Let’s recap where we are in the RENEW Total Body Detox program. You began by Reducing your daily toxin exposure in your home environment. Then you began to Eliminate toxins from inside your body. As this process continues, you’ll want to Nourish your cells with as much good nutrition as you can get from both your regular diet and supplementation. This will help you fortify your immune system so it’s capable of fighting the daily battle against toxins. .
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding nutritional supplementation. Skeptics will say that “you get all the nutrients your body needs from the diet”. I’d like to know what they’re eating, because the average American diet is severely lacking in many of our essential nutrients.
An incredible myth in our culture is that “Your body gets all the nutrients it needs from the Standard American Diet”.
Surveys in North American show that the diets of more than 60% tested are deficient in essential nutrients. As we’ve discussed, especially those nutrients needed to support proper detoxification.
Symptoms of nutritional deficiency are not always obvious. You don’t need to have scurvy to have a vitamin C deficiency. Plainly put, if you don’t equip your body with the nutrients it needs to support its internal structures and functions, it won’t be able to withstand the toxic environment in which you live.
Your vitamins A, C, E, minerals such as selenium and most amino acids are critical to liver health and function. With this said, it is important to take a whole food multi-nutrient formula everyday to supply your body with these valuable nutrients.
As I’ve already mentioned, omega-3 oils, our good fat, is also severely lacking in the American diet. Those good fats are needed not only for proper liver function, but for a healthy cardiovascular system, for nerve and brain function, hormonal balance, proper elimination, a good immune system, and even to promote a positive mood!
That’s why taking a highly concentrated, enteric coated Omega-3 supplement can make a big difference in your health.
Another important player in supporting our health is the good bacteria within our digestive tract. At least 70% of our immune system in our digestive tract and the bacteria is the main wellness-supporting factor. Many factors can affect the balance of this good bacteria, so it’s important to keep the levels high.
Eating foods like plain yogurt, kefir, along with fermented veggies are great additions to the diet that provide good bacteria, however for many it is necessary to regularly take a bacterial supplement called probiotics. Look for one that offers from 50 to 100 billion bacterial cultures per capsule.
We should know by now the benefit of eating raw fruits and veggies, not only for the nutrients, but also for the enzymes they provide. For some of us it is difficult to get the enzymes we need strictly from raw foods. An enzyme supplement with every meal will strongly support efficient digestion. Enzyme supplements will also ensure you absorb more nutrients from your food.
For even more information on these important nutrients and additional tips on detoxification, check out my book – Detox Strategy.
Perhaps my favorite way to Nourish all the cells in my body is through using my high speed blender and making green drinks. I’ve been blending green drinks to consume daily for 10 years now and have noticed a steadily increasing vitality. I want you to know that I actually feel better as the years pass! And I credit blended drinks with a lot of my success.
So without further ado I’d like to share with you right here, right now…
My Favorite Blended Green Drink recipe! Nourish your body daily!
Place the following in order into a Vitamix or equivalent high-speed blender. Makes 1 quart. Be sure to drink within 2 days for maximum nutrient value.
- 3 stalks chopped celery
- 1/3 English Cucumber with peel
- 1/2 lemon with peel
- 1/2 inch of ginger with peel
- 1/2 avocado – meat only
- 3-4 sprigs cilantro
- 3-4 sprigs parsley
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 1 handful chopped kale
- 3/4 pink lady or gala apple with peel – seeded
- 1 cup water
- 1 handful ice
I feel one of the most important aspects of this particular recipe is that it provides approximately 19 grams of fiber per batch! As we’ve discussed, fiber is responsible for helping to rid toxins from your body. With this in mind, I want to strongly suggest that you drink at least a quart of Blended Green Drink daily as you Nourish your body and journey through your RENEW Total Body Detox program.
I recommend 30-35 grams of fiber daily. If you find that difficult to achieve at times through food choices be sure and purchase a high quality fiber product to supplement.
Please be in touch and let me know how you progress! I’m happy to answer any questions that come up~