastes. Aids in the digestion, metabolism, and growth of friendly intestinal bacteria. Shaklee's Fiber Plan contains both soluble and insoluble fibers from natural sources. Insoluble fiber helps cleanse the digestive tract. Soluble fiber binds with cholesterol and helps take it out of the body.
Alfalfa - Alfalfa contains fiber and chlorophyll which are natural body cleaners. Alfalfa may help cleanse bladder, kidneys, and intestines. It contains eight digestive enzymes to aid in the digestion of food. Alfalfa may improve bad breath and body odors. It has a natural diuretic effect which helps with excessive fluid retention and a natural antihistamine effect which may help relieve allergy symptoms.
Herb Lax - This Natural Herbal Laxative aids the body’s natural processes during periods of irregularity. It contains 9 wonderful herbs which work together to promote optimal digestion and cleansing. It also works as a Natural colon cleanser to help eliminate toxins.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.