Friday, May 2, 2008

Detox...Retox...Detox...Retox...

...and so it goes. It doesn't at all make sense, does it? What's the point of detoxing if we're just going to add those "toxins" back again. I mean, we do a cleanse or a detox or even just the standard raw food fare and then, suddenly we're not careful, and we're "retoxed". That clean feeling inside is so nice, why would we want to spoil it? There's such freedom in making healthy choices, but sometimes we just don't listen to the conscience inside saying "you'll regret it if you eat that"...and we do it anyway. And then we feel sluggish and tired wondering why.

I love what Shazzie wrote in one of her articles and just had to copy a portion of it out...

"...it's not very sensible to rid your body of a load of horrible chemicals one month (which, let's be honest shouldn't have been put there in the first place) if you're going to reintroduce them the next month. There's a danger with detoxing and retoxing -- it shocks your body and might leave you ending up in a worse state than before. Detoxing has to be done with intention of staying detoxed, and probably going further than just physical house cleaning."

I love that! Such a great paragraph. So, in the light of that quote, for me and for all the others who are trying to eat pure and clean, whether you finished a detox or cleanse or not...let's be careful of our food choices, having fun, fun, fun and experiencing all the delights that clean eating brings. I mean, really...life is so wonderful, it would be shame to feel sick, ey?

4 comments:

rawleen said...

Great point! I've never done a cleanse but am thinking about trying one soon. Hope your trip went well!

HiHoRosie said...

Definitely something to be mindful of. I haven't done any sort of cleanse yet either but one of these days..... :)

Penni said...

Word. Good wisdom from Shazzie. Thank you for sharing.

How are you, Princess? Have a beautiful Sunday!

xo...PEnni

Charissa said...

I know. I dearly love that quote. It's definitely inspiring.