5 Reasons Detoxing is key if you have a Chronic Illness

I grew up in a small town and around us surrounded fields, those fields were always being sprayed. I never knew they could be so harmful, I just figured they wouldn’t be spraying chemicals in an environment where people lived that could harm them..right?? Well was I wrong! If they were spraying to keep bugs away, then what was it really doing to my insides if I was breathing it in.

So, if the body is already fighting against itself how much harder is it fighting to get rid of the other bad toxins entering the body. Bad toxins don’t just enter in from breathing it in, but also the foods we eat, the things we put on our skin and the chemicals we clean with daily. While you were cleaning have noticed you became light-headed, those are the harmful toxins that already entered into your body. These harmful toxins could be making you sicker than you already are.

Back in 2011, I was introduced to the Daniel Fast during these 21 days I allowed my body to get rid of unwanted toxins and feed it the food my body has been searching for. I noticed such a big change in energy, clarity, and weight. I was sold and shocked that it changed so much of me in 21 days. Once I started to put harmful things back into my body I noticed the sluggish feeling and my overall well-being changed. Wow! I was amazed how just some adjusts in my eating habits could make a big impact.

So I began to overthink like I always do and it came to me in order to stay on the right track I must continuously get rid of harmful toxins by living on a lifelong detoxification system. I already have an autoimmune disease and I’m making it worse by not getting rid of the extra toxins my body is trying to adjust too. So if you have a Chronic Illness like me why should you detox? Here are 5 reasons Why Detoxing is good for Chronic Illnessbelow :

  1. Environmental Chemicals-  You are already experiencing so my symptoms with the chronic illness you have, but when environmental toxins get in they came make you feel horrible and cause a full blown flare-up.
  2. Food- Many foods we eat have toxins, fast foods are not the only foods that can harm us, some are sitting in your pantry right now.
  3. Body Products- Yes, even the products we put on our skin carry toxins and we are using these things every day! Makeup, perfumes, lotions, even our deodorant…I know crazy right?
  4. Electronics and Cellphones- There are so many things we use every day with radiofrequency, but it’s linked to many diseases.
  5. Cleaning Products- Many products we clean with have harmful toxins, it’s very important to always read labels.

So many things are harmful to us, so being able to rid those toxins are key. What are some things you can do?

  1. Drink Detoxifying Teas/Water- There are so many tea companies these days that provide you with a way to detox your body. I usually buy a detox tea and drink at least one a day just to feel a little better.
  2. Fruits & Veggies- 21-day detox that focuses on feeding your body what it needs and slowly work on changing your diet. ( if you are spiritual like me you can do the Daniel Fast he fasted for 10 days and 21 days)
  3. Body Scrubs- Scrubbing away harmful toxins, you can either buy from a store or create your own.

 

The detox world is really growing and it provides you with many ways to detoxify your body. Can you imagine how many toxins we carry around a day? Detoxing will allow you to feel so much better, and get rid of toxins as they come in. Chronic Illness already brings enough trouble we don’t need other things making us feel worse.

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LaLanne Challenge: Juice #1 Carrot Prime

When people think of juicing they automatically think ” I’m not starving myself or vegetables, No thanks”  but what they don’t understand is juicing is very beneficial to your health and a great way to add an extra kick into your diet. When we eat food we absorb itcarrots and it benefits us well, but we also have to go through a process and then release it through our liver. With juicing it goes directly into our bloodstreams and we absorb the nutrients because juicing allow the fruit and vegetables to be broken down already so all your body has to do is digest it for you.

Okay, so now that I’ve ranted about how juicing is good for you let’s get to the punch!

Taste: ** FYI if you don’t like pulp a juicer is needed for this. I had to make my juices in a Nutri bullet until I order me a juicer. My juice had loads of pulp which I don’t mind because it will provide more fiber. I believe the celery is more potent in this juice even though you only have 1 stalk it still creates a strong taste.

The taste of the celery is worth it if you knew it was an anti-inflammatory agent and protects your digestive tract from inflammation.  No worries if you don’t want to juice celery then steam it, it is one vegetable that you can steam and it still contains most of its nutrients.

This juice is all veggies so it is great for weight loss, stomach ulcers, and cancer prevention.

The recipe for Carrot Prime is pictured below, I hope you give it a try! Let me know if you tried it and whether you used a blender (more fiber) or a juicer.

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Sunny Carrot Prime recipe

The Daniel Way

I want to share a piece of something that started my healthy living journey with my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I was at my lowest looking for a way out, the pain was eating away at my body. I came in contact with the Daniel fast.

The Daniel Fast is a 21 day fast that consists of only fruit and vegetables. There are more ideas that I will discuss later on. I have tried to do this fast with only the food portion of it but it doesn’t fulfill the purpose of the fast. The fast must be done as a duo with the eating and study of the Bible.

During this fast I had more energy, I was able to focus, lose weight, ease my pain and most importantly closer to God.

I want to take you on a journey with me, I am starting the Daniel Fast again December 1st, 2016. Matter of fact I have a countdown going on my page. If you would like to join in you can but it is not required.

Starting December 1st, I will be posting daily recipes and journaling day-to-day while posting meaningful scriptures. Pray, this inspires you to get a fresh start.

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Lazy Girl Green Juice

So this morning I was not feeling my best, but I still knew I needed to get my juice fix. I slowly walked into the kitchen dreading to chop up everything I wanted to blend.

So I decided since I, already had the green goodness and carrot juice why not just blend it together with some added spinach. What a great way to blend in less than a minute.

It taste the same but with a little extra jazz that the green goodness had. Great for on the go add spinach for extra dose of iron. 🙂

Lazy Girl Green Juice

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1 cup of Green Goodness

1 cup of Carrot Juice

2 handfuls of spinach ( less spinach if you don’t like pulp)

Makes enough for 2-3 cups

Enjoy!

xoxo Shawna