25 Mar Spring Clean for the Body and Mind!
Did you know that detoxification is one of the most important factors in the promotion of good health and disease prevention? “The secret to better health is to cleans your body! It has been estimated that 95% of all disease begins in a toxic colon. In addition, a weak immune system exacerbates any health problems.”
The winter months had definitely taken a toll on my body and mind. I was feeling sluggish and run down after the long harsh winter so I decided to put to test the M’lis detoxification and find out for myself if it really works.
I started the detoxification on Saturday, March 9th. The M’lis Detoxification Cleanse Kit (purchased at NIMA) has an instruction book that is simple to follow and tells you exactly what to do each day.
In order to prepare the body for complete Detoxification:
- Day 1 and 2 (Saturday & Sunday) I had to eliminate meat, diary, refined sugars & flours, caffeine (and alcohol if you drink) from my diet. I ate very clean; only fruits, veggies and whole grains plus at least 2 quarts of distilled water per day. The M’lis kit comes with Fiber, Cleanse and Detox capsules that you take throughout the cleanse.
- After finishing day 2 I was already starting to feel better and my body was beginning to purge all the build up that had bogging me down. For the next 3 days (Monday-Wednesday) I did not eat solid food. I drank the lemon juice mixture which consists of 1/12 cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 quarts of distilled water, and 2/3 cup of pure Maple syrup per day. The lemon juice mixture tastes like lemonade so it was easy to swallow. The fiber, cleanse and Detox capsules are taken throughout the day with lots of water (it is recommended to drink 1/2 your body’s weight in ounces of water daily.)
Day 1 of the cleanse was easy. I didn’t feel hungry and the lemonade mixture helped maintain my blood sugar levels. Day 2 I woke up feeling a little hungry, but also felt more energized. My stomach wasn’t bloated like it usually is every morning. I continued throughout the day and found myself craving to munch on food out of habit, but not from hunger. I was determined to finish so I sipped on my mixture and refrained from my usual afternoon munchies.
Prior to the cleanse I was a fairly healthy eater and I always drank a lot of water, but since the holidays I had been eating a lot more sugar and processed foods.
- Day 3 I was more determined than ever to complete the full cleanse. I felt lighter, an increase in energy, and a mental clarity that had been missing since the holidays. My body was ridding itself of accumulated waster and bacteria. A side benefit was I lost 5 pounds in water and waste. My cravings for sugar and processed foods, chocolate and potato chips are my weakness, were diminished. The cleanse jump started my body and I wanted to eat clean and eat less. I went to bed Wednesday night feeling good and excited that I had completed the hardest part of the cleanse.
It is just as important to come off the cleanse correctly as is it to detoxify, as the body is still in cleansing mode so the following days after the cleanse I slowly begin to introduce healthy foods. The book recommends eating only fruits and vegetables on day 6 and 7 and then gradually start introducing whole grains, lean proteins, dairy, nuts, etc., as well as continuing to take the fiber, cleanse and detox capsules until gone.
- On Day 6 it is recommend to get a detoxification body wrap. I scheduled my wrap at NIMA a few days before. The M’lis Professional Contour Wrap is used for inch loss and for detoxification and lymphatic cleansing. The contour body wrap helps to free and remove trapped waste in the connective tissue, eliminating internal disfiguring deposits and stimulate inch loss. The contour cream helps stimulate the lymphatic circulation while the plastic wrap acts as an acupressure to push the lymphatic fluid up into the thoracic valve, circulating the toxins back into the blood stream to get filtered out through the liver and the kidneys, promoting permanent inch loss.
This 60-90 minute process is not a water loss, as clients do not sweat, and does not contain chemicals or dehydrating ingredients. I would recommend bringing a swimsuit or NIMA does provide disposable spa bra’s and panties. It was so relaxing and was a great reward at the end of the detoxification journey.
During the wrap I received a scalp massage which was divine. I felt terrific and could actually see the results. It is now March 25th and I’m on day 17 days of eating clean. I have introduced healthy foods back into my diet but I am proud to say I have not had any sugar or processed foods since I started the cleanse. I do not have the cravings I use to have and feel so much better.
I have a renewed desire to eat clean and am back on my daily exercise routine and bonus – I have lost 8 pounds total but more importantly, I feel healthy and rejuvenated.