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Juice Cleanses

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What is a Cleanse?

Cleansing or detoxification is the way our bodies identify, neutralize and eliminate things that are unhealthy for us.  These include physical toxins from our environment and also includes emotions or behaviors that are unhealthy.

Why is a Cleanse Beneficial?

  • Encourages healthy balance of gut flora
  • Improves Mood
  • Helps with digestion
  • Helps reduce cell damage
  • Less stress on heart
  • Antioxidants

What Causes Toxicity in the Body

  • Anti nutrients such as high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods.
  • Synthetic skin care products, lotions, make-up, oils and cleaning products.
  • Medications used improperly, inappropriately, or too often.
  • Heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, tin and aluminum.
  • Chemicals such as pesticides, herbacides, cleaning products, solvents and glues.
  • Allergens such as food, mold, dust, pollen and chemicals.
  • Causes of infections such as bacteria, viruses, yeast and parasites.

Move to Get Toxins Out

These are complimentary cleansing modalities.  They are not necessary but very beneficial.  light exercise is recommended and sweating is encouraged.  Salt sauna, steam room, hot yoga, walking.  Dry skin brushing will help move the lymph.  Detox baths are beneficial.  Use two cups of epsom salts and fifteen drops of lavander essential oil, then soak for 20 minutes.  Massage and acupunctures can also be relaxing.  Meditate and breate.  80% of toxins are released through the lungs.

What to expect when cleansing and detoxifying the body.

  • Common symptoms include headache, lightheadedness, diarrhea, cramps, bloating, body aches, fatigue, mood changes, and weakness.  These are signs that you are
  • dehydrations is commong.  Be sure to drink plenty of water.