Sunday, October 5, 2014
There's Wisdom In Cleansing
As we prepare a for winter, there is some wisdom in doing a cleanse this time of year, even if it's just for a day or two.
The main reason is our bodies build up a level of toxicity as a result of the amount of processed stuff that we eat, and that results in a sludge that builds up in the liver. One of the best ways to slough that off is to eat unprocessed, whole foods ~ such as nuts, vegetables, fruits and herbs.
It kick starts the process of detoxifying the liver, and that in turn jump starts a sluggish metabolism so that a big plus right off the bat is weight loss. When toxins are removed, you're down the road in preventing chronic disease and optimizing your immune system.
You'll notice increased energy and a greater ability to concentrate. By planning what you are going to eat, most likely you'll also save money (since on the average we waste 40 percent of the food we buy!)
Ah... but cutting out our comfort calories can cause some trepidation, yes?
That's because for many of us, snacking on crackers, candy, chips, and other types of processed foods is a habit, pure and simple.
It often accompanies periods of boredom or stress, such as you might experience given dearth of menu of viewing options on TV.
Maybe its just having something to chew, never mind whether or not we're hungry.
When you eat anything, "Am I really hungry?" should be the first question.
There are a variety of cleansing diets out there that are very simple and easy to follow. It's a way to "change things up a bit" in your life, because a side benefit can be new insights on where you're headed.
Try it for a day or two, keep a journal, and then see what you notice.