Our bodies are perfectly-crafted machines that are completely capable of getting rid of the junk they are inundated with on a daily basis. That is, until they’re not. Chronic illness can be an example of that. High cholesterol, for example, is when your body has taken on so much LDL, or bad cholesterol, it builds up in the arteries and impedes proper blood flow. Or Type 2 Diabetes. People who have it cannot use insulin properly, resulting in high blood sugar levels that can lead to a host of other life-threatening health issues including high blood pressure, kidney disease, and stroke.
So what if it was possible to prevent or reverse these and other chronic diseases without medication or surgical procedures? What if we could lose weight and gain health at the same time, instead of starving ourselves on fad diets that rob our bodies of what they need to survive? We can, but first we need to forget what we have been taught about food.
Let’s start with the word “detox”. Unless you’re doing a stint at Betty Ford, you’re not really detoxing. Sure, sometimes your body needs a little help to get right, but there’s another way to think about it. You see, a diet heavy in processed foods and excess protein (yeah, you can have too much) makes the body work a lot harder to digest those foods. When your body isn’t using its energy to digest food, it can put that energy to use elsewhere.
A vacation is a break from the norm. When we go on vacation, we usually eat (and sometimes drink) all of the things we know we shouldn’t, knowing that afterward we will have to go on a diet to make up for it. What if we were to give our bodies a vacation from all of that junk?
Giving the body a vacation means we’re going to nourish it with plenty of water, fresh fruits and vegetables and juices – all the things it needs to thrive. We’re not doing a “detox” or a “cleanse”, we’re just giving our bodies the tools they need to do what they do best, and then getting out of the way.
I’d like to invite you to join me for a 7-Day Body Vacation Challenge. This week-long program may not change your life, but it will change the way you think about what you put into your body, and that’s a pretty good place to start.
You’ll get complete instructions, daily menus, and a shopping list as well as ongoing support and encouragement through the 7-Day Body Vacation Challenge Facebook Group. The program is inexpensive, 100% plant-based and adaptable for nearly any food allergy.