Companies are always advertising the latest “detox” or “cleanse” that you should purchase. They purport to have the perfect combination of ingredients to cleanse your system, prepare your body for weight loss or to make you healthier. As a nutrition specialist, I am letting you all know that it is a bunch of hogwash! You should also know that every time I see some company post about their version of a “magic detox”, I immediately start fighting the air and cursing! But never fear. I am here to give to you the ULTIMATE CLEANSE recipe. I’ll go one step further… I am going to give you this recipe FREE OF CHARGE and I actually encourage you to share this with all of your friends and family. Are you ready??????
1. One healthy LIVER
2. Two healthy KIDNEYS (two are best… however you can enjoy the modified cleanse with only one)
3. One healthy SPLEEN
That’s it! No blenders, juicers, manufacturers, stores, exotic and expensive ingredients needed.
Take care of these organs and these organs will offer you the best cleanse that money CAN’T buy!! Let’s quickly look at the functions of each of these wonderful organs and what you should do to keep them healthy…shall we?
LIVER – One of the livers many functions is to monitor the contents of the blood and remove many potentially toxic substances before they can reach the rest of the body. So basically, your liver, when healthy, is on a 24 hour 7 days per week seek and destroy mission when it comes to harmful toxins in your body. The only payment your liver asks of you in return is to keep it healthy by:
- Not drinking a lot of alcohol
- Maintaining a healthy diet and get regular exercise
- Staying away from medicines which can be harmful
- Being aware of hepatitus and how it’s spread
- Not touching or breathing in toxins
KIDNEYS – The kidneys remove waste and extra water from the blood which is then released from the body in the form of urine. It is very important that we treat our kidneys well and keep them healthy. Here is how we do this:
- Lose weight (if you are overweight)
- Limit alcohol intake
- Drink water
- Choose healthy foods
- Cutback on salt intake
- Keep cholesterol and blood pressure at target levels
- If you have diabetes, control your blood glucose levels
- Don’t smoke
SPLEEN – The spleens functions includes filtering the blood and helps the body fight against infection. To keep a healthy spleen, best things you can do are:
- Eat a healthy diet which consists of a variety of nutrients
- Drink water
- Consume raw fruits and vegetables
Now look, I know that what I am saying may go against EVERYTHING you may know or have been taught… but I promise you it’s true. Aside from making you feel like you are doing something good for yourself, or perhaps feeling a bit lighter… there is absolutely no scientific proof that would substantiate that “detoxing” or “cleansing” does anything for your body beyond what a healthy body can do for itself. My advice is to save your money and use it to purchase some fruits, vegetables, nutrient rich and high fiber carbs, lean cuts of protein or perhaps an additional exercise class. In the long run, this is what you will need to ensure that your body is receiving your daily detox for life!
You already have the ultimate built in detoxifying system. Your job is to keep it healthy for years to come.
Until next time,
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