The three day detoxification

Juice detox

Vacations are fun especially since we leave behind all restrictions on how much we eat and drink. It’s no wonder that most vacations leave a lot of us drained and exhausted physically. The amount we put in our bodies requires serious attention and the damage of indulgence can be easily rectified by a simple fasting method where the over burdened digestive system is given time to rest and remove toxins.

 

In other words a simple detoxification done once in a while leaves the digestive system in a healthy and rejuvenated state. When there is a build up of toxins in the body the nutrients taken in through food or supplements are not absorbed by the body. So the healthy food you eat does not provide the benefit that it should. Detoxification gets rid of this toxin build up. Juicing is one of the most convenient ways to detox. It gets rid of the toxins that accumulate within the body, over time. “Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph glands, and skin says Linda Page the author of the book “Detoxification”.

 

Opt for a weekend juicing diet that gets rid of the toxins ingested due to diet, pollutants, chemicals etc. These toxins remain within the body but outside the elimination system as they are recognized as foreign substances but the body does not know how to process them. Drinking a lot of juice especially fruit juice pushes these toxins out of the system and gives the digestive system a much needed rest. For a healthier immune system opt for the juice of organic vegetables. Most vegetables are alkaline and balance the ph level in the body.

 

A juicing diet of freshly pressed vegetables gets rid of acidity – a result of eating too much acidic foods in the diet. The alkaline juices release the acids. Green juices help to eliminate wastes and toxins and irrigate the body, build the blood and carry oxygen and nutrients directly to the tissues. Here is a simple recipe for a great vitamin packed juice: 1-2 beets, greens removed 3-4 carrots, greens removed 1/4 inch wedge of ginger 2 handfuls of spinach or kale a small handful of parsley 2 stalks celery 1 cucumber 1 apple Drink the freshly pressed juice within 30 minutes. The juice will start to oxidize after that, losing valuable enzymes and vitamins. Make sure the juice is freshly created.

 

A bottled juice does not have the enzymes necessary for breaking down the food to a simpler form. Home Pressed Juices ensure freshness. There is no one formula for everyone. Listen to your body. If you are not upto only drinking juice then try adding a small glass of fresh green juice to your regular diet. Over time you can build this to a glass of juice 2 to 3 times a week. A three day juice fast may not be everyone’s cup of tea. So see what works for you. A small change towards a lifestyle that includes juicing as a part of a regular diet is far healthier than a random one day diet of only juices.

Managing debt the easy way

When my husbands start-up went bust last year, we were not too worried. A couple of months, we thought, and we’ll be back on track. We made no lifestyle changes, just used our credit cards a lot. Dipped into the emergency funds to make rent and carried on as before. And before we knew it, we were 10 months down, our cards were maxed out, we had borrowed from friends and family and we barely had any savings left.

It has taken us another 10 months to be able to pay off most of the debt now, but some still remains. What I can say from the experience is that the way I view things and people has permanently shifted (and for the better I believe!) Here are some of the things I have learnt, hope it helps you in some small way –

  1. Know your debt : With credit cards, bills, mortgage and even people, know exactly how much you owe in a month and in totality. This is a rather depressing exercise but something that must be done immediately. You cannot have a plan without a goal. So have a goal every month and work towards achieving it. Part of the monthly plan must include reaching the final goal of being debt free and so it must include a set aside saving amount. If you debt is severe and you have collectors on your tail then do consider a debt management firm. Though they will charge you, the biggest advantage is that the collectors will be kept at bay and you will get some peace of mind to think and plan the next steps. There are a number of debt management companies that can get you on track when it comes to managing older debt. Check out Crown Debt Reduction Services to get a consolidated loan to clear old debt.
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  3. Minimalistic Living   : People are making this a lifestyle choice. When I started I was doing this simply because I did not have any or enough funds. Now I choose it and amazingly enough, many of my friends have adopted it over time. Every time you want to make a purchase, ask yourself if you need it or want it? Is it a debit or a credit purchase? Is it for you or is it for what people will think of you? If the answer is the first choice for all three questions, then go for it. Else move on to the next item.
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  5. Magic of Pennies : Every single penny is significant. I initially resisted some easy work and money because I felt that it was too little to make a difference to the big debt amount. But you know what, the small amounts, they really add up. And even paying off a small portion of the debt makes it feel like an accomplishment. And the pennies, seriously get a piggy bank – the one you need to shatter to get to the pennies. And put in something every day. If nothing else, just use it for a small treat for yourself at some point. It will make you feel amazing.