Detox-Made-Simple: High-Level Wellness Through Simple DETOX
Scroll down to find a recipe for Orange Blue Majik Cocktail
When you look in the mirror, are you feeling and looking your very best? If not, maybe it's time to take better care of your body and embark on a detox and rejuvenation program. In case you're not aware, there's an epidemic sweeping America (and worldwide) that I refer to as "internal toxic pollution." Many people suffer from chronic disease and loss of health not only as a direct result of unhealthy conditions environmentally, but internally as well—within the human body. We often think of health as the absence of disease. But, is this truly health? Are we healthy one day and then all of a sudden sick the next? There's a plethora of evidence that demonstrates to us that health or sickness is a process that develops over a period of time (often years) and is based at the cellular level.
Click HERE to read my article When You Are Serious About Head-to-Toe Detoxification and the myriad ways it benefits your body.
Our Modern Diets Are To Blame
Is there room for improvement in your diet and lifestyle? It's my belief that our modern diets are to blame for many of our most common ailments. Many people are digging their graves with their knives and forks and are making life and death decisions every time they sit down to a meal or snack. Disease often occurs as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle, which causes the body to become sluggish, congested, acidic, and polluted. Antibiotics, excess sugar, carbonated beverages, chemical food additive and over-the-counter drugs can alter the acid-alkaline balance of the intestinal tract, often killing beneficial bacteria and creating the perfect environment for harmful microbes to grow. Without the "good" or "friendly" bacteria to keep them in check, these "bad" bacteria can eventually overrun our body and severely depress our immune system. Make sure you are taking a good probiotic supplement daily to keep your friendly bacteria flourishing. I take and highly recommend E3Probiotics 50 Billion.
Mucoid plaque is a slimy gel-like substance that covers the inner lining of the intestines and bowel. Plaque harbors toxins and interferes with nutrient absorption. The colon is known to hold up to 30 or more pounds of old matter and can be packed with undigested foods and disease promoting bacteria.
Additionally, parasites are a toxic menace and can wreak havoc in your body. When faulty digestion keeps food from being properly processed and sent out of the body, undigested food can remain in the body and create fermentation and putrefaction. This can cause parasites and germ life to develop. Parasites thrive in an unhealthy, unclean colon. If the bowel contains partially digested proteins, sugars, or starches, it can harbor an alarming variety of parasites. These parasites can range from microscopic organisms to tapeworms 15 inches long. Not very pleasant, is it?
If you are 30 years or older, I highly recommend taking enzymes daily. My favorite plant-based enzyme product, E3Enzymes Supreme Enhanced with E3AFA, helps to break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in the food we eat, allowing nutrients to be extracted, absorbed, and carried through the blood stream to the organs and cells of the body. These are the best enzymes I've ever taken, and now I wouldn't be without them. I even take them with me when I travel. Many friends and clients have also reported to me that they no longer had issues with bloating, gas, halitosis, burping, and indigestion. What I have found personally, and many have also confirmed with me from their personal experiences, is an easier time losing weight and keeping it off once we all started taking E3Enzymes Supreme.
For healthy digestion, I take 2 capsules about 15 minutes before each meal. When I use these enzyme for body cleansing, I take 6 capsules, 3 times per day on an empty stomach either 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Store them in a cool, dry place; no refrigeration is necessary. I encourage you to try/test the E3Enzymes Supreme for a 3-month period and see how much better you'll feel. I think you will be amazed at the difference in your digestion, energy, and mood!
Four Channels of Elimination
Weighing in at approximately six pounds and covering an area of about two square yards, your skin is the largest organ of the body. Not only is it an organ, but the skin is also a major area for the elimination of toxic wastes from our systems. It has been called our third kidney because it works closely with the kidneys to help release uric acid.
Our body must eliminate large amounts of waste products from our systems daily or we will die. The bowel, lungs, kidneys and skin are our four channels of elimination. Each of these organs ideally should release two pounds of toxins per day. Therefore, our skin is responsible for getting rid of nearly a fourth of our bodily toxins every day. If the skin is not doing its job, the kidneys, lungs, and bowel will have an extra load to deal with.
Skin brushing is one of the finest ways to detoxify the skin and promote good circulation. To learn more about dry skin brushing and how to look and feel 10 years younger in only one season (three months), check out my book WIRED FOR HIGH-LEVEL WELLNESS. I have incorporated dry skin brushing into my healthy living program for about 40 years and it only takes about 2 minutes a few times weekly. It will have the skin all over your body glowing with youthful vitality in 30 days.
What to Expect When Detoxing
While I do some kind of detox daily year-round (read my DETOX-MADE-SIMPLE article for more details on my program), I upgrade my detox programs one day a week, three consecutive days monthly (usually Friday, Saturday and Sunday), 7 to 10 days with each change of season, and 30 days every two to three years. I do these supercharged detox days frequently to preclude a toxic build-up in my body and to keep me vibrantly healthy. These are especially beneficial after eating too much food for a few days or after the holidays with lots of rich food.
