Is it time for you to detox?


There is an awakening going on. A global awakening that is manifesting a transformation, which begins with a personal inner shift. In order to make the changes that are in alignment with this awakening, people need to get healthy in mind, body and spirit. This is the time to be at your ultimate best. For many people the first step to get in alignment is detoxing the body.  The body is full of the toxins we are forced to ingest by the air we breath, the food we eat, the water we drink and the chemicals in products we use. Going on a plant-based, wholegrain, organic and non GMO diet is the best way to start detoxing, while cutting out caffeine, alcohol, gluten, sugar, and dairy. If you choose to eat meat, fish or chicken please make sure you know where it came from and eat the highest quality animal protein possible. Detoxing the body is an old medieval modality to begin the body’s healing process and the body has the amazing ability to heal.

Symptoms of Detoxing
As you increase your intake of a plant-based diet and cut out certain foods, there are different ways that you will feel as the toxins begin to leave the body. When you eliminate certain foods, or even just cut back, your body eliminates toxins. Your body will try and expel them in any way it can. It might be from your liver and small intestine via bowel movements, or through your skin’s pores. While you are detoxing, your body may feel icky, like you are under the weather, since you have garbage traveling throughout your body, working hard to escape. It is similar to cleaning out a dirty house for the first time. As you are cleaning out the dust, it is hard to breathe, but as you continue to clean, you will will feel better and better.

Why it is important to Detox?
If you have been eating a processed diet for years, toxins have accumulated in your body and are now most likely causing an imbalance. This may look like weight gain, bloating, depression, anxiety, cloudy brain, arthritis, skin blemishes, allergies, difficulty sleeping, low energy, stiff muscles and sore joints, digestive problems, diabetes, etc. We are exposed to chemicals just by breathing air. You might have accumulated toxins from pharmaceuticals, from plastics, from the water you drink, or simply from all of the environmental toxins, heavy metals and radiation that you are breathing. We are bombarded with over 80,000 chemicals in just household and personal care products. The reason you should detox is to allow the body the time to rid the body of the toxins it has accumulated.  You will feel so much better afterward, and detoxing will keep your body strong for the future. Every time you detox you reach a new level of internal cleanliness, like a car running on the cleanest fuels possible.

Benefits of Detoxing:

  • Clearer skin
  • Weight loss
  • Regular bowel movements
  • Mental clarity
  • More energy
  • Emotional stability

Detoxing Methods:

  • Cleansing herbs
  • Sweating it out in a sauna
  • Colonics
  • Juicing
  • Bentonite clay
  • Chlorella and seaweeds
  • High fiber
  • Drinking lots of water
  • Detox baths
  • Skin brushing
  • Neti Pot
  • Sea salt flush
  • Coffee enema
  • Acupuncture
  • Oil pulling
  • Exercise
  • Fermented Foods
  • Sleep 
No matter how healthy you are, there is no running away from the toxins that are in your life. Our bodies are not meant to be exposed to all of the toxins and it is necessary to detox the body to prevent disease.
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