October 2011 Healthy Bliss
A regular detox allows the internal organs to catch up on housework.
Day by day through the process of cleansing, a feeling of rejuvenation takes place in the body and mind. Once someone feels this new sense of balance and natural health, they instinctively know that fasting is a good thing.
No one can do this for you - it's a personal choice and requires nothing but a strong willpower and dedication.
Have you planned your yearly detox yet? If not, it's time!
The Physician Within
'Everyone has a doctor within himself.
We just have to help it work.
The natural healing force
within each one of us
is the greatest force in getting well.'
-Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine
How to Improve Your Detox
'Fasting helps reverse the ageing process
for a healthier and longer life.'
-James Balch, M.D., Co-Author
Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing
Taking the time to do a detox is a commitment to health. The money spent is an investment in your future. Energies used to travel are well worth the effort. Finally, you have the opportunity to recharge, rebuild, cleanse and heal. With a 'reboot,' moving forward, you can continue with positive change in all areas of your life.
With all things considered, don't you want to get the most out of your detox?
A few simple tips can help you maximize your results.
Eliminate Salt for 1-week before
Don't forget to do your work at home. It doesn't matter how mant fasts you've done; everyone needs to prepare correctly for a detox just the same.
For at least 7 days before the start of your program, eliminate all salt from the diet. Keep in mind that most salt is hidden in foods and not actually added. Look out for restaurant food, airplane food, sauces, salad dressings, curries, pickled foods and packaged snacks.
Having no salt in the diet allows the body to start loosening built-up plaque and toxins in the colon. A no-salt diet for 14 days as a pre-cleanse is ideal, but at a minimum, try to commit to 7 days. By doing so, you will maximize your results during the detox.
Bring Herbal Teas
Most detox programs offer various fresh juices in addition to herbs and detox drinks. They also allow for herbal teas using fresh or dried herbs, but often charge more for tea or may not mention that organic herbal teas are permitted. Herbal teas support the organs during the cleansing process, and even better, they provide a nice flavor to enjoy while fasting!
Be sure to buy organic and bring a variety of flavors to choose from. Peppermint or ginger tea are great for nausea. Turmeric tea is very cleansing for the liver and tastes delicious! Parsley or uva ursi tea help to support the kidneys. Juniper berry tea is excellent for the heart and circulation. Coriander tea supports heavy metal detoxification. All can be bought as dried tea bags at any local health food store.
Avoid Gossip, Drama & Violence
Many people successfully achieve the physical act of detox, but leave behind the emotional and spiritual sides. I can't even count how many nights over the years that I've seen a tv room packed with fasters, all eyes fixed on a horror flick or violent drama. How can the body let go and heal when the mind is being distracted with such images?
Be careful, especially when doing a detox, to avoid negative talk, images, news and events. The body is so sensitive while cleansing. The more you surround yourself with positive energy, motivational stories, happy people and inspiring thoughts, the more your body, mind and spirit will benefit.
Negative energies can attach to toxins in the body. The more you let go of those thoughts, the deeper you can go in your cleansing. It's true! For more information on the science of this, I recommend Bruce Lipton's Biology of Belief of Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life.
Get Adequate Rest
Most detox programs offer a full day of activities to choose from, including meditation, yoga, group walks, tai chi, chi gung, pilates, water therapy, massage, colonics, nutrition talks and more. It's easy to get quickly overwhelmed with all the choices, and you may actually find yourself feeling stressed, trying to run from one program to the next.
Be sure to listen to your body and make time for yourself, even if that means skipping a few activities. The more you rest during your detox, the more the body can internalize its energy and go deeper into healing. As Daniel Reid says in the book Tao of Detox, 'Save you breath.'
Try to spend at least one hour a day on your own, reading a book or listening to music, without talking to or engaging with others. Getting back in touch with yourself is one of the great benefits of doing a cleanse.
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You can easily optimize your cleanse with your choice of thoughts and words. Be sure to spend a few minutes each day focusing on what you want to achieve as a result of doing the detox. Visualize yourself at home in a continued state of excellent health, high energy and balanced spirit.
Affirmations really help in training the mind to think positive thoughts. On the first day of your retreat, write 10 affirmations of things, people or feelings that you would like to have in your life. You can write them in the form, "I am..." or "I have..." Every day, spend 5-10 minutes alone, repeating your affirmations to yourself. You are creating an energy of success that the physical body will have to follow!
Some examples include: "I am healthy, balanced and strong." "I attract positive, loving people and relationships into my life." "I make the best choices for my health and my body every day in every way." "I love myself and others love and support me too."
Featured Raw Food Recipe
Are you getting enough variety in your diet?
Asparagus salad with Asian sauce
Combine the asparagus, onion, zucchini, red pepper in a salad bowl and toss.
1 pound raw asparagus cut in 3/4 inch pieces
1 small onion thinly sliced
1 small zucchini thinly sliced
Julienne cut 1 red capsicum or red bell pepper
Serve with Asian dressing sauce.
Blend well and pour over the asparagus.
4 Tbsp. Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids
1 Tbsp. grated ginger
1 Tbsp. raw honey
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of ground cumin
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Your Total Reset Detox with Jennifer!
13 - 20 November 2011 at the Dead Sea in Israel
Join Jennifer and Avital Dotan for a Women’s Only Juice Fast Retreat and Detox in Israel this November, 2011.
What better place for healing than at the magical Dead Sea,
in the ancient Holy Land itself!
Inspirational and informative talks on natural nutrition and your ‘food life’ post detox will be offered by Jennifer. Every day a different topic will build on the information learned from the day before, focusing strongly on how to continue making positive change after your cleanse.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit smoking, de-stress, eat better foods, increase raw foods, balance lifestyle, handle social and family pressures or simply to learn more about nutrition, you will benefit from each of the daily nutrition talks. She will also be available for private consults and individual Iridology Analyses.
A fast is the best gift you can give yourself. And you deserve the very best in life, so why not start now?
Featured Superfood: Hemp Seed
For those of you looking to increase healthy proteins in your diet, this is the superfood for you. Hemp seeds are sold either whole or in powder form. They are perfect to add to your morning Green Breakfast Smoothie or you after work-out Fruit Smoothie Blend. You can also sprinkle them on salads or fresh fruit.
Hemp seeds are naturally a fantastic protein source. They contain all of the essential amino acids, are highly digestible, and are one of the highest sources of complete protein of all plant-based foods. Hemp also has a very well-balanced ratio of essential fatty acids (EFAs) – Omega 3, 6, and 9 – which are excellent for cardiovascular health and promote a strong immune system (among many other benefits). A great source of dietary fiber, magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium, hemp is a true superseed.
This remarkable superfood has more than 3.5 grams of protein per tablespoon in powder form. Now that's some raw food vegan power!
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I look forward to hearing from you,
seeing your progress,
and celebrating your success!
Gratitude, Blessings & Detox Love,