Do you feel like you need a detox or a juice cleanse? Are you ready to rid your body of toxins? I have great news for you about a FREE detox program: It's called your liver and kidneys, and these fantastic organs do this job for you all day, every day.
Truthfully, the only people who actually need a detox or cleanse are people with serious medical conditions like kidney failure, whose "cleanse" involves sitting hooked up to a dialysis machine for hours while their blood is filtered and cleaned. Turns out this is significantly less glamorous than walking around with an $11 bottle of green juice.
So why are we hearing so much about juice cleanses, detoxes, even colonics? There is a growing industry capitalizing on our poor dietary habits, our inactive lifestyles, our constant search for the quick fix, and a lack of general understanding of how our bodies works.
If you know someone who's done a cleanse--or if you've done one yourself--you know about that euphoric feeling. You may have heard (or said) "I can feel the vitamins from my juice hitting my bloodstream and delivering amazing energy!" Actually, that feeling is a sugar rush. Yep, vegetable juice separated from fibrous skin, pulp and seeds is a fast hitting sugar. After a couple days of a detox, you may feel lighter, maybe you even drop a couple pounds. But once the routine ends, unless you've reformed your eating habits, the weight comes back and so does that bleh feeling.
I'm not knocking an occasional juice—a fresh, cold-pressed beet-carrot-ginger juice is a serious treat! But don't fall into the cycle of starve, drop weight, return to bad habits, regain weight and repeat.
Your body is not something dirty and toxic that needs a hosing down.
Your body is a marvel full of incredible systems that function best when you fuel it well with real food and move it often.
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