Toxins enter the body through the air we breathe, foods we eat, medications we take and free radical damage from our environment. Because of this, there is such a high number of toxins that our bodies cannot metabolize or excrete them out of our bodies.
Toxins can build up in the body in 3 phases:
Phase 1 – Excretion: A higher rate of toxins are excreted from the body through frequent urination, increased mucus discharge, diarrhea, sweating.
Phase 2 – Deposits in the body: There are too many toxins to excrete or to metabolize, thus the body begins to tuck away toxins, primarily in fatty tissue. If toxins keep presenting themselves they maximize the space in the tissue of your fat cells.
Phase 3 – Degeneration: Toxins that accumulate in the fat stores of the cell can leak into the blood stream causing micro-cellular damage.
As spring soon approaches (WE HOPE!), many of us are looking to try something new, change our winter habits or just get ready for our much anticipated swimsuit season. The WHOLE302010 might just be the right fit for you.
For the next month we want you to focus on eliminating these excess toxins from your body and return to a healthier state of being. Essentially you will be choosing whole foods and eliminating all processed foods, wheat, dairy, caffeine and alcohol. Most people assume a cleanse or detox means you need to starve yourself or drink some crazy concoction 5 times a day instead of eating any solid food. We believe a cleanse is a combination of whole clean foods, minimal additives, as well as inoculating your body with the highest quality enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to support the body’s detoxifying organs so they are able to work more efficiently and help build a strong immune system.
What most of us don’t realize is that what we eat or drink everyday contributes to making us feel tiered, gain weight, experience crazy mood swings, and possibly develop food intolerances or allergies. Your progress throughout the month is about much more than just weight loss. This clean eating regime will not only help get that lost energy back, amongst a host of other great things for your body but it will help you to be more in tune with your body and understand your own digestion.
Here’s to clean eating!