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5 Reasons You Should Detox

by Dr. Jade Dellinger
It’s Detox time at NSPAH! Join us on Wednesday September 25th for a FREE detox talk!

For many people the word detox sounds scary, depriving and unnecessary.  The reality is we are inundated with toxins on a daily basis and they are wreaking havoc on our systems.  Every second of every day our bodies work on eliminating toxins that we are exposed to and it is extremely effective in doing so.  Problems arise when we overload the system.  

We eat chemically laden, processed foods.  We use products in our homes and on our bodies which contain plenty of toxins.  We breathe in toxins, and follow it up with our alcoholic beverage of choice at night. All of these items independently of each other won’t cause a system crash, but when you combine them, over the months and years, your body is crying for help.

Many symptoms that are considered common or normal most likely are signs of toxic overload.  Headaches, fatigue, brain fog, gas, bloating, pain and even difficulty losing weight may all be due to an inability to detox properly.

This may all sound daunting, but there is a solution to help get your body back on track.  Check out our 5 reasons why you should detox, and information on how to detox!

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD DETOX

  1. CLEAR HEAD, IMPROVED MOOD
    • If you are feeling bogged down with brain fog, not thinking straight and feeling downright moody, it’s time for a detox.  Following a detox you should notice you just feel better. You wake up with a clear head and better mood.
  2. LOSE WEIGHT
    • Toxins cause us to hold on to unwanted pounds, and especially bloat.  Although weight loss is not always the primary reason to detox, it is an added positive side effect.  Detoxing helps balance blood sugar and decrease inflammation which will help decrease belly bloat and should improve how your body breaks down food (as long as you behave post detox, and don’t run to the nearest fast food joint!).  
  3. BETTER SLEEP
    • Sugar and caffeine not only contribute to blood sugar spikes and dips, but in turn cause restless nights.  Following a detox many people see improvement in falling asleep as well as staying asleep. Who couldn’t use a few more Zzzzz’s.
  4. REGULARITY
    • Yes, I mean bowel movements.  You need to be regular in order to flush the toxins out, otherwise they just build up in your system.  Cutting out toxic and inflammatory foods usually means increasing fibrous and nutritious ones. Increasing your water as well as fiber will help clean those pipes right out!
  5. MORE ENERGY
    • Toxic overload will have you feeling bogged down.  This doesn’t just drag down your mood, but your energy as well.  Improving the way your body detoxes by cutting down on the amount of daily exposure will improve your energy naturally.  Caffeine actually decreases insulin sensitivity AND increases your stress hormones. All of which will affect reasons to detox number 1 through 5!

Now that you know why you should detox, it’s time to learn how!  The best advice is to start slow. Take inventory of your home, including personal and home products as well as food.  Can you start to make changes to some of those items? Increase your water intake to half your body weight in ounces and shop the perimeter of the store.  All of these things will start to give your body the ability to detox more efficiently.

If you need more structure, and want to learn more, join us for a group detox and learn all about detoxing on Wednesday September 25, 2019.  If you think you are ready to dive in, and join us for a 6-day detox, call the office to pre-order your detox kit today! Orders must be in by September 13th for pickup on the 25th.

Live the Life you Deserve ~ our Fall Women’s Retreat

by Dr. Jordan Leasure

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.
~ Arabian proverb

As busy women we have a million reasons to NOT take a minute for ourselves, let alone a whole weekend getaway. We have family to protect and care for, businesses to drive forward and lives to show up for. Vacations are often times expensive, inconvenient and contain variables out of our control. At a retreat you probably won’t know anyone else, you’re taking time away from other priorities and in reality – change is scary.  Are you willing to open that box? Take the first step towards accountability and responsibility? If your answer is yes – read on.

stressed woman in front of computer, planner & notebook.
Feeling pulled in All Directions – exactly why you should Retreat.

Most of your reasons “not to” are the exact reasons you SHOULD attend a retreat. When you commit to an experience – with time or finances you’re more likely to elicit the changes you require. That’s exactly the results we see in our clients. Retreats are different from vacations – they are organized, you can actually relax instead of having to plan activities and you typically leave with more than you brought. 

Here are my Top 5 Reasons you should consider a Women’s Retreat.

  1. We all Need to Unplug – Can you imagine a weekend away from responsibilities?? No making dinner, no laundry, no answering client emails. A study in the Applied Cognitive Psychology Journal demonstrated that changing environment improves memory. Having the opportunity to change your surroundings and attend a retreat with allow you to better absorb the information provided.  Enjoy food made with love by someone else, be pampered!
  2. Learn instead of Lead – Be exposed to what works for others. Deepen your knowledge of the topics covered, learn others’ interpretation. It’s amazing how you can hear the same information a million times but when you’re ready to listen it finally sinks in. I’m often asked how I balance it all so we’ll teach real life implementation of some necessary self care techniques.
  3. Connect with Yourself – When was the last time you took time out for yourself? Refill your vessel. Remember who you are outside of the labels of friend, boss, mother, daughter, partner. Who are YOU really? Who do you want to be? Are there characteristics of your personallity that you miss? Are there others you’d like to eliminate? You may learn something new about yourself.
  4. Find your Tribe – Women are more empathetic and can relate to your struggles. Allow yourself to be taken care of, looked after and nourished. Make life long friends and accountability partners. Who knows what will pop up in those brief 15 minute chats between activities – love, loss, struggle, accomplishment. We all have them – when was the last time you honestly shared that with someone?
  5. You will leave Energized, Empowered and Enthusiastic for Change. – The experience will provide life long benefits from a new way of learning. You may receive one tool that creates the change you, your family or your business needed at this exact moment. Do you find yourself just floating along – this year the same as last? Do you yearn for a change, a new outlook or simply an expanded version of you?  

We have four spots left in our next retreat in Lake Como, Wisconsin this October. Trusting Your Gut is our topic. We’ll learn about how different aspects of life impact your gut health and how your gut health impacts EVERY area of your health and life.

Retreat Location – Workshops on the Water Lake Como, WI

We will enjoy restorative treatments including massage, acupuncture and yoga. A private chef will provide healthy meals throughout the weekend and teach us how to nourish ourselves and our families. Click here for full details.

Whether you choose to join us in October, attend a yoga retreat in Bali or just escape to Canyon Ranch we hope you’ll find time in the next 12 months to attend a Women’s retreat. You’ll thank you for it!!