When you are harboring toxins and other things, you have to do periodic cleaning. I have been doing several detox’s this month, including kidney, colon, liver and gallbladder. My detox month is winding down.
This past weekend I completed a liver and gallbladder flush. (more…)
I have had a series of articles on detoxing the body. We live in a polluted world. We take in toxins by breathing polluted air (do you drive a car or ride public transportation?). You eat food that has been modified and loaded with pesticides. These do not wash off the food. You put all sorts of chemicals on your body in makeup, lotions and more if you do things like tattoos.
This article is about how you can detox the body. Methods to detox (more…)
Let’s talk about what can happen as you start a detox program. Detoxification is a challenge for a couple of reasons. They include the limited diet and a healing crisis.
First you may be changing your diet in ways that are foreign to your appetite. You will be eliminating sugar and all sugar like substances. Most of us have a little dependence on sugar. If you eat the standard American diet, you will have a big dependence on sugar. Caffeine products like coffee, tea, soda have to go. Dairy and may also be restricted during the cleans. The food will taste funny and look funny and you may not be satisfied.
The next thing you will experience is a healing crisis. As you start eliminating toxins from your body you will start to have symptoms that include: headache, muscle aches, fatigue, diarrhea, runny nose, depression, and foggy thinking. You may think that you have caught a cold or flu. You might even be tempted to stop the cleanse.
Don’t stop! Jump up and down for joy because your body is cleaning itself out and riding several layers of toxins. Keep doing the cleanse. Drink lots (I mean LOTS of water), more than the 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight. Try to drink 12 eight ounce glasses of water. Rest when you need to.
When you finish a cleanse you will be thinking more clearly, have less pain, more mobility, and feel better. It will also be easier to drop the extra weight.
Look for the next article on the types of cleanses you can do.
Blessings, Mary Pat
Mary Pat FitzGibbons RN writes articles on weight and other health issues facing women of the baby boomer generation. “One healthy choice at a time.”
I have been talking about toxins and detoxing the body for health and weight issues. There is another issue that is in this discussion that effects the body. It is called incomplete digestion.
What the heck does that mean…. incomplete digestion and what does it do to the body? Great questions. (more…)
The other day I talked about detoxing the body if you want to lose weight. I talked a little about why our bodies are toxic and some basic ways to start cleaning up the mess.
Today lets talk about where to body stores the toxins and why you want to get rid of them. Also I am going to tell you what I am doing now for my personal detox. (more…)
If you want to be healthy, you have to “detox” or get rid of the toxins that are building up in your body. There are two questions that come to my mind when I think about this statement.
One question is why am I building up toxins in my body and the other is how do I detoxify? (more…)
Happy New Year everybody. And may this be non-apocalyptic 2012! It is a new year for great eating and great health.
What are your hopes and plans for this year? Do you have a weight or health goal for this year? Keep reading this year. I can help you reach your goals. (more…)
Homemade miso soup with mushrooms
I am in Japan for two plus weeks, teaching my energy healing program. It can be hard to eat well while traveling. It is not cheap to eat in Japan. Everything is more expensive here. So what, I am in Japan and I am going to enjoy myself.
I have chosen to make my own short grain brown rice porridge for my daily breakfast. That way I know that I start out my day in a healthy way. (more…)
I am in Tokyo teaching my HealthWorks Energy Healing program. It is wonderful. But how do you eat well when you are away from home?
I am lucky that I have a condo with a galley kitchen set up. There is a 2 burner gas stove, hot pot, microwave and small refrigerator/freezer. I have service for two. There is only one french chief knife, 2 pots and one top, one bowl. There is a rice cooker but directions are in Japanese. Hmmm. (more…)
Yesterday I responded to a daily challenge that I participate in regularly. The challenge was to trade a sugar sweetened beverage for a no added sugar juice, water or low fat or skim milk. Yesterday I spoke on the juice part of that challenge.
Sugar is not our friend. It may taste yummy. It may give you an energy pick-me-up, but only temporarily. There is sugar in milk. But I think that fat was the issue here. (more…)