How are you all feeling with Autumn now here? I love this time of year, getting the winter wardrobe looked out and there is always a nice calm atmosphere around the area. Its at this time I do my little 4-day holistic detox here and there. It’s a great way to rid your body from the toxins and boost your energy and more importantly your immune system for winter approaching. Maybe you too would like to try it?
If you are anything like me (I love nothing more than eating with friends) the summer months can be a complete blur of too many late nights, eating out way too much or enjoying too many late-night BBQ’s and drinking your weight in alcohol at the same time. No better time as now to start the gentle detox.
I say gentle detox simply because way too many people jump on the fad diet wagon and yes, they may work short term and lose a lot of water in your body, but they aren’t great for the system and for the long term.
Getting mentally ready is the key, don’t use the word “diet” for as soon as we say it our bodies start crying out for all the wrong things.
Cleansing the body naturally definitely gives you more energy.
Start with eating only organic, whole or fresh foods, and hopefully once you go organic you will taste the difference and never look back. Absolutely no white breads, rice or pastas, and no red meat, caffeine or alcohol for the 4 days. I call myself a “flexitarian” so basically, I eat meat sometimes, if it is organic and well kept with some quality of life and I never eat baby animals. I do vegetarian diet a lot during my week, doing Reiki I always feel the energy is stronger with less toxins in the body.
The meat market in Alicante is a great place to get organic meat and veg, I frequent it a lot as I am in the city most mornings with my kids, it opens early, which is perfect and here you will find, corn or grass-fed meat and organic veg. and it has a huge choice. I also have my favourite “green” cook book in my kitchen at all times, “How Not to Die” by Michael Gregor MD the recipes for energy bites etc are great and it is all vegan. My kids think they are getting snickers balls, they are that good.
So, for the 4 days keep it quite strict. Start your day with some water with lemon or a green tea (always great for a liver cleanse), use lots of spices in your dishes, turmeric, cumin, rosemary, cayenne pepper. Any bad bacteria in the intestines can be flushed out with drinking 2 litres of water a day (8-10 glasses) and make a glass of water the first and the last thing you put I your system at the start and end of your day. Drink some Aloe Vera juice or even some organic apple cider vinegar (you can always mix some of this in water if you prefer)
Eggs or oatmeal for breakfast, some berries, lunch could be some home-made soup, dinner chicken or protein equivalent with salad or veg and snack on some nuts or grains in-between. A good bone broth soup is great for cleansing and boosting your system. Once you have used the meat from your organic chicken keep the bones and simmer slowly for a good 8 hours, add your choice of veg, some apple cider vinegar and some spices.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day during your detox, even if you only have time to do a brisk walk back from dropping the kids off in the morning, you can find the time.
Sleep for at least 8 hours and try to rid your sleep environment of any electronics (TV’s, phones, kindles, fit bits, etc) make love instead, it’s energising, relaxing, lessens stress and makes you happy!
Get out in nature & breath deeply and wherever possible avoid anyone with negative energies or just want to gossip.
I also love the doTERRA products ‘Slim & Sassy’. They are great for curbing the sugar cravings and boosting your metabolism. I always feel energised when I add a few drops of the essential oil to my water, its unique citrus/spicy taste is very pleasant. They also do shakes, gel capsules and gum.
An aromatherapy detox massage is also very good for flushing the toxins out and reflexology treatments are great for working the system.
NP- Please consult your doctor before starting any detox if you have diabetes, heart problems, liver problems or may be pregnant.
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