On Day 6 of your detox, you are most likely starting to feel some of the benefits beyond weight loss!
Those of you who have completed a cleanse before, have realized a variety of benefits and you are definitely feeling some now. But this may be quite a different experience for those new to cleansing. During a first cleanse, the ups and downs are going to be more pronounced.
So if this is your first detox, stay with it if you can. Some of these good things may be about to come your way!
Starting to Feel the Benefits*
- Mental clarity
- Boost in energy
- Riddance of excess waste in the body
- Strengthening of the immune system
- Healthier skin and hair
- Fresher breath
- Anti-aging effects
- Better sense of well-being
- Fewer illnesses
- Less bloating
- Blood sugar control
You breezed through the list above and said, “Yeah, yeah, great.” So here is the last benefit that you may not realize because you are so busy living your day-to-day life that the small tugs at your health go unnoticed. True vitality. To be truly well and vital means you don’t have headaches, aches and pains, indigestion, irregularity, interrupted sleep, belching, etc.
It may take you a few detox programs before you feel truly energized and vital. That’s okay. We all have different chemical makeups and metabolisms. Plug away at it. If you are committed, you will get there. One easy thing you can do post-detox is make your morning smoothie a detox smoothie. Simple! Just add a product like Thorne Research MediClear Plus to your smoothie, along with other organic ingredients. MediClear Plus contains the nutrients necessary for Phase I & Phase II detoxification. Plus, it has 32 grams of protein to sustain you.
I did also want to go back to the benefit of mental clarity experienced with detox. This Rodale News article mentions how brain fog is not considered a condition by the medical community; yet, it is a common occurrence among all age groups, not just the older population. There are many reasons for brain fog. Improper nutrition and toxic overload though are huge contributors.
I would be surprised if everyone did not experience some level of increased mental clarity after completing a detoxification program.
These are some great benefits for your long-term health … if you can be good to yourself for the long term! Just as with the benefit of weight loss, these benefits can’t last if you don’t maintain some of your healthier lifestyle changes.
We all know life gets in the way sometimes of eating healthy and limiting exposure to chemicals and toxins. Avoiding toxins should be at the top of your list as much as possible. At Natural Healthy Concepts we say “proper nutrition is the number one key to disease prevention.” I hope you believe that too after reading this detox series.
For more great information to help you stay on track, see our Workout Wednesday and Healthy Recipe Round-Up series and, of course, other articles on health tips and trending health topics.
Tomorrow we will wrap up the detox series with the topic of maintenance.
Good luck with your efforts today!
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