If you speak with ten people a few days before New Years, you will note that 9 out of 10 people will tell you that they want to get the health in order. Some want to lose weight, while others want to simply make their diet more healthy – they want to eat more fruits, less junk and overall develop a healthier outlook towards life.
The new year is a great time to start anew and if you too are looking for ways to get your mind, body and soul in shape, it is a must to start with a detox. A detox will help you flush out all the harmful chemicals and toxins from your body. While most of us would indulge in a detoxification routine once or maybe twice in a year, there are ways in which you can help yourself by doing it on a daily basis.
If you suffer from the following, it is possible that you can benefit from a detox. The signs include: digestive problems like constipation, fatigue, headaches and migraines, infertility, hormone imbalances, mood swings, anxiety, depression, brain fog, difficulty in concentrating, you may have been diagnosed with autoimmune diseases, cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome and muscle and joint pain.
Keeping toxins away from your body is the first step towards leading a detoxified life. For this you will have to pay close attention to the food you eat, the air you breathe and the water that your body absorbs. A guided cleanse with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist can indeed help you turn your life around in the new year.
What Should You Eat, What Should You Avoid?
Foods that are rich in nutrients like vitamins and minerals are a must, you should consume fresh fruits and vegetable and animal protein that is of high quality to strengthen your immune system and also clean your gut. Foods that are toxic include: caffeine, gluten, dairy and alcohol. These foods may not destroy your system when consumed in moderation, but in excess, they can be a harbinger of trouble.
These toxic foods will increase your chances for illness and inflammation by weakening your immune system. If you are a fan of tuna or any other fish that are high in mercury, you should avoid them as you do not want to expose your body to any more heavy metals.
If you indeed wish to avoid toxins from entering your body, the list below explains what you should avoid and what you should choose:
1) Avoid: Any kind of packaged Foods
2) Choose: Foods that are wholesome like high quality animal protein and fruits and vegetables.
3) Avoid: Foods like dairy and foods that contain gluten, they tend to be inflammatory.
4) Avoid: Foods that are high in GMO like soy, corn and canola oil.
5) Choose: Organic Foods
6) Avoid: Fish like atlantic Salmon, grouper, tuna and swordfish as they are high in mercury.
Are You Consuming enough of Good Quality Water?
Water is very essential to the detoxification process and to overall health as well. Each and every cell of the human body needs water in the right quantity to function well, therefore it is very important that you pay attention to the quality of water that you are consuming on a daily basis. Be careful about how you store your water. Stay away from using plastic bottles as it can contaminate the water. Make sure the water you use at home to drink and cook is filtered and toxin free.
In the New Year promise yourself good health and happiness. Start by speaking with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist so that you can have access to foods that can bring great health. You could also choose to speak with a Homeopath to learn about ways in which you can use herbal and natural remedies to detoxify your system regularly.