Now that the Holidays are over it is a good idea to start each New year off with a good whole body detox. Starting the New Year off fresh with a cleanse, exercise routine and spiritual practice will get us on the right track for a fabulous year. Routine cleanses are imperative if we want to keep our bodies working efficiently. Detox pathways must remain open in order for our bodies to eliminate waste and toxins daily. However most peoples are not due to poor diet, lack of mobility, exercise, and chronic dehydration. Prescription and over the counter drugs can block detox pathways, preventing elimination. These toxins will cycle through an overloaded liver back into the blood stream where they continue this process.
When the body is cleansed of built up waste products in the colon, the body just works and feels better! We are exposed to chemicals and toxins daily and they bio accumulate causing us to feel bad! Our bodies are overloaded and cannot keep up on its own, especially if we continue to eat poorly,use chemicals in our home, and take chemical drugs of any kind. That includes Tylenol, RX drugs or any over the counter drugs etc.
After you complete your cleanse you immediately feel better!
Better nutrient absorption
These are just a few!
For many who have never done a detox in their life, I am sure you wonder where do you begin? Begin by making a commitment to yourself and stick to it! Begin by planning your cleanse and your meals from here on out because if you don’t make better life choices after your cleanse, its pretty much a wasted effort. Now I am not suggesting making an entire 180 degree lifestyle change, but I am saying baby steps. Making small changes leads to long lasting success!
My journey has been over the past 20+ years. Small changes each year, like stopping all fast foods, cut out soda another year, made a commitment to organics the next, we eat completely non Gmo ,started yoga two years ago and went Gluten free this year etc etc…No one can be expected to change everything in a short period of time so just pace yourself and stay committed. I promise you the rewards you reap are worth it!
Giving up soda completely was the best thing I have ever done for my health. I never drink it anymore because when I did I felt like I was having a heart attack for real! The High Fructose Corn Syrup was like having sugar injected directly into my blood stream and I felt horrible! No one should be consuming that stuff, especially kids! When I see a child drinking soda I just cannot believe it. It is similar to seeing a parent give a child a drug, because they are setting their child up for addiction. HFCS is so addictive, once hooked your brain craves more more more. A Princeton study done in 2010 showed that rats given HFCS compared to others given sucrose had substantially more weight gain. Now this stuff is in ALOT of processed foods, not just soda. The FDA subsidizes corn so it is cheaper than sugar. So with that said the FDA is a big part of the problem , not the solution.
Important: Doing a colon cleanse prior to your detox should be a priority. Especially if you eat alot of meat products or do not have atleast 3 bowel movements a day. Seriously, I am not kidding. If your bowels are impacted with waste it will be impossible to do an effective cleanse.
There are a myriad of Detox products on the market and I have done some of those. If it is more convenient for you to buy a ready made product than go for it . Just be careful that you are buying something good and not junk. My advice would be go to a health food store or Whole Foods. Buy something non gmo verified and organic. Don’t buy something from CVS or Walmart that you aren’t sure came from China and is loaded with more toxins and chemicals.
Personally, I don’t detox in that way anymore. I use:
Lemon water, DRINK ALOT OF WATER!
Bentonite clay internally
Epson Salt baths with 10 drops of lavender essential oil
Fresh vegetable juices
Saunas, especially Infra red
Good old exercise and sweating!
Oregano oil if you want to do a parasite cleanse. Take for 30 days
Length of cleanse depends on level of toxicity and method used. If you have never done a cleanse before I would suggest purchasing something and follow the instructions .
After you complete your cleanse, try and stay committed to your journey by doing a monthly cleanse and eating as clean as possible.
I cleanse on a regular basis, meaning I take charcoal, clay or chlorella anytime I feel like I need to.
Something I feel like I should mention is some people who have Mercury fillings have a problem with taking chlorella because it pulls heavy metals like Mercury. I have heard that it pulls the mercury from their teeth into the body making them feel very bad, alot like Mercury poisoning. I have mercury in my mouth but have never had this experience myself. Alot of people claim these fillings are safe, personally I do not and I have not gotten them put in my own children’s mouth and would never get any more in my own. It is my belief that these metals are bioaccumulative in the body and can make you very very ill. Alzheimer’s brains have been found to contain enormous amounts of aluminum, perhaps from everyday products like aluminum pans, aluminum cans, vaccines and aluminum foil. I mean think about the level of exposure we are subjected to and the FDA doesn’t recall any of these products to alert the public to the potential dangers. It is up to consumers to be aware of the dangers we face in order to protect ourselves and our families. We can no longer trust these government agencies to do that for us.
It isn’t unusual during your detox to feel flu like symptoms such as body aches, low grade fever or headache. This is normal, especially if you have never detoxed your body before. These are the toxins coming out and they should be encourage to, so do not stop the detox process if this occurs. I don’t experience this anymore and you wont either once you get cleaned up inside.
Best wishes to you in the coming New Year!