The day after Halloween is the perfect time to start a sugar detox and start getting ready for the fall months!
I have the biggest sweet tooth, but training your body to get off of sugar is the best feeling! I will not buy sweets like cookies, because I know I’m weak. I’d be the first to eat the whole bag! The kids Halloween candy is about to quickly disappear in the trash as well. How do you handle the candy overload from trick or treating?
Sugar plays a HUGE part when we start talking about body wellness.
- Sugar can prime your body to developing diabetes
- Sugar can make your organs FAT. Sugar triggers your liver to store fat, which eventually lead to fat globules developing on organs.
- Sugar is bad for the heart! Diabetes and heart disease are closely related and connected.
- Sugar creates tense blood vessels, which can lead to high blood pressure and strokes in the long term.
- Sugar can make you an addict…A Sugar Addict! Sugar triggers the release of dopamine and opioid causing a “feel good” moment and the urge to have more. JUST SAY NO!
- Sugar confuses the brain by saying”I’m not full”. In my case creating a ravenous beast
- Sugar also creates a thriving environment for cancer and can hinder healing in the body.
It takes about one week for your taste buds to re-regulate post no-sugar. After that first week you will notice the difference in the way food tastes! Fruit is more amazing than ever.
While coming off of a sugar laced lifestyle I love to incorporate a few of my favorite Essential Oils to help promote a natural and gentle detox process, and increase my immunity as well.
My favorite oils that I use to Detox are:
Lemon – Lavender – Grapefruit – Peppermint – Oregano
Citrus oils stimulate white blood cells to defend the body against infections. They also have detoxifying properties that are beneficial to the liver.
Everyday uses for Lemon : Add 2 drops of lemon to your water to aid the lymphatic system. Only use a glass or metal drinking cup. Citrus oils are powerful at breaking down petrochemicals. You can also add 2 drops of lemon to the soles of your feet to experience similar effects.
Lavender has a calming scent which makes it great for relaxing the nervous system and support that system. It can increase focus, relaxation, support discomfort in the body, and great for applying to skin abrasions.
Everyday uses for Lavender: Apply two drops to your wrists and rub the back of neck as well to support the adrenals and nervous system or apply to the soles of feet before bedtime.
Grapefruit is antiviral, antiseptic, detoxifying, and supports the digestive system and skin. It refreshes the mind and is very uplifting.
Everyday uses for Grapefruit : Add 1-2 drops to water to aid the lymphatic system, create a body moisturizer by mixing 2-3 drops of oil per 1 tsp of coconut oil.
Oregano is a very powerful anti-bacterial oil! It is very high in anti-oxidants.
Everyday use for Oregano: Add one drop into a tsp of honey to soothe a sore throat, or add to coconut oil with same ration to create a natural hand sanitizer. You can also add to the soles of feet.
This is an amazing oil for cleansing the lymphatic system, supporting weight loss, supporting the digestive system, and increasing focus. Also great for the respiratory system.
Everyday use for Peppermint oil: Apply one drop palm, apply to the roof of your mouth by using your thumb. Rub the leftover oil to your temples and back of neck. This is a “hot oil”, if you experience painful warm sensation rub in a carrier oil, to dilute. Should be used with caution in children under 18 months old.
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