Updated: Dec 26, 2018
If you know me, you know my favorite topic to chat about is detoxing. Who doesn't want to recharge, rejuvenate and boost up the energy in their body?
It has been said that food can be our best form of medicine or the slowest form of poison for our bodies. I love this statement and its truth. With the holidays approaching, many wait until January to get back on track. I propose self cleanse, self heal, and self love pre-holiday before doing more damage to our cells.
We live in a toxic environment with tons of chemicals - found in air, food, household products, water, medications and stress. I know this is annoying to hear, but we live in an extremely toxic environment and our bodies are suffering.
Toxins build up in our bodies, causing undue stress to organs and normal bodily functions. These toxins accumulate through alcohol, sugar, processed food, smoke, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and excess weight. In many instances our liver, gallbladder, kidneys and digestive system can’t keep up with the demands placed on them. Organs are overworked and free radicals accumulate damaging cells, tissues, and blood. Many struggle with weight loss and chronic conditions when their gut health is compromised with toxins.
Starting each day should be exciting and a opportunity to rejuvenate. Enjoy a huge glass of water, sprinkle in a little salt and a scoop of powder minerals and antioxidants. This will hydrate and boost your immune system; pulling unwanted free radicals from your cells. Next, jump and stretch to get your lymphatic and circulatory system moving, pushing forward waste and energizing your day. Finally, prepare a green juice (leafy greens, cucumber, apple, lemon and ginger) to naturally detoxify and nourish your body. When your body wakes from “breaking the fast” it craves hydration, oxygen and minerals.
Our bodies need real food with live enzymes to function optimally. Eating live food first thing in the morning amplifies our digestive system. Consuming excess sugar sets our bodies up for failure and exhaustion. Throw away the muffins, bagels and high sugar cereals that claim to be high in fiber and good for you - they are not! Help your body’s circulation and detox process by eating raw foods, drinking plenty of water and exercising throughout the day. End with a small portion of cooked plant based protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats that makes up about 10% of your total caloric intake.
Why Should We Detox?
Reduce toxins and free radicals in your body
Improve nutrient absorption
Boost circulation, metabolism and energy
Reset your palate
Nourish genetic makeup
Prevent chronic disease
Enhance immune system
Live a healthier lifestyle
I challenge you to commit twice a year to a detox program (21 days or even a week). Nourish your body with vitamins and antioxidants while detoxing for optimal results. A healthy detox program is so rewarding and produces life changing positive attributes.
I hope this article has inspired you to consider the options of cleansing your body and embarking on the next level of health and well being. Let’s form healthy habits together.
tarriss xo Rx