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Some of you may be old pros at detoxing. Others might be a little apprehensive about doing a detox, but rest assured that I have designed this program so that you will never feel like you are on some magic diet! We are going to restore your body back into balance naturally by eating wholefood nutrition coming from real foods .
You will emerge from this program not only feeling lighter and more energized, but armed with the knowledge of:
- . How to eat clean and choose foods that support your unique body.
- Simple ways to support cell regeneration, and your liver’s natural detoxifying function.
- .Techniques to reduce stress (our biggest source of toxicity) on a daily basis. Beyond the health benefits of the detox itself, these tools will serve you and your family for a lifetime.
We live in an age of information overload. With so much health info being bombarded at us often giving conflicting advice, even my most knowledgeable clients end up confused about what to eat. My mission in life is to teach busy people how to make clean eating a way of life and how to regularly eliminate toxins, safely and effectively Toxic overload can lead to fatigue, food allergies weight gain, hormonal imbalance and a host of health issues, So lets do it!
Regularly detoxing allows you to enjoy:
Improved digestion and bowel elimination
Reduced bloating and gas Fewer food allergies.
Weight loss or gain, as needed Hormonal balance Better skin. Better sleep So let’s harness that spring-cleaning energy get those windows open and get rid of the internal clutter both physical and mental You’ll feel better for it.
TIME TO DETOX
What is detoxification?
Detoxification is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.
The importance of detoxing
Clients often ask me why they should detox. The reality is, no matter how cleanly we eat, we live in a very toxic world. Before we even open our mouths to take a bite of food, we are exposed to industrial pollution in the air and toxins in our cleaning products and cosmetics. Not to mention the havoc caused on the body by stress. So the question is not amI toxic? but rather ‘how toxic am 1?
Not that long ago in historical terms we didn’t have processed foods, mass agriculture, or the levels of pollution we face today Our bodies detox naturally but they have not evolved fast enough to keep up with the increasing toxic load. When the body’s natural detoxification systems reach their limit, we begin to experience symptoms of over toxicity which can lead to a host of health issues, such as:
- Food allergies or intolerances.
- Skin problems.
- Weight gain or inability to gain weight.
- 1BS, constipation or irregular bowel movements.
- Poor immunity.
- Headaches and migraines.
- Joint pain and inflammation.
- Hormonal imbalances.
- Depression, anxiety or constant mood swings.
- Trouble sleeping Low sex drive. Sugar cravings.
- High blood pressure.
- Increase acidity.
- Hormonal imbalances.
- Decreased immune function.
- PMS. Menopausal issues.
- Heart disease.
- Disrupted sleep patterns
So if you suffer from any of these conditions, this is a great time to hit your body’s reset button by detoxing. Even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms, it is recommended that everyone detox seasonally to give the body’s detox organs a break. So here’s the thing…detox has become such a buzzword.
I find that people often think they can run out to the nearest health food store, buy a 10-day detox kit and voila! they are fully detoxed in 10 days. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. We detoxify EVER SINGLE DAY, so as much as a detox kit can help, it’s with our food, managing stress and paying attention to toxins in our cosmetics and household cleaning products that TRULY assist in detoxification.
We need to support the health of our liver, our main detoxifying organ, on an every day basis, along with the health of our gut in order to truly have vitality, optimal health and to assist our body in effectively detoxing. This is why what you eat is SO important and that’s why the meals designed for you in this program are essential for your health and detoxification.
By following this program. you will release the toxins that have found their way into your organs, fatty tissues, and blood. Regularly detoxing allows you to:
1. Alkalise the body naturally.
2. Reduce sugar intake and eliminate cravings.
3. Improve the function of the detox organs and boost cellular health.
4. Improve digestive and gut health.
5. Increase mental clarity and focus.
6. Reduce inflammation and acidity.
Good health rests on the condition of our cells Healthy cells require the essential components of
- Healthy foods containing nutrients and minerals
- hydration Well-functioning detoxification pathways
Simply put, when you are not getting these four building blocks for cellular regeneration, you will not feel your best.
Are you ready to reset and recharge?
DETOXING DURING THE SPRING SEASON
While winter is a time for conserving energy and turning inward, spring brings with it a feeling of renewal new life and expansive energy. In Chinese medicine, each organ is associated with a season. Spring is all about the liver and the gallbladder. The liver and gallbladder
work in harmony to support a strong immune system, balanced moods, and healthy digestion. The liver is responsible for filtering and neutralizing harmful substances in your body. It has 500 metabolic jobs, which t cannot perform Optimally when overburdened with toxins.
Chinese medicine also believes the liver to be responsible for the smooth flow of energy (Qi throughout the body Why is the gallbladder so important? Bile is produced an the liver and stored in the gallbladder. A toxic and Overburdened liver leads to impaired release of bile from the gallbladder, which affects the breakdown of fats and overall digestion.
As you rid your body of toxins, you will feel cleaner, lighter, more focused and find your mood to be more balanced. Chinese medicine holds that each organ is associated with an emotion The emotion associated with the liver is anger, and resentment is linked too the gallbladder.
If you have found yourself feeling irritated or angry, this detox should help you release those blocked emotions and find a sense of peace Allowing emotional toxins to arise and release during the program is just as important as the physical side of the detox. If you find emotions coming up give yourself the space to sit with them Journal take a bath go for a run, or talk to a trusted friend Spring is about letting go oof the old and allowing a fresh start.
You are giving yourself the best possible gift this season by detoxing the liver In the next issue I will give a run down of foods that support the liver during spring simple steps to maintaining good liver health workload on you health and how to reduce the workload in your liver.
JAMIE LLOYD JAMIE IS AN AWARD-WINNING FITNESS PROFESSIONAL BASED IN SW LONDON. HE IS AVAILABLE FOR PERSONAL TRAINING, GROUP FITNESS TRAINING, SPORTS MAS- SAGE AND NUTRITION COACHING. FOR EN- QUIRIES VISIT JAMIELLOYDFITNESS.COM OR EMAIL @JAMIELLOYDFITNESS.COM