Everywhere I look there is someone somewhere talking about detoxes. It feels like you cannot get away from the constant detox debate and discussion. Well, there is a reason! Detoxing is vital to good health. That’s right, I said it, we all NEED to DETOX REGULARLY! There is a reason health and wellness experts are all on the same page. We all know just how many random toxins (both environmental and nutritional) you are exposed to regularly. Now, for those of you who have been keeping up with my posts you are aware that the body has the ability to detox itself naturally, however, there is a limit to how much it can do. That is why it is so important for us to do our part in aiding our bodies as they remove these toxins. Not sure if you are past due for a detox? Find out if your body is telling you it is time for you to help remove some toxins!
Your Body is Talking to You!
Did you know your body is constantly talking to you? Most of us only listen when it is regarding hunger or bathroom breaks, but our bodies are always actively communicating its needs to us. The hardest part is learning how to interpret the bodies different forms of communication. One of the most common ways the body likes to get its needs across is in the form of signs and symptoms. Ancient Chinese Medicine utilizes and interprets these signs and symptoms to create a plan of action on how to correct them. Because our bodies are unable to process large quantities of toxins, high levels tend to produce a similar set of signs and symptoms. Some of the things you should keep an eye out for that let you know you need to detox are: brain fog, insomnia, weight gain, sugar cravings, wrinkles are more prominent/visible, skin and hair lackluster, memory loss, mood instability, bad breath, body odor, headaches, sinus congestion, food sensitivity, skin rashes, eczema, constipation, low libido, bloating, fatigue, muscle aches, and weakened immune system.
I am sure by now you have realized you have several of these signs and symptoms. Don’t worry even the healthiest of us do. The harsh reality is that due to our constant exposure to high levels of toxins both in our environment and food it has become almost impossible to keep up! That is why it is so important for us to detox regularly and frequently while also doing everything within our power to reduce our toxic exposure. Now, I know we have discussed several different things to incorporate into your diet in previous posts, however, depending on which area of your body you are trying to detox different foods and supplements are going to be more ideal. With that in mind, a safe bet is to start with the body’s detoxing powerhouse the liver and let it do the bulk of the heavy lifting for you. There are several different ways you can help support your liver to help keep up with the demands of detoxing.
One of my personal favorite ways to help support your liver is through nutrition. I mean let’s face it, everything boils down to nutrition. What you put into your body will directly determine what you can get out of it. With that in mind, some key foods you should consume more frequently are apples, broccoli, spinach, walnuts, lemons, kale, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, beets, avocado, radishes, cabbage, onions, garlic, and cauliflower. Most importantly you want to avoid as much processed food and artificial foods as possible. It is also a good idea to eliminate dairy, gluten, and high-fat foods. This will help to reduce the amount of work your liver has to do. Thus, freeing it up to focus more on detoxing the body naturally. You can also look into the addition of supplements such as a probiotic, Zendocrine, zinc, or oregano. I love to use essential oils, that way I can put them into a capsule and apply them topically (warning oregano is a hot oil you will want to dilute it with a carrier oil such as coconut oil prior to application and avoid getting it into your eyes). The Zendocrine oil I apply directly over my liver and I put it into a veggie capsule to take multiple times a day.
On Your Way to Better Days!
Detoxing when done properly, is a safe and easy process. Whenever I work with a new client, the first thing I do is assess their nutrition and follow up with a detox. I have yet to have one client who was not in desperate need of a detox. Due to the high demand for detoxing I have taken the time to create a safe, all-natural, and easy to use detox program. It is a 30-day program that will provide you with all the tools you need to successfully detox right at home using just nutrition! For those of you who need something with a little more of a kick (if you have really let things go too far), I also provide detailed information on additional supplements and all-natural alternatives you can add into your current detoxing routine. As I mentioned before there are certain foods and supplements that are designed to detox different parts of the body, with that in mind I also offer one-on-one coaching to customize your detox and health needs. Be sure to check back often for more information on how to find out what your body is trying to tell you! If you would like to know more about the detox program I offer please feel free to check out my Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DeeDetox/ or contact me directly at DrDeeandMe@gmail.com. As always, if you have any questions or concerns you can always leave a comment below or email me directly. Be on the lookout for my next post on sugar withdrawal signs and symptoms!
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