Health and wellness
I have had so many people over the last few months ask me what I think of cleanses ad if they are worth all the work. The fasting, the non-stop bathroom visits, spending your day dreaming of food, downing gallons of water, herbs and teas that taste like the inside of an old shoe, ingesting more fruits and veggies in the week than the average vegetarian does in a year, yeah you know the drill. Is it worth it?
I myself have done cleanses. Many in fact, and I can tell you that yes some do in fact work. And some don't. I would say, if you are thinking about doing a cleanse, make sure you do your research, a lot of research. Many offer things from weight loss, to better gut health to improved digestion, to clearer thinking and longevity.
There are so many different kinds that its guaranteed to make you pretty confused. If you're not used to fasting, that can be a huge endeavor. Depriving your body of food for the first time ever, your body will rebel in the form of fatigue, moodiness, cravings, and really the list goes on. Cleanses can be tough. And you have to be careful which you decide to go with, because some can do more harm than good.
So speaking of cleanses, this week I'm doing one. One that, in my opinion from someone who has done several over the last few years, is pretty challenging. Its a kidney cleanse created by Dr. Schultze, to help eliminate toxins from your kidneys. Things like old medications, environmental toxins, refined sugars, crystals, and basically anything that may slow down your kidney function. Granted I don't take medications, but really anything that passes through your kidneys will and does get eliminated.
Its an intense regimen that requires discipline, but really anyone can do it if you're in the market for a great lethal body altering cleanse! By the third day, zero food. Were talking nothing except liquids. Now yes, I don't completely cut out all nutrition because that teas and juices give the body nutrients for those few days, but nothing, not even salads. Yikes!
So I will let you know how things go, what the outcome is by the end of the week and if I survive! I just started today so I'm still pretty chipper, since I had steak over the weekend and a good meal last night. My body hasn't come to grips with the no food aspect of things yet, and it's still pretty happy.
Enjoy your week, enjoy eating (wish I could..) and I'll touch base next week with the results!