Getting healthy isn’t just a once off thing where you do a cleanse for a week or 2 or maybe for a month, and then get back to your normal diet.
It is an ongoing lifestyle that needs to evolve over time as your body evolves.
Our bodies are finely tuned machines that are meant to run optimally, and will run optimally given the right fuel on a daily basis, both physically and mentally. You wouldn’t put cooking oil in your car, or even give it a green juice as petrol (even though that would be amazing for our bodies). You take it for a regular service and probably clean it fairly regularly. But not many people do this for their bodies. The car can be traded in but our body cannot.
There are constant toxins that we are bombarded with on a daily basis, from petrol fumes, to chemicals in our household products, body ‘care’ products, aftershave, make-up, nail polish, and possibly the worst of all is the adrenaline and cortisol that floats around our bodies from stress.
For a lot of people stress is constant which means these hormones are going around the body all the time. This causes oxidative stress on the body and ages you more rapidly among other things.
In order to counteract this we need a few things:
* daily antioxidant rich foods
* lots of good quality water
* daily mindfulness practice to check in with how you’re feeling such as journaling, breath work, time in nature, talking to a coach or a friend
* some form of exercise
Play around and find the lifestyle that keeps you feeling your best which you can continue with for the rest of your life, adjusting here and there as you need!