Cleanse

Plant New Seeds of Health In Spring

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Spring is an excellent time to extend your health and wellbeing plans in preparation for the coming months of summer. With each seasonal change, your health vibration needs to adjust to stay in rhythm with the newly emerging energies around you, from more light, the longer days, spring blossoms and spring fruit and vegetables; but we need to do our bit to support our minds and bodies to stay in synch. Think of it as looking after the garden that is your daily life, which needs constant tending with your loving attention to feed, weed and replant as necessary. 

For instance, lets consider supplements; do we need to take them? Why should someone who is eating a healthy balanced vegan diet even need to? Well in the course of my work, I have learnt that when we are consuming the best quality organic diet, we shouldn’t generally need to take supplements except for just two supplements that many of us may need in the form of vitamin B-12 and vitamin D, especially if we live in urban environments. And its not only vegans that need to take these supplements either, since these vitamins are not produced by our body.

Vitamin D is also called the sunshine vitamin since it’s a hormone made by the direct action of the suns rays on our skin. If we do not get enough exposure to the sun (at least 20 minutes daily), we are likely to become deficient. However both a deficiency and excess of vitamin D can cause health problems, so its best to get your levels checked so you know the level of supplementation required and do not over supplement. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and other vital functions like sleep and mood, skin and immune health. So that’s something you can schedule in along side your healthy, balanced diet.

Spring is also thought of as time to spring clean and many people use this time for an annual or bi-annual cleansing of your body. There are different levels and types of internal cleansing which you can observe, and this is my gentle invitation to you about a few ways you can prepare and get started.

1. Try a gentle restorative detox or cleanse - check out my two cleansing programmes at Sistahintheraw.com. Try to bring a positive mindset to this choice by seeing it as an opportunity to free your body of any cumbersome toxins, rather than as a restrictive pursuit. Be positive about your preparation for cleansing, consider the health benefits (explained in full in each programme) for improving your energy and overall health, and importantly, be gentle with yourself by not self-chastising for not being perfect.

2. Release and write – I’m a firm believer in the empowering practice of journaling. Create space in your life to let go by writing out any insights, experiences, fears, pains and emotions that you may be carrying around with you unnecessarily. You may find, as I often do, that further helpful insights arise from this process, casting a new light on the things written and deeper clarity and understanding on what you have shared with your notebook. A good question you could start with asking yourself is: “What’s something healthy that I did for myself today, that felt really good?”. Make it a regular habit if you can, the more you undertake writing about your emotions and experience’s etc. the easier it will become and the more you will be able to release.

3. Consider stress relief –  although experiencing stress is normal part of life, too much stress can result in anxiety, overeating and metabolic changes and can also play a big part in digestive problems. Trying a new exercise routine can help to relax your mind and body, allowing for conscious breathing when done properly. Join a class if it feels like too much to expect of yourself to do it on your own. A thirty minute walk helps strengthen bones, increases circulation and improves heart rhythms, while breathing exercises help to strengthen the respiratory system and increase oxygen to the brain. Breathing exercises can also reduce lethargy, anxiety and brain fog, its easy to stop whatever your doing and focus on your breath for a few moments, which can be extremely calming.

4. Take a holiday from continuous stimulation – we all know how addictive technology can be, so its a good idea to try minimising the time you spend on social media, on your phone, on headphones, tablet, TV and computers etc. Instead of carrying your phone around everywhere with you, leave it stationary in another room and check on it once every hour or so for messages. Use the extra time differently to engage in joyful pursuits like being outdoors in nature, meditation or singing while you do some housework!


5. Go on retreat or vacation - This has got to best way to step away everything from your normal daily life in order to recharge and rejuvenate. Scientific evidence shows that taking a holiday and a detox results in: strong and immediate impact on molecular networks associated with stress and immune function; makes you more resilient in the face of stress and more productive and engaged at work; being exposed to new and different experiences can actually boost your creativity! You’ll be able to gather your thoughts and return with more clarity and creativity to drive through to the life goals you’ve committed to.


You can boost the benefits from these tips by ‘sowing’ them into your daily self-gardening, self-care or wellbeing routine; they will add to your sense of achievement by elevating the commitment you have made to yourself to live a healthier, happier life. Remember that the secret to life long-term health, is to listen to your body and let it take care of you. As these protocols take root and grow, so too will the strength of your resolve towards your personal health and wellbeing excellence.

One Love,
Sistahintheraw x

Reference:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/feeling-it/201708/three-science-based-reasons-vacations-boost-productivity

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Sistahintheraw.com provides information on this website as an educational service. This website does not provide medical advice. The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. The contents of this web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. The products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications and medical conditions.  

How To Enjoy a Healthy Cleanse

Easy insurance for promoting longevity and reduced exposure to disease

Easy insurance for promoting longevity and reduced exposure to disease

Its common knowledge that most of us living in the western world, inhabit a toxic environment, sadly the air, the land, the water and the food we use are contaminated by the thousands of man-made environmental chemicals. While "the human body is perfectly capable of dealing with limited exposure to many of these toxins within a given time frame. However, once you come into contact with and ingest more of these toxins than you can cope with, your body has no choice but to store those toxins until a later date when hopefully you clean up your act. Typically, these toxins are stored in fat cells but they may also be stored in your muscles, organs, and other tissues." 

