Cleansing is not my idea of a good time and I think most would agree, it’s hard to gear up to do a cleanse. The routine of cleansing is where I’ve failed time and time again. Now I cleanse once weekly, but it took 25 cleanses (6 months) for me to stop resisting cleanse days. Sometimes I even look forward to cleansing!
Effective cleansing programs are about increasing your physical and emotional vitality. You release what no longer serves you. As you routinely cleanse and dump your physical waste products, your body is lighter (hello clean cells!) and your mood elevates (hello joy!). Lightness feels good!
To stay consistent with cleanse days, I anchor myself in my desire to feel light, lean, STRONG, and energized. These words have both physical and emotional layers. Yes I want less fat and more muscle, but I also want the mental fortitude and energy to live the life I desire, to live my soulFULL purpose. Pounds and inches aren’t enough for me to keep doing the hard work of cleansing. I cleanse to clear my mind and revitalize my soul. It’s is a spiritual process for me.
“If we look at fasting throughout history, we see that people have always fasted for the purpose of overall well-being and having insight into something deeper. There are no historical references to fasting so as to look better in a bikini.”–Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in Boulder, Colorado
Your body is designed to clean itself by neutralizing toxins (detoxification) and eliminating toxins (drainage). You’re constantly bombarded with toxins in the form of environmental chemicals, from the air you breathe and the food you eat, to the lotions and potions you rub all over your body and home. You may forget though that cells are living…they breathe, digest, and dump themselves! So even if you ate perfectly, drank artesian spring water blessed by a Zen monk, and lived in a chemical-free bubble, you’d still have to dump your endogenous toxins.
Peek inside Issue08 to learn about this Dynamic Duo (detoxification and drainage) and 5 Tips to Optimize Your Next Cleanse. What’s your obstacle to cleansing regularly? Post a comment and share. Your words heal.
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Sue McCreadie, MD
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