Detoxifying Your Body; Does It Really Matter?
Detoxifying is for everyBODY
In a new world where “whoo-whoo” is now a common concept, we still battle the age old debate of whether or not we should be “detoxifying our bodies”. We’re not here to tell you what you “should or should not do for your body”. However, we do believe that detoxifying is a process every BODY can benefit from.
If we lived in the primal ages, this would not be a question we would need to entertain.
However; we have departed from the natural ways of our ancestors and live under more stress than ever before. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the foods we eat, the cosmetics we use, the fragrances we spray, and the buildings we live and work in are loaded with toxic chemicals. When we become aware enough to limit our exposure to these toxins, and then add what is lacking – our bodies bounce back into health. Your body is a self-healing, self-renewing, self-cleansing organism and when the right conditions are provided, overall well-being is its natural state.
With this in mind, there are two fundamental practices that we believe we can all benefit from following:
- Detoxification Cleansing and
- Eating Real Foods (just as nature intended food to be)
A healthy body, eating natural foods, needs around four hours to cleanse and detoxify itself from all the waste products of normal metabolism. This is without taking into account the toxic overload of our everyday modern life. Since that is not the case for most of us, we do believe we should periodically make an extra effort to go deeper to help our bodies catch up on cleansing, This is where detox cleansing programs come into play, and there are many programs available based on different systems and philosophies of healing. Some are great, some dangerous.
At Well Pared, we offer two different Juice Cleanse programs. Both are intended to help your body return to it’s natural self-healing, self-renewing, self-cleansing state.
How often and for how long you choose to detox depends on how dedicated you can be and how “clean” your system is to begin with.
Since both of our Juice Cleanse programs only include fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts, both cleanses align with our second fundamental practice.
Eat Real Foods
We used to eat only what we could grow or hunt ourselves. Now, ninety percent of the products in supermarkets come in some kind of container. And in order to extend shelf life, these food-like products are loaded with preservatives, sweetness and chemicals. Most of these products also contain additives for color, smell, taste, and texture that will tempt us to buy and eat them. The remaining 10% of what is edible, such as produce, fish, meats and dairy products—are genetically modified, farmed and loaded with chemicals as well. All of these chemicals reck havoc on our bodies!
Choosing to fuel your body with a more natural way of eating, is the best way to avoid premature aging, disease and premature death.
Increase your consumption of vegetables, fruits, seeds, grains, and legumes. The more raw the food is, the better it is for your health, and the health of the environment. Our best advice is that if it was alive like you – if it grew and/or breathed, it’s okay to eat.
Remember food can either be the best of worst medicine in the world. Let your future be proactive, focus now on food so that later, you do not have to focus on medicine.
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