Most people associate doing a detox as a result of binge eating , drinking or as a tool to lose weight. In my opinion having a detox is a gift to your body, that you can give yourself. After doing a spring raw food detox last year, this year I am gearing up to do a raw food detox before the Autumn.
The aim of any detox is clear your gut, liver, skin and purify your blood.Doing a detox before the colder weather starts, with the help of all the harvest produce, will also
- boost your immune system
- give you even more energy
- help you adapt easier to the darker evenings and colder weather
Why should you consider doing a detox?
Not so long ago Natural medicine was all there was and every family had their own secrets on how to cure anything from a sore throat to insomnia.Nowadays a lot of people rely on strangers to know what is wrong with their body.The truth is , that anything that is manifested in your body is connected to anything that is you-your body is connected to your mind and soul.True healing is holistic healing and starts with you knowing yourself and loving yourself.
No body knows your body better than you and nobody knows how you feel apart from you.Doing a detox is empowering and it is also a gift, that you give your body.
So here is how doing a detox can help you.
1.Remove toxins from your body -this is by far number one reason.In every area of our lives there are toxic elements.On a daily basis we consume pesticides, herbicides, chlorinated and fluoridated water, meals pumped with hormones and antibiotics, and other synthetic substances disguises as food.It is in the water, in the air in the food we eat .It is virtually everwhere.Unless you choose to live in a very natural house, away from electricity and very little if any air pollution the only solution you have is to detox your body regularly and boost its immune system to protect it.
2.Boost Your Immune System–an optimal immune system is a serious protection to almost any stress that your body gets exposed to.As well as the normal changes, that happen every day your body is exposed to different foods, weather changes, emotions , sleep patterns ,the list goes on.The stronger the immune system is , the easier for your body to adapt and the better you will feel no matter what is going on.When you feel well you also tend to deal well with emotional challenges.
3.Mental and emotional clarity and physical energy–all the systems in your body are designed to work together in a perfect balance and removing the toxins from your body will that balance to it’s optimal state or at least closer to it.The main thing is to truly listen to your body and be gentle and kind to yourself.Remember, that like anything it will take a bit of effort to get going and self discipline. Your body is yours for the rest of your life and by doing a detox you will help every cell to regenerate and buzz with energy.
This time as well as all the foods, that you can eat on the raw vegan detox I will be using a green clay, which I am hoping will boost the benefits of detoxing. Fine clay has the ability to collect toxins and contains an abundance of minerals including magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, silicon, selenium, iron, copper, and cobalt
“Clay contains the minerals and energy that the defense mechanism needs; it improves bowel function and detoxifies the body of pollutants.” – John Tilden, M.D
The only way to see the true benefits of something is to try it and experience it, so I am looking forward to that, too.
In the meantime take a look at the list of foods, that you can eat on a raw food detox and feel free to ask me any questions.