A New year ahead of us, means Newyear resolutions and positive dreams for the future. It actually would be a good idea to consider a detox now. Why should I, you might ask? Well, here are a some reasons why a Detox in 2018 is of great importance for your health!
Feel more energised
NO to winterfatigue, YES to getting up in the morning full of energy and plans for your life! A detox will help your body to release all kinds of toxic substances and undigested food that have accumulated thought the year. Your bloodsugarlevel will be more constant and healthy during detoxtime, so you won’t have any afternoon dips. Tension leaves your body and mind when doing a detox, so you can go through the day more relaxed and stressfree. We all know that stress is an energykiller, so how do you think you’ll feel at the end of the day? Your sleep will be of a much better quality, so you’ll need less of it. Even more time to enjoy life!
Release excess heat from Summer or excess heaviness of Winter
During summertime our body accumulates the heat of the season, but also heat created by having more activities, staying up late, maybe drinking more alcohol. All this external heat has to cool down in autumn, so we can use our internal heat to stay healthy during fall and winter, when all kinds of viruses are traveling around. Springtime is an other good period to do a detox, because we can release excess heaviness and fat from the body.
Your liver can start all fresh
When you think detox, you think liver, because this organ is unconditionally detoxifying your body 24/7. The liver is the only organ in our body that can regenerate cells when a part of it gets damaged. To benefit of this amazing quality, the remaining part has to be healthy. And even if we try to live healthy all kinds of toxins enter our bodies through the skin, lungs and mouth. When you do a well prepared detox twice a year, your liver gets a few days off, so it can invest all its energy completely in rejuvenating.
Digestive problems get solved
When the detox is performed properly you will have an easy and daily stool, no bloating, cramps, etc. The intestines can heal if there was any damage from the past intake of medicines, unwholesome food like too much sugar, meat and unhealthy fats. If you have had severe problems for many years, you’d better get some professional guidance and repeat the detox for several times. Don’t do this without a personal program and mentor, since you could install new imbalances when done without proper insight.
Better absorption of nutrients
Toxins can block absorption of the good stuff, all nutrients that are needed for keeping your body strong and healthy. Thats the reason that you can feel low energy even when you’re eating nutritious food. It simply doesn’t reach its goal. Get rid of these toxins and you’ll get all the benefits of your healthy food in return.
Feel emotionally balanced
The brain also benefits from your detox efforts! The brain needs all kinds of nutrients like omega 3- fatty acids, glucose, vitamins, minerals and aminoacids so the neurotransmitters can do there job. That is to make you feel good, bright and capable of responding wisely according to the circumstances. Neurotransmitters are responsible for our mood (and its swings :-)), sleeping pattern and appetite. A big reason why so many people feel depressed these days is because of the lack of neurotransmitters. This can be caused by a loaded liver, nutrition insufficiency and less intake of food that boosts your neurotransmitters. After a period of detoxing the nutrients and amino-acids reach the brain more easily. You will have adopted a lifestyle that is more nutritious for the brain all together, so the mind gets more clear leaving you with a light and nice feeling. Even on a mental and emotional level you will feel more free and stable. You’ll be amazed by the difference even after a few days!
Get a clear skin
Purification of the blood gives a nice glow and healthy color to the skin. Acné and pimples are history! Dryness and eczema will get better. When there’s a longtime problem it might not leave your system after one detox, but you will definitely see improvement. It can be wise to look for professional help to find your healthy balance again.
Detox increases immunity
All kinds of diseases actually originate from a imbalance in the digestive system since its the place where ‘foreign objects’ from the outside get internalized. When your digestive system is cleansed and its bacterial balance is restored, everything should work properly again.. Your intestines are physically linked with the immune system, so its functionality increases significantly after detoxing. This will be quite conveniant with wintertime knocking at your front door, don’t you think?
Say bye bye to intolerances
Intolerances occur when the intestines leak substances into the lymphatic system. These substances are normally unharmful in case they move through the normal digestion canals. In case of leaky guts the immune system is triggered as if it where a dangerous intruder. It starts attacking our own body, resulting in even more damage to the intestines, skin problems and so on. Detoxing your body gives it the necessary rest to heal any leak in the small intestines and your immunity gets a reset. No more intolerances for you!
Find the weight that’s best for you
Most of the time people lose weight while detoxing, some might gain a little. A good detox actually gives your body what it needs. Often we carry around just a little bit too much weight. Weight loss shouldn’t be the purpose of a cleansing, but it can be a nice side effect, though.
A detox is good for you because you will:
- feel more relaxed
- sleep better
- look better
- boost your immunity
- feel emotionally stronger
- solve digestive problems
- initiate the selfhealing power of your body
- reach your healthy weight
So what do you say? Convinced?
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