After spending a month eating out of boxes, picking up dinner from a drive thru and having dinner at the occasional restaurant, I feel the need to cleanse and detox from all of the unhealthy foods I’ve been eating lately. You see, I had water damage in my kitchen caused by a water line break in my refrigerator, so not only did I need to get my floors reconstructed in my condo, but I also purchased a new refrigerator and Sunday was the first day I was able to make home cooked meals that I missed so much during the construction process.
Now I’m looking to cleanse and detox my body from all of the food I was not used to eating this past month. I had pizza, I had mac-n-cheese, I had bean burritos from Taco Bell and I had dinners from the prepared food section at Whole Foods.
Here are some of the things I have started doing on a daily basis.
1. Take Lifelong Vitality Supplements from doTERRA
The Lifelong Vitality Pack is a specific set of nutritional supplements distributed by dōTERRA and described in this way, “Alpha CRS+®, xEO Mega, and Microplex VMz® are a comprehensive dietary supplement program of essential nutrients and energy factors for lifelong vitality and wellness.”
These products and their ingredients are described by doTERRA in this way:
dōTERRA’s Lifelong vitality supplements are formulated with potent levels of essential nutrients and powerful metabolic factors for optimal health, energy, and longevity. Coupled with dōTERRA’s CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and a lifelong commitment to dōTERRA’s wellness lifestyle,™ they naturally support a lifetime of looking, feeling, and living younger, longer.
Alpha CRS+® CELLULAR VITALITY COMPLEX
doTERRA Alpha CRS+® Cellular Vitality Complex is a proprietary formula combining potent levels of natural botanical extracts that support healthy cell proliferation and lifespan with important metabolic factors of cellular energy to help you live younger, longer. Alpha CRS+® is formulated to be used daily with xEO Mega and Microplex VMz®as a comprehensive dietary supplement foundation for a lifetime of vitality and wellness.
Alpha CRS+ Supports healthy cell proliferation and lifespan by reducing oxidative stress to DNA and other critical cell structures, supports healthy inflammatory response to oxidative stress in cells, supports cellular energy by supporting healthy mitochondria and by supplying metabolic factors of energy production, supports healthy cellular immune function, and supports mental clarity and healthy brain function
xEO Mega ESSENTIAL OIL OMEGA COMPLEX
doTERRA’s xEO Mega Essential Oil Omega Complex is a unique formula of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and a proprietary blend of marine and land-sourced omega fatty acids. Omega fatty acids help support healthy joint, cardiovascular, and brain health, support healthy immune function, and have been shown to help mediate healthy inflammatory response in cells. A single daily dose of xEO Mega provides 1000 milligrams of marine lipids with 340 mg of ERA and 240 mg of DMA and a blend of plant-sourced essential fatty acids. xEO Mega also includes 800 IU of natural vitamin D, 60 IU of natural vitamin E, and 1 mg of pure astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant carotenoid harvested from microalgae. The bioavailability of the xEO Mega formula is enhanced through a nanosomal lipid assimilation system and is encapsulated in SLS-free vegetable liquicapsules.
xEO Mega promotes cardiovascular health by reducing oxidative stress and mediating healthy cellular response to inflammatory markers, supports health joint function and comfort, provides important modulating nutrients for healthy immune function, protects against lipid oxidation and supports healthy function of the brain, and promotes healthy skin
Microplex VMz® MICRONUTRIENT COMPLEX
doTERRA’s Microplex VMz® Food Nutrient Complex is an all-natural, whole-food formula of bioavailable vitamins and minerals that are deficient in our modern diets. The formula includes a balanced blend of essential antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and an energy complex of B vitamins presented in a patented glycoprotein matrix. It also contains food-derived minerals of calcium, magnesium, and zinc and 72 organic trace minerals for optimal bone and metabolic health. Microplex VMz® contains doTERRA’s Tummy Tamer™ botanical blend of Peppermint, Ginger, and caraway to calm the stomach for those who may have experienced stomach upset with other vitamin and mineral products. Microplex VMz® is encapsulated using sodium lauryl sulfate-free vegetable capsules, does not contain wheat or dairy products, and does not include any animal products or synthetic ingredients.
Microplex VMz provides 22 essential vitamins and minerals to support normal growth, functioning and maintenance of cells, fights free radicals with the antioxidants vitamins A, C, and E, supports healthy metabolism and cellular energy, supports bone health with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D, supports healthy immune function, supports healthy digestion, and provides systemic benefits of vitality and wellness associated with optimal intake of essential nutrients
2. Use doTERRA’s citrus oils in my water throughout the day.
I typically enjoy using lemon in my water, but I’ve run out and my next order isn’t going to be placed until March, so I’m using wild orange, grapefruit and lime essential oils.
3. Use a castor oil pack three times/week until I start feeling better.
Castor oil packs are a naturopathic way of detoxing. There is not a lot of scientific research regarding the effectiveness of these packs although the practice has been used for thousands of years.
What is castor oil? Castor oil comes from the castor seed which is composed primarily of ricinoleic acid which is absorbed through the skin and into the organs where it stimulates the movement of fluids and encourages waste to be removed from the body. Additionally ricinoleic acid can increase the production of T-lymphocytes which helps the immune system.
The practice of using a castor oil pack can help decrease inflammation, help with healthy liver function, increase circulation with blood and lymph, improve elimination of toxic substances, decrease pain, improve digestion and assist in many other conditions such as headaches, constipation and migraines.
I purchased my castor oil pack from Whole Foods. I have a flannel cloth that covers my abdomen (I purchased as well from Whole foods). I take 2-3 tablespoons of the castor oil, spread it out on one side of the cloth and place that oily side on my stomach. I then cover with plastic wrap, and a heating pad and lie still for 45 minutes.
4. I plan to complete the 7-Day Detox program offered through the Strengthen, Nourish, Evolve Program of which I am a member and an approved Health Coach. You can complete the detox program with me which comes with pre-detox manual, daily e-mails with instructions and inspiration, essential oils that promote detoxification, and an awesome recipe book so we don’t go hungry!
To purchase the detox program, check out this link.
To purchase the Lifelong Vitality Pack and/or citrus essential oils, check out this link.
To purchase the Castor Oil Pack, check out this link from the Vitamin Shoppe.
If you want a longer detox, check out this link for the Conscious Cleanse. Registration for the Conscious Cleanse begins March 3, 2014, and the cleanse program itself starts in April.
Have a great week everyone!