On the eve of the new year many are creating a long list of resolutions. At the top of the list is weight loss for most of the American public. This New Year take control of your weight by taking control of your digestion.
Digestion doesn't necessarily just work because its a natural body function. There are many factors that affect digestion or rather the lack there of. A large number of chief complaints to general practitioners are directly related to digestion issues. Some of the best selling pharmaceuticals are related to digestion. Complaints such as weight gain, migraines and frequent headaches, acid reflux, heart burn, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, and the list goes on and on.
Completing a detox once a quarter or at the turn of the season is great way to ramp up your digestion and shed those extra pounds. Detox aides in weight loss by cleansing the liver and kidneys, which are the filters for everything that we consume. When the liver is stock piled with toxins the body begins to hold on to unwanted weight, and causes a myriad of additional health problems.
The best way to detox is with whole foods. So hold the expensive pills and crazy concoctions, and take drive to the local market for everything you need. The composition of every good detox is simplification. The basis of a healthful detox is a simple elimination diet. Remove gluten, meat, dairy, and sugars (except natural fruits and veggies). Detox can be completed anywhere from 3 to 21 days. No need to starve yourself you can eat whole, delicious foods. Basically a vegan diet for the chosen length of detox. Consuming a plant diet for these days will allow the body to reset, regain pH balance and refill needed vitamin, mineral, and fiber levels. Drinking plenty of water, eating a variety of vegetables (all colors especially green), fruits, nuts, seeds, and legumes, will provide your body with the perfect detoxification. The diet should be accompanied by sufficient water consumption as well. Two major reasons for digestion disfunction are lack of dietary fiber and poor water consumption. Detox allows the body to reset and reestablished digestion as nature intended.
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. Happy New Year, and make detox a resolution.