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Swisse spearmint flavour); 30ml in the
morning and again in the evening, to reduce
inf lammation in the body and make the
further colonics easier for clients (and me!).
“An acidic body causes inflammation,
which sets up a whole range of issues, such
as clogging your system with inflammatory-
fighting mucus and causing fluid retention
to dilute toxic build-up.
“All of which slow digestion and
elimination and contributes to bloating
and the appearance of weight gain (also
reflected on the scales).”
A quick home fix for an acidic body,
says Anna, that can counter the effects
ever ything from a big night out to a glass
or two of wine with dinner, is a teaspoon of
bicarb of soda in water before bed.
When you’re feeling uncomfortably
bloated, apart from upping your intake of
liquid chlorophyll, a glass of (preferably
warm) water with fresh lemon juice and
ginger before bed will help prick the
balloon. Equally, it will kick-start the system
first thing in the morning.
A major frustration and potential de-
motivator for those undergoing a detox for
weight loss is that they can appear to be
putting on weight and look and feel more
bloated than before. Anna says that, again,
this is a side effect of dehydration.
“People often tend to go from all to
nothing when it comes to consuming food
and drink that promotes toxic build-up, and
then a cascade of these toxins is released
from fat cells, over whelming the liver and
kidneys,” she says.
“If sufficient fluids aren’t consumed to
help the organs more effectively eliminate
them, the body will actually hold on to
excess fluid to dilute the toxic impact.
“In these circumstances I recommend
to clients drinking around three litres
of water every day – but sipping slowly
throughout the day so the body isn’t
flushed of essential minerals.”
IT’S IN THE BLOOD
Those-in-the-know are swearing by
intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy (ie.
injected directly into the bloodstream via a
drip) to heighten energy, sharpen mental
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have better call on resources with which to
Sydney cosmetic surgeon Dr William
Mooney has introduced IV therapy at his third
Face Plus Medispa at Bondi Beach, with a Drip
n Chill room dedicated to the treatment.
“What began as a hangover cure has
now become a way to treat patients,” he
says. “Ever ything we eat meets the liver
and the liver takes a lot of the veracity
and efficaciousness out of oral vitamins,
particularly A, D, E and K.
“With IV therapy you skip the `first
pass’, which occurs when you ingest
“Using an IV drip means you can give an
accurate dose that works on the target cells,
which are the cells that need it, and then you
can customise exactly what is administered
according to what the patient needs.”
It is essential that a registered nurse, like
Face Plus RN Susie Garrett, administers the
IV vitamin therapy.
In fact, it’s the minimum medical
qualification one must hold. “ You are doing
a medical treatment so you (also) need a
doctor on site,” says Dr Mooney.
The concept of vitamin IV treatments
was created by US physician John Myers,
who created the Myers Cocktail, containing
a combination of vitamins plus calcium and
magnesium to treat a range of conditions,
from muscular strain to chronic fatigue.
Since then the treatment has gained
popularity, with IV vitamin clinics opening
in London, New York and Los Angeles.
The Drip n Chill room at Face Plus Medispa Bondi Beach
offers IV vitamin therapy to support patients' wellbeing
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