Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year Healthy Detox

For the past four years I have used the beginning of the year for a healthy detoxification. I pick this time of year because it happens to fall approximately 90 days after my last race of the season. Research has shown that the body can take as long as 90 days to fully recover from an Ironman. I am also in my Prep phase of training during this time, so not to much stress on the body. I, personally, find that I do not start feeling balanced until January. In 2010, I went through extensive metabolic testing. The results were quite shocking as some of my toxicity levels were off the charts. I worked with a health care professional to determine an appropriate protocol to correct the issues. I use the Standard Process detoxification program(This is not a catabolizing juice detox): Here is an excerpt from Standard Process Why do I need purification? Purification, also known as detoxification, can help you remove natural toxins from your body and help maintain a healthy weight. We are exposed to external toxins everyday, including pollutants, pesticides, and chemicals. Internally our bodies produce waste byproducts as a result of normal metabolic function. Although your body is designed to rid itself of these toxins naturally, it can become overburdened. Purification offers your body additional support to expel natural toxins and minimize your weight, which is important to maintaining your health and vitality. Toxins can contribute to a wide range of conditions: • Stuffy head • Fatigue or difficulty sleeping • Digestion and other gastrointestinal problems • Food cravings and weight gain • Reduced mental clarity • Low libido This is not a juice detox.

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