After my father passed I found myself wanting foods that I don’t usually eat and in large quantities, like a tub of chocolate mousse. Yes a tub. I knew something was going to need to shift to not allow the emotions that I was having cloud what I know as a health professional and what I know is good for me.
I decided to do a cleanse that I had researched but had not yet done. I gave myself one weekend to allow myself to have comfort foods- macaroni and cheese, chocolate ice cream, etc. All of these foods were dairy free and gluten free, but still not what I typically eat. Mainly because I believe in functional nutrition, food that directs health in the best direction possible.
That Monday, I started the 21 Day Cleanse program and it was one of the best decisions that I ever made. While I have done cleanses, this one allowed me to have not only raw foods, but also certain cooked foods. This can be an important option to have based on certain factors, like the climate that one lives in, and or the individual’s health. Doing this cleanse made me have to do food preparation, which I believe is one of the key obstacles to being healthy. And most of all, it allowed me to be in the reality of the major loss of my dad. Throughout the 3 weeks, my mind and skin became clearer and I slept more restfully. I just felt better.
I know this cleanse helped save me from a downward spiral of bad eating, which would have decreased my health and quality of life. Mainly because it helped me to be extra conscious of what I was eating at a time when I just wanted to use food to escape my grief. It helped my body to feel loved and it decreased my toxic load, which in turn helped me to feel more vital. This gave me the strength to face my pain cleanly. It allowed me to not just look at the loss of my dad, but more clearly look at all that I truly gained from being his daughter.
I’ve had the pleasure of observing other people do this same cleanse with many of the benefits that I experienced. Some additional benefits of the cleanse are improved digestion, and better weight management, including healthy weight loss.
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Love being a woman,