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People who do a nutritional cleanse and detoxification regularly report that they experience:- Greater mental clarity and balanced moods- Increased energy and desire to exercise- Natural weight loss due to toxin reduction- Improved metabolism resulting in a feeling of well-being. It’s cleansing the body to clear the mind. Nutritional cleansing can help your body to remove impurities and should be an important part of any body detox program.
Many ways have been suggested to cleanse and detoxify one’s body.
The simplest way, which is recommended by some authors, is to stop eating for a period of days. They advise you to rest and sip water with lemon to avoid dehydration. In other words, start a prolonged fast. This might work for some people, but, personally, I don’t want to shock my body when my ultimate objective is to rejuvenate my jaded liver and other organs. I will give this one a miss.
A natural body detox program, which I like, as it appeals to common sense, is to follow a specific routine:
- Set aside one day for cleansing
- Prepare for that day at least two days ahead
- D-Day: Your cleansing day routine
- Your everyday routine
STEP 1: Set Aside One Specific Day For The Cleanse Day
If you want to use nutritional cleansing for maximum effect as part of your body detox program, you should set aside one specific day for the cleanse day. Plan this day so that it does not clash with any intense physical activity or intense social activity where food will take centre stage e. g. the mother-in-law coming to your house for a turkey dinner.
STEP 2: Preparint Your Food
As you are preparing for the day of natural cleansing, it really helps to eliminate or drastically reduce your intake of unhealthy foods for at least two days prior to this. Hundreds of books have been written on dieting in the last fifty years. I have a very simple approach to all of this: avoid the unhealthy food first and then eat what you like from the rest. We all know what the term unhealthy food entails: sugar-laced foods, artificial sweeteners, fatty meats, processed anything, salt-saturated canned foods, deep-fried anything, caffeine-laced drinks. Some experts recommend eating organic foods only, which is good if you can afford it. A liver-friendly cleansing diet should be a big part of any body detox program. This will support the body’s natural cleansing process. It would be patronizing of me to continue as most people know what bad food is. Of course, it might be very difficult for some people to totally eliminate the above list from your diet, and that is why I use the words “drastically reduce,” at least to begin with. As you start to feel better due to regular cleansing, the desirability, the allure, of non life-supporting foods will naturally be decreased; you will experience a falling-away sensation as compared to you having to give them up. A healthy body will naturally and instinctively crave life-supporting food and a healthier lifestyle. Like an Olympic athlete preparing for the big event, you should think of yourself as someone in training to fortify your body for the cleansing day. Shake a little
During this preparatory stage for natural herbal cleansing as part of a body detox program, I like to take the strain off my digestive system by taking a liver-friendly, nutritionally high-powered liquid protein smoothie, or shake, once or twice a day for two days leading up to the cleansing day. These liver-supporting shakes function as a meal replacement. Many people only take one solid nutritional, high-fibre meal during the day during this pre-cleanse stage of one to two days, which is a good idea. What should be in the shake? It should have a comprehensive list of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, probiotics, soluble fibre and protein. There are many excellent commercial shakes suitable for nutritional cleansing.
The one I use with success is a natural herbal cleanser
It has liver-friendly content:Amino Acids, Minerals, all the vitamins (A, B and C), Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Folic Acid, Whey Protein (hormone-free), Iodine, Zinc, Enzymes for digestion (Lipase, Protease, Amylase), Psyllium (for regularity) and Probiotics (the good bugs such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium). Although contents will vary among manufacturers, these are the main ingredients for optimal effect. There should be no artificial sweeteners and it should be gluten, barley and wheat-free if this is a health issue with you. Drink Water!This is so important I can’t stress it enough. As you are cleansing your body of toxins as part of a body detox program, it makes sense to flush, flush and flush that liver again with at least 8 glasses of filtered water every day. It makes a lot of sense as natural cleansing will be accelerated by stimulating all the organs of elimination. (If you weigh 180 pounds, drink 90 ounces of water per day – half your body weight)
STEP 3: D-Day
containing all the rejuvenating B vitamins and Betain HCl. It has good herbal cleansing content: Turmeric, Liquorice Root, Fennel Seed, Peppermint Leaf, Burdock Root, Aloe Vera and Herbal Cleansing Tea such as green tea and Pau d’arco.
These herbs have been used as gentle internal cleansing agents for centuries. Depending on the instructions, you may have to take the cleansing solution, with many glasses of water, three to four times spaced throughout this day.
STEP 4: The Next Day And Everyday
This is my favorite part. Replacing the essential nutrients at the cellular levelWhen you take your car to the garage to get your radiator flushed out and the oil and brake fluid changed, you are not going to ask the mechanic to replace them with impure fluids as this would defeat the purpose. Likewise, with internal cleansing as part of your body detox program, you have just taken action which has helped you to remove impurities.
You will now benefit greatly by literally flooding your liver with stimulating and powerful nutritional replenishment in the form of an easily digestible shake as mentioned above. Start off your day with this shake. Bombard and rejuvenate your system with all the minerals, vitamins, protein and herbs that your body needs and loves. And then, later on in the day, ease back into regular eating by starting with a small meal first. HOW WILL THIS CLEANSING BENEFIT ME? The body knows what to do when you give it what it needsYou may experience more energy, better mental clarity and alertness now that you have reduced the number of harmful impurities in your body. And, at the risk of sounding repetitive, if you continue to eliminate, or drastically reduce, the bad stuff from your cleansing diet, you will be boosting your liver function daily in preparation for an even more natural cleansing the next time. This should fit nicely into your body detox program.