It's that time again... As we near the beginning of a new year it seems like commercials and advertisements for detoxes, cleanses, weight loss programs, and so on are omnipresent. It screams to me "you need to punished for your holiday sins! Put yourself in food prison for all of December's reckless abandonment!". What I know to be true is that using these tools in an effort to correct, improve, or punish oneself will only backfire. How many of us have done a detox or cleanse only to end it with a huge cheeseburger and fries (HopDoddy anyone)?! The back and forth is more harmful to the body than the food itself.
Do I think it is important to cleanse? Yes, I believe as the seasons change, or with the beginning of a new year, it is wise to give the body a little help in renewing itself, but I want it to arise out of a compassionate desire to reach for better health, not as a quick fix to undue bad behaviors. I think it would be a great idea to cleanse with the new year, but be careful to recognize what is driving you to do so (love or punishment?).
We love these cleanse packets from Designs for Health because they provide the body a deeper cleanse naturally using the highest quality nutrients and extraction methods. If you decide to couple it with the food guidelines of our 10 day detox then you will reap the benefits of the synergy between food and herbs. As we all agree that the pressure to cleanse during this time of year is a tad redundant, I want to make sure that IF you decide that doing a cleanse is the right choice for you at this time, that you have access to the highest quality products and support. For this reason, we are offering 10% savings on our favorite cleanse packets throughout the month of december and January. Please consult your doctor before you do any sort of cleansing or supplement regimen.
So, to cleanse or not to cleanse? This is entirely up to you. What I wish for everyone during this eating season is a level of food consciousness that helps guide you through the holiday parties and gatherings. Let's all set the intention to reflect back on this holiday season and feel proud of the eating choices we have made. Let's all share the goal of having our bodies be the physical manifestation of how much we love and care for ourselves. Be good to yourself!
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