We’ve all been there. It’s been a stressful week, and you’re tired. All you want to do is crash on the couch with some of your favorite comfort food. Perhaps it’s a tub of your favorite ice cream, or maybe it’s a plate of nachos, or a pan of brownies. You chow down on your tasty treat, and a couple of hours later you’re wondering why on earth you ate all that junk. You now feel bloated and more tired, and you’re starting to come down with a headache.
This is an extreme example, and it may be a rare occurrence for you. However, what if your regular diet is causing feelings similar to these every day?
- experience frequent headaches?
- have frequent pain in your joints?
- feel uncomfortable digestive symptoms?
- have eczema or psoriasis?
- constantly feel fatigued?
- have trouble falling, or staying, asleep?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s time to reevaluate your diet. In fact, it’s time for a good detox!
Why Detox for Inflammation?
When you have a cold or the flu, you know it’s time for chicken soup, vitamin C, and plenty of liquids. Why? Because your body needs all the nourishment possible in order to restore health. At the same time, your body is sending out cytokines that cause inflammation — a critical factor to healing.
However, you don’t want (or need) that inflammatory reaction to continue long-term. Nourishing yourself with healthy foods will aid in the healing process and help your body return to normal. This concept is one that most of us put into practice when we don’t feel well.
The idea that foods affect your overall health and the amount of inflammation you carry is probably not a new one. You may even notice that you don’t feel well when you eat certain foods. In fact, while a relatively small percentage of the population has true food allergies, many more of us have food intolerances. You may feel some brain fog after eating a bagel, or some fatigue after eating corn. This is because your body has mounted an inflammatory response to these foods.
While foods are not the only cause of inflammation, they are a giant aid in healing it when used in the right way. Detoxifying your body properly does not mean starving yourself. However, it does mean removing common inflammatory foods in order to “reset” your system and give it a break from inflammation. Many find that they feel so good after a detox that they never want to go back to eating the way they did before.
How to Detox the Right Way
Detoxing is certainly not the same as starvation. Rather, during your detox you will avoid certain foods, such as:
- grains containing gluten
- processed foods
- all meats
These are common inflammatory foods and are often difficult for your body to digest.
Detoxing need not require a huge time commitment, either. However, it’s important that you have a plan and get some assistance during your program. Our seven-day detox is a great kickstart. Some experience side effects that are short-lived, such as headache or fatigue. If you start on the weekend, you can put your mind at ease since you’ll have plenty of time to rest.
After you’ve tried that, you’ll likely feel so much better that you’ll want to keep going! Our 21-day detoxification program further addresses your inflammation issues. Not only will you experience better health, but most participants lose weight as well!
If you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, it’s time to detox and kick inflammation to the curb! Check out our latest guide: Fight Chronic Inflammation, Naturally. Inside you’ll learn some common causes of inflammation, its symptoms, and how to make dietary changes to curb it.
Download it now to get on the road to recovery!