As much as we hate to admit it, there's tons of stuff outside our control, right? We are exposed to toxins in what we breathe, eat and come in contact with daily -- pollutants in the air we breathe; chemicals and pesticides in our food, skin care and household products and more. The exposure to those toxins (defined as chemicals that cause excess stress to the body) is something we just can't stop.
Then, over time our toxic load grows. The accumulation of those toxins creates a burden on our body and vital organs.
One simple way to decrease your toxic load is to make your own cleaners and skin care with essential oils and other simple, safe ingredients. Click on the "DIY Beauty" and "Non-toxic Cleaners" over in the Categories listing for lots of recipes.
Another simple way to help decrease toxic load is to do a mild cleanse daily by drinking water laced with just 2 - 3 drops of Lemon essential oil. Easy!
So we tackle what we can and leave the rest in God's hands, right?
The good news is that through a healthy lifestyle and proactive self-care you can stack the odds in your favor. So -- you eat "clean", exercise, rest, and manage stress. Those things are the building blocks to a longer, healthier life.
At 58 years old, I'm seeing all around me the effects of poor choices -- in myself and in my those my age. Frankly, I look a decade ahead and think, "I don't want to be frail and unhealthy, on tons of medications, unable to really enjoy life." Sad to say, my mom, by the time she was the age I am now, was terribly unhealthy and unhappy. I don't want that outcome for me.
Why do a cleanse?
What's another way you can be proactive? Do a detoxing cleanse at least once a year (some recommend quarterly). I think of it as "taking out the garbage" for my body.
Things build up, right? Doing a cleanse clears out those toxins and opens up our "chimneys" (that's what experts call them) so our bodies can more effectively and efficiently get those toxins out. Chimneys are our body's own eliminating pathways for unwanted and often toxic metabolites, left-overs and toxins. Our chimneys include our skin, our lungs/airway, our kidneys and our digestive system.
Your health truly manifests itself from the inside out. A good detoxing cleanse supports your elimination channels so that your vital organs function properly. Minimizing toxic load can influence your health as much as any other self-care option. So that's why you do a detoxing cleanse.
... and ANOTHER reason to do a cleanse
Another reason to do our 30-day cleanse: At the end of our cleanse you have a much healthier gut -- which researchers say contains 70% of our immune response and neuroscientists call our "second brain". Ability to fight off disease, clarity of mind, healthy mood -- so terribly important to support our gut!
(Let me add this: Most people lose weight when they cleanse; and although that is a great outcome, it is not the goal of a cleanse. The over-arching goal of cleansing is a healthy body from the inside out!)
Does that make sense? You can research and read tons of information about cleansing and its importance. My goal here was a pretty simple overview.
How to do a 30-day renewing cleanse
Contact me if you need information about how to do a 30-day renewing cleanse using the products doTERRA recommends. I'll post a graphic below that shows you how. They are very effective -- without making you down tons of roughage or exotic foods. Our cleanse consists of a series of innovative products that work with your inherent cleansing processes. When combined with a healthy diet, the renewing cleanse works to maximize the health and efficiency of your vital cleansing organs so that you can minimize toxic load naturally and maintain the results long-term.
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