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Detoxing your body is an often overlooked, but very important step to creating and maintaining a balanced, healthy life. It is not just for weight-loss, but rather a tool to create the best possible physical and mental state you can be in.
In order to have an effective detox experience, there are some aspects that you should consider, especially if you have
never done a detox before.
- why you should consider detoxing
- what types of detoxes are there
- what foods you should avoid
- how often you should do a master cleanse
Why Should You Detox?
Detoxing is particularly important in the modern world, since environmental pollutants, toxins, and other elements can quickly build up to toxic levels in your body and cause ill health and a variety of mental and physical consequences. These serious consequences include such things as weakened immune system to fatigue to the feeling of depression. This also leads to increased allergies, skin problems, weakened thyroid and more!
What types of detoxes are there?
There are a variety of safe ways to detox. While I prefer the Master Cleanse method, and an occasional tea detox,
the other options are also effective.
What foods should you avoid?
This list is a list of foods that should be reduced at any time during the year but completely eliminated during any cleanse or fast. While this might not be easy, especially when we are so used to an over-processed, fast food directed diet, the health benefits outweigh the discomfort of adjusting to a new way of life.
Avoid the following:
Red meat, chicken, turkey and other poultry
Processed meat products, such as sausages and pate
Milk, cream, cheese and other dairy products
Eggs, butter and margarine
Snacks like potato chips
Chocolate and sweets
Sugar, particularly refined sugar
Jams and jellies
Alcohol, tea, coffee and soft drinks
Store bought salad dressings
How Often Should You Do A Master Cleanse
I do not recommend doing an intense cleanse such as the Master Cleanse, more than twice a year. Short detox
methods, like a three-day tea fast, are okay, if you have been feeling under the weather, throughout the year
but it is better to utilize the power of a Master Cleanse semi-annually and support your body with healthy
clean foods throughout the year.
(Disclaimer: This post is not meant to treat any ailment or diseases. Please consult your health care professional for
additional information. This post is intended for educational purposes only).