AGING VS healthy aging
It’s like clockwork! Every day, your body and skin is faced with the battle of environmental pollutants and lifestyle-related toxins, such as stress, smoking, inflammatory foods & alcohol.
Certainly, it can be argued that there is no need to detox the body since our body is designed to detoxify itself, but with the toxic overload at this day in age, the body might not have the capacity to detoxify on its own.
IDENTIFY TOXICITY AND REMOVE IT
We all know the importance of giving our bodies a break from toxicity, whether it’s taking a break from certain foods, lifestyle habits such as smoking and drinking, or even toxic relationships such as people that will cause you stress and anxiety.
The first step is to identify what’s toxic and eliminate it from your life:
- eliminate coffee and replace it with tea (it’s hard, but possible).
- eliminate refined sugars, fast food or foods with GMO; replace with antioxidant-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables.
- eliminate sodas or sugar-rich fruit juices and replace them with pure water or mineral water.
- avoid harsh detox products and start consuming small amounts of apple cider vinegar in the morning.
LET NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE AND BE PATIENT
Detoxing your body will require a certain degree of commitment and patience. It took years upon years for your body to accumulate these toxins, hence they will not vanish overnight. Your body will try to fight back and will test your limits with symptoms such as headaches, lethargy, cravings, irritability, etc., but you need to stay strong, stay focused and be patient. Those symptoms will only last a few days and can be reduced with the consumption of water or herbal teas.
DETOX YOUR BODY FOR A RADIANT COMPLEXION
The skin is the body's largest organ and as you can imagine when there is an excess of toxins lingering around, they will manifest in your skin. The body is like a complex machine that depends on certain actions to cause a reaction, positive or negative, and for the process to go smoothly we need to eliminate any hurdles. This is why the detox approach should always be the initial step before moving towards any anti-aging or skin rejuvenating lotions. Always start the process from inside out.
FIX THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM
One of the major problems that will have a great impact on your skin is your digestive system. Imagine putting in all the material that the body needs through food and supplementation and at the end of the day the body will not use it properly or to its full extent. It’s like depositing $100 in your bank account but only $20 make it there and $80 go down the toilet. The digestive system’s duty is to ensure that nutrients are broken down so they can be absorbed properly and reach their final destination. Without a properly working digestive system, we would be wasting all those nutrients.
What are some signs of a weak digestive system?
- upset stomach after meals
- feeling bloated after meals or throughout the day
- skin irritation
- sudden food intolerances
A healthy balanced gut and digestive system won’t have problems processing food and eliminating waste. Detoxing should be the initial step to achieve a well balanced digestive system and maintain a healthy gut.