For many of us holiday time brings about some of the worst eating habits of the year causing damage to the metabolism. With holiday parties and desserts galore it’s just so difficult to resist the urge to indulge no matter how hard we try. So, how can you keep yourself balanced this season? The answer is by making colonics a regular part of your health routine.
Isn’t there more benefit by waiting to cleanse until after the holidays?
Contrary to what many believe, starting a cleanse before the holidays is much more effective than waiting until after the damage has already been done. Any type of cleanse should not be thought of as a restrictive short-term period, but rather as a lifestyle. Cleansing is an effective way to get you through the season without consuming an excess amount of toxins and wrecking havoc on your eating habits. Just as anything else, the longer we allow ourselves to fall into bad habits it becomes that much more difficult to get out of the rut and bring ourselves back to balance.
The effectiveness is a result of two reasons:
- Toxins that stimulate cravings are eliminated resulting in a lessened desire to over indulge on sugars and carbohydrates.
- If the body is already in a state of prime health it is able to recover from the occasional treat faster, creating a healthy balance.
What are the benefits?
Cleansing prior to the holidays brings about more good for your body than you probably realize. Although doing colonics is extremely beneficial keeping a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important as well. In fact, the healthier your diet is the more “successful” your colonic will be. Listed below are a just a few examples of how you can benefit from healthy choices:
- Curb Cravings– Controlling your body’s need for refined sugars and processed foods will keep leptin levels regulated. Candida feeds off of sugar so the less these unwanted organisms are feed the easier they will be eliminated through colonics and parasite cleansing.
- Improve blood glucose control– By removing excess flours and sugars the pancreas will adjust itself to secrete much less insulin. It can take around 4 weeks for insulin levels to normalize.
- Increase nutrient levels– Consuming a diet consisting of fruits and veggies ensures vitamin and mineral levels are sufficient. During this time of year we are always on the go and don’t have time to always make the most healthy choices. Keeping a piece of fruit on hand will help prevent processed foods from depleting the bodies nutrient levels.
- Reduce inflammation– Adding turmeric to your diet can be a huge benefit. This anti-inflammatory spice helps to reduce inflammation in the arteries while giving the heart support. Other foods such as, ginger, parsley, lemons, pomegranates and raspberries are also effective.
- Rest for the kidneys– Throughout the year the kidneys constantly have to filter out acid from the unhealthy convenience diets most consume in today’s society. Increasing the intake of alkaline neutralizing foods allows the kidneys to take some time to recover.
Fighting Cold Season
Our overall health ultimately steams from the quality of our gastrointestinal system. Unfortunately, the symptoms of a poorly functioning gut are hard to determine, leaving it to be often ignored. If we ignore our gastrointestinal system for too long we create the potential to cause long-term harm to the body. The constant hustle and bustle of the holidays leave us with very little time to risk being ill.
Regular colonics help to ensure a healthy colon by keeping the toxins to a minimum. A toxin free colon attributes to a reduced risk of colds due to the fact about 80 percent of the immune system lies inside the colon. Of course sometimes stress plays a factor in our lives especially at this time of year, causing sickness to be inevitable. If that is the case it is best to do a colonic right away. This is because colonics help to eliminate sickness out of the body at quicker than normal rate.
What else can you do to help reduce your risk?
- Get plenty of rest. Ideally 8 hours a night.
- Stay hydrated. When it’s cold outside it is easy to forget to drink water.
- Keep your vitamin D and vitamin C levels in check.
- Keep sugar intake to a minimum. Sugar satisfies our cravings only temporarily.
Posted by Meaghan Lafranca, M.Sc, Nutritionist, Colon Therapist