A gentle, effective approach to cleansing

Many health experts recommend cleansing as a normal, preventive practice, yet a majority of people only cleanse after they are sick or diseased.  The key to a successful cleanse is to find a program that will help you eases the process with a simple, energizing program that helps you say goodbye to the obstacles and excuses that prevent you from cleansing.  I have tried various gentle cleanses and I found Young Living 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse to be a great one.  I do about three of these a year (Young Living recommends four).  All you need arrives in a box,  you replace your meals with nutritional supplements, ingest Essential Oil capsules and you can snack through the day.  That easy.

Why to cleanse at all?

Modern diets have degenerated into high calories, low-to-no nutrients, very little fiber, and dangerously high levels of sweeteners.  According to experts, these quickly digested “foods” flood the bloodstream, causing insulin levels to soar. High levels of insulin are associated with increased inflammation. Recent research indicates that inflammation is at the root of all chronic diseases. Excess blood sugar and insulin surges eventually lead to chronic problems like diabetes and cardiovascular damage. In addition, high blood sugar and insulin often play a pivotal role in the following problems: hypertension and kidney damage, weak and brittle vessels and veins, and a number of serious chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. One noticeable symptom of excessive insulin and high blood sugar is abdominal obesity.

About two-thirds of American adults are overweight. One third are clinically obese. This condition also increases your risk for heart disease, cholesterol imbalance, cancer, female infertility, and gallstones. Excess insulin and high blood sugar creates a vicious cycle. You crave simple carbohydrates because they enter the blood quickly. Then, a surplus of insulin is produced which causes more hunger.  In response to hunger, you eat more. Overeating causes more body fat to accumulate and it activates more insulin. This merry-go-round of insulin spikes leaves you tired, hungry, and unfocused.    So a cleanse is a basic way to reboot your system so you are energized, and experiencing life better!

Posted on April 14, 2014 and filed under aromatherapy, essential oils, wellness.