Detoxing Your Root: Foods and Other Things to Avoid For Body Cleansing.
No Thank You Yes Please no dairy yes to loads of veggies no sugar yes to leafy greens no starchy veggies/wheat/grain yes to fresh lemon juice no mushrooms yes to organic meat/poultry no alcohol yes to wild salmon no caffeine yes to EVOO and coconut oil no chocolate yes to wild/brown rice no fruit (dried or fresh) yes to herbal tea no eggs yes to pumpkin and sunflower seeds no almonds yes to flax and chia seeds no processed meat yes to seaweed no tofu yes to raw sauerkraut + kombucha.
Get in touch with your hunger gauge. Often we lose sight of our innate sense of physical hunger and our bodies’ physical cues to eat. The demands of a busy life may lead us to forget to eat, or to undereat or overeat without realizing it. Staying in touch with your internal eating rhythms—and eating regularly—helps you keep your internal power rather than giving it over to irregular eating times and under- or overeating. Sometimes this takes a bit of retraining! Many of us “think” our way into hunger, or assess it intellectually, rather than connecting to the power of our digestive system as the ultimate gauge. Try rating your hunger before and after eating to tap into how well you are maintaining your fuel reserves. If you find yourself “stuffed” after a meal, you may have inundated your energy input, placing an additional burden on your digestive system to process and your body to detox. Aim for about 80% fullness, or a point at which you are not stuffed, but also no longer hungry. Aim for the level at which you are able to take a light walk after eating.
Say No to White Sugar and Processed Foods.
Detoxing Your Truth: Foods and Other Things to Avoid For Body Cleansing.
+ Healthy fats and oils, such as extra-virgin olive oil, sesame oil, flaxseed oil, hempseed oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, fish oil, and wild-caught fish. + Nuts and seeds as a source of protein, rotated frequently to avoid triggering intolerance and sensitivity. + Orange foods, such as carrots, mangos, melons, orange bell peppers, oranges, tangerines, sweet potatoes, and yams. + Tropical fruits, such as banana, coconut, fig, kiwi, mango, orange, papaya, and pineapple are hydrating, cleansing and detoxifying for the body. + Purified water. + Emotional “flow,” nurturing your full emotional range without feeling emotionally out of control. + Creativity, expressing yourself in your own way. + Sensuality and sexuality, allowing your sexual, sensual side to emerge and “flow” freely.
Moving further up the body, we reach the glands and organs associated with the third system of health: the fire. Our pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, and stomach all burn the food we ingest, transmuting it into the energy we need to survive, just as a fire burns fuel to produce life-giving warmth. Accordingly, nutrient absorption, biotransformation, blood sugar balance, and digestion belong to this system of health. In order to keep everything balanced we must engage theses systems and organs in regular body detoxification habits.
However, don’t think that you need to completely forget about your favourite junk foods. Don’t feel bad when you pamper yourself with some comfort. Enjoy every bite instead, knowing very well that you won’t experience this every day.