Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Best Birthday Present Ever…Loving Your Inner-self

Hello Everyone: 

Last weekend, Oct. 6, 2013, was my 57th birthday.  Most women will receive presents from others and even buy themselves something special during their birthdays. 

In the past I have bought myself a new item such as a piece of jewelry, clothing, or something else to make me look pretty or feel good about myself on the outside.  But as I age gracefully one thing is clear in my life, looking pretty and feeling good is all about giving my insides what it really needs. 

This year I gave myself the best birthday present ever when I decided to give myself a LIVER DETOX.  A few months back in order to make sure my kidneys were running properly, I gave myself a kidney detox and before that I had my regular colon cleanse or detox.

After conducting extensive research a few years back on how the human body operates, I found out that there are 3 organs that cleans out the entire body.  So to keep looking good and feeling good, I realize for the rest of my life, I can’t ignore these organs.  They are my colon, liver and kidneys. 

I make sure I am feeding these organs what they need to ensure my body continues to run like a well-oiled machine.  Many people don’t understand what detoxification is.  Instead of springing out of bed everyday like most people should, they have yet to make their health a priority in their lives so they get out of bed everyday and complain about feeling weak, sluggish and run-down. 

Most people have no idea what is going on when it comes to their health.  Many of us push our own health problems to the background and we engage in overwhelming activities in order to help and assist others. 

Detoxification is a natural healing process needed more than ever in today’s toxic world.  With the onslaught of chemicals in our food, air and water, we can all do with undergoing a specific program of periodic cleansing.

Just as the outer environments in which we live can become polluted with trash, violated with industrial chemicals, and covered in sickness-causing smog, our inner environments (our bodies) can become filled with toxic garbage as well. 

Many of these toxins comes from our diets, drug use, and environment exposure, both acute and chronic.  Internally, free radicals and other irritating molecules act as toxins.  Poor digestion, colon sluggishness and dysfunction, reduced liver function, and poor elimination through the kidneys, respiratory tract, and skin, all add to increased toxicity. 

Detoxification involves dietary and lifestyle changes which reduce the intake the toxins and improve elimination.  Avoidance of chemicals, from food or other sources, refined food, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and many drugs helps minimize the toxin load.  Those lifestyle changes are a direct result of choices you make in your life. 

By engaging in a detoxification program we are actively assisting and supporting the body in its own natural cleansing actions, to help in ridding the body of substances that may be detrimental to our health. 

Organic fruits and vegetables are essentially good for detoxification.  The goal is to begin to transition to a diet rich in fresh, raw, organic fruits and vegetables with very few cooked or processed foods, to help keep your digestive system free of mucus plaque.   

The goal is “bad stuff out and good stuff in.”  Regular and easy elimination will be the rule. Toxins will not build up and foods will be fully digested and utilized.   

Detox diets are hard to start but at the end you will have more energy and vitality.  Since it was a process of years or decades to get the body so full of plaque and toxins, it will be a process to detoxify and get your body pure and back to its highest possible state of health.  

Face it…if you are materialistic and rather spend money on the outside of your body instead of the inside, you are going to have a hard time healing your body and moving toward your optimal level of health and happiness.   

To learn more about the detoxification process, read my health book “How To Take Control of Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide to Becoming Healthier Over the Next 30 Days” which is available as an e-book and paperback book at or my low-cost article “How to Engage in A Complete Detoxification Program” at: - .99 - $1.50 - $1.50

Good luck!!!

Cathy Harris, Non-Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Health and Wellness Expert, Follow me on my 6 months Florida tour at