This is undoubtedly my word of the year, DETOX.
Detoxing your LIFE encapsulates SOOOOO much and can feel SOOOO overwhelming! BUT, it is a process and NOT done overnight, AND if YOU BELIEVE then YOU CAN make it happen!
As I get even more engulfed in my "heal cancer naturally" journey, this is the underlying THEME that keeps popping up.
It is NOT about just GETTING it OUT, the quick fix that we have all grown to love and settle for because that is the norm and that is what is soaked into our brains day after day. Cancer has many types and grades and my personal diagnosis, I have been told is..." If you get breast cancer THAT is the KIND you wanna get". I guess that is suppose to make me feel better? I will say yes it makes me feel better that I am taking the right strides to rid and keep it away forever and ever. For any of those touched by Cancer, it is a LIFELONG prescription that YOU have been given to keep your mind and body RIGHT until you leave this earth IF you want to be FREE and live FREELY. It is a CHOICE to either fulfill that prescription Or throw it in the garbage can, forget about it, eat veggies once in a while, exercise once in a while just so you can say you tried.
Can I get it at Walgreens or CVS pharmacy? Is it covered by my health insurance?
As a health & fitness professional, it is my belief that the body can detoxify itself naturally and you can maintain a healthy body weight and muscle mass WITHOUT supplements and juice or herbal detox programs, UNLESS there is a medical need for something to give your body a boost because of sickness. I have always maintained this stance and still do. WHY? Because we live in a VERY toxic world and sometimes you need an extra boost to help you get through the traffic jam or over the mountain or to navigate through the woods.. you feel me? I am not talking about drugs and alcohol to ease the pain or symptoms, I am talking about what we ALL need to do EVERY DAY to maintain a healthy self. We say it EVERY year as part of our resolutions and then most of us fall OFF the bandwagon... eat healthy and exercise daily. Basically, if you join a gym, you CAN get it there If you PARTICIPATE. What a great start! Treadmills, weights, classes, AND people with like mindedness that want to be healthy too- you are now surrounding yourself with magical goodness! Someone told me recently their health insurance program is covering some part of their fitness, so I would strongly advise anyone to call up your insurance carrier and ASK about any type of inclusions, additions, discounts they might now offer for 2016 when it comes to your own health and fitness. If we all start seeking and asking and demanding, then perhaps there will be a day when these things that we are told to do to get healthy and maintain a healthy state will be COVERED by INSURANCE rather than only having 1 option that involves SURGERY and/or DRUGS when illness strikes. MAYBE when we get sick there ARE other solutions that DO work that are HEALTHIER for the body and mind. MAYBE we do need to take a look at our life and start DETOXING all the things that have been put in our bodies, in our minds, in our foods, in our houses, in our clothes, in our communities, that ultimately SQUASH our soul and existence. WE have helped create this, WE need to help change this, WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER.
Just by watching my future Video/Written blogs perhaps this will SPARK an idea that YOU can start to do? To be honest, as I educate myself on all that is toxic, I want to quit. I want to turn my back to everything I started because it is SOOOO huge. It's scary. It sucks to know about all the things that are out there that are making us sick. Perhaps I am late to the game and everybody already knows these things? I dunno. I would have to say no we don't know because as I look around each day I see all the toxic things we have created. I have started to develop a safe haven at home and feel like I need to eat and stay at my house now just to feel better about myself. I am finding myself right smack dab in the MIDDLE of DETOXING my LIFE and it is SUPER CHALLENGING. I feel lucky that food and fitness were already a healthy staple in my life and just needed a few tweaks. I am getting AMPED up for 2016 so with ALL of YOU I will travel my own journey to "a healthy me". It feels weird to be the participant rather than the coach or motivator. I will start from the beginning which is DETOXING. We have to take out what is bad BEFORE we ADD what is good. I have spent the last 8 weeks detoxing my house, planning recipes that help me eat a RAW diet, researching supplements and detox programs, took my first yoga classes, learning to meditate, making peace with my past, balancing my Doshas and Chakras and investigating the Ayurvedic lifestyle. I have spent TIME reflecting on what was, what is, what can be, and letting go. I am also working on my awesome communication skills which I thought were stellar... turned out to be an average C work instead of the A+ I thought I was... :)
So join me in 2016 for OUR New Year Resolutions! Let's do it together! I will personally be starting a hard core 20 day detox the 1st week of January. I will report in each day and also tackle a health subject so we are all on the same page. I am learning SO much and am excited to share! Hope to see you in the New Year!