I've covered 3 emotional & mental ways your energy is being bogged down and manifesting itself into crumby health.
Now that I've made it clear that how you handle your emotions, stress and relationships are big predictors on your health, I can dive into a more physical one.
I'm talking toxic build up in your cells, tissues, organs and specifically your brain. Our poor bodies have taken a beating in a very direct way.
There are literally thousands of toxins we come in contact with burdening the body, causing conditions and making it very difficult for the body to do it's normal functions.
A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the widespread use of synthetic chemicals harms our health in big ways.
The incidence of many serious health problems have dirt links to exposure of chemicals that interfere with the process of growth and development. (7)
Now when I mention the word "detox" some people roll their eyes. Because the concept of flushing out these mysterious "toxins" form the body seems merely theoretical and the science really isn't there (many claim).
Well to be fair a general concept like "detox" CAN'T be studied. However, the specific diet, herbs and supplements can be and have been.
A 15-year study on sugar and heart disease that showed participants who took in more sugar were more than twice as likely to die from heart disease as those whose diets included less sugar. (8)
The Western-style diet, often poor in specific micronutrients, is linked to the increased prevalence of diseases including allergies, food allergies, atopic dermatitis and obesity. (9)
So hear me when I say "detoxing" is simply temporarily eating a diet, supplements and herbs that have been shown to reduce chronic inflammation, restore blood sugar balance and improve blood chemistry.
When these things occur, the body is naturally equipped to do what it does well, move things out that is damaging it.
Instead of detoxing, we should call it de-flaming, as in consuming foods and substances that reduce the burden of chronic inflammation and allowing the body to recover on its own.
That's all it is, folks.
What detox is best?
Eat plenty of organic, raw fruits and vegetables (or gently cooked). Your water ideally should not be city water.
You want fluoride and chlorine free water. Reverse osmosis is the best at this or you can get cheaper options to remove these chemicals.
Avoid dairy, meat, processed foods, grains, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine during your detox.
Stay completely away from "fat free" products or "sugar free" products as most often they are laden with dozens of harmful substances. Remember it's only for a period of time.
During this time period, it's advisable to take some additional nutritional supplements like whole food vitamins and minerals.
I'd also make sure I'm getting a clean plant based protein, my favorite being hemp protein powder.
I also bulk up on probiotics and sea veggies as they are packed with tons of often depleted nutrients in the body. My favorite is Raw Reserve.
I'm telling you eating this kind of low glycemic, anti-inflammatory diet for a period of time is transformative for the physical body.
Less inflammation, less pain, more energy and better immunity.
My 12 day mini cleanse is great to get started with that or my 30 day guided cleanse is brilliant for those who are really ready to make some major changes.