FAQ #19: The first step to cleanse my body, especially if you have been eating the SAD diet for a long time, is to switch to the Natural, Whole Foods way. Keep reading for the complete details.
If you are currently experiencing health issues, especially in terms of digestion and elimination in your gastrointestinal tract, it may very well be related to what you are eating on a daily basis, as well as what you are not ingesting on a daily basis. This affects the functioning of your stomach, small intestine, colon, kidneys, liver, and gallbladder.
Are you sure?
Absolutely! The majority of North Americans are on the Standard American Diet (SAD), which is high in refined sugar, refined high-glycemic carbohydrates, processed vegetable oils, rancid fats, and excess processed animal products.
Not only are these processed foods hard to digest and eliminate, but they are also very low in nutrients and fibre. Add to this the fact that most people are dehydrated and you have the makings of a perfect storm in the body. The result is inflammation in the lining of the GI tract and congestion in the liver and gallbladder.
If you have been eating the SAD way for a long time, it is best to switch to the Natural Whole Foods Way. Natural, whole foods are by themselves inherently detoxifying and anti-inflammatory, as well as loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and fibre.
What should I do? How do I cleanse my body?
So, the first step is to switch to a cleaner way of eating to keep further water-soluble toxins from entering your body by changing the foods and fluids, you eat and drink, respectively.
After that you may need to do a colon cleanse, then a kidney flush, and finally a liver and gallbladder detox. This full-body detox is recommended the first time and can be followed with seasonal cleanses thereafter, depending on whether or not the SAD way is reduced or completely eliminated, or not.
But it must be stressed that the order of cleansing, drainage, and detoxification is of the utmost importance. And it is best to consult with a preventative health practitioner who is familiar with the proper cleansing, drainage, and detoxification methods.
Here, we have information in terms of articles, tools, and methods in the Detox Centre, as well as a link to the Full Body Detox program, which is sometimes the way to go for first timers. Remember that cleansing applies to the body as a whole at the organ and tissue level while detoxification refers to detoxifying at the cellular level. So, you cleanse your body but detox your cells.
For a series of related articles, as well as tools and methods, head over to the Detox Centre now, which is on this site.
One of the best upfront and easy ways to cleanse your body is by giving your detoxification system, namely, your liver, gall bladder, and kidneys, a rest. How do I do that?
By keeping new toxins from entering your body. The way I did it a number of years back was by dumping the doof, as I refer to it. When you keep the processed pap, convenience crap, and fast food out of your body, it is possible to clear your system of about 80% of the toxic load that is in your body within two weeks. That's because this 80% consists of all water-soluble toxins. You will definitely feel better, more energized, and a whole lot healthier.
At the same time, I switched to the natural, whole foods way of eating and eventually eliminated the remaining addictions I had to certain fatty, salty, and surgary snacks. All of my symptoms cleared up and completely disappeared. They included heart burn, acne, oily face and hair, arthritis, bursitis, headaches, etc.
However, the remaining 20% are fat-soluble toxins that are stored in your liver, abdomen, joints, and elsewhere. This is a whole different ball game and requires a number of flushing, drainage, and detoxification methods. In other words, you need to enter into the right program, which is administered by a preventative health practitioner.
The Full Body Detox program consists of a number of detoxification methods that are essential in the 21st century because pollutants are pervasive in our environment. Hence, there is an overwhelming need to get the toxins out of your body and keep them out in the future.
Head over to the Full Body Detox Program page now for all the details, including the program description, benefits, and cost.
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