Energy Medicine for Detoxification

Detoxing for Healthy Living, Part 1

 

Detoxing. What does it mean, how can it help you, and how do you do it? There are many answers to these questions. In fact, detoxing means different things to different people. For some, it may mean going on a week-long juice fast. For others, it may be ridding one’s home of harmful chemicals, or transitioning to a supportive diet after giving up an unhealthy habit such as diet sodas, sugar, smoking or alcohol. For still others, detoxing means physically supporting one’s body to rid it of toxins more quickly and effectively. All of these explanations and many more fall under the umbrella of detoxing.                              

Detoxing is beneficial for everyone. Physically and energetically, we are engineered to continually detox. Breathing, eating, drinking-all of these activities involve filtering out toxins. Similarly, our energy is in constant flux, with old energies moving out and fresh energies coming in, and our energetic boundaries helping to protect us from negativity.

But we all need extra help these days. We experience stress from exposure to electromagnetic frequencies, toxins in our air, our water, and our food, to speak only of the physical level. There is good news!  Despite these stressors there is plenty that we can do to help ourselves detox.

Before getting into specifics, remember that we are all unique and different. In addition to a quickly growing body of knowledge about effective detox methods, we have the invaluable tool of being able to energy test ourselves. As you research approaches to detox, keep in mind that while a juice fast might be optimal for some people, it would be a terrible idea for others. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to detoxing.

Think Holistically
The new year is a perfect time to think about detoxing. But let’s think about it holistically, in broad terms. Rather than zeroing in on details, such as whether you should do a juice fast, a liver cleanse, coffee enemas, or a series of colonics, let’s take this opportunity to look at the big picture. I see so many people work very hard at detoxing, but it isn’t always effective, because sometimes they get too detailed too quickly. Green juices are great for many people, for example, but if you ignore the root causes of where your toxin exposure is coming from, you may not be as successful as you would like.

Reduce the Load: Start with Your Environment
Your air, your water, your home, your workplace. Are you introducing toxins into your home without fully realizing it, or failing to filter out toxins that could easily be removed from your daily surroundings? Too often, people focus on detoxing their bodies without taking a step back to see the larger picture: where are these toxins coming from? Yes, detoxing absolutely does mean removing the toxins from our bodies, but it also means preventing them from getting in to begin with. Making sure your air, your water and your daily surroundings are as clean and health-supporting as possible is a great first step.

It takes some research and effort to clean up your surroundings, but it does not have to be overwhelming or expensive. This is large topic, but here are a few things to get you started:

  • Do you have your home exterminated for insects and pests? If so, are you using safe methods?
  • Do you use nontoxic pesticides when it comes to your yard/your landscaping?
  • Are you using toxic chemicals to clean your home, wash your dishes or do your laundry? If so, these products can be swapped out for safer, natural cleansers.
  • Have you done an inventory of your personal care products—soap, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, cosmetics? If you haven’t already made the switch to organic body care products, consider doing so.
  • How clean is your inside air? The air inside our homes can be affected not only by cleaning products, but by the materials in our homes—even our choice of paint, our carpets, and our furniture can contribute. We want both to make healthy choices whenever bringing anything new into our homes (for example, use non-toxic paint on our walls), and we want to clean our air. Methods to clean air include indoor plants, high-quality air filters, and opening your windows from time to time.
  • Are you drinking and bathing/showering in good quality water? And are you drinking enough water? You can purchase or filter drinking water; however, many people overlook filtering their shower/bath water, which is inexpensive and an excellent practice. It is also important to energy test your drinking water to find which one is best for you.
  • EMFs (electric and magnetic fields) are something we must all contend with, but there are many strategies to reduce our exposure. It’s well worth taking an inventory and doing all you can to cut back. This is an enormous topic, but simple steps to get started might include ridding your home of cordless phones, unplugging your modem and WIFI router at night, keeping your cell phone across the room from you when you are working at your computer, avoid carrying your cell phone in your pocket or on your body, use ear buds or speaker when talking on your phone, and avoid Bluetooth headsets. For a restful nights sleep, remove all electronics including TV, computer and cell phones from your bedroom.

Detoxing for Healthy Living, Part 2

Clean Up Your Diet

Yes, there are juice cleanses and master cleanses, and some people benefit quite a bit from those approaches. But not everybody does—we are all individuals. Start with a broad view of your diet. How clean are the foods you are eating? What areas of your diet could use the most attention? Some areas to consider that are true for everyone are:

  • Avoid genetically modified foods.
  • Eat organic foods as much as possible. If you cannot afford all organic foods, choose those that are most important (the Environmental Working Group [ewg.org] is an excellent resource on this topic).
  • Cutting back or cutting out substances such as sugar, gluten, caffeine, alcohol and dairy can make a significant difference for almost everyone. Some of you have done this long ago, while for others it’s a big stretch. For anyone who feels overwhelmed with the thought of changing their diet this much, I advise going slowly, taking one step at a time. Where to start? My suggestion is to start by cutting sugar out of your diet, as I discuss below. It helps to focus on what you can eat rather than what you can’t. No matter what you eliminate from your diet, there will still be plenty of choices of great, nourishing food out there.

Say No to Sugar

13858e3f-b520-4a12-acaf-a27b919468c8There are so many reasons to cut sugar from one’s diet that it could take an entire book to list and discuss them all. On the most basic level, eating sugar can lead to unstable blood sugar, which contributes to inflammation in our bodies and is damaging on many levels, from taxing our adrenals and interfering with our hormone production to negatively affecting our mood. Eliminating or radically reducing processed sugar is something I recommend for everyone. Two to four weeks of a sugar fast is something I think we should all do for the health benefits and to allow ourselves to experience first-hand just how many ways sugar negatively affects our daily physical and emotional lives.

 

Supportive Detox Practices

There are many ways to support your body as you detox, in addition to energy medicine exercises. Physical exercise tops the list. I am also a proponent of taking the proper supplements to support your body as you detox—we want to support the liver, the lymphatic system and more during any kind of detox. I advise thoroughly energy testing any supplement, using advanced substance testing, and I can work with clients in the office or remotely via Skype to recommend supplements that support detoxification and are tailored to each individual.

Here are some of my other recommendations for helping to support detoxification:

  • Rebounding
  • Dry brushing
  • Colonics
  • Coffee enemas
  • Infrared saunas
  • Juicing
  • Bone Broth

Getting Started
There’s a lot of information here. But we don’t have to do all of it at once. As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, I think it’s a good idea to look at the full picture, evaluate, and then you can choose your starting place. It’s exciting to know that the tools to a less toxic life are in our own hands.

Need help figuring it all out?  Schedule an in-office or Skype Energy Medicine Consultation with Dr. Melanie. Call us at 727-522-6515 or email us at support@wellwithin.net   To purchase your consultation now, click here.