Spring Cleaning for Your Body?
Woohoo, spring is officially here! As the weather gets warmer, so many of us are ready to shed the dreariness and darkness of winter, get outside more often, wear fewer layers, and simply enjoy this time of year known for blossoming and rebirth. The term “spring cleaning” comes to mind. We often use the arrival of spring as a reminder to declutter closets, deep clean our homes inside and out, and to make our cars sparkle. But what about our bodies? Isn’t now as good of a time as any to spring clean our bodies?
The answer is YES! And thanks to Anthony William, we have amazing and effective ways to cleanse our bodies right at our fingertips! To start, in Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal, he shares a 28- day raw food cleanse.
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“Whether you could just use a reboot to clean things out, strengthen your immune system, and help prevent future problems or you’ve been facing numerous chronic health issues for years, the 28-Day Cleanse can do wonders.” – AW
This cleanse focuses on raw fruits and vegetables, is low in fat, and eliminates processed food, dairy, and animal products. The premise is that when our bodies can clean out toxins and pathogens as well as support the body with the nutrients it needs, so many health problems can be turned around! This includes aches and pains, headaches and migraines, issues with high blood sugar and high cholesterol, brain fog, anxiety, and so much more!
“The reason this cleanse is so effective and important is because we take in all kinds of toxins and pathogens as we go through life, including toxic heavy metals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, everyday household chemicals, viruses, bacteria and more. These harmful substances collect and cause all kinds of chronic, mysterious illnesses and symptoms.” – AW
Likewise, in Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease, you’ll find the Liver Rescue 3:6:9 Cleanse, which is specifically designed to work with your liver during your cleanse! As Anthony shares, “this cleanse is a gentle and safe way to pull out the toxins that are burdening your liver so it can effectively eliminate existing or incoming troublemakers—viruses, bacteria, chemicals, and metals—before they make you sick.”
Cleansing Fresh Fruits & Veggies
While more explanation of both of these cleanses can be found in Anthony’s books, blogs, or radio shows, we are happy to share some of the major cleansing foods with you to get your wheels turning (or, rather, your bodies cleansing).
Above all, EAT RAW FOODS – Eating raw foods only (or as many raw foods as possible) maximizes the nutrition you get from every bite you take. “Fruits and vegetables in their raw state contain the highest level of nutrients of any foods, in the form most readily available to your body.” (AW) Because the body can process raw fruits and vegetables so much faster than cooked foods, it allows your body to spend more time HEALING and rebuilding. Some specific examples include:
Apples hydrate the liver and support the liver’s ability to hydrate your entire body. They also starve bacteria, yeast, and mold out of the intestinal tract and liver. In doing so, they keep sludge out of the gallbladder. (Did you know that apples can also dissolve gallstones?) Aim to eat one to three apples a day (or more) if you can!
Celery contains undiscovered subgroups of sodium that Anthony refers to as “cluster salts.” These cluster salts protect liver cell membranes, strip the cells of viruses down, and bind onto free floating poisons. Drinking sixteen ounces of pure celery juice (with nothing added) on an empty stomach every morning is a powerful way to cleanse your liver.
Lemons & Limes
These tasty citrus fruits improve hydrochloric acid (HCL) production in the stomach. They also cleanse fatty livers and help dissolve gallstones. A simple way to get more lemon/lime in your life is to add lemon to hot water (and add honey for sweetness) or your tea. You can also squeeze the juice of a lemon (or another citrus) onto a salad as a dressing.
Melons are an incredibly powerful cleansing food that also have the ability to hydrate the liver. It’s ideal to have melons early in the day and not after eating something heavy.
Green Smoothies & Juices
Drinking your fruits and vegetables can give your digestive system a rest (as much of the breaking down of foods is already done for us) so more time can be spent healing. Feel free to customize these to your liking to include spinach, kale, cilantro, celery, or fruit such as apples, mangoes, and/or wild blueberries. You could also try creating a delicious smoothie bowl or Anthony Williams’ Heavy Metal Detox smoothie recipe. And when it comes to celery juice, keep in mind it is always best straight up!
More Healing Foods
Want more items for your shopping list? Other examples of healing foods ideal for cleansing our bodies include any leafy greens, asparagus, berries, Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, dates, raw honey, and so many more! If you are interested in developing a meal plan or targeted approach to ridding your body of toxins and healing from within, you can book a consult with me.
Starting Small is Better than not Starting
If you’re brand new to Medical Medium or feel a full raw food detox is too extreme for you right now, you may consider completing a shorter cleanse, or taking some time to simply learn about the cleanse(s) and finding elements that will work for you!
What’s most important is that you practice healthy eating habits, drink plenty of water, opt for organic, real/whole foods whenever possible, incorporate more raw vegetables and fruits in your diet, work to reduce junk food, and avoid NO foods (details can be found in Medical Medium, but here is the list: corn, soy, canola oil, processed beet sugar, eggs, dairy, pork, farmed fish, gluten, MSG, “natural” flavors, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, and citric acid.)
If I don’t say it enough, I am SO thankful to Anthony William for sharing such pivotal information about how to keep our brains and bodies running at their optimal levels. As I take time to appreciate the seasons changing and the flowers and trees blossoming so beautifully, I am certainly going to remember that it is time to cleanse myself as well. I think it’s time for some celery juice… bottoms up!