Day 23 – Body Detox

Day 23!  Today is all about noticing what you put your body through as well as what  you put into your body on a daily basis.  Gone are the days of toiling on the farm and eating exclusively what you can grow for yourself – thank goodness!  However, now our society has gone to another extreme of little to no exercise and potentially a fast food diet or a diet filled with processed ingredients and chemicals – yuck!

Moderation has ALWAYS been my motto.  Even as a younger person if I heard a sweeping statement like, “Eggs are bad for you, don’t eat them.”  I instinctively knew that this was not true for me.  I just heard on The Dr. Oz Show that, “An egg a day, is good for you, especially eating the yolk.”  Talk about radically different ideas!  I love eggs, and I eat one 2 -3 times a week.  They have excellent protein and my body feels good after I eat one.  Really, YOU know what is good for you and what doesn’t work for you.  It’s all about listening to your inner guide.  Sometimes this inner guide gets silenced, so now would be a good time to take some time and allow this guide to be heard.  Sit quietly and ask your body what foods would be best to nourish your body this week and then follow this advice.  Let me know how you are feeling!  ~Blessings, Lisa

Earth: Day 23 – Body Detox

There is a powerful correlation between your mind, your body, your spirit, and your emotions.  If your body is sluggish and stagnant, it is easier to feel sluggish and stagnant.  When your body is vibrant and singing with life force energy, your spirit soars.

Modern life is often toxic to the soul.  In addition to the stress of constantly hurrying and being busy, we also don’t always take time to eat in a leisurely way … we grab fast food, chug it down, don’t taste it, and run onto the next thing.  Much of our water and air is polluted, and much of our food has been produced using pesticides and chemicals.  To maintain a healthy environment for your soul it is valuable to periodically detoxify your body.

Affirmation for the Day: My mind, body, and spirit are clear channels for Love …(Kindness / God / Goddess / Creator / Light / Universal Life Force).

 

Today: Breathe deeply.  Drink lots of water.  Eat lightly.  Eat fresh food that has life force.  Walk, dance, move your body, and stretch.

Level 1:  Dry Brush Your Skin!

Dry brushing your skin has been called a miracle technique.  It is a quick, easy, inexpensive, and highly effective way to help detoxify your body.  Within a few days your skin will glow and your entire body will be stimulated.

Detoxifying by skin brushing does three things to help cleanse your body:

1.  It stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps detoxify your body.

2.  It sloughs off dead cells so your skin can breathe.  In fact, if your skin were completely covered so it couldn’t breathe (with paint, for example), after awhile your body would start to suffocate.  The pores in your skin are absolutely necessary to help oxygenate your body.

3.  Dry brushing allows for greater release of perspiration because it unclogs pores that are covered with dry skin.  (Perspiration has a similar chemical composition to urine; hence the skin has been called the “third kidney” because it releases the body’s waste products.)

Dry brush just before you shower with (optimally) a natural fiber brush.  Start at your feet and work your way up your body brushing lightly over your neck and face.  If you don’t have a brush, then a rough towel can be effective.  Use brisk, vigorous, rubbing movements with your towel and then shower to slough off all the dead skin.  Ideally, end with a brisk cold rinse.

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