Your first step in promoting longevity and reducing the potential risk for disease, is for you to authentically embrace your true core values. Healing that is sparked by emotional strength, which empowers your immune system... this is why the cleansing process and healing process is an holistic undertaking, incorporating your mindset as well as physical processes.

While I was training to become a health educator at the Hippocrates Health Institute, I experienced my deepest cleanse to date, over three months, which was a profoundly life-changing process. I felt deeply cleansed and energised; I was clean from the inside out!
This rewarding experience inspired me to create a series of short cleansing programmes so that you can easily sample effective cleanse protocols. 

Incorporating cleansing activities into your wellbeing lifestyle does not have to be difficult or too demanding, however it is always dependant on your current specific health and wellbeing needs. You can ease yourself into the process via a step-by-step approach, unless your health needs dictate otherwise. Simple, yet effective protocols include:

  • 100% organic
  • 100% plant-based
  • 100% raw
  • 50% living foods (sprouts)

This kind of cleanse provides your body with maximised nutritional benefits for accessing nutrient dense food, that provides Alkalinity, Phytonutrients, Antioxidants, dietary Enzymes, Plant Fats, Vitamins and Minerals and dietary Fiber.

You can break these protocols down into manageable chunks if you like to get you started. Fasting, juicing, clean eating, cleansing diets, physical detox, self-care, mental and emotional health and spiritual grounding for health and wellbeing are all part of the cleansing and maintenance process. You can work on introducing each protocol individually into your wellbeing lifestyle, but combining them allows you to come up with "a super-charged package for enabling the body to restore its own natural vibrant health."

Generally speaking, increasing raw and living plant-based food in your diet, helps to provide you with:
• More energy
• Feeling lighter
• Greater overall well-being
• An abundance of nutrients
• Weight normalization over time
• Avoidance of hunger and deprivation

This diet helps your body to cleanse by feeding your body at the cellular level with what your body needs for health. It's not just another diet, but a healthful, delicious, and – most importantly – sustainable way of changing your eating habits that you can happily maintain for a lifetime! 

Cleansing is all about you eliminating toxins from your body through four physical channels:
breath, skin, urine and bowels.

When you fast, or eat 100% organic, plant-based, raw, and living foods the body has extra energy. You body uses that extra energy to release toxins out of the body faster. When the toxins start coming out more quickly than you can eliminate them through the normal channels, you can commonly get a cleansing reaction to this process. The best way to reduce or eliminate cleansing symptoms like these, is to give your four channels a little extra help. Helpful methods to use to accomplish that are:

  • Infrared sauna
  • Body brushing
  • Drinking lots of purified water and fresh green drinks
  • Drinking fresh wheatgrass juice
  • Fully chewing your food
  • Breathing exercises
  • Yoga
  • Exercise (any form)
  • A very warm Epsom salts bath
  • Steam room
  • Anything that makes you sweat a great deal (Jacuzzi, regular sauna, etc.)
  • A very warm powdered ginger bath
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Enemas and colon hydrotherapy
  • Rebounding
  • The Power of "I Can" visualisation techniques

By using some or all of these protocols you can reduce or completely eliminate any uncomfortable cleansing reactions. Thats exactly what I did, I used all of these methods (but you don't have to). I felt as though I was being given the most transforming gift. The reward for you from working through this process and getting all the toxins out, is a new, vibrant, radiant and healthy you!

As a welcomed bonus, I lost over 20 Ibs, dropped two dress sizes, improved my digestion, increased my energy several fold and felt supremely grounded and happy.

Here are some foods to avoid while cleansing

  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Milk products
  • Sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners
  • Coffee
  • Grains: wheat (bread, biscuits, cakes, pasta), rye, barley, oats, spelt and rice 
  • Dried fruit

I have devised a variety of short introductory, online cleansing programmes, which you can easily do at home, for a fraction of the usual cost. Use these 1, 3 and 5 day programmes to begin or continue your wellness journey, and experience and understand more fully, the benefits of what cleansing with a healthy living, raw food, plant-based lifestyle has to offer. 

Time to make your eyes sparkle and your skin glow. Immerse yourself in the process with an online programme, followed up with one-to-one mentoring. The new Sistahintheraw 24 hour Simple Cleanse Programme arrives for you this week, as part of my Self-Care month and is available until September 2017. Once you've got them. try repeating the programmes which is a great way to gain momentum and to reinforce your inspiration and commitment to change strategy.

Want to know if these programmes are for you?

Resource and Research:
http://hippocratesinst.org/general-detoxification-tonics

Living Food = Vibrant You - Create healthier habits, try out one of my online wellness programmes, register here

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE?
You can, as long as you include this complete statement with it: Anita McKenzie, is a Raw Soul Food and Holistic Health Lifestyle Mentor, she is founder of the brand "Sistahintheraw" and "Raw Soul Food" and a leading authority on Raw Food Life Success. If you're ready to jump-start your life, make healthier choices, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Sistahintheraw now atwww.sistahintheraw.com

Medical Disclaimer
Sistahintheraw.com provides information on this website as an educational service. This website does not provide medical advice. The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. The contents of this web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. The products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications and medical conditions.