Your body needs to cleanse and rest sometimes. I’d like you to know what you can do to help this process and get your system working at it’s best possible level.
Fasting is one of the most natural, powerful therapies known to humankind and can be used to remove accumulated toxins from the body (therefore “Detox”). Periods of abstinence from solid food — a ritual since ancient times — allow the body to “cleanse and purify,” to remove multitudes of toxins, excess fat, parasites, and the like caused by years of fast food, cigarettes, prescription drugs and alcohol.
Remember: You Are What You Eat!
Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from the body or neutralizing or transforming them, and clearing excess mucus and congestion. Many of these toxins come from your diet, drug use, and environmental exposure. Internally, fats, especially oxidized fats and cholesterol, free radicals, and other irritating molecules act as toxins. Poor digestion, colon sluggishness, reduced liver function, and poor elimination through the kidneys, respiratory tract, and skin all add to increased toxicity.
Detoxification involves dietary and lifestyle changes which reduce intake of toxins and improve elimination. Avoidance of chemicals, from food or other sources, refined foods, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and many drugs helps minimize the toxic load. When detoxifying your colon, it is also important to incorporate Probiotics in your diet to replenish your intestinal flora.
Unfortunately, today most diets are heavily loaded with chemical additives, flavorings, coloring agents, toxic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other toxic chemicals which overburden our bodies. As this toxic overload accumulates decade after decade, it eventually interferes with normal functioning and our body’s elimination becomes impaired.
Herbal Colon Cleansing
Herbal colon cleansing using psyllium, internal cleansing herbs and other natural colon cleansing products, is an essential part of a good detoxification program.
“The organs of the body can accumulate toxins for years and years without rebelling… — eventually the organs can no longer cope. It is then we experience ‘disease.’ It is the point of overload, and when it has reached this point it is often a chronic state of ill health, or even an acute condition that we will suffer. So often we ignore the warning signs along the way.”
Dr. Norman Walker
During fasting, large amounts of the accumulated metabolic wastes and poisons are gradually eliminated through the greatly enhanced cleansing ability of all the organs of elimination — liver, kidneys, lungs and skin.
With the addition of colon cleansing and self-administered colemas (a cleansing regime whereby the colon is flushed out with natural solutions, in itself a potent detoxification tool) our Detox Programs offer a safe and transformative, therapeutic process, moving you towards much greater states of health and well-being. Resting the digestive system for perhaps the first time in your entire life, fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs of your body. Fresh juices and herbal detox drinks require little digestion, and are quickly assimilated from the upper digestive tract.
Colon Cleanse — The Beneficial Effects Of Detoxification
Detoxification has a beneficial effect on most chronic illnesses because it has an impact on almost all systems of the body: cardiovascular, nervous, immune, respiratory, reproductive, gastrointestinal, urinary, skin, musculoskeletal and endocrine.
1- Improve your energy levels.
2- Increase metabolism .
3- Enhance weight loss .
4- Restore your digestive system .
5- Cleanse your liver and colon .
6- Balance your hormones.
7- Boost your immunity .
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“The best detox diet of all is to eat nothing, in other words to fast for a period of three to seven days. Fasting is nature’s ultimate cure for all ailments, and nothing cleanses the body more swiftly. When practiced in conjunction with colonic hydrotherapy, the results are even faster, more effective, and often quite dramatic.”
Daniel Reid, author of “Tao of Detox”
Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term that covers a wide array of fasting schedules. As a general rule, it involves cutting calories in whole or in part, either a couple of days per week, every other day, or even daily.
The fasting schedule suggested is to eat normally for five days per week, then fast for two, which is referred to as the 5:2 intermittent fasting plan. On fasting days, it is recommended to cut your food down to one-fourth of your normal daily caloric intake, or about 600 calories for men and about 500 for women, along with plenty of water and tea.
It really doesn’t matter which days you choose as your fasting days. Monday is a good place to start if you’re fired up at the beginning of a new week or if you’ve had a “calorific” weekend. On a fasting day, you can spread your 500/600 calories throughout the day, or you might choose to enjoy them all at an evening meal. Just find the routine that works best for you. Try to stick to the “golden rules” on all your food intake for success.
Be sensible on non-fasting days.
1- Eat normally, enjoy treats in moderation, but avoid binge-ing..
2- Watch what you drink. Juices, lattes, alcohol, fizzy drinks, and smoothies typically contain a glut of calories and sugar but won’t satisfy your appetite .
3- Avoid junk food, processed food, and sugar-laden drinks .
4- Replace starchy, carbohydrate-rich foods with healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, olives, butter, eggs, avocados, and nuts (macadamia nuts are particularly beneficial, as they are high in fat and low in protein).
5- Consume protein moderately, making sure your animal products (meat, eggs, dairy) come from organic, pasture-raised animals.
6- Include naturally fermented foods (fermented vegetables, yogurt, kefir, miso, etc.) in your diet, which are extremely beneficial for your digestive tract, immune system, and just about every other aspect of your health. Learn more about the benefits of fermented foods.
Daily Intermittent Fasting
By this we mean only eat during certain times during your day. This is what you’ll do on “fasting days”: eat only between 11am to 5pm, during 6 hours a day. Or not so strict: 10am to 6pm, during 8 hours a day. Try and use the same food intake guidelines above to limit yourself in those hours to 500-600 calories.
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