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Ayurvedic Cleansing (Colorado Cleanse)

“Cleanse” may have taken on the tinge of a trendy buzzword but, in reality, it is a function that our bodies, when in balance, perform naturally and regularly.

The detox channels of the body – or the channels through which the body cleanses damaging toxins – are the same as the digestive channels. There is an intimate link between these two processes.

According to Ayurveda, the goal is always to optimize the body’s natural propensity for cleansing, which is the safest and surest way to know you are not storing dangerous toxins in your fat cells and brain.

A couple times a year, Ayurveda recommends an intensive cleansing regimen to reset the digestive function – which can get boggy and congested over time – and provide rejuvenation for all of the organs that work so hard to keep us functioning.

In America, poor digestion is incredibly common. Modern-day exposure to preservatives, pesticides, plastics, and environmental pollutants has put us in a vulnerable position. Digestive strength can also be weakened from over-eating and eating foods that are inappropriate to the season.

A more intensive cleansing regimen can kick your natural detox function into a higher gear, encouraging the body to do a better job of cleansing on its own.

3 Keys to an Intelligent Cleanse

  1. An intelligent cleanse will always seek to open up the detox channels first.

This will ensure that once toxins are released, they are quickly eliminated through the excretory or eliminatory system, lest they be pushed from one fat cell to another or default back to the liver, which often sends them back into the bloodstream.

You want to make sure that the cleanse you are doing has a clear plan for where the toxins will end up – and you want that to be outside of your body.

  1. An effective and carefully-designed cleanse will have the goal of balancing the blood sugar.

Unstable blood sugar is the root cause of many common imbalances in the west. It wreaks havoc on the brain, skin, adrenals, cells, heart, gut, joints and more.

If the cleanse is extremely restrictive, low in calories, lack fiber, nutrition and/or are mainly liquid, you are going to run into blood sugar spikes and crashes.

  1. A thorough and complete cleanse will include the resetting of digestion.

Resetting the digestion after a cleanse is key, as healthy and well-functioning digestive pathways equal healthy detoxification pathways.

Doing so allows for the balancing of digestive fluids, such as the stomach acids, pancreatic enzymes, and bile. A good balance of these fluids allows for efficient flow, and for them to do their job of breaking down food in the stomach and small intestine.

Resetting the digestion is also a critical factor in the proliferation of diverse strains of healthy microbes. They are responsible for immunity, detox, mood, evolutionary changes to DNA, and just about every other human function. The goal is to create the perfect environment for the good microbes to thrive.

Do Your Research & Cleanse Smart

Make sure that any cleanse you do can outline in detail the process it sets in motion to accomplish these steps, that its ultimate goal is to restore rather than deplete, and that the benefits are logical and long-lasting.

Want To Learn More?

>>> Learn more and register for a 14-Day Ayurvedic Digestive Detox and Lymph Cleanse here
>>> Join us! A Group Cleanse is taking place October 17-30th, 2017!

 

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Detox Training

Ayurvedic Detox

“Detox” may have taken on the tinge of a trendy buzzword but, in reality, it is a function that our bodies, when in balance, perform naturally and regularly.

The detox channels of the body – or the channels through which the body cleanses damaging toxins – are the same as the digestive channels. There is an intimate link between these two processes.

According to Ayurveda, the goal is always to optimize the body’s natural propensity for cleansing, which is the safest and surest way to know you are not storing dangerous toxins in your fat cells and brain.

A couple times a year, Ayurveda recommends an intensive detox regimen to reset the digestive function – which can get boggy and congested over time – and provide rejuvenation for all of the organs that work so hard to keep us functioning.

In America, poor digestion is incredibly common. Modern-day exposure to preservatives, pesticides, plastics, and environmental pollutants has put us in a vulnerable position. Digestive strength can also be weakened from over-eating and eating foods that are inappropriate to the season.

A more intensive detox regimen can kick your natural detox function into a higher gear, encouraging the body to do a better job of cleansing on its own.

3 Keys to an Intelligent Detox

  1. An intelligent detox will always seek to open up the detox channels first.

This will ensure that once toxins are released, they are quickly eliminated through the excretory or eliminatory system, lest they be pushed from one fat cell to another or default back to the liver, which often sends them back into the bloodstream.

You want to make sure that the cleanse you are doing has a clear plan for where the toxins will end up – and you want that to be outside of your body.

  1. An effective and carefully-designed cleanse will have the goal of balancing the blood sugar.

Unstable blood sugar is the root cause of many common imbalances in the west. It wreaks havoc on the brain, skin, adrenals, cells, heart, gut, joints and more.

If the cleanse is extremely restrictive, low in calories, lack fiber, nutrition and/or are mainly liquid, you are going to run into blood sugar spikes and crashes.

  1. A thorough and complete detox will include the resetting of digestion.

Resetting the digestion after a cleanse is key, as healthy and well-functioning digestive pathways equal healthy detoxification pathways.

Doing so allows for the balancing of digestive fluids, such as the stomach acids pancreatic enzymes and bile. A good balance of these fluids allows for efficiently flow, and for them to do their job of breaking down food in the stomach and small intestine.

