Why should I detox?
Maybe this is a question you have never thought of. Detoxing is actually a medical term used for those who are "coming off" of drugs, alcohol, and other toxic substances. Detoxes are usually supervised by a doctor and your progress is tracked.
BUT! Detoxing can also be done in order to cleanse the system of everyday toxins!
Everyday toxins? What are those?
Alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, refined sugar, chemicals, home cleaners, gasoline fumes, herbicides, pesticides, chlorine, smog, cosmetics, lotions, personal care products, the list goes on!
No need for despair, as we are planning a 21 day detox cleanse to reboot our systems and support one another through the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of excluding the negative and including the positive into our lives.
As human beings, we process so much of what we eat, and do, through our bodies, but also through our brains and emotions. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction and can either improve or decrease our health and vitality.
For 5 reasons you need to detox, read the following from our contributing author,
Dr. Mark Hyman:
Reason 1. You have FLC Syndrome: Feel Like Crap.
You wake up feeling less than vital, vibrant, alive, joyful and full of energy. Even if you are thin but have symptoms of being toxic like fatigue, brain fog, achiness, digestive issues, allergies, headaches—really any symptoms at all—the detox can help heal you quickly. Most of us don’t connect what we’re eating to how we feel.
Reason 2. You can’t lose weight and keep it off (you want to fit into your jeans).
The scientific establishment has convinced us that losing weight is just a matter of calories in/calories out, that it’s about energy balance, about eating less and exercising more. How’s that working out for you? Probably not so well! Problem is, the scientific establishment is different from the established science. The science says sugar and flour calories are WAY different. First, they trigger addiction and overeating. Second, they spike insulin and inflammation, which makes you store belly fat and blocks your ability to feel full. The verdict is in: Sugar calories are worse than whole food calories. Sugar spikes insulin and triggers inflammation, a double whammy guaranteed to mess up any attempt at long-term weight loss.
Reason 3. You can’t control your sugar and carb cravings (you may be suffering from food addiction).
The fact is that sugar and flour are biologically addictive. The science behind it is clear and conclusive. Yet we blame the fat person for being a lazy glutton, which leads to shame and guilt. I am here to tell you it’s not your fault. Your biology has been hijacked by the food industry. They have done a hostile takeover of your taste buds, brain chemistry, hormones and metabolism. More than 300 food industry insiders spilled the beans to Michael Moss in his book, Salt, Sugar and Fat, explaining they hire “craving experts” to create the “bliss point” of junk food to create “heavy users” and increase their “stomach share.” Sugar is the new nicotine. In fact, sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. If you are trying to use willpower to lose weight you will fail. You have to use science to unhook yourself from the addictive power of sugar, flour and hyper-processed, hyper-palatable food-like substances.
Reason 4. You never have detoxed.
Most of us have never in our life taken 21 days to put nothing in our bodies but delicious, whole clean food. Just 21 days. Even if you think you are healthy and feel good, you may not realize that your normal state is not your optimal state. Think of it as a tune-up, a super-quick, super-easy way to supercharge your health.
Reason 5. You need a STAYCATION.
All of us stray from living in a way that supports our health: too little sleep, too little exercise, too much bad food, too much stress, and not enough time for ourselves. The best way to reset your life is a 10-day detox. Simple, delicious foods. No toxins or drugs, by which I mean sugar, flour, processed foods, caffeine or alcohol. Self-nurturing practices: deep breathing, sleeping 7-8 hours a night, a little exercise, self-love. All this works to get your body and mind back to their original factory settings—and quickly!
Now, if you needed a reason to cleanse before, you have 5 more reasons!
Here's an excerpt from our Cleanse product partner's website,
"Learn how easy and enjoyable it is to make healthy choices. With the 21-day purification program, you can turn those choices into habits and turn those habits into meaningful, healthy change. The average American diet is loaded with added and hidden sugars, unhealthy trans fats, and highly processed foods that are nutritionally void. The good news is, you can do something about it. This Standard Process Purification Program supports the whole body’s natural toxin-metabolism processes. Patients who have finished the purification program found:*
Increased energy and vitality
Improved weight management
Better management of challenges related to natural toxin load in the body"
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