By Nancy Desjardins, R.N.C.P.
Unless you’re living in a sterile bubble, your body becomes toxic simply through everyday living. It’s a fact of our modern society. Eating cooked and processed foods, breathing unclean air, and drinking less-than-pure water are the norm for most.
But a body cleanse can help to eliminate food and environmental toxins, as well as addictions, bad habits and unhealthy thought patterns. During a cleanse, the brain recovers its natural sensitivity to simple foods. Salt, sugar, fats and processed foods become naturally unattractive.
Although we might initially think of intoxication as the result of having one too many glasses of wine at the company holiday party, in this instance, becoming toxic — intoxication — is the result of absorption, retention or the development of toxins within the body. These wastes and residues can weaken the proper functioning of your body, or even injure or damage vital organs as they build up in your system.
Intoxication can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the severity of the toxins, how much is being stored in your body, and how long you’ve been holding these toxins inside.
Unfortunately, there are several ways you can become toxic, including the following:
Your diet — eating processed foods containing chemical agents
• Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), food preservatives, food coloring, etc.
• Overconsumption (overeating)
• Eating late at night — within 2–3 hours of bedtime
• Lack of sleep — whether it’s insomnia, night work or just not setting aside enough
hours for sleep
• Sedentary lifestyle — sitting at the computer or in front of the TV too much with no
• Water — not getting at least 8 glasses of water a day
• Exposure to a toxic environment — air, water and noise pollution, magnetic fields,
tobacco, radiation (e.g., sun, X-rays, microwaves, etc.)
• Emotions — too much stress or not dealing with your stress, overworking, anger,
resentment, sorrow, emotional shock
• Drugs — medication overdose, hard drugs
• Aging — congested and exhausted elimination organs
Are you frustrated with your current health situation?
- You’re always tired and don’t sleep well
- You feel anxious or depressed
- Your moods are up and down
- Bloating and water retention are a problem for you
- Your eyes are puffy with dark circles
- You have aches and pains in your joints or muscles
- You are constipated or suffer from irritable bowel syndrome
- You struggle with Unhealthy Weight
Let me dispel a popular myth. A lot of people associate detoxification with deprivation, but it’s not. Here’s another way to look at it: detoxification is a great way to reinvent your life because it’s all about becoming a brand new you.
I created an online health program so I could pass along to you what I have had to learn the hard way.
The truth is that everybody can benefit from a healthy cleanse. Detoxification has been a healthy way of life for people for centuries — as far back as our ancient Greek and Roman ancestors.
You know, the body is no more than a machine; and, at one time or another, every machine has to be shut off for a period of time to rest. Don’t you agree?
Even if you’re eating pure, organic, vegan or living foods, those foods still have debris. So, wouldn’t it be nice to shut off the body’s digestion and elimination processes for one or maybe a few days through a detoxification process?
Instead of focusing on digestion and elimination, that energy could then be directed to other areas of your body like the heart, the head, or your emotional and spiritual states.
Detoxification simply unlocks and releases the energies that normally work to digest and eliminate food down in the stomach and intestines. Instead, these energies are channeled to the heart and the head.
It’s an amazing gift to the body.
Wouldn’t You like to be in control of what and how you eat, instead of just reacting to your cravings on an emotional level? Your cravings are adding toxins to your body.