Detox is the first step in my Today is Still the Day plan and book. We use those first two weeks of the plan to do a gentle detox. People have, over the years, questioned why this is step one. It’s pretty simple – we live in a very toxic world and toxicity really messes up how our body functions.
Recent research now shows that toxicity is implicated in a host of other conditions, including neuro-degenerative disease, obesity, autoimmune illnesses, as well as cancer, arthritis, gout, lupus, and fibromyalgia.
We are inundated with toxins from fluoride in dental products and water supply to glyphosate contaminating our food supply, artificial preservatives and sweeteners, drugs, cosmetics and personal care products, flame retardants and EMF’s (electromagnetic fields) from cell phones, computers and other electronics. Let’s not overlook toxic emotions, thoughts, beliefs and relationships as they all impact our physical health as well.
Because we live in this world, we will be impacted by all or some of these to some degree. So what can we do? Plenty! We can be intentional in choosing the highest quality, organic, grass-fed and finished foods we can find and afford. A study done at the University of California found that eating organically grown food for just 6 days significantly decreased toxins in the body by an average of 60.5%. I don’t know about you but that is amazing to me and seems like a very simple step to take for such an impactful result.
Avoiding artificial preservatives, additives, sweeteners and fake, packaged, processed foods will go a long way to reducing your toxic load quickly.
Of course increasing clean water and fiber will help sweep toxins out of your body. Increasing intake of healthy fats including omega-3 fats like fish and krill oil, pasture butter and coconut oil and eliminating toxic fats like margarine and seed oils like canola will also help the body detoxify and heal.
Being aware of stressful, negative, toxic emotions, thoughts and relationships and finding effective ways to deal with them, like EFT, will also reduce your toxic load.
By cleaning up your diet and lifestyle in some intentional ways, you can gently detoxify yourself and jump-start any other changes you want to make. Aren’t you worth two weeks of clean eating? It is such a simple, doable step and you will be surprised by how much better you feel. I invite you to contact me and we can discuss how I might help you to do this.