I know I’ve been pushing my 14-day cleanse a lot and some of you might be wondering why. Why cleanse? What’s the point?
I think most of us will agree that there are toxins everywhere. Toxins are in the air we breathe, they’re in our food and in the water we drink. It seems like anything we do involves toxins. So, if toxins are everywhere, why bother with a cleanse?
Did you know our bodies are designed to get rid of toxins? But, because there are so many toxins in our world today, our bodies can become overwhelmed and unable to eliminate all the toxins in our bodies. When our bodies get overloaded with toxins, chemicals and such that are not excreted or eliminated/removed by our bodies, are stored in our fat cells and cell membranes. At this point they become known as internal toxins.
Now, you may be thinking, okay, big deal, they are stored away and not bothering me. Well, here’s the problem: Stress. This simple, six letter word can cause havoc to wreak on our bodies.
When we get stressed, our body becomes stressed and in doing so, it releases those internal toxins into the blood stream. Sadly, this causes damage to our normally protective intestinal lining, which makes it a less effective filter. Basically, the more damage to our intestinal lining, the less effectively it absorbs nutrients into the body and the more toxins will pass into the body via the blood & lymph systems.
Maybe you are asking yourself, why is this so bad? What can I do about it? Why worry? It is what it is.
Let me ask you some questions.
Do you feel bloated after eating?
Do you have extra weight that you just can’t lose, even with diet and exercise?
Do you burp a lot, feel gassy or experience a lot of belly gurgling?
Do you feel tired or lethargic during your day?
Do you crave sugary and/or starchy foods?
Are you irritable?
Do you have mood swings, and/or do you feel anxiety?
Are you having difficulty focusing/concentrating?
Do you suffer from allergy symptoms? (Hives, stuffy or runny nose, sneezing or coughing)
Do you experience pain or stiffness in your muscles or your joints?
If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you could be suffering from toxic overload and could greatly benefit from a cleanse.
After completing a cleanse, most people report having more energy, sleeping better, feeling better overall, weight loss, and eliminated or greatly reduced cravings for sugary and/or starchy foods.
If you are considering doing a cleanse, feel free to reach out to me regarding my newly updated 21-day cleanse. Click here to schedule your Free Breakthrough session with me!
Written by Tracy Ryan, CHC October 2017