Spring Cleaning For Our Body

Spring Cleaning For Our Body

As the seasons change, many of us are motivated to do 'spring cleaning' in our homes and gardens. The same need applies to our bodies… right?

 

YES!!

 

Just like our homes, offices, and kitchens are more efficient when they are decluttered and cleaned, so it is with our bodies. When the body is detoxified, it can function more efficiently and gain resilience. 

 

Decluttered of what you ask? Clean what exactly?

I am glad you asked!!

 

When we declutter our home we are getting rid of things that have built up and collected over time, junk, and things we don’t use… once again the same principle applies.

 

Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. 

When these systems are compromised, impurities aren't properly filtered and the body is adversely affected. Physicians have been seeing increasing symptoms of toxicity in their patients over the last few decades. 

Detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.

 

Spring is upon us, a perfect time of year for detoxification.

The best way to start is to drink more water! 

            

Hydration is SO important for ALL body functions and is overlooked too often. 

In my opinion, there is no point in attempting any fancy detox program if you are not FIRST drinking enough water... it's easy and will save you money instead of costing you money- now that is a win-win!!

Don't like the taste of water? Find it hard to drink enough?  Check out my blog post Drinking Enough Water?


 Are you ready to DETOX YOUR BODY?? 

Share what you will do this week to detox your body!

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Drinking Enough Water?

Drinking Enough Water?

There was a point in time I had to actually train myself to drink water...

I didn’t grow up drinking water- that was something we used to clean with– not to drink. Lol. I didn’t like the taste of it, I didn’t want to drink as much as I should because I just wasn’t “thirsty”.

Where did not drinking enough land me? 

In the hospital with kidney stones. Apparently, I like to learn things the hard way. It also added to my autoimmune issues. Sluggishness, Fatigue, toxic load…

So many of us are living in a state of chronic dehydration. (and many aren’t even aware) This can create sooo many symptoms. We need water not just liquids! 

Our minimum goal should be half our weight in ounces each day. (so if you weigh 150lbs you should consume at least 75 ounces) this is a minimum- if you are already in a state of stress or are physically active you NEED more. 

When I find myself not drinking enough (it is still a challenge) I will increase my liquid intake with smoothies and soups too- but water is still a must. I go back and train myself to drink water!

How do I train myself to drink more water?

I will set a timer and drink 6-8 ounces each hour. At the beginning (after my kidney stones) I would set a 30-minute timer and drink 2-4 ounces each time because it was literally challenging for me to drink even that amount. 

I had to work my self up. All you can do is start where you are and keep moving forward. We want sustainable changes, not ones that only last a day or two.

Don’t like the taste of water? 

Try infusing your water with fresh fruit, cucumbers or Young Living Vitality Oils! 

My favorite is seltzer water with lime vitality oil.. 

My daughter loves the grapefruit vitality oil and citrus fresh vitality oil 

Hubby? He uses lemon, lavender & peppermint almost every day in his water because it also helps keep his airways open and him breathing easily.


HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU DRINK??

Love this info? You will love my guide "5 Ways Less is More" check it out here!