In today’s world, we are bombarded by toxic chemicals. They easily find their way into our body through the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. We also ingest foreign chemicals when taking medicinal or illicit drugs, or when using alcohol or tobacco.
Although the body is designed to be self-cleaning and to excrete these toxins, it cannot always handle the overload present in today’s environment. Chemicals not excreted accumulate in our fat cells and cell membranes become internal toxins.
When the body is under stress, it releases those toxic waste products from the fat to circulate in the bloodstream. These toxins can damage the protective intestinal lining, literally corroding the body from the inside out; making it a less effective filter for the good nutrients we might be bringing in. The more it is damaged, the less effectively it absorbs nutrients, and the more toxins pass into the blood and lymph systems. This is why elimination is so important. It is crucial to eliminate toxins from the body to avoid toxic overload.
This is why I have many of my clients participate in my Mind-Body Reset Program. This program is specifically designed to help you discover which foods work best for your body, rid your body of toxic chemicals, and fill your body with an abundance of nutrients & minerals. This program also focuses on self-care practices to truly nourish your mind.
It is believed by nutritionally oriented health care practitioners that specific food allergies are related to metabolic toxicity. Symptoms from food allergies may result from reduced enzyme concentrations and from intestinal bacterial endotoxins. One classic approach to eliminating or minimizing symptoms associated with food allergies is using a hypo-allergenic diet or elimination diet which is the exact approach that is provided in this reset.
Foods that most commonly cause symptoms of a food allergy or toxicity are:
gluten containing grains
Avoidance of these foods has lead to relief of symptoms in many individuals. By reintroducing these foods back into the diet slowly and individually, you are able to see clearly how your body reacts to that food.
This gentle, yet effective approach is designed to support the liver’s detoxification pathways and to improve intestinal health so that the body can clear out excess toxins and operate at its highest potential. This program will deliver reserves of energy you didn’t know you had. You’ll find that every part of your body works better simply by “switching on” your metabolism and body’s natural healing abilities.
So now you are probably wondering is a mind-body reset something you need?
5 Reasons You May Need a Mind-Body Reset
1. You’ve Been Stressed to the Max
If you’ve been hustling, multitasking, or going through a really stressful time in your life then it may be time for you to reset your mind and body. Stress is often times the main reason people aren’t reaching their desired health goals. This is because stress has been linked to increased appetite, higher chance of fat around the abdomen, higher risk of heart disease, and higher chance of picking up unhealthy habits.
When the body is under stress, it releases toxic waste products from the fat to circulate in the bloodstream. These toxins can damage the protective intestinal lining, literally corroding the body from the inside out. This makes it a less effective filter for the good nutrients we are trying to bring in. The more it is damaged, the less effectively it absorbs nutrients, and the more toxins pass into the blood and lymph systems. This is why you can be eating all of the right foods and still not be feeling your best.
2. You’re Low Energy & Not Sleeping Well
Have you been struggling to get a good night sleep? Is it difficult for you to get through the day without your afternoon coffee & sugary treat? If this is you, then it is definitely time to consider a reset. Our bodies can easily get overwhelmed and bogged down by our fast paced living and caffeine and sugar addictions. Sometimes a simple diet upgrade & slight lifestyle change is all it takes to reset and start feeling energized & back to thriving.
3. You’re Food Cravings are Out of Control
When we consume highly processed foods or high sugar, fat and salt foods, our bodies adapt and crave more of it. A lot of times people say that they feel “addicted” to these unhealthy foods and that is quite possibly true. A lot of foods are specifically designed to make us crave more of them. This is why it’s so important to limit or completely remove all processed foods from your diet for a while if you struggle with cravings. Go back to basics and focus on eating real, whole foods.
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4. You’re Experiencing Brain Fog and Struggling to Focus
This is one I can definitely relate to recently. Life can be quite challenging when you’re dealing with brain fog and struggling to focus. Brain fog can be the sign of many health conditions, but it can be directly related to the food you are or aren’t eating. Sometimes it may be that you simply aren’t eating enough calories or that you aren’t getting the essential nutrients your brain needs to thrive. If you are struggling with brain food try to consume more foods with B-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and antioxidants. Here’s a great post about what foods you may want to start incorporating into your diet.
5. You’re Bloated & Having Digestive Issues
If you often feel bloated after eating or struggle with digestive issues then a reset would be extremely beneficial for you. There are many reasons that you may be struggling with bloat or digestive issues and one of the greatest ways to overcome these are by investigating the food you are eating. Often times, the food you are eating (even some whole foods) or the way you are eating (too fast, not chewing enough, very stressed) are the causes of these symptoms. By embarking on a reset cleanse and eliminating high allergenic foods, you can take a closer look at how your body feels and reacts to the foods you are consuming. Some whole foods that you may want to pay close attention to are cruciferous vegetables, beans and legumes, raw kale, chia and flax seeds, and sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners. Another benefit of a reset is that you will also focus on drinking more water & practicing self-care which helps to promote elimination and reduce stress levels which will greatly benefit your digestion.
To avoid these symptoms and effectively reset the body it is important to keep all of the body’s channels of elimination open and functioning well. A number of cleansing activities are recommended in my reset, beyond just changing your diet. The time and loving attention you devote to these activities for your body during your reset will greatly improve your health and ultimately, your results.
This program also offers a variety of nutrient dense, high fiber recipes conveniently planned for you, taking the guesswork out of wondering what is okay and not okay to eat. If you’ve read this article and you are convinced that you could benefit from a reset go here to get it now.
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