Whether you want to lose weight, feel great, or overcome certain health problems, you can benefit from ridding your body of toxins. The best way is to eat a natural, whole foods diet that provides cleansing ingredients without introducing pesticides, herbicides or strange food additives to your system. Detoxing means giving your body a chance to let go of all the harmful substances which build up in your lungs, liver, kidneys and other organs throughout the years. While it may sound strange at first, this is something your body is made to do.
Every day, your body works to renew cells, fight off disease, and eliminate toxins through the breath, skin, and through bodily waste. Your body is an efficient machine, quickly identifying what it does and does not need. It keeps what it can use, and removes the rest. This may leave you asking, if your body is so good at internal cleansing, why do you even need to detox?
This is a great question. After all, one of the biggest criticisms of a detox diet is the claim that your body doesn’t need it. Your body is perfectly capable and evolved to fight off and rid itself of environmental toxins. For the most part this is true. As we have mentioned already, your body has specific organs meant to filter and eliminate waste. So what can a detox diet do differently?
Well, what these critics don’t account for is the fact that human industry has pushed past our bodies natural evolution. Before the days of increased environmental pollution from chemical cleaners, the burning of fossil fuels, and the waste products of mining and other industries, our lungs, livers and skin could keep up, in most part, with the low levels of environmental toxins entering our bodies. Before industry, overeating and the eating of processed, genetically altered, chemical-ridden food was not a problem, either. As these two factors, environmental pollution and industrialized food, have become more prevalent, the toxic loads our bodies are asked to handle daily has massively increased.
A detox diet gives your body a break.
Since pollutants are coming from all sides, your body is working overtime, trying to remove toxins from your system before they do too much harm. When it can’t flush them, it stores them in fat instead. This removes them from your blood stream until they can be flushed at a later date. The problem, of course, is that a later, safer time for toxin removal never comes. As your daily habits of toxic foods and a toxic environment persist, your body must find a way to store more and more toxins. They build up in your fat cells, your liver, your lungs, kidneys and colon. They grow more and more numerous until your body just can’t take it anymore. When you can no longer store or efficiently eliminate toxins, you begin to experience the consequences of a tired, sick, overloaded body.
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, Candida infection, and chronic fatigue are all examples of disease which is caused and perpetuated by a body that is overridden by toxins. Other, more serious diseases, such as cancer and asthma are more extreme examples, but can also be directly linked with a toxic diet and environment. Hopefully, the case for a diet that helps your body remove toxins is clear.
If you have been living a traditional lifestyle, eating the standard American diet, and exercising less than you should, you can probably already identify the need for a change. Your, achy, tired, body, which refuses to lose weight or provide the energy you need to make it through the day, is desperate for something better. That may be why you are thinking about a diet in the first place.
What makes detoxing different than other diets is that this program recognizes something most diets don’t. Getting and staying detoxed is a lifestyle choice. It is not something we do for a week or a month until we lose the right amount of weight, it is something we do for ourselves and our bodies everyday. In the initial stages, this program resembles many other cleanses. It is geared to help your body shed toxins fast so that you begin to feel better and find relief from many of your ailments. After that, the goal is to help you form new habits so that your body stays relatively toxin-free and healthy.
It does you no good to cleanse your body if you simply go back to the same lifestyle which made you overly toxic in the first place. Wouldn’t it make more sense for you to form new habits? If you steer yourself toward more raw, organic, whole foods, and avoid processed, nutritionless foods, or reserve them for occasional treats, your body with continue to do what it does best: heal, cleanse and renew itself. This means you will feel great, age more slowly, and keep those extra pounds off for life.
A detox diet will change the way you think about food.
My detox diet will change the way you approach eating, and that is exactly what I want it to do. I believe that one of the biggest problems we face in the developed world is the amount of disconnect which exists between us and the products we consume, food especially. For many of us, food is just something we find on shelves. We rarely think about how it gets there, or what it goes through along the way. As you begin to think about cleansing your body, I hope that you will also think about food; about what it is, its importance, and where the majority of what you eat comes from.
The truth is that food is something nature has traditionally provided. Now, that should not be taken romantically. Often it was hard to come by, and sometimes, there was not enough at all, but the idea is that the foods in nature are the foods our bodies are best evolved to process, use, and benefit from. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole or minimally processed grains contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, sugars, and other nutrients in a complex and perfect package. In comparison, many of the processed foods we buy at the grocery store only contain fragments of these nutritional elements; i.e, bits of plant, or highly processed versions of natural foods, which have had one or more of their natural components stripped away partially or completely. After these foods are fragmented, they are artificially colored, flavored, sweetened or salted to make them palatable again.
When you think about it, does it make sense that we should prefer processed food over the whole food? Of course not, but the food industry has found a way to market its products so that we believe them to be delicious versions of natural foods. For instance, cheese flavored chips, or “whole wheat” crackers, or cherry flavored candy. These salty, sugary foods fool our senses and our logic, and soon we forget that they are occasional foods, and not a replacement for complete, natural sustenance.
My cleansing diet will force you confront and consider those facts for yourself, but don’t worry, you will get a lot of guidance and support along the way. So don’t spend one more moment hesitating, try the Total Wellness cleanse today and see how it can improve your body, your health and your life.