Daily living in this fast paced world makes it hard to take time for self-care. Implementing a 3-day detox program is a great way to kick-start healthy habits, connect with your body and a promote a sense of well being.
Health issues often arise when we are not acquiring sufficient nutrients to meet our body’s needs. Lacking in vitamins and minerals, for example, results in malnourishment and deficiencies. On the other hand, eating too much of the wrong foods can cause issues like congestion, a condition that results when specific or overall intake is excessive. Congestion involves both over-consumption and insufficient elimination. Substances that can cause congestion and toxic build up in our bodies include caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, processed foods, refined sugar, as well as household and industrial chemicals that surround our everyday living.
Both dietary deficiencies and congestion may result in fatigue, chronic disease, acute conditions, digestive problems and skin issues. Wholesome foods, body movement and positive relationships can help heal these symptoms by bringing joy, offering support, and giving purpose to health and happiness.
The human body is designed to support optimal function and always strives for homeostasis. Understanding your body and listening to its signals keeps you connected to your optimal state of health. Given the proper environment, your body has the power to get well, be well and experience vitality.
The key to maintaining metabolic balance is to eliminate toxins and maximize nutrition.
A cleanse can help promote this healing process.
What to expect: A great deal of what you experience during a cleanse depends upon your state of health when you first enter the cleanse. Most of us do a cleanse because we drink too much, eat too much, feel excessive or just feel like we need a boost. Many cleanses out there are trendy and don’t actually support your system, they may even be designed to send your body into a state of starvation you so you feel that euphoric sensation of increased adrenaline because you are in a state of danger. Don’t worry, this is far from one of those cleanses. This cleanse is packed with nutrient dense organic green juices, biodynamic soups and a liver-supporting tea.
What people generally experience during a cleanse is some fatigue, possibly a little bloating, headache, crabbiness, and hunger. There is a chance that you may not experience any of these symptoms. Day one is the hardest, day two is better and by day three…many people report a state of lightness and bliss. Discomfort is normal, but if you feel dizzy, lightheaded or in any way sick, please let me know right away and listen to your body’s cues. I am here to offer guidance and suggestion but you know your body best so please listen to it closely.
Be sure to rest as your body works hard to rid itself of toxins. Do not make any crazy plans or put yourself in an unsupportive environment. Exercise lightly if you’re up for it, but not too much for these few days. Drink lots and lots of water. Eat a salad for lunch and warm up the soup for dinner. The juice and soups are extremely nutrient dense and should be very satisfying. If cravings or hunger comes up, breathe through them and sip some juice. Please do not gulp the juice, it’s intense and raw so take it slow. The salad you choose for lunch can have avocado, egg, and/or seeds on it for protein. No gluten, dairy, meat or processed foods. A vinaigrette dressing is ok. Stop drinking and eating by 8pm if possible. Take baths, breathe deep, meditate, read, ponder, pamper and take time for you. Think about your wellness and finding that sweet balance of work, play and joy in your life.
In Health and Gratitude,
Christine Imfeld, M.A.
Certified Integrative Wellness Coach