We all need to cleanse to keep our bodies to be healthy. This is truer now than ever before. Cleansing practices have been in existence as long as mankind has been around. In fact, the Ebers Papyrus (an ancient Egyptian documentation from 1550 BC) talks about the importance of cleansing and even goes into detail on the use of enemas for digestive health and proper elimination.
Our body is cleansing at all times. This natural practice occurs every second of the day and night. When we breathe out we are cleansing. When we sweat, urinate and have a bowel movement we are cleansing. But there are ways you can increase your cleansing capacity and support these body systems that works so hard to keep you healthy.
Here are 3 tips to get you started on a successful cleanse:
1. Meet your body where you’re at right now. If you are currently eating a SAD (Standard American Diet) of processed foods, trans-fats, and low-nutrient carbohydrates you may not be ready to jump right into something like a juice cleanse. Be kind to yourself and start by making small changes. Substitute a couple unhealthy habits with new healthy habits and slowly grow from there. Jumping into a deep cleanse right away may not be the right decision for you and only cause you to develop negative feelings towards cleansing. Cleansing your body should be a healthy, (mostly) happy experience that you feel good about.
2. Support The Proper Elimination Of Toxins. When your cleansing you may experience the “die-off” of bad bacteria, the release of stored toxic matter, and even the release of parasitic material from your system. One of the most important things you can do is support your body to get this out. If you neglect this step you may find the toxins are recirculated in your body – which causes fatigue, naseau, sickness, headaches, and all the other negative symptoms that can come with cleansing.