JUST CHECKING UP!
How many of you are braving the new territory that has been presented on the pages in this blog? Have you put your “toe in the water” to start the Detox Diet Plan? If so, how do you feel? To put you all at ease, I am doing the plan right along with you….have been for years. The light at the end of the tunnel is when your doctor says “I don’t know how you did it, but your blood work is great and you are in perfect health. Make an appointment for a year from now.”
The biggest hurdle for most clients is getting past the:
NO COFFEE OR TEA
NO MEAT This is huge.
It was also suggested – NO DAIRY or GRAINS. Remember the song, “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things”? You will be encouraged to let go of a few of your favorite things. However, it will not be to your detriment, but for your good.
In COFFEE AND TEA you are dealing with CAFFEINE. Caffeine is an addictive habit-forming drug which is actually a depressant. The high which is a false sense of energy is good for about 30 minutes – maybe more in some folks, but then the energy dissipates. In excessive amounts it causes jumpiness, heart palpitations, restricts liver function, reduces mental acuity, causes headaches, leaches vitamins from the system and etc. etc.
What the “coffee” guru’s don’t tell you about caffeine is that there are two kinds. The first is the pure caffeine from the coffee bean that has not been processed. The second is the caffeine residue left after the processing procedure. The first (pure) can have beneficial effects, while the second (processed) has only detrimental effects. What is being sold in the super markets is not pure; it is processed. When QUITTING the coffee habit, it is wise to do so slowly. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headaches, constipation, aches and pains and irritability.
ALCOHOL….in essence is a drug. It depresses the central nervous system, and harms the organs of the body, specifically the liver and intestines. It is an addictive drug. As a diuretic, it leaches water from the body. It deletes the vitamins from the system which can lead to a wide range of diseases. Body toxicity is the result and eventually death.
NOTHING QUENCHES THIRST AS WELL AS WATER!
SMOKING. In smoking, the big word is NICOTINE. Smoking causes cancer mortality, and death. Cancer involvement is usually in the lung, larynx (voice box), esophagus, bladder, stomach pancreas and etc. Smoking harms the majority of the organs in the body and contributes to a wide range of diseases to include: immune system disfunction, the common cold, peptic ulcers, tooth decay and gum disease (learned this as a child, my dad was a dentist), bone decay, thyroid, eye, and bronchial issues.
It is amazing that despite the detrimental effects of smoking that anyone would even try smoking for the first time. Once tried, however, a resistance is built up in the body and it becomes an addiction.
Tobacco in the early days was used as a bruise-healing herb for humans and for sick cattle. It does have some medicinal properties for sick animals, but still must be used with caution.
MEAT: In Detoxification class, the instructor indicated the eating of red meat is the equivalent of eating dead meat and of eating dried blood. That did it for me. Studies today are showing meat to be related to an increased risk for cancer, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, and heart disease. Red meat, specifically is associated with liver and lung cancers. When you stop eating red meats you will improve your health. You will get adequate protein from healthier sources. You will experience less inflammation and improve your gut health. Of course, we can see that it takes years and years of eating red meats to see how devastating it can be to one’s health. Pork, in all forms, is also considered a red meat, as is Lamb.
NO DAIRY and NO GRAINS will be discussed in a future blog.
I hope you have been enlightened on the WHY of the NO-NO’s in the Detox Diet Plan. It won’t be long before you will crave FRUIT. Remember, humans are FRUGIVORES – not CARNIVORES.
Until tomorrow. Stay safe. LIFE IS GOOD!