Even though it is cool outside spontaneously, I decided to do a juice cleanse this week. I felt it was time. Usually I try to fast when the seasons change and this timing felt right.
My body tells me it needs to take a break from food through various signs. Weight gain, body odor, skin texture, energy level (especially in the morning), less flexibility are all signs that show me the body has some cleaning up to do. That is the beautiful thing about the body doing its work naturally. Natural hygiene is a concept that I read about years ago when I was struggling to find solutions for my cystic acne. Natural hygiene is the concept that the body cleans itself if we allow it to do its work. In our western culture though we tend to inundate our bodies with excess sugar, flour, calories and stuff! We all do it from time to time but its ok in moderation IF we allow time for cleansing. It’s helps our organs clean up and get back on track. It’s almost like hitting the restart button.
I have to be honest though. Fasting/detoxing is not the easiest from day 1 to 2 and should be partnered with a professional. I am on day 3 and feeling awesome! Give thanks.
You will notice certain things surface the first two days like mild to strong headaches, raised temperature followed by lower temperatures, skin eruptions, a coating on the tongue and perhaps excess mucus in the nasal passages and back of throat. You might think, oh my, I do not want any of that. Think again. All these are positive signs that the body is doing its work of cleansing out toxins. Your body will thank you later. The result will be glowing skin, weight reduction, stronger immunity, degenerative disease prevention, and so on….
I had a tough time fasting in the beginning, but I kept reading about the benefits of purifying the body and kept trying and now fasting has integrated as an important part of my life. In the beginning I had built up so much toxicity that fasting made me really sick. With faith and perseverance, I now see a bit of light and each time my experience is very different.
Nature provides us everything that we need in abundance. It’s like a grand architect has designed every cycle with the utmost perfection. The billions of molecular shift occurring each second is a perfect example of this. The creation of life from conception to fetus to the birth of a child. Truly amazing. I am in awe of these natural processes and respect them.
Today my juice combo:
1 head of celery
2 1″ burdock roots
1/2 a lemon
Juice in a Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer, Snow White juicer, strain and enjoy.