If you’re feeling tired or sluggish, it may be time to cleanse and detox your body.
Things like stress, poor diet, inactivity and environmental pollutants can build-up in your body over time and leave you with low energy and frequent bouts of illness.
Toxic build-up can even lead to inflammation and obesity.
Every year or so, it’s important to do a full body detox to clear your digestive tract and lymph nodes and get your body back into optimal shape!
Before The Cleanse…
In the days leading up to your cleanse, stop consuming dairy products. Dairy is slowly digested and contain unwanted antibiotics and hormones.
Recombinant bovine somatotropin, is a popular artificial growth hormone that increases milk production and is illegal in Canada and many European countries but is commonly used in the USA (1).
Cut Back On The Meat
It’s also a good idea to completely restrict or at least reduce your consumption of meat, poultry and fish during the cleanse.
USDA researchers have found that eating 2 ounces of chicken per day—the equivalent of a third to a half of a boneless breast—exposes a consumer to 3 to 5 micrograms of inorganic arsenic, the element’s most toxic form (2).
Daily exposures to lower levels of arsenic have been associated with skin, respiratory and bladder cancers.
Meat, dairy and fish also contain dioxin, a highly toxic and carcinogenic compound which can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage to the immune system, and can interfere with hormones (3).
Nearly 95 percent of your dioxin exposure comes in the concentrated form of meat, fish, and dairy products, because when you eat animal products, the dioxin that animals have built up in their bodies (through environmental exposure and contamination of their feed) is absorbed into your own (4).
The night before your cleanse, drink a cup of herbal laxatives to flush out your intestines to give your body a fresh start.
Make sure that you have whole food, vegetarian options for your meals to come. You should not be eating any processed foods, sugar, fish, meat of any kind or dairy throughout your cleanse.