From Hibernation to “Springation”

Imagine that you walk through life as you would walk through a garden. Every time you enter it, it is a new beginning; an opportunity to see through a new lens and observe new plants growing.

Life and food are seasonal by nature. Now is new moon time. Now is Springtime. Now is the perfect time to RESET!

Your body is naturally detoxing millions of chemicals and substances you ingest, inhale or absorb every day. It requires regular maintenance to avoid overload.

Here is what I’d like to share with you about detoxification

1- One size does not fit all – Tune in

There are so many ways to detox or cleanse out there, and some are pretty extreme.

Always ask yourself:
– Will it be detrimental to my current state of health?
You may feel brave when you jump from six meals a day to a lemon detox diet but you may not do well. Appropriate steps are required for safe and enjoyable detoxification. If you are not ready, get prepared first, stay focus and go ahead as soon as the time is appropriate.

– Will it make me feel terrible? 
Choose a cleanse or detox program that is both an enlightening experience and beneficial to you long term.  Supporting your body through detoxification will make its effects last longer. You will also be motivated to get back to it regularly.

2- My vision on detoxification

A detox is a special time of the year to reset, reflect, and reconnect to yourself.

It is an opportunity to remove what is ‘muddying the waters’; the substances that slow you down, cause gas and bloating, make you retain unnecessary weight, and leave you tired and foggy. It is the time to bring in things that support your energy, clarity and vitality.

It is the time to check for behaviour patterns and habits that are holding you back too.

Many substances we ingest daily affect our mental and emotional state. Doing a physical detox always has a positive impact on your mental clarity, and this impact is greatly enhanced when you nourish your body while you connect with your emotions.

2- Detoxification step-by-step

a. Make your organs of elimination work first.

Don’t skip this first step. Check you’ve got regular bowel movements. Get your liver function assessed.  And become aware of the food and thoughts you will let go of.

b. Identify the most common reactive foods in your diet and let them go.

Incomplete digestion of food taxes your detoxification system. As soon as you address your food intolerances, your mood improves, your energy increases, and your symptoms dampen.

c. Eliminate foods that affect your willpower and mental function.

Food and beverages are significant contributors to your daily toxic load. Clarity and energy return when you leave processed food that clouds your sytem.

d. Stay hydrated.

Without proper cellular hydration, the body can not eliminate toxins properly.  Assess the quality of the water that you drink every day.
Find a water system that provides balanced minerals to support your natural detoxification.

e. Leave alcohol alone.

It is an additional burden on your detoxification organs and an additional source of refined sugar, so it is well worth a pause.
Leaving alcohol out of your body for a few weeks is also an excellent way to ensure that you are not slowly creating an addiction.

f. Don’t swap, reinvent

Going from gluten-containing bread to gluten-free bread or dairy-free for vegan cheese is not the best option as you continue to ingest processed foods containing additives and preservatives. Detoxification time is a great time to discover wholefood.

I focus on detoxification twice a year to reset my energy, pump my vitality, and feel great! The Food Focus Detox is where I share my plan with you, when you are ready to cleanse and feel light.

This blog is meant to educate and should not be used as a substitute for personal medical or psychological advice. The reader should consult his or her physician or clinician for specific information concerning specific medical conditions. All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the information presented is accurate, however, new findings may supersede some information presented. As every single individual circumstances will be different, no individual results should be seen as typical.