We are exposed to thousands of toxins a day and hyper-palatable foods that easily drive up our blood sugar and therefore tax the liver. Doing a quarterly or bi-annual detox with real food and detox-supporting supplements is a healthy and good practice. Cleanse your food regimen and lifestyle with Kel this Spring with her 14-day program to help reset your palette, replenish your energy, and give you a healthy foundation going into warmer weather.
Signs You Need to Cleanse
- You’ve recently lost more than 10% of your body weight (which can create estrogen dominance)
- Your weight loss has plateaued
- You feel generally fatigued, especially at 3 pm each day
- You wake up frequently at night
- Your appetite or bowel movements are irregular
- You have high morning blood sugars
- You are in a food and nutrition rut, and your tastebuds could use a reset
Even with cautious buying, we are being exposed to toxins daily with pesticides, scents, water, plastics, and more. Toxins can contribute to fatigue or difficulty sleeping, indigestion and other temporary gastrointestinal upset, food cravings and weight gain, reduced mental clarity, low libido, skin issues, and joint discomfort.
Our bodies produce waste toxins known as endogenous toxins simply by functioning. Our bodies also encounter external (exogenous) toxins or chemicals made outside the body. Exposure to these toxins can overburden a system’s natural ability to detoxify.
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Ten Benefits of a Spring Cleanse
- Rids of any toxins and excess waste in your body
Cleansing your body can give you a lighter feeling by getting rid of any toxins and waste that could sit on your body. It energizes your body by giving a break from processing all the sugar, fat, artificial additives, and flavors, and replacing them with vital nutrients that you’ve been lacking. Also, drinking enough water can facilitate fluent circulation and the removal of toxins and waste.
- Safe and healthy weight loss with healthy changes
Many of my clients shed weight after the cleanse. This is due to supporting our fat-burning organ, the liver, and eating in a way that works with our hormones.
- Boost Immune System
When you detox the body, you are giving rest to your organs while replenishing them with the essential nutrients it requires. Your body will be able to absorb and utilize nutrients better and your organs would function at their optimal state, resulting in a stronger immune system.
- Healing a Leaky Gut
Many people don’t realize how a leaky gut may be responsible for a huge variety of health issues: various digestive problems like constipation and bloating, skin issues, fatigue, food sensitivities, allergies, autoimmune conditions, mood disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. A cleanse helps heal a leaky gut as well as protect your gut against further damage.
- Prevent Chronic Disease
The more inflammation you have in your body, the more at risk you are for chronic disease. Cleansing reduces the inflammation in our bodies and encourages an environment where chronic disease cannot thrive. On top of that, you are more likely to grow healthy eating habits when you have a healthy gut. Eating a healthy plant-forward (with quality protein!) diet can also attribute to lowering the risk of having chronic diseases in the long term.
- Improved Skin
Skin is the largest organ in your body, so it makes sense that detoxing your body would enhance your skin. All the processed foods with excessive sugar, fat, preservatives, and extra chemicals can make your skin worse by causing more inflammation that also impedes the skin’s renewal process. By cutting out all the ‘junk’ foods, removing sources of inflammation, and feeding your skin with a wide range of vitamins and minerals, your skin will be happy and shiny.
- Anti-Aging Benefits
Much of aging is caused by an accumulation of molecular and cellular damage that is accelerated when the body is under stress or inflammation, and a cleanse is a perfect way to slow the aging process. Kel’s 14-Day Cleanse also provides vital nutrients with antioxidant properties that are known to prevent and slow down the aging process.
- Mental Clarity
Many of the foods filled with excessive sugar, fat, and chemicals can cause you to feel “heavy” and lethargic ending up affecting the quality of your thinking. Taking a break from eating processed or inflammatory foods by doing a cleanse can boost your mental health while lowering symptoms of depression.
- Sleep Better
Not only does detox help you feel lighter and better during the day, but it also may help you sleep better, too. The Spring cleanses aid in reducing inflammation in your body while nourishing with appropriate nutrients. During the program, your body is not suffering from deprivation of nutrients, rather, it can absorb and process adequate nutrients in a practical way. Restful sleep heals and recharges your body so that your body functions well and you feel better.
- Better Fasting Blood Sugar Control
Last but not least, detoxing your body yields better fasting blood sugar control. As the organs go through a break from being hard-working, they reset to their optimal state to function. This means that your body becomes better at managing your blood sugar levels.
Blood Sugar & Liver Health
The liver is the largest internal organ in our body that performs more than 500+ tasks to keep us healthy. One of its primary functions includes regulating the blood glucose metabolism keeping blood glucose within the ‘normal range’! The key to having good control of blood sugar is to keep our liver healthy. Vice versa is also true that bad control of blood sugar (high blood sugar) can make our liver fat and inflammatory. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a broad term consisting of a range of liver conditions that are caused by the accumulation of extra fat in the liver without significant alcohol consumption. There has been a strong association between insulin resistance and NAFLD, raising the incidence of NAFLD among people with T2D by 55.5%1. A recent meta-analysis estimated that overall NAFLD prevalence in adults with T1D is at 22%2. As of now, there are no approved medications to cure NAFLD but controlling blood sugar constantly may help decrease the risk of disease progression and complications3.
Is Nutrition Important During Metabolic Detoxification?
The detoxification system is highly dependent on proper nutrient support for optimal functioning. This product provides significant amounts of protein and key amino acids including those required for conjugation enzymes (phase II enzymes). It’s a good source of fiber and magnesium among other vital nutrients.
Fasting or poor nutritional support during a detoxification program has many adverse health effects, including decreased energy production, brain fog, mood and sleep difficulties, and a breakdown of lean tissue. Detoxification is an energy-dependent process, and maintenance of an adequate energy supply is crucial.
So, in simple terms, Kel’s meal plan provided with this 2-week program is full of color, nutrition and is not a program focused on a calorie deficit.
Additional Ways to Cleanse Your Body Beyond Food
- Epsom Salt Baths
- Sounder Sleep
- Cleanse the Clutter in Your Personal Space
- Cleanse Your Inbox
- Fujii, H., & Kawada, N. (2020). The role of insulin resistance and diabetes in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21(11), 3863. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms21113863
- Vries, M. Westerink, J., Kaasjager, K., & Valk, H. W. (2020). Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 105(12),3842–3853. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgaa575
- Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. (n.d.). Johns Hopkins Medicine. Retrieved 2022, from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease