Happy Day after Valentine’s Day everybody!
Sorry I’ve been such an absent blogger. I will try to be better this year!
To start off the year, I’ve decided to do a juice cleanse/detox. I’ve written before about Detoxifying the body a couple of years ago.
Here’s the link to refresh your memory: My personal opinion of body detoxification and stuff…
Anyway, if you’ve been reading my blog since the beginning, you’ll know that I had to have major back surgery in 2014, and then I had my sacroiliac joint fused in 2015. Between not being able to exercise properly, having all those toxins put into my body (anesthesia, medication, etc.), it has really done a number on me. Enough so that I’ve been back on blood pressure meds for almost a year. Well, I’ve had enough and I want off the chemical meds and get my body back on its proper journey to being the healthiest it can be.
That’s where the Juice Cleanse/Detox comes in.
There are lots of benefits of doing cleanses/detoxes, and the one I have chosen to do is also a fast from solid food. You can do this for a day, a week, or longer. I do NOT recommend doing more than a few days unless you are VERY familiar with fasting. I DO recommend following directions TO…..THE…..LETTER! Ok, now that we have THAT out of the way. Some of the benefits of doing the one I have chosen include:
* the huge influx of healthy nutrition/vitamins from the fresh squeezed fruits and veggies.
*giving your digestive system a break, which your body will thank you for.
*doing a cleanse of this type is cellular, not just your tummy/colon. It’s everything.
*You COULD actually lose a few pounds, which is always a plus in my book. 🙂
*Helps do away with cravings and promotes will power to say no!
There can be side effects from doing fasts/cleanses/detoxes, and can be different in everyone. A few are: light headed, acne, diarrhea, muscle aches and pains…..just pay attention to your body. Make sure to always ALWAYS drink lots of water!
These are just a few of the many great reasons for giving it a shot. I tried 2 days last week as a sample, to see if I could actually do it, and I started a 5 day today. I had fresh juice delivered this morning, and they’ll deliver more fresh juice on Thursday. If this week goes well, I’ll do more from time to time.
As always, I’m here to help, so if you have questions, just send me a note and I’ll see what I can do.
Until next time……Have a Happy Healthy Day!!!!! 😀