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Could You Benefit From A Body Detox?

 

You’re probably familiar with spring cleaning. Many of us spend a weekend each spring decluttering after the long winter, washing windows, shampooing carpets, and generally preparing our homes for the glorious summer ahead. But have you ever considered a spring cleaning for your body?

 

Often referred to as a detox diet or cleanse, it provides your system with a break from your normal food consumption and offers a number of benefits in the process. Over at WebMD, Linda Page, ND, PhD and naturopathic doctor, says, “It’s a way to recharge, rejuvenate and renew. Anybody can benefit from a cleansing. It’s a way you can jump-start your body for a more active life, a healthier life.”

 

While some professionals advocate a liquid detox or fast in which you consume only juice or water for several days, a healthy body detox doesn’t need to be quite so extreme. Committing to eating “clean” for a period of several weeks—avoiding things like processed foods, alcohol and added sugars—is often enough to provide significant benefits without the discomfort or danger of fasting.

 

This summer, I’ll be offering a three-week whole food cleanse program to help you do just that. I’ve designed it to detox your body—helping in the elimination of built-up toxins—as well as assist you in identifying negative trigger foods while resetting healthy-eating habits.

 

A negative trigger food is a food that makes you feel unwell. For example, both wheat and dairy can give some people digestive issues and cause inflammation in the body. But because they’re such a big part of our society’s normal diet, you may not even realize that they are affecting how you feel. By eliminating processed foods, wheat, dairy, meat and poultry, alcohol and caffeine from your diet before slowly adding them back in, the three-week detox will enable you to analyze their effect.

 

What will you eat for most of the three weeks? Whole, natural foods purchased from your grocery store. According to Dr. Oz, popular television personality and physician, whole foods are essential to the nourishment of the body’s detoxifying organs. In one article on Examiner.com he says, “Whole foods that are packed with nutrients are believed to boost the activity of the enzymes and nourish the body’s most important detoxifying organs—the liver, the lungs, the kidneys, and the colon—so they can do their jobs better and more efficiently.”

 

Many people report feeling more focused after a short detox diet. They sleep better and have more energy. They’re able to enjoy the flavors of real, natural foods again and stop craving processed high-sugar and high-fat junk. They may even lose a little weight. Sound good? Keep an eye on my website in the coming weeks for more information on the Simply Vibrant Detox Program. I’d love to see you participate.

So tell me have you participated in a body detox ? How was it ? What was the duration of the detox? Did you like it ? If yes what did you like about it ? If no, what didn’t you like about it ? I look forward to hearing your comments.

To becoming simply vibrant

 

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Comments

  1. Tiffany Locke

    I’m glad you mention how detoxing gives your system a break from your normal food consumption and cleanse it. This could give you a chance to restart your system and improve your diet. In order to get the most out of it, you’d probably want to look into the different detox methods and figure out which one you’ll be able to follow and will be able to help increase your health the most. http://integrativewellnessgroup.com/service/detox-spa-cupping-nj/

  2. Camille – Stacy Russell Nutritional Cleansing

    Love your balanced approach that starts with simply eliminating inflammatory foods from our diets. We really are what we eat!
    http://www.alesstoxiclife.com

  3. Lilia Robberts

    My weight has always been over what it is suppose to be. I have tried so many diets with no success. Thank you for sharing that a detox can recharge and rejuvenate and renew! After reading this article, I want to look more into good detoxes. Having a fresh new start would mean everything to me!

    • Kwavi Agbeyegbe

      Hi
      Thank you for you comment. Let me know how your detox goes.

  4. Jocelyn McDonald

    My husband and I want to live a healthier lifestyle, and we’ve been considering detoxing. Your article had some great points about the benefits of a body detox, and I liked how you said that many people report having more energy and sleep better after detoxing. I always have trouble sleeping, so I’ll keep this in mind when deciding if detoxing is right for me.

    • Kwavi Agbeyegbe

      Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions.

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