Set aside a weekend, it’s time for the holiday season cleaning — more accurately, fall cleansing. Perfect for the procrastinators among us.
It’s a way to recharge, rejuvenate, and renew, Anybody can benefit from a cleansing. The body is coming out of what might be called hibernation. It’s a way you can jump-start your body for a more active life, a healthier life.
There’s no vacuum or mop needed for this little “housekeeping” ritual. It means drinking juice — a whole lot of juice and little else — which pushes everything thing else out of your system, You get the picture. You’re clearing out all the tubes and pipes, as they say.
There’s a big difference between fasting and dieting, The effects on the body are quit different
Fasting indeed has a long-standing spiritual tradition. Almost every religion has some type of fasting ritual — Lent, Ramadan, Yom Kippur the Hindus and Buddhists fast, too
A study of anthropology gives plenty of evidence, In Chinese medicine, fasting is part of preventive health care. For many ancient cultures, fasting helped people “lighten up” after a long winter, shed the extra winter fat layer that provided warmth.
HOW DOES DETOXIFICATION WORK?
Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. However, when these systems are compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and the body is adversely affected.
HOW DO YOU START A DETOX?
First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars, and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants, and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives.
Another hindrance to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the “adrenaline rush” to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. Yoga, Qigong and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring.
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