It’s important for our bodies to set aside some time to do a little spring clean(s)ing. We surround ourselves with pesticides, unpure air, radiation, bacteria’s, germs, you name it and we are covered in toxins! What better way to treat our bodies with cell renewal and rejuvenation by giving it a little “Spring Cleansing” right before summer?
“Spring cleansing” means detoxifying your body, says Linda Page, ND, PhD, a naturopathic doctor, lecturer, and author of the book Detoxification.
It's a way to recharge, rejuvenate, and renew, says Page. "Anybody can benefit from a cleansing. The body is coming out of what might be called hibernation. It's a way you can jump-start your body for a more active life, a healthier life."
Did you know?
Your body stores fat to protect from impurities. When impurities are released, the body sheds the fat that is stored along with it. You therefore have better overall health with less fat and more lean muscle!
Fasting has a long-standing spiritual tradition. "Almost every religion has some type of fasting ritual -- Lent, Ramadan, Yom Kippur ... the Hindus and Buddhists fast, too," says James Dillard, MD, assistant clinical professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He's author of Alternative Medicinefor Dummies.
Luckily, I have found an amazing Nutritional Cleansing Program that you don’t have to deplete your body of the essential calories and slowly over 30 days you can detoxify, cleanse, and regenerate your new healthy cells with a mixture of life’s greatest shakes packed with vitamins and minerals along side real whole foods!
TAKE THE DETOX QUIZ:
“I think it’s time for a detox!” said over a million people around the world just yesterday. How many Facebook posts have you read about the latest liver detox, elimination diet, fat flush, or colon cleanse?
It’s great that more and more people are thinking about cleansing their systems, and it’s the perfect time to do so just before summer. But people interested in doing a detox are failing to determine exactly WHY they have decided to detox in the first place.
Take this quiz to find out how to approach your next detox program. Please choose the response that most closely aligns with how you feel...
Question #1: What is your current health state?
A. I feel great, hardly ever sick.
B. It’s OK. I’m content with how I feel.
C. Pretty good, although my energy and mood are sometimes low, or I have health concerns that don’t overly affect my life.
D. Poor, I experience either digestive issues, headaches, pain, energy loss, or I get sick often.
Question #2: Are you looking to change your lifestyle?
A. No, I’m already living a pretty healthy lifestyle, but always open to learning more.
B. I’m really just looking for a quick fix.
C. I am not necessarily searching for a lifestyle change, but I’m open to it.
D. Yes, I know my lifestyle needs an overhaul for the better! I am actively looking for ways to solve my health concerns.
Question #3: How much time and effort are you willing to put into a detox program?
A. I’m not sure … I’ve already experimented with a detox of some kind so it would depend on the program.
B. Not much, I’m just curious about how I can change my diet.
C. I’m not sure yet, but I know something needs to change.
D. Whatever it takes!
Question #4: How does a multi-component detox sound to you?
This is where we look not just at detoxing through nutrition and diet, but also through exercise and movement, heating therapies, herbs, physical activity, meditation, relationship, and habits.
A. I’m curious about all health programs, tell me more.
B. Scary and overwhelming.
C. Sounds complicated, but I’m intrigued.
D. Great! I need a total overhaul.
Question #5: What is your intention in doing a detox?
A. To learn more about how to live an even healthier life.
B. I want to restrict certain foods from my diet because I heard they are bad for people.
C. To get on the path to a healthier life.
D. I’m dealing with a health issue and want to get to the bottom of it.