There are many reasons why people choose to cleanse:
On some level, most people will do a cleanse because they realise that through avoidable and unavoidable lifestyle factors their bodies have built up toxins that they want to be free of.
Our bodies are fabulous machines, but like our cars, sometimes they need an extra bit of love and attention. We have wonderful processes within our body to constantly cleanse and remove toxins, to maintain a level of balance and vibrant health… but what happens when we get out of balance, and put in more toxins than your fabulous body is able to cope with?
When your body is creating or taking in more toxins than it can eliminate it starts storing them in your cells and fat tissues (think cellulite!), to keep them out of the way of your vital bodily functions. The more toxins you take in, the more they store up and if you don’t take the time to clear them out now and again your body stops functioning as well and can end up in a toxic state.
You, like most people in the modern world, may be familiar with some of the ways this can make you feel… tired, grumpy, low energy, unmotivated, bad skin, unhealthy hair, dull eyes, and just feeling a bit “blah”… sound familiar? Being in a constant toxic state can also contribute to more serious health problems such as cancer, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, liver dysfunction, autoimmune illness, hormonal imbalances, and skin conditions.
Your body is constantly exposed to toxins. Some of these toxins are created by normal and necessary metabolic processes within your body that creates waste as part of the manufacturing process. These are known as metabolic or endogenous toxins. The other toxins that we are exposed to are environmental or exogenous toxins, so toxins that came from outside our body. These include pollution and other chemicals in the air that we don’t have that much control over (unless we move to a pristine part of the country), and it also includes food, water and skin/beauty/health products that we certainly do have control over.
Your body is designed to constantly cleanse and remove toxins out of your body. Most toxins are broken down in your liver then eliminated via your kidneys, colon, skin, lungs, and mucus linings in your nose and ears, so basically every time you pee, poop, get a pimple, sweat, blow your nose or on a more pleasant note, breathe. During a period of cleansing, because your body is not expending energy on digestion, more energy is given to these detoxification and repair processes to get your body ship shape and back in balance.
Why Juice Cleanse?
There are many different ways to cleanse your body, and cleansing traditions have been used throughout history and throughout many different cultures around the world. The cleanse we would like to share with you is a juice cleanse. Juice cleanses are a powerful way to cleanse whilst still providing your body with a bountiful supply of nutrients to nourish your cells.
Here are some of the reasons why juice cleanses are so powerful:
Congratulations for taking the step ... all that may have sounded a bit heavy and serious, but we feel that it is important that you understand the cleanse process, so in those “why the heck am I doing this?!?” moments you will have something to return to…
But how about returning to this thought…“Because I love myself and live the life I love!” (until I’m 150 because I’m so ridiculously healthy and vibrant!)