Do You Need To Cleanse?
How do you know when it’s time to free your body of accumulated toxins and other waste material?
We all like to jump in the shower each morning to feel clean and refreshed. What we don’t often think about, is that it is important for us to keep clean on the inside as well as the outside. To detoxify, is to clean our internal organs from a toxin or pollution. Toxicity occurs in the body when we consume a substance more than we can use or eliminate. From time to time it is beneficial to open our channels of elimination and get rid of all those stored toxins.
Exposure to toxins comes from the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Chemicals such as pesticides, xenoestrogens as well as stimulants like sugar, caffeine, alcohol, drugs, cigarettes all compromise our body’s natural balance – called homeostasis.
Making poor food choices and overeating can cause sluggishness and fatigue. The organs that can become overloaded with toxicity are the liver, gallbladder, kidneys and skin. Cleansing these organs can lead to rejuvenation. Once the body has been cleansed, the immune response will be enhanced. The body will then be better equipped to ward off sickness in the future.
People often feel more relaxed, creative, conscious and are able to handle stress better after detoxification as well as experiencing an improvement in digestion, sleep and overall improvement in their health.
Are You Suffering From Toxic Overload?
- Are you constantly tired?
- Is your skin spotty or dull?
- Are you constipated?
- Do you have dark circles under your eyes?
- Are your eyes and hair dull?
- Do you suffer from headaches?
- Do you have achy joints?
- Do you have sinus problems?
- Do you suffer from night sweats?
- Do you suffer from flatulence?
- Do you have abdominal bloating and water retention?
- Do you have cellulite?
- Do you have body odor?
- Do you have problems sleeping?
- Do you have problems concentrating?
- Do you suffer from mood swings, or anxiety?
- Do your muscles ache for no apparent reason?
- Do you suffer from skin problems or eczema?
- Do you suffer from stress?
- Do you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome?
If you suffer from any of the symptoms above then now may be a good time for you to consider my 14 Day Eat Real Food Cleanse which is very gentle and will help support your body through the winter months. Click here for more info on my upcoming program starting next week
Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Herbs or Tomato Sauce
1 ½ cups vegetable broth
2 large sprigs rosemary
2 large sprigs sage
1 (3-5lb) spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
2 Tbsp butter or olive oil
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375. Pour broth into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Bruise rosemary and sage sprigs with the back of a knife and toss into broth. Arrange squash in dish, hollow sides down and roast until rind gives easily when pressed and flesh is just tender, 35 – 40 minutes. (Be careful not to overcook squash since it will become too soft and soggy.)
Transfer squash to a large plate, hollow sides up and set aside until cool enough to handle.
Using a fork, scrape squash out of rinds and transfer to a large bowl, add butter, parsley, salt and pepper and toss gently. Alternatively, pour tomato sauce on top. Serve immediately, perhaps with a fresh salad or steamed greens with olive oil and garlic.