You know it’s time! The closets are bulging, the garage is a mess, and that junk drawer that just accumulates more and more”stuff” is overflowing. You can stop putting “stuff” in that drawer but at some point you have to just sit down and go through it.
Think about your body in the same way as that “junk drawer.” Unfortunately, our bodies can become filled with “stuff,” but we refer to them as toxins. It happens over time. Even if you have stopped feeding it the “junk,” it’s time to do that “spring cleaning.”
It’s time for a DETOX (also known as a cleanse).
The thing is, we have foods that are loaded with chemicals, trans fats, synthetic sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup, there’s air pollution, water that isn’t pure and pristine, and our bodies simply can’t keep up. When our bodies get overwhelmed, those toxic chemicals no longer get flushed out and instead reside in our bodily tissue. Our bodies try to protect us from dangerous substances by setting them aside, surrounding them with mucous and fat so that they will not cause an imbalance or trigger an immune response.
But, what that means is that every single one of us has toxic substances in our fat. Yes, it’s true! There’s no chance that you don’t have some kind of toxins stored in your system no matter how healthy you eat! Even worse, there have been reports of people carrying up to 15 extra pounds of mucous and fat that harbors this toxic waste. (pretty gross, right?!)
The only way to get rid of these hitch-hiking toxins is by embarking on a detox or a cleanse. A detox allows the body to have a break from ingesting new chemicals and toxins, and during that break, is able to mobilize the existing toxic substances and dump them into the bloodstream so they can be expelled. Many people feel pretty gross at some point during their detox and that’s because their bloodstream is filling up with residual toxins. The more toxic you are, the crummier you may feel. Without this break, our bodies simply cannot get rid of the toxins that are already stored in our fat cells. In fact, as we keep ingesting toxins, we store more and more toxic substances in our fat cells.
And here’s the funny thing- If we don’t take the time to help our systems clean out, we’ll continue to have symptoms such as… being tired all the time, belly bloat, crazy food cravings,inconsistent digestion, weight gain, and we’ll still have a closet with 2 different sizes of clothes. If you’re dealing with any of these symptoms, it’s definitely time for you to schedule a detox.
Fortunately, spring is a great time to detox because many of the foods that grow in spring are naturally high in detoxifying properties. Asparagus, lettuce, spinach, parsley, watercress and even nettle and dandelion are powerful detoxifiers, so spring is certainly a delicious time to commit to doing a detox!
And oh, by the way…
I just happened to offer a 5-Day Detox opportunity.