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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Emotional Detox

So as many of you know I am working with 22 women and a few husbands as they detox for Summer. I have talked about the benefits of this but I want to tell you something that happened to me the very first time I detoxed.
  I too saw a heatlh coach, my holistic Dr prescribed a script for me to see a Holistic health Coach. She told me the reason I was depressed, tired and overweight was the fact that I might have food intolerance's that are causing my headaches and joint pain. I really didn't believe this was true. I paid her the money.. and did the Elimination diet ( detox) to the letter.. when it was time to add food back in... I got sick on some of my old favorites.I was waking up before the alarm clock, with tons of energy, but by the time I started adding in my old favorites the joint discomfort was back and the inflammation. I WAS SENSITIVE TO foods. I gave up gluten, chose to eat eggs only very occasionally, went Vegan for 8 months and stopped drinking cows milk.
 While Detoxing...I was craving sugar on a regular basis.. so much so that I felt like an addict, I had to get my hands on a piece of chocolate. ( I had switched all my chocolate to dark chocolate) and I just needed a piece every day. Which I did during the detox..was that cheating.. Well, it depends on how you look at it.... but I do think it was cheating ... When I asked my health coach why this was happening- She told me I was looking for something sweet in my life... like love, attention, affection, and I am NOT receiving it so I am reaching for something sweet to fill the void. I thought she was crazy. Fast forward to today, I am NOW a health coach and I have been trained in Nutrition and the psychology of eating... and I found out it is TRUE.
  I didn't want to see it then.... but NOW I GET IT.
Are you in a toxic relationship????

Many of the ladies on my detox have detoxed their pantries and refrigerators and now there bloodstream...but fixing a romantic relationship or chronic issues with a friend or hubby are not as easy. I am sure you can all agree we have had our share of relationships gone bad, a friend, lover or family member. The author of the book Chill out & Get Healthy by Aimee Raupp says... How do you know you are in a relationship that is toxic...She talks about some tips to find out if you are..I am sharing them here for you...


IF you find you are stuck or unsettled when you think about a particular person, pay attention to why- Journal and write down Why am I feeling this way about..... or Why is this relationship important to me? BE HONEST.

In traditional Chinese medicine, energy is the primary cause of disease. They call it stagnant energy. So if you're living with and around a person who's energy is negative.. this is a problem So if you're feeling a lack of energy around a person, start a conversation with that person or write a letter. Examine your feelings to initiate true emotional changes.

In troubled relationships, we often take on others' issues or problems their wants and needs, and put our needs to the side. DON"T do this.. Make time for YOUR goals and pursuits. Yes you can take peoples wants and needs into consideration...but not when yours are never met.

***DRUM roll please... this one is one many people find HARD.
If you are in a dysfunctional family relationship, remember the reason that made you love the person, and remind yourself of their redeeming qualities..Find their best traits and focus predominantly on those. Many people tell me that this one is about their mom, and that this is so hard, because they have resentment, anger or issues revolving their mom.

Minimize the physical time you spend together "Even if a relationship must eventually end, release it with peace and acceptance. In doing so, you'll free yourself from resentment or anger." Raupp says...

You need to enjoy time with yourself... to heal....you need to love yourself to move on... and heal... if you jump into another relationship before you heal your self-love issues.. the same patterns will appear.... So EMOTIONAL DETOX.....


and by the way many people find taking cleansing detox herbs helpful
1. milk thistle
2.licorice
3.Oregon grape root
4.dandelion
5.schisandra
6.burdock
**discuss herb use with a health coach, Dr, or general practitioner because there may be contraindication's if you simultaneously take prescription medications.


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