Resetting the digestion is also a critical factor in the proliferation of diverse strains of healthy microbes. They are responsible for immunity, detox, mood, evolutionary changes to DNA, and just about every other human function. The goal is to create the perfect environment for the good microbes to thrive.

Do Your Research & Cleanse Smart

Make sure that any cleanse you do can outline in detail the process it sets in motion to accomplish these steps, that its ultimate goal is to restore rather than deplete, and that the benefits are logical and long-lasting.

Want To Learn More?

>>> Sign up for Dr. John Douillard’s FREE 4-part video training series, “The Critical Strategy for How to Detox Your Body Naturally.”

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Teas that Improve Your Health

Teas that Improve Health
by Mary Duryea
For the health-conscious shopper, tea is an essential Co-op purchase. There are many
teas available that have multiple health benefits.
Here are just a few examples:
My personal favorite healthy tea is Rooibos. It’s an herbal tea, so you don’t have to worry
about caffeine. Even without the caffeine, you will find that it boosts your energy. It also
has a naturally sweet taste, so you won’t need to add sugar (or guilt!) to your morning
cuppa. And Rooibos is incredibly nutritionally rich, containing polyphenols and
minerals such as zinc, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, potassium, and copper.
Plus it’s a source of alpha hydroxy acid, a natural exfoliant that is found in a lot of
beauty products. As if that wasn’t reason enough to add it to your shopping list, Rooibos
also comes packed with ingredients that will help you ward off disease and live a long,
healthy life. One of these ingredients is quercetin, which has been shown to strengthen
capillaries, helping to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. Another is rutin, which can
help allergy sufferers. Finally, Rooibos’ antioxidant activity can sweep away free radicals
from your body. This will assist in reducing your risk of cancer.
Another tea with great health benefits is Tulsi (Holy Basil). This herb can improve your
immune system, reduce inflammation, and protect you from viruses and bacteria. It’s
also a source of essential oils, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, all of which help
your body fight cancer. And it’s an adaptogen, meaning it reduces the burden of
different stressors on the body, including those from emotions, pollution, pain, and
dietary choices. If the taste of this tea isn’t to your liking, it is also available as a
supplement.
You also shouldn’t fail to try red raspberry leaf tea. This tea is particularly great for
expectant mothers. It helps to prevent miscarriages and will decrease the amount of
time you spend in labor―and who wouldn’t want that! It can also be used to raise
progesterone levels because it is a phytoprogesterone. But don’t think that its benefits
are limited to those who are expecting: raspberry tea is also good for preventing the flu
and, if you’re unlucky enough to already have the flu, it can promote a speedier recovery.
If you would like more information on this topic or other health issues, check out my
website: theessentiallifestyle.com. You can contact me for advice or to inquire about
health coaching services at mary@theessentiallifestyle.com.

*Article as printed in the Potsdam Food Cooperative Community News.

 

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How to Achieve Success

If you want to achieve success in your heath goals, the number one thing that you will need is commitment. Many people set wellness goals for themselves, but when it comes to following these plans, they will continually have excuses why they don’t follow them. One way to avoid this excuse trap is to have a clear reason for obtaining your goal. For instance, your reason for improving your health could be to be able to do more activities with your family. To remind yourself, you could put a picture of your family on the refrigerator. This will also help you to make a better choice when you decide what to take out of the refrigerator.

Another key to success is getting your family and friends support. This will make your journey more pleasant, and you will achieve results faster. It is essential that your family be on board when it comes to eating healthy meals. If there has to be several meals prepared you will lose incentive to continue.You also want to avoid people who are critical of what you are doing.

One of the most important things that you can do is to tailor your plan to your individual likes and dislikes. This will ensure that you will continue this plan, once you have reached your goal. You want to make sure that your plan includes foods that you love to eat. You will not stick with a plan, where you do not enjoy the menus. The key is to find healthy alternates to the foods that you love. Most of us know that sugar is bad for us, but it is also addictive. To help you ease off of sugar, I am giving a free recipe with a healthy sugar alternative, coconut sugar, when you sign up for my free newsletter. The glycemic index for coconut sugar is 35 compared to table sugar which is 60. It also contains minerals that have been removed from table sugar in the processing stage.

When you sign up for my newsletter, you will learn about all of the components of the essential lifestyle. One of the components is your environment. People sometimes forget that anything that you put on your body, gets inside your body. The skin is the largest organ in the body. Unfortunately, most of the personal care products that you use contain chemicals that are bad for you. To help you find healthy body products, I have provided a link to NYR organics (on the side bar). Their products contain no harmful chemicals.

I hope these suggestions will help you reach your goal, sooner. Remember that the most important point is to be committed. You will be amazed how fast you will achieve success, when you stop making excuses. Here is a story that will encourage you. It is about a woman who was able to get off  of her medicine in 3 days, just by changing her diet: http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/healthscience/2014/February/Dump-Sugar-Eat-Fat-and-Cure-Diabetes/. If you need help making lifestyle changes, sign up at my services page. Also, remember to sign up for my free newsletter, so that you can learn about the other components of the essential lifestyle.

Blessings,

Mary Duryea