It's an Inside Job
Once again, please note that nothing we share should be considered medical advise and you should consult with a health professional before making changes to your diet or lifestyle.
Hello again our naturally beautiful friend! After a week of clean, careful eating, you’re ready to start removing the effects of what you used to eat.
Cleansing is one of those words you hear thrown around a lot. It is often associated with a new superfood fad, expensive supplement or drink. Those may have their place but, true cleansing should happen as part of your life every day.
A simple start is drinking the purest, cleanest water available to you. Excellent water filters are available at reasonable prices considering how much it could save your health. Most bottled water comes from a municipal water source. In other words, it’s just tap water! It may contain many of the chemicals you were trying to avoid and if it’s in plastic, that's another issue. Try to choose the best source you can. The general ‘rule’ of enough water is ½ your weight in ounces. In other words, if you weigh 100 pounds, you’d drink 50 ounces of water per day. Ideally, this should be sipped throughout the day. It may also be beneficial that your beverages are consumed at room temperature or above. We hear that humanity's overall body temperatures may be declining. This affects digestion and the body’s ability to produce appropriate mild fevers and allow the immune system to function as it should. Try filling a glass or stainless steel container in the morning with your days’ worth of water and make sure it is nearly empty a few hours before bed. You’ll want to add an extra cup of water for every cup of beverage you drink that is dehydrating or that may act as a diuretic such as coffee or teas. Good clean water should be your primary source of hydration.
Cleansing the lymph system (one of your body’s internal waste treatment plants) is another great daily process. This can be done several ways such as dry skin brushing, rebounding on a trampoline, massage (done to yourself or by someone else) or even jumping rope. Movement is key. Whole-body movement is optimal so exercising to your ability, avoiding sitting and taking opportunities to walk and not ride improve lymph drainage. Don’t be afraid of sweating, either. Sweating is an excellent form of cleansing. Be sure to rinse/wash afterward so as not to reabsorb the waste.
We can name many means of cleansing that we have either used or researched such as fasting, coffee enemas, parasite cleansing, Epsom salt and/or baking soda soaks/baths, ionic foot baths, digestive enzymes both with food or on an empty stomach to ‘mop up’, various supplements such as NAC, magnesium, chlorella/spirulina, and liposomal Vitamin C, saunas, alternating hot/cold water showers…the list is virtually endless. We are not offering medical advice but we do encouraging you to do research concerning what might work for you and educate yourself on the pros and cons of protocols. We suggest you seek out a natural health practitioner to assist you in your process. Deep cleansing may not be for everyone and too much done too quickly can over-tax the body and create even greater issues. Don’t be discouraged. It takes time and you want to avoid feeling bad during the process. You can feel and look better after each level of cleansing and your body can focus on living its most beautiful self!
If you have health problems, a history of illness or a general feeling of being unwell, you must seek the advice of a wellness professional or functional/integrative physician. There are times when you can feel worse before you feel better. You’ll want someone on your team that knows how to handle this and get you through it with the least amount of discomfort as possible.
Books and resources to consider:
'Healing the Gerson Way' by Charlotte Gerson
Books by Dr. Bernard Jensen
'Healing Skin Disorders' by Andrew Gaeddert
'Superskin' by Kathryn Marsden
Dirty Genes by Dr. Ben Lynch