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July 22, 2015 by Leanne Vogel March 1, 2018
I was naïve to think that a 3-7 day juice cleanse was enough to detoxify my body. Now, I’ve created a detoxification regime that I follow everyday that’s effortless, way less expensive in the long run, and I don’t have to starve on juices! Toxicity affects all of us. From the moment we are conceived, we develop a toxic load from the toxins our moms carry with them. When we’re born, we continue to collect additional toxins into our adult life. Our toxic mattresses, the water we drink, chemicals in our homes, pollution, our environment, the list goes on. Think of our toxic load like filling up a glass of water, one drip at a time. While it may take awhile to “fill”, the cup will overflow leading to fluid retention, excess sweating, weight loss resistance, fatigue, autoimmunity, insomnia, and cravings… all symptoms of toxicity.
If we want to gain better health, we have to support our bodies in cleansing EVERYDAY - via @be_healthfulI have news for you: you don’t need to use juice cleansing to detoxify! Watch the video, then scroll down for details on what I’m doing to more powerfully cleanse my body without juicing. For video transcription, scroll down. Resources…
Holy moly! I’m so excited. I have something really awesome to share with you, and I think I tell you that at the beginning of every single video. Usually, my head is so full of so much content that I want to share with you. The thing that I’m most passionate about right now is cleansing. For years, I did quarterly cleanses, 3-7 days every 3 months, totally rocked it. I’m known as the juice girl with my friends. Usually, these are the common 3 goals that people want to achieve by doing a juice cleanse. The first is to rid your body of toxins. The second one is to start fresh with your eating, and the third one is to boost nutrient intake. Here’s the thing: juice cleanses kind of suck.
Juice cleansing served me really well, and crazily helped me get on track with my health. It was one amazing step that helped me get to where I am now. Since adapting a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, ketogenic eating style, I haven’t been that interested in doing cleansing. Toxicity affects all of us: our mattresses, our water, our food. It all builds up in our body. Really, I was naïve to think that a 7-day cleanse of just like, hey, every 3 months, I’m going to drink some juice for 7 days, and then all the toxins will be out of my body. We’re surrounded with them every day, so we need to do something every day that helps us remove the toxins from our body. It makes sense, doesn’t it?
I firmly believe that we can attack these three goals: removing toxins, getting back on track, and boosting your nutrient intake without having to do a juice cleanse. This will save us money, this will save us time. Now, I’ve created a cleanse program that I follow every day that basically takes no time at all, that’s highly enjoyable, that’s pretty effortless, and I don’t have to be hungry. Let’s go back to the three goals of why we do juice cleansing, and I’ll tell you exactly how I do it without juice cleansing.
The first one, removing toxins from our body. I got a [02:00] blood test a little while ago, and it told me that I was pretty high in mercury to the point where I am no longer eating fish for the time being, until I can remove the mercury from my body. Yeah, sure, you can go on a juice cleanse and do it for oodles and oodles of weeks and potentially harm your digestive system. I’m not a huge advocate of doing long periods of juice cleansing. Or, today on Healthful Pursuit, I’m sharing how I’m ridding my body of mercury without having to rely on juices and removing as many toxins as I can as possible. This is backed up by actual evidence that the body can cleanse and detoxify naturally. Down to the cellular level. On HealthfulPursuit.com today, I’m going through how I do this. I’ve included a link in the corner right here. Unlike juicing, it’s actually proven to work, down to the cellular level, you’re getting rid of the toxins. You don’t have to check out from your life for 7 days, and for all of you battling with cellulite, this is a perfect solution. Link right here and check it out. I’ve gone through it all.
The second one, wanting to start fresh with your eating habits. Here’s the thing: I’ve done a lot of different eating styles with a ton of different rules. The only one that I’ve been able to stick to with 100% confidence, and it just comes so naturally to me in my body is eating keto. Eating high-fat, low-carbohydrate, keto. Of course, the best way to know if this works for you is to give it a shot and make sure you clear it with your doctor first just to make sure that this is safe for you and your health. For myself, I have never gone on such a long, epic cleanse than with keto. Really, all I’m eating is high-fat, grass-fed meats, a lot of vegetables, a tiny bit of fruit, and glorious fats. That’s a cleanse for life. There’s no sugar, very minimal fructose, no products. I don’t purchase any products, other than my collagen and [04:00] hemp seeds and nuts and things like that. It’s so clean and pure, and encourages detoxification because we’re eating nutrient-dense foods. We aren’t bogging our systems down with sugar and impacting our immune system.
By following the program I outline in my book, The Keto Beginning, after 30 days, many readers say, “I’m no longer addicted to sugar, so I’m just going to not eat sugar anymore.” By eating keto, you’re really starting this lifelong process of taking care of your body and eating more fats, getting comfortable with eating fats, and eating more whole foods. The third goal with juice cleansing is boosting your nutrient intake. One thing is just to eat whole foods and then you’ll boost it every day and just fall in love with kale and spinach and all your greens. Use parsley, not just as a garnish, but take a head of parsley, chop it up, put it at the bed of meats, sauerkraut and eggs, and mash it all up and eat it. It’s just about becoming more comfortable with whole foods to boost your nutrient intake every day.
Another thing you could do if you’re first getting started in the keto, high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating style and you want to juice is yeah, juice. There’s lots of resources out there that use green juices, where all it is is greens, or very, very, minimal bit of fruit just to make it a little bit easier to drink for those people that green is just a bit too green for them. Perhaps, if you want to boost your nutrient intake that way, you’re doing it 2, maybe 3 times a week, with dinner you’re having your juice, before bed treat to help you sleep.
There you have it. The three reasons why we do juice cleansing in the first place can be achieved by not doing a juice cleanse. Of course, there’s people out there who will say, “Oh, but juice cleansing brings all these digestive benefits and all these other things.” Totally. I’m not here to debate that [06:00], I’m just saying that if juice cleansing’s not your thing and you’re more interested in detoxifying, boosting your nutrients, and gaining a healthy relationship with your food, you can do that without having to juice cleanse. In the case of the toxicity, being able to do a practice that takes 15 minutes every day so that I can make sure that the toxins I soaked up during the day are taken out at night, helps me sleep better at night knowing that I’m doing my body a service by doing this small little practice every day, probably for the rest of my life. Lifelong health is about lifelong practice. We can’t just expect to do one thing for 7 days and then be good for a year. This is every day, what are you doing to improve your health so that you can live a long, healthy, prosperous life?
From what I know now, a couple day juice cleanse is not going to make a huge, drastic, change in your health. Those little tiny practices that we’re doing every day that are effortless, easy, inexpensive, and very accessible, will make the biggest amount of change. We’ll do them every day because it makes us feel good. If you are looking to rid yourself of toxins, head on over to Healthful Pursuit and I’ll tell you how I do it with my new cleansing regime that doesn’t require juicing or fasting of any kind. If you’re looking to gain a healthy relationship with your food, why not try eating a whole food based approach to ketogenic eating, which I include in my book, The Keto Beginning. I’ve linked to it below, and also above, so you can check it out. See if it’s right for you.
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HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.