Every day our bodies are bombarded with millions of toxins from polluted air, poisoned drinking water containing chlorine and fluoride, industrial chemicals, and so much more. Couple that with years of ingesting hormone-injected meat and dairy products, soy, white flour, table salt, MSG and other food additives, pesticides, microwaved foods, refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, caffeine, alcohol, and prescription drugs.
Holy shitake! Is it any wonder that we are a culture plagued by heart disease, autoimmune disorders, cancer, obesity, autism, Alzheimer's, depression and a host of other alarming health conditions. Many of the symptoms we've come to associate with "normal aging" are really signs of toxicity.
Lucky for us, the body is an amazing machine and naturally detoxifies every single day, whether we take any action to help it or not. But what happens when the organs of elimination become weak and/or overloaded? Garbage in. Garbage out. The body will resort to eliminating toxins through any convenient outlet it can find – the eyes, ears, throat, vagina, skin, sinuses, and scalp.
Symptoms of Toxicity:
sore throat inflammation fever coated tongue excess weight hay fever and allergies pimples dandruff chronic fatigue indigestion sinus troubles migraine headaches bad breath heartburn foul-smelling stools strong body odor nausea runny nose constipation diarrhea hemorrhoids aches and pains cellulite bloating gas
These "symptoms" may be a sign that toxins are becoming backed up in the lymphatic system, blood, liver or colon — all of which they must pass through before they leave the body for good.
What can we do to assist the body's natural cleansing process?
Consume an 80-100% raw, low-fat organic vegan diet Raw juice fasting Colon cleanse Liver/gallbladder cleanse Heavy metal cleanse Parasite cleanse Lymphatic massage Dry skin brushing Rebounding
Any lightening of your diet will have a detoxifying effect. You can jump on board for a Spring Green Cleaning and join certified nutritionist Meghan Telpner for a 3-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, beginning Sunday, April 19. Meghan will prepare you for the cleanse with a shopping list, recipes, meditation techniques, yoga postures, support materials, and a Q & A conference call on Saturday. You can find more details and register here.
Ready to take the plunge and do a juice feast? David and Katrina Rainoshek are ready to support you on your Juice Feasting ™ journey. They've created an online community of juice feasters, videos, books, and over 350 articles for download.
Here's some interesting food for thought: every meal that you've put in your body since birth that is not a fruit or a vegetable is partially stuck in the body, like cement. In fact, cleansing guru Gil Jacobs says that adults who've grown up on a standard western diet and then convert to a diet of primarily raw, plant-based foods, could do a colonic a week for life because their bodies are so filled with waste from all the previous years of eating "normal" food. Visit the Colon Therapists Network to learn more about colon hydrotherapy and to find a therapist near you.
Want to know:
The three biggest mistakes people make when detoxing and how you can avoid them?
The connection between food cravings and detox?
How you can use specific foods to enhance, slow down or stop detox as needed?
Then you better get in on the Spring Detox Teleseminar Call with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo and Raw Diva Tera Warner on Thursday, April 16. On this FREE call, you'll learn how to safely eliminate toxins so you can experience more energy, better health and a whole new outlook on life. Sounds good to me. Register here, and hurry – April 16 is tomorrow.
Whatever you do to assist your body in eliminating toxins, one thing's for certain — you'll experience new vigor and vitality, freedom from illness, sweet smelling breath, no body odors, easy and inoffensive elimination, shinier and thicker hair, clearer eyes and skin, greater mental clarity, no cellulite, greater stamina, and a deeper connection to spirit.
Check back here next week for a fun Spring Cleaning Giveaway!