My grandmother used to tell me all the time... when you're green inside, you're clean inside, so on my supercharged detox days, I make sure to consume lots of green juices, green smoothies, leafy green salads, and these natural green supplements pictured here.
Depending on how toxic your body may be, and how long you choose to cleanse, during your ddetox, you may feel a bit more tired than usual. If that's the case, just make sure to get more rest. Some people report feeling more energy; others have broken out with rashes on the skin, but these go away in a few days; some experience a slight fever or headache (that's a sign that your body is house-cleaning); most people release lots of mucus during the cleanse; others experience mood swings or depression. At the end of a detox program, most will feel "lighter" and more peaceful; certainly you'll feel in more control over your body and experience an increase in self-esteem and confidence.
- Drink alkaline water from Ionizer Plus
- Take E3 Probiotics 50 Billion
- Take Blue Majik and BrainON
- Take E3 RenewME!
- Exercise and stretch
- Get plenty of sleep
- Keep stress levels down
- Relax and breathe deeply
- Eat a plant-based diet
- Drink freshly made juice and smoothies (especially green ones)
- Enjoy some sunshine
- Take an infrared sauna
- Count your blessings
If you embark on your own personal detox programs regularly year-round, you will prevent the toxic build-up so prevalent in most people. Toxins damage DNA, lead to neurological problems, disrupt the functioning of hormones, impede the absorption of nutrients, damage energy metabolism, and can manifest as one or more of a long list of symptoms. These problems can strike even early in life, though when they afflict older people, are sometimes dismissed as a “natural” consequence of aging. None of these problems should be an accepted part of modern life.
You are in charge of your health and internal environment. Choose today to honor your miraculous body and take loving care of it day in, day out.
Blue Majik Cocktail Recipes
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This simple recipe will knock your socks off. It takes about two minutes to make; it's delicious; it cleanses and rejuvenates the entire body; and it's so beautiful.
Blue Majik (an AquaBotanical extract) is a rich source of Phycocyanin — a powerful, deeply detoxifying antioxidant, an AquaBotanical, which can quench free radicals and has been shown to be a potent natural COX-2 inhibitor. Phycocyanin is being studied more and more by scientists around the world in recent years. The word “phycocyanin” comes from the Greek word for Algae “phyco” and the Greek word for blue “cyan.” Phycocyanin is an amazing water-soluble blue pigment that gives spirulina its bluish tint. Phycocyanin is only found in blue-green algae like Spirulina—you can’t get it in other foods.
Having this Blue Majik Cocktail daily will do wonders for your vitality, energy, appearance, and confidence!
Serves: 1 - 2
Prep Time: 1 - 2 minutes
- 1 - 1/2 cup Ionizer Plus Alkaline Water (or other juice like apple, orange, grapefruit, blueberry, cranberry, or coconut water)
- 1/4 tsp. Blue Majik powder (an AquaBotanical extract)
- 1 star anise *
Put the powder into a glass, add the liquid, and mix well until the powder is dissolved. Pour into cocktail glasses (or other favorite glass) and top with a star anise as pictured. The color is absolutely resplendent so make sure you put this in a see-through glass. Enjoy this salubrious cocktail morning, noon, or night. The star anise is mostly for decoration although it will impart a small flavor note of licorice if you let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple hours or more.
At my local juice shop, I get different fresh blends of juices... apple/rose, apple/lavender, apple/pomegranate, watermelon/mint, and more. All of these blends work well for this cocktail, too. A simple coconut water is delicious for this cocktail. It's always a stunning color and enjoyed by all ages, even children.
Orange Blue Majik Cocktail
As pictured in the photo to the right, stir about 1/8 teaspoon of the AquaBotanical extract Blue Majik powder into a glass of chilled water, coconut water, orange juice, or other favorite beverage, add in ice, top with an orange slice, and enjoy! Who wouldn't want to savor every sip of this health-enhancing beverage/cocktail?
* Star Anise:
This star-shaped seed pod of an evergreen tree is about one inch high with eight segments and a dark brown rust color. It get its distinctive licorice taste, like regular anise, from a chemical compound called anethol. However, the two are not related botanically. The star anise is a member of the Magnolia family. It's one of the spices in Chinese five-spice powder.
In traditional Chinese medicine, this beautiful star anise is prescribed as a digestive aid and to help cure colic in babies. It's available in Asian supermarkets and also in most grocery stores in the spice section. When you get it home, store the star anise in a sealed container in a cool dark place; it will last for several months. Throw it out (or put it in your garden's soil) once the flavor fades. If you use it in your simmered or other dishes, star anise is usually added whole (don't break it up into pieces) and discarded before serving.