Why Would Anyone do a Cleanse?
Cleanse, Detox, Reset
Some words I’m sure you’ve heard before ESPECIALLY when a new year comes around.
You may also be thinking, why in the #$%& would anyone in their right mind put themselves through such a thing. “Restriction, discipline, rules and diligent planning DO NOT sound fun to me.”
Well, what if you shifted the words that you are using when envisioning a detox. Like for instance maybe a detox could be thought of as:
- a way of letting go of all that stuff that doesn’t serve your mind or body anymore
- a chance to feel empowered and in control of the way you experience life in your body every day
- an opportunity to feel energized, excited, fresh and fully alive
- a way of releasing the old stagnant beliefs that were holding you back from being fully present and vibrant
- a way of cleaning out your every cell and filling them back up with nutrients from incredibly delicious, fresh, real food and plant based supplements
- having shiny hair, clear skin, a flat deflated tummy, less pain, etc etc etc….
Focusing on all the wonderful things that you will gain from a detox instead of all the things that you feel you will lose or be restricted from is absolutely KEY in making the process something that doesn’t feel like an uphill battle.
I’ve chosen to start my 2018 year off with the doTERRA detox program along with some of my own recipes and self love tricks to apologize to my body for the hell I put it through over the Christmas Holidays, haha. I’m telling you, those shortbreads are not for the faint of “willpower” heart, drool.
Is it going to be all sunshine and rainbows? NO! Am I going to have to use some serious mindfulness practices to get through...YES….will it be worth it? That’s a HELL YES!
If a detox was easy, everyone would do it. I know I’ve wrestled with the idea more times than I’ve done the detox but this year I had a serious vision of me doing it, completing it and feeling so thankful that I did.
So, diving in! I’m going to document everything I do, how I feel and what my results were so that I can share it with anyone who may be curious. Before the spring I will do it again and guide some daring and willing chicks who decide to take this journey with me!
So what exactly is involved?
Straight from the horse's mouth, here are the doTERRA Cleanse and Restore program products that I will be using.
Body Cleanse Makeover
Healthy from the Inside Out
THE KEY PLAYERS IN REDUCING TOXIC LOAD
Enzymes help cause biochemical reactions in the body and are crucial in processes like metabolism and detoxification. Fresh, raw foods naturally contain enzymes. However, when food is cooked and processed, these enzymes can be destroyed. Think of enzymes as workers on a factory line. The fewer workers you have, the less productive your line is. Slow downs and back-logs can occur. But the more workers you have, the more efficient and productive your line is. With DigestZen TerraZyme® you will get the enzymes you need to aid in digestion and support your gastrointestinal tract’s overall health.*
You need antioxidants to fight free radicals. We can get antioxidants naturally from the foods we eat—especially fruits and vegetables. DDR Prime® contains a blend of essential oils that promotes a healthy response to free radicals while supporting healthy cellular function.*
Probiotics & Prebiotics
The digestive system is also home to trillions of bacteria, called microflora. The majority of these bacteria reside in the large intestine. These bacteria assist in digestion, produce essential nutrients, breakdown substances, and participate in immune messaging. To maintain the health of the digestive system, it is crucial that we have enough friendly bacteria. PB Assist®+ Helps to establish healthy microflora colonization, improving long term gut health.*
PB Assist+ is a blend of both pre-and probiotics. Prebiotics are substances, like fiber, that foster an optimal environment for microbial colonization and activity in the gut. Probiotics are bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract and are known to provide health benefits. PB Assist+ employs a unique double-layer capsule that provides prebiotic fiber in the outer capsule and a time-release inner capsule with active probiotic cultures.* This unique system allows the probiotics to be released in the intestines where they will have the maximum benefit.*
Detoxifiers & Cleansers
The body’s natural filtering and waste management system is capable of managing a certain amount of exposure to toxic influencers. But in our modern world, the body’s filtering system can be significantly challenged.
Zendocrine® Complex contains whole-food extracts that provide targeted support for specific organs. It aids with healthy cleansing and the filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin.*
Zendocrine Detoxification Blend softgels contain Tangerine, Juniper Berry, Cilantro, Geranium and Rosemary essential oils and are key in supporting natural detoxification. Zendocrine also helps cleanse those organs of harmful free radicals, allowing them to function properly.*
GX Assist® supports natural detoxification by creating an unfriendly environment for toxins in the digestive tract.* The proprietary essential oil blend helps purify and cleanse the digestive system while the caprylic acid supports overall digestive health and microbial balance.*
Lemon essential oil helps support overall gastrointestinal health and provides a refreshing, invigorating aroma.*
Along with following a plan as to how much an when to take these key toxic eliminating players it is also imperative that a few other things be put in to practice, including:
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day
Exercising at least 3 times a week
Refraining from processed foods
Incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables and sticking to “whole” foods that are nutrient dense
Getting enough sleep by creating a sleep routine you can stick to
Incorporating stress management techniques like meditation
Taking care of you skin with detox baths, dry brushing and oil cleansing
Using natural cleaning and personal care products
Using essential oils for physical and emotional support
Supporting your body’s natural defensive functions by taking the Lifelong Vitality Supplement pack that has the vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids and antioxidant rich nutrients to support your body on a daily basis.
So there you have it. Stay tuned for updates on different ways I am incorporating these things in to my daily life as I go through this cleans by following me on instagram and facebook!!
I will be the test dummy for you so that when you are ready to join me in the Spring I will have experience and a fully loaded plan of attack to support you through getting back to the clean, efficient and happy body that has been there waiting for you all along.
This is the only body we have so let's show it some love and take care of it!