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Periodically cleansing your internal environment, especially for parasites, keeps your body functioning at optimal levels. The lack of an inner ecosystem -- the lack of good bacteria inside of the gut -- has a lot to do with why you may see many more people infected with parasites today.
Cleansing with the refreshing Body Ecology Lemonade, made with the zero-calorie natural sugar substitute Stevia, provides a wonderful detoxifying effect on the liver. Lemons are alkalizing to the body and stimulate digestive enzymes to flush out damaging free radicals.
In 2017, University of Florida researchers discovered the rat lungworm, a potentially lethal parasite known to cause meningitis in animals and people, in five different counties in Florida.1 Researchers believe the parasite, responsible for deadly infection in more rare cases when it reaches the human brain, is more prevalent in the southeastern U.S. than their study was able to detect. Parasites in the body can create a cascade of health problems, often attributed to other medical and psychological issues. A 2014 study from the University of Pennsylvania suggested that up to one-fifth of schizophrenia cases might stem from parasites; 2016 research from the University of Chicago Medical Center confirmed that people with rage disorder are more than twice as likely to have a common parasite infection.2,3
Some amount of parasites living in the body is considered normal, but most of us have far too many. These parasites can have an impact on our health, our mood, and our behavior. Because parasites are so common and naturally a part of a healthy environmental ecosystem, it is a good idea to go through a parasite cleanse at least twice a year.
To receive the most health and detoxification benefits, ease into the cleanse with 1-2 weeks of starting The Body Ecology Diet, which includes unprocessed foods that are nutrient-rich, will not exacerbate an inflammatory condition, and are not commonly allergenic.
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The beginning of the cleanse will reduce the burden on your digestive tract and gradually help the detoxification process. This phase is best for at least three days.
This is the three-day "fast" portion of the cleanse. It will give you the highest level of cellular detoxification and allow your system to balance.
In Chinese medicine, the taste of the liver is sour. Lemons are alkalizing, and due to their sour nature, they have a wonderful detoxifying effect on the liver.13 Lemons stimulate the production of digestive enzymes and are also full of vitamin C and antioxidants, which help to flush free radicals from the body.
Although similar to the Master Cleanse, Body Ecology Lemonade does not have any cayenne pepper because it can actually irritate the digestive tract.
Proportion of water to lemons is based on preference. When adding the juice of the lemon to water, be sure to include the pulp. Choose organic lemons. Add just enough Stevia to balance the tartness of the lemons.
*Rinse mouth after drinking the lemonade to protect the teeth.
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Now, it's time to gradually incorporate foods back into your system. For three days, you will be on Phase 2 foods before moving back into Phase 1 foods. You can choose to stay on Body Ecology Diet Stage 1 for as long as necessary.
Cleansing works with your body's natural processes and puts it on the fast track to healing. Not only is cleansing an ancient practice detailed in religious texts, but it's a habit that gets easier with time.
1. Move, stretch, and breathe: Movement can supplement the liver, unwind stagnant qi, and, because the skin is one major pathway of elimination, also help release toxins.
You may notice that cleansing often takes place in the springtime, though it's a practice we can maintain year-round. In Chinese medicine, the element of spring is wood. Just like wood, we need the opportunity to grow and follow a natural progression of movement through emotions and experiences. If we deprive ourselves of this, we may become angry, depressed, or stressed. These emotions can affect the liver. A cleanse is the perfect time to begin learning meditation or practicing deep breathing.
Detox ice cream, gluten-free zucchini bread, and sugar-free pumpkin pie: Body Ecology recipes are nutritious and healing.
2. Use colonics: Whether administered by a professional or self-administered, this natural tool offers the best way to open the elimination channels and release toxins.
A home enema is an easy option that can be used at home to flush the detoxification pathways, addressing symptoms like allergies, anxiety and depression, headaches, fatigue, and indigestion.
3. Balance blood sugar: When deciding to do any kind of cleanse, it is important to pay attention to blood sugar levels. Rollercoaster blood sugar levels can stress the adrenals. If you are hypoglycemic, you will want to simplify your diet, although not cut out food completely as this can cause more harm than good.
If you get sleepy after eating, chances are that you have some degree of insulin resistance. A short three-day fast is one step that can help with insulin resistance.14 Doing several installments of a detoxifying diet, sometimes several weeks long, is the best way to approach healing insulin resistance; it's critical to remember that removing sugary, high-carbohydrate foods is more of a lifestyle change than a diet.
Many people report feeling lighter and having more energy during the detox period. Modern diet and food that is overly processed and inundated with sweeteners, as well as sporadic, on-the-go eating habits that are typically in large portions, are factors that are responsible for insulin-resistant cells.
A gentle fast can rebalance how your body handles sugar. When doing such a fast, it is absolutely necessary to keep blood sugar stable by sipping on Body Ecology Lemonade.
And please, always check with your health practitioner to determine if a cleanse is right for you.
A periodic parasite cleanse is perfect to cleanse and detoxify the liver, purging impurities from the body.
The Body Ecology Cleanse works in four different phases:
Fermented foods are always welcome on all stages of The Body Ecology Parasite Cleanse, supporting natural detoxification and strengthening the inner ecosystem. Using the Body Ecology Cleanse Kit can deepen your cleanse, reaping maximum benefits, with helpers like Vitality SuperGreen, used to help heal leaky gut and calm intestinal inflammation; liver-supporting LivAmend that can release the toxic load during detoxification; Assist SI Enzymes, digestive enzymes that help to break down cellular debris and promote blood cleansing; Ancient Earth Minerals, needed to escort toxins out of the body; CocoBiotic, a hydrating probiotic drink that specifically helps to cleanse the kidneys; and zero-calorie, zero-glycemic Stevia, the natural sugar substitute found in the Body Ecology Detox Lemonade, used to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar.
This safe cleanse provides you with the opportunity to detoxify, naturally lose weight, and improve your energy levels. The more regularly you cleanse, the easier it becomes to listen to your body's internal cues and address many health problems in the early stages.
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