I brush my teeth at least twice a day. I wash my hands several times per day. You’re probably the same, right? We’ve been taught that if we don’t perform these cleansing activities regularly then dirt and grime will build up and become toxic to the body, causing us to become sick.
We take care of the outside of our bodies through cleansing, but what about the inside? Toxins can build up on the inside of the body and cause all sorts of health issues. They can be responsible for inflammation, allergies, pain, weight gain, lack of energy, and mental confusion. The problem is that most of us don’t associate the toxins as causing the health issues, so we take a pill to alleviate the symptoms. This doesn’t eliminate the problem, just the awareness of it. To stay healthy it is important to regularly cleanse the inside of the body as well as the outside.
Your body is continually attempting to cleanse and protect itself. But sometimes the balance gets tipped and the toxins become too great. This is the time to do a cleanse and help the body get back in balance. Look for some of the following symptoms:
- feeling bloated
- cravings for sweets and carbs
- always hungry
- pants too tight
- tire easily
- lose focus easily
- dull skin complexion
Eliminate the toxins, eliminate the health issues.
These are all signs that you have a toxin build up. A short term juice cleanse of 5-10 days will help to eliminate the toxins and many of these symptoms simply disappear.
Like brushing your teeth, cleansing should be a regular habit. Raw foods and juices provide the most live enzymes and vitamins and minerals to keep the body healthy and free of toxins. Use the following as a guideline for cleansing your body naturally.
How often should you cleanse?
Daily – Drink one green (or other) juice every morning to infuse your body with vitamins and avoid the build up of toxins.
Weekly – Consume at least 30% raw foods during the week. Include salads, juices, smoothies and other forms of raw food.
Monthly – Kick your coffee addiction. Reduce your consumption of coffee each month for a few days to allow your body to reset.
Seasonally – At the start of each season take a break from food and do a five to ten day juice cleanse. Allow the body to rest and rejuvenate.
Give yourself a challenge. Try drinking a green juice every day for two weeks straight. Let us know how you feel in the comments below this post.