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Get Rid Of It

I’m moving full steam ahead to run into 2015 with right thinking and right believing. To ensure that my spirit, mind and BODY are in alignment, I’m going to start 2015 resetting my body by doing a 3-day cleanse; I’m going to rid of it.  The ‘it’ being toxins and junk from my body.

 

I have several friends that have purposed to honor their temples in various ways for the upcoming year. One friend is becoming a vegetarian, one is doing a 10 day cleanse and another is going raw for the year.

 

The benefits of a cleanse are numerous:

 

Eliminate Toxins

Balance Hormones

Break Bad Habits

Retrain The Palette

The reset is your jumpstart. After the cleanse though you must stay the course. Imagine yourself…it’s a perfect summer day. As you move about, the soundtrack that plays in your mind is Will Smith’s Summertime. The sun is shining and you take your car to get detailed; vacuumed, hand-washed, clean in and out and smelling good. Then you take your clean ride off-roading, getting it all muddy and filthy. Would you do that?

 

The same can be said then about muddying up your body. After you reset and do a cleanse, do you want to go eat a bag of Cheetos which contains items the body can’t readily recognize and/or process? Get rid of it.

 

For my cleanse, I will start each morning with green tea. I will then have a smoothie for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I will treat myself to 2 snacks a day i.e. kale chips, nuts or seeds. I’ll be making some of my favorite smoothies including my Apple Pie Smoothie. I’ll generally add chia seeds and coconut water to up the nutrient quotient and add almond or sun butter for protein. After the 3-day cleanse, I’ll continue to eat light, lean and clean by consuming mostly raw foods for the next 7 days.

raspberry smoothie

berry cucumber

 

berry smoothie

Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.”

Genesis 1:29

 

Consuming raw food by way of smoothies gives your body access to optimal levels of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Consuming as such can contribute to improved immunity, increased energy and improved digestion.

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Since you’ll be eliminating toxins from within, you can also eliminate toxins through your largest organ, the skin. Move it out and get rid of it.

 

Dry Brushing

Your skin excretes 1/3 of the toxins from your body. Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps remove toxins from the body. To read more on dry brushing click here.

 

Detox Bath

An Epson Salt detox bath helps draw out toxins, reduce inflammation, helps muscle & nerve function and more. Whip up 1 cup of Epsom salt, ½ cup baking soda and a few drops of essential oils and enjoy.

 

So who’s with me? While you may not go as radical as my friend doing raw 365, you can do SOMETHING. Purpose in your head and heart to make daily food choices, that positively impact your health.

 

For additional encouragement please visit the recipe link of my website for tasty, healthy meal ideas.

 

As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!

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    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      I had to go back and look at the picture to try to remember. Most times I don’t have a recipe. I just piece together what I know works well. The orange is juice made in a juicer and it’s carrot/canteloupe. The pink one…well I wracked my brain trying to remember. It’s either something with raspberries or black cherries. Pray for me sister as I am working on an eBook cookbook so we can have all the recipes documented to be referenced time and again. Kudos to you for making strides to honor your temple.

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  1. Sherry
    Sherry says:

    Lo❤️e this, Tyra! I’ll do my church’s yearly fast. I’ll also incorporate smoothies in my days. I dry brush already and love that too. It’s a lifestyle for me, not a fad, so it’s just part of my make-up to care for me temple tenderly, with love and care. Check you soon and thank you!

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