I am going to re-post some content from an earlier blog this year as we gear up for 2018 and the New Year. January is going to be all about CLEANSING and what it looks like and more importantly HOW you can do it affordably and effectively!
Am I the only one or is anyone else sick of all of the "junk" bombarding us in our world? Our water ways are gunked up, our food has been poisoned, the products we purchase contain harmful chemicals, the air we breathe is contaminated and the list goes on and on!! Just thinking of it all is enough to send a person in to overload. Is it a wonder the current generation being born will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents? Between the unseen toxins accumulating in our body and the lack of activity we get, it is a wonder we have any health and vibrancy left at all! Do you ever feel sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Maybe it is time for us to do something about it!! It is time for a detox!! Let me stretch your mind a bit in to what it means to de-tox and why cleansing your body is so important!! Now more than ever!
When the body is bombarded with more toxic substances than it is capable of getting rid of, a chronic and systemic inflammatory response can result. More inflammation is created in response to the existing inflammation. Chronic inflammatory diseases are very prevalent, and include obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disorders. It is estimated that nearly 80 percent of all Americans suffer from at least one chronic inflammatory condition. Controlling inflammation is a big key to controlling this vicious cycle, and eliminating toxins from our system is the first step.
Because preventing toxins from getting in to our bodies is such a key component to detoxing our world, essential oils can play an important role. Essential oils can be used as a safe and effective alternative to many products we use resulting in fewer contaminants getting into our bodies. Essential oils are fragrant compounds found in plants that are used as the plants’ own defense mechanism. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant, within botanical families and from species to species. The delicate combination of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil are what make it unique and give it specific properties.
Essential oils can also be used as a natural way to rid the body of toxic build up. This is called "cleansing" and it can be as simple as drinking a drop or two of lemon oil in your water on a daily basis or it can be more complex involving products to clean up our intestines, our liver and our skin. Because our body flushes these toxins from our system through one of these 3 main chimneys, when they get overloaded that is when we need to cleanse and clean up those chimneys!! Our focused time in January is going to be on doing an internal cleanse and the details of what that looks like! Stay tuned for more!!