Do you need to do a detox? If you answer YES to any of the following questions, you have your answer…
- Is your sleep non-rejuvenating and fitful?
- Do you drag yourself through the day?
- Do you experience brain fog?
- Are you dealing with recurring headaches or muscle aches?
- Are you experiencing allergic reactions or sensitivities to certain foods?
- Does your skin feel dull or inflamed?
- Is your digestion sluggish?
- Do you have stubborn weight you just can’t release?
According to renowned functional medical practitioner, Dr. Mark Hyman, when your body become “toxic,” it means your natural methods of ushering out metabolic waste has exceeded the threshold for what the body’s innate detoxification system can handle on its own. With this toxic load, every system in your body can become affected — toxicity makes you sick!
The word “detox” has become so trendy. It’s as if it has replaced the word “diet”! There are many different kinds of detox programs out there, so how do you know which is right for you? From full-on fasts to juice cleanses to seasonal detoxes and whole foods detoxes, they all have specific benefits.
Check out Sprout Nourishment’s unique detox. What makes our detox different is you actually get to EAT!! With our Eat Clean Get Lean in 2015 program, the focus is on eating clean foods in their truest state in a structured order. That means you’ll feel lighter, brighter, and ready to conquer the world if you move through the program in the spirit of healing your body.
While the length of a detox can range from 1 or 2 days to 2 weeks or even a month, our program is designed to last 11 days. That is because we feel this is the optimal time frame for you to rid your body of the toxins that are slowing you down and robbing you of your vitality. Any shorter and you may not derive the benefits you seek, and any longer and you may have a hard time sticking with it. In our experience, participants achieve the best results by carving out 15 days to cleanse.
When you undertake a detox or cleansing protocol, you should plan on giving yourself the time and space to focus on your health. This means you should clear your calendar as much as possible, resist taking on extra responsibilities at work, arrange for extra babysitting, and/or explain to your significant other that he or she may not see you as often during this time.
You’ll also want to fill your pantry and fridge with wholesome whole foods and clear out any sugary, fatty, processed foods that are devoid of nutrients and may tempt you as you move through your detox. You may also want to get a journal to record your progress and any feelings that may come up during your detox.
It’s common for people to feel WORSE before they feel better during a detox. This is sometimes referred to as a “healing crisis” or a Herxheimer Reaction. It’s basically an immune system reaction to the toxins that are released when large amounts of pathogens are being killed off, and the body does not eliminate the toxins quickly enough. The most important thing is to stick these out, as worsening symptoms do not indicate failure; in fact, it’s just the opposite! It indicates you are on your way to renewed health and…
- Ditching the afternoon crash and burn; you can make it through the workday without coffee or sugary snacks.
- Losing weight naturally
- Looking younger and feel lighter
- Reducing your toxic load (and the extra pounds it keeps on)
- Cranking up your metabolism, big time
If you want to recharge your nutrition, then check out Sprout Nourishment’s unique detox.