fruitMost of us know we need to detox or cleanse our systems, but we’re afraid to use a commercial product because we don’t know how it will affect us… and we’re also worried that we’ll need to be near a bathroom at all times.

The good news is that you can detox without having to purchase an expensive product you know nothing about.

The benefits of detoxification range from person to person, but you can expect to experience increased energy, better sleep, less pain, mental clarity, weight loss, and improved digestion with less gas and bloating. We have some ideas for a gentle, effective cleanse that are easy to do and won’t drastically alter how you live your life. Try this protocol for two weeks and see how you feel.

Increase your water intake.

For some, a good cleanse starts with lubricating the body by drinking more water. If you aren’t drinking enough right now, begin slowly. Try drinking an extra glass when you get up, at midmorning, an hour after lunch, and an hour after dinner (unless you eat fewer than four hours before you go to bed).

You will be going to the bathroom more often when you begin drinking more water, but you’ll feel more alive and refreshed.

Eat more veggies and fruits.

Buy a variety of fruits and vegetables, and then eat them throughout the day. Add Juice Plus + for even more nutrients. These foods will give you plenty of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber.

Avoid sugar and grains.

You’ll be amazed at how good you look and feel when you stop eating sugar, wheat pasta, chips, crackers, and the like. If you want bread and pasta, go to the health food store and try rice pasta or spelt bread. Better yet, use spaghetti squash for pasta and leave the bread completely alone for the two weeks.

Minimize red meat.

Eat more fish and poultry during your cleanse. Emphasize fruits and vegetables, and bake or poach any meat instead of frying it.

Cut out caffeine and alcohol.

Both are toxic to your body, and eliminating them for two weeks will give your liver a chance to heal. If you need help cutting them out, call us.

At Carolinas Natural Health Center, we offer traditional detox, along with detox massage and facials. If you are interested in what detox program may work best for you, call for more information at 704-708-4404, and ask for a free consultation. You will be thrilled with how much a simple detox program can change your life.