Not Just Another Resolution
Happy New Year! Hard to believe another year has passed. Are you one of those people who make a resolution to make changes at the start of the New Year? I used to be that way and then I was so frustrated because I never followed through. My resolution was to lose weight and exercise regularly. It was the start of some crazy diet that was hard to stick to and if I lost weight it always came back, plus a few more pounds. I yoyo dieted like that since I was a teenager. Now that I am informed what my body needs, I indulge a little, eat healthy almost always and detox my body on a regular basis… especially after I have indulged.
What is detoxing? There is a lot of information these days on detoxing and cleansing. What does it really mean? Everyone seems to have an opinion and there own version of doing it. Basically it means a plan of detoxification for your body. A cleansing of all the harmful chemicals we take in everyday. These include pesticides, fertilizers, synthetic additives and environmental pollutants. We get these from our food, our household and the air we breathe. There is no way to avoid some of them but we can take action to rid our bodies of the harm they can do.
What is a cleanse? A cleanse is a plan of action to eliminate the foods that can poison our health. Cleanses come in many forms. You can do it for 3 days or 3 weeks. The basic goal is to eliminate unhealthy foods and replace them with real, whole clean foods that are easily digestible and take supplements that help digestion, elimination and rebuild good bacteria to the gut. We can regain energy, lose unhealthy weight, jump-start our metabolism and renew our mind and body for a fresh start. You actually give your organs a chance to rest from all the work they do processing and eliminating all the toxins.
What is the best cleanse for you?
Juicing seems to be the big rage right now. It is a great way to add in nutrition that you just wont get from a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables. Unlike store bought juices which are almost all sugar you can use greens and create your recipes. Because you are extracting the pulp you wont get the fiber which is vital for elimination. Also the best juice needs to be extracted just right from one of those expensive juicers. You also are getting only a small amount of protein from the greens. Juicing is harder to stick to, as most people need a real meal.
Raw foods are a great way to detoxify the body. By eating alkaline rich raw foods your body receives a lot of nutrition and the necessary fiber we need. You can also add nuts and seeds as a means of protein and again more fiber. When we cook our food it destroys most of the valuable nutrients so believers of this cleanse never cook anything which means no meat.
Vegan cleansing is giving up all animal products. These are the foods that are hardest to digest. Dairy products are one of the most common foods that people cannot digest and top of the list for food intolerance and allergies. You eat whole grains and lots of vegetables and fruits for a combination of proteins and fiber. This is a hard one for meat eaters.
All of these cleansing methods will detoxify your body. Depending on your own toxic overload it might not be enough. You are adding in the nutrition but most of us need more in the form of supplements. My favorite cleanses are the easiest. Easy means our chance of sticking to it are greater and we will reap the benefits.
Cleanse kits are a total plan of action. It gives you the diet plan spelled out day-by-day plus the actual supplements that compliment the goal of digestion, elimination and rebuilding the overworked organs. Most plans go for 2 to 3 weeks, as it takes that long to achieve success. Using both nutrition and supplements is the perfect compliment to regaining health, losing weight and achieving a whole detoxification for your body.
The first few days of any cleanse is the hardest. Eliminating all the things we love but got us to this unhealthy place is difficult BUT only at first. Sugar is addictive so when you give it up you wont crave it anymore. You might experience headaches or nausea as well. Not everyone has these but just be informed it is a normal part of the detoxification process and it will pass. Everything valuable in life is a process. Once you experience the good side effects… energy, weight loss, no joint pain to name just a few, you will be convinced and more aware to not return to that way of eating. Clean eating with small indulgences and a good cleanse a couple times a year can be a way of life from now on.
Hope this New Year creates a new you…
Cindy can be reached by phone at 602-989-0599 or
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Emley Chiropractic offers my favorite cleanse. It is a kit that offers step by step what to eat, when to eat and has all the supplements for your success. PLUS it has shakes that taste great. Except for a small amount of groceries, it is everything you need for the 3 week cleanse. Its 15% off for the month of January. Regular price is $266. Read below for more information on the Standard Process Cleanse.
Are you hungry for good health? Experience the benefits of helping your body cleanse with the Standard Process Purification Program. The purification program combines a generous menu of whole foods with supplements that support the body’s ability to remove naturally occurring toxins. This promotes a state that allows for toxin release.†
Naturally occurring toxins that build up in the body can contribute to:
A stuffy feeling in the head
Fatigue or difficulty sleeping
Indigestion and other temporary gastrointestinal upset
Food cravings and weight gain
Reduced mental clarity
Much More Than a Cleanse Diet
The Standard Process Purification Program is not strictly a cleanse diet but rather a structured program that combines whole food eating with supplements, nutritious supplement shakes, and light exercise. The menu includes an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits for the first 10 days with select proteins added on day 11.
When you’ve completed the 21-day purification program, you’ll transition to a new way of eating to feel your best based on enjoyable, healthy food.