A cleanse can be about connecting with your Self: deepening your relationship with the foods you choose to eat, increasing self-awareness, calling in gentle-ness... breathing, and taking a step to move out of habits you have been wanting to change.
Many traditional cultures, systems of healing and spiritual practices encourage cleansing to lighten the load on our liver, gallbladder, spleen, and to purify the blood. Cleanses can also be used in the most literal sense: to cleanse toxins you are exposed to on a daily basis through alcohol, pollution, smoking, municipal water, genetically modified foods and pesticides, xenoestrogens, stress, and so much more. Even if you live a super ‘clean’ lifestyle, there are always benefits to detoxing, and reconnecting with self through this awareness raising process.
Through cleansing, clients and the ancient texts have reported:
- Increased energy, focus and concentration
- Weight loss
- Improved digestion
- Clearer skin
- Easier, deeper sleep
- Reduced pain, aches and inflammation
- Improved fertility
- A better overall mood and outlook on life, and a greater balance to moods
- A chance to learn which foods you are sensitive or allergic to
So many of the popular cleanses scare the heck out of me. I don't find much "health" in fasting, or depriving your body of the nutrients it needs for optimal health: we are happiest when we are eating to satiety, loving our food choices and feeling nourished by our choices.
As a member of a group cleanse, I will guide you through a gentle, loving detox in which you will not feel deprived or hungry, but rather, will feel a new sense of energy and abundance. Cleansing with me is about adding in the things that nourish us deeply, and not about missing: you're too full of cauliflower-crust pizza with cashew cheese to miss anything but feeling lousy. And we will do it together in an on-line community, working side-by-side. Give yourself the gift of attending to your ever-healing, amazing body.
New Years Group starts Monday Jan 4th, 2016. Join us.
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Heart Beets Holistic. Because Food is Foundational.