How Do You Know if You Need to Cleanse?
Do you have a favorite food that you HAVE to have or can’t stop eating? Do you feel tired, bloated, and drained ALL the time?
These may be signs of a food addiction or food intolerance. And if you’re thinking, “Okay, so what’s the big deal,” then you should know it takes only ONE food to wreak havoc to your health and your ability to maintain a healthy weight, immunity, and more.
Many times, the foods we think we LOVE the most or the foods we’ve been eating all our lives are actually the foods our bodies have a sensitivity to or intolerance to, keeping us from losing weight and making us feel tired and depressed.
When we eat a food we have an intolerance or sensitivity to, it causes an inflammatory reaction and floods our body with chemicals. It’s the chemicals our body releases that we can become addicted to and could be keeping us from losing weight, causing us to be tired and starting a cascade of other symptoms. One reason is that our immune system attacks the food much like it would attack a germ, taxing your whole body and draining your energy.
Food allergies and intolerances are much more common than most people realize.
Millions of adults and children suffer from allergic reactions to food and don’t know it because the symptoms can be hard to diagnose. The reason a food intolerance is so difficult to identify is that there are so many different symptoms and they are different for everyone. Also, there is often a delayed reaction from eating the food, so you may eat wheat one day and feel fine, but then the next day you feel bloated and tired.
More common allergies cause symptoms similar to those of food sensitivities, e.g. bloating, poor digestion, headaches, lethargy, depression, and weight gain. Most people don’t think they’re caused by the food they’ve been eating their entire lives. They just think, “There must be something wrong with me” and accept it as a “fact of life.”
The most common foods people have a sensitivity, or intolerance to, are dairy, wheat/gluten, sugar, processed oils and soy. (Gluten is the portion of the wheat that causes the problems, and it also found in other gluten grains such as rye, barley and oats). These are the foods that often end up being trigger foods for many.
When people don’t know that a food intolerance is the root cause of their health issues, they usually blame it on their slow metabolism or their bad genetics, and they just live with it. Once you have eliminated these reactive foods from your life, you will be amazed at how quickly your energy and health will improve and, if needed, weight will effortlessly fall off. Your body will thank you for returning it to its natural state of radiant health.
And when your digestive system is not working and cannot break down these foods, it cannot focus on getting RID of TOXINS, and that means you cannot get rid of bloat and fat and skin breakouts and everything that keeps you tired.
TOXINS => INFLAMMATION => WEAK DIGESTION
The most common resulting gastrointestinal symptoms are:
- Abdominal pain
- Fatty Stools (they float)
- Mucous/blood in your stool
There are other “sneaky” symptoms that I believe many affected people have, but may still go undiagnosed for years. Non-gastrointestinal symptoms include:
- Low energy
- Low sex drive
- Bad skin
- itchy skin
- hives around the buttocks or neck
- tingling in your hands or feet
- poor circulation
- sensory issues
- memory loss
- joint pain
- loss of menstruation and infertility in women
- impotence and infertility in men
- Weight gain or inability to gain weight
- In children you will also commonly see behavioral disturbances, including depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, sleep disorders, sadness and poor school performance.
So here are my tips for staying healthy and cleansing naturally
- Upon waking, drink warm or room temperature water with lemon and 1 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar and add a dash of cinnamon or cayenne.
- Start your day by being positive. Find a daily affirmation that gets you fired up. I love Louise Hay, Geneen Roth, Gabrielle Bernstein, and Marianne Williamson.
- Try getting quiet with yourself, even for just one minute, and say, “I release what does not serve me.”
- Drink fresh, green juices or make a green juice with 1 tbsp. chlorophyll and lemon and lime and water.
- Aim for one meal that is super easy on your digestion per day. Try a smoothie, green juice, or soup to give that digestion a rest.
- Get moving and shaking. Yes, exercise is one of the best ways to detox your body.
- Drink plenty of water and add lemon, lime, or grapefruit to flush the toxicity.
- Skin brushing is my favorite way to support the liver and get rid of those toxins.
- Tongue brushing.
- Be happy and grateful for life.
If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms and ready to finally cleanse and reset your body so you can lose stubborn weight and regain your energy then join my 28 Day Lifetime Program here! We start April 13!