Every morning, next to KIMS College in Eldoret, Daisy Kirui, a Clinical Nutritionist, opens up her detox shop with an all-natural healthy regime which only contains fruits without any preservative.
With the use of ginger, lemon, aloe vera and turmeric, she has managed to prove to the society that they could be able to detox through natural means only and remain healthy in all parts of the body aside from just the loss of fat or excess weight.
“Most people detox with the aim of losing acids, fat or staying fit. This mixture aids in digestion especially in matters concerning constipation and bloating. Aloe vera also aids in oral health such as bleeding gums and bad breath. Furthermore, this procedure prevents dehydration as it hydrates the body,” says Ms. Kirui
“I am a proud beneficiary of detox through aloe vera, ginger and turmeric. I started using it early this year. It has helped me maintain my weight and have a glowing skin. I doubted it at first but the results spoke for themselves!’ said Purity Masitsa, a regular client.
Ms. Kirui also claims that this detox prevents cancer, saying herbals such as aloe vera contain antioxidants which protect the body cells against damage caused by free radicals.
Ms. Kirui gets the fruits from one supplier at the market and after blending, she sells the juice from as low as Sh.20 to as high as Sh.200 depending on the client. The juice could be kept in the fridge and could last to up to one month but without a fridge, it could stay a maximum of three days. The detox juice does not have chemicals or preservatives like conventional drugs, but instead uses things like sugarcane, which act like a sweetener and is natural.
Scientifically, detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, the lymphatic system, and skin.
By Angel Wanjala/Kiptanui Cherono