Detox is vital in this toxic world. For so many years as a health coach, I
focused simply on digestion because I do believe that good digestion
leads to a healthy life. But then one day I realized that in order to have
good digestion, you must be detoxing properly. The light went off in my
head. Detox for a better digestion because good digestion leads to less
inflammation and less inflammation leads to less disease in this world. Let
me say it again: decrease the inflammation and prevent disease.
Hippocrates said it best, “All disease begins in the gut.”
So, if this is true and disease begins in the gut, aka your digestive system,
then having a healthy & strong digestion is key. But let me share one
secret: when the body is toxic, your digestive system is weak. So even if
you eat “clean” and only buy organic and hormone-free foods, you are
still breathing toxicity in this world.
We live, eat, and breathe toxicity everyday. Look around your home and
think of the paint on the walls, the rugs, the pesticides sprayed on your
green grass, the exterminator to get rid of the bugs, and even if you are
chemical-free in your home, is your makeup chemical-free?
Even if you are totally chemical-free and using make up that is aluminum-
free plus other non-toxic chemicals, we are still living and that means
eating, breathing, and sleeping in a toxic environment.
Unless you feel that are ready to live in a bubble or a hyperbaric
chamber, then it is time to wake up to what I call “daily detox”. Now
detox is not a curse word or anything to be scared about; instead, it is
exciting to think about your body & cells actually functioning. I do not tell
people detox has to be living on juices, water only, smoothies, or just salad
or soup. Detox is about lessening the toxic load in your body. As I say,
“Taking out the trash.”
See, when we are toxic our body cannot perform its job. The body cannot
metabolize properly, detox properly, absorb nutrients and minerals, or stay
hydrated. It is a vicious cycle. See detox is necessary to be healthy,
happy, & free of disease. We all have some low level inflammation
because, again, we breathe but, even more, so we stress in this busy
So, every time we stress, we create acid in our body, and our body is
forced to pull mineral to buffer the acid wase, and then our liver, lymph,
and kidneys begin to work hard to filter out the toxic load but what
happens when the body is tired and clogged.
When your digestive system is not working and cannot break down these
foods, it cannot focus on getting RID of TOXINS, and that means you
cannot get rid of bloat and fat and skin breakouts and all that jazz that
keeps you tired.
TOXINS => INFLAMMATION => WEAK DIGESTION =>
•Difficult weight management
•Low sex drive
Get where I am going with all of this?
By detoxing, YOU will improve digestion and therefore free your body of
inflammation and toxins. The foundation of this detox is NOT to
ever feel deprived or starved. Thegoal is to help YOU do what I
have learned to do in my own life: learn how to EAT CLEAN and learn
what foods are IRRITATING your body.
Eating clean is a way of life, not a diet. So, we begin to eat whole
foods that promote detox in a safe and natural way. No, you do not
have to only drink juices, or soups, or smoothies, or go on a grapefruit-
eating-only diet; instead, you need to eat foods that are not irritating your
digestive system and clogging it up.
Is this making sense?
So here are my tips for staying healthy & detoxing n
1. Upon waking, drink warm or room water with lemon an
d 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar (if tolerated) and add a dash of
cinnamon or cayenne.
2. Start your day by being positive. Find a daily affirmation that
gets you fired up. I love Louise Hay, Geneen Roth, Gabrielle Bernstein,
and Marianne Williamson.
3. Try getting quiet without yourself, even just for o
ne minute, and say, “I release what does not serve me.” Hold your heart
as you say this out loud and scream it if you want. Own that power.
4. Drink fresh, green juices or make your own green juice with 1 tbsp
chlorophyll and lemon and lime and water.
5. Aim for one meal that is super easy on your digestion per day. Try a
smoothie, green juice, or soup to give that digestion a rest.
6. Get moving & shaking. Yes, exercise is one of the best ways to
detox your body.
7. Drink plenty of water & add lemon, lime, or grapefruit to flush the
8. Skin brushing is my favorite way to support the liver and get rid of those toxins.
9. Tongue Brushing.
10. BE Happy & grateful for life.
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