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Why YOU Should Detox

By Jenn Lormand ACE- CPT, BS. Exercise Physiology, Author of mommymovement: new baby. new body. new life.

Everyday our bodies are bombarded by toxins.  It’s all around us.  The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat.  There are 1.2 trillion pounds of pesticides sprayed on our food every year.  389,000 miles of our rivers and streams are polluted.  Disease is on the rise like never before and yet we are more educated and have more resources than ever before.  Why are we so sick, and what can we do to stop this cycle?

When I look at these numbers I get overwhelmed.  My first thought is, “What can I do to protect my family from all of this?” I believe that the first step to find a solution is to understand what we do have control over.  We have control over our choices and actions.  We can begin to create change in ourselves, our families, and eventually our planet.  There are some simple choices that we can begin to make, on a consistent basis that will help our bodies heal itself.  My wish is that each person that reads this is motivated to make one small change to help rid their body of toxins and CREATE the happy healthy lifestyle that we all want.

The body has 7 different ways that it gets rid of the toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis.  They are called the 7 Channels of Elimination.

  • Skin
  • Blood
  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Colon
  • Lymphatic system
  • Lungs

Another one that should be included and is just as important as the 7 listed above is our attitude and mindset.  Research has proven time and again that negativity creates disease of the mind and the body.

As I dug into this topic, I was amazed at some of the simple changes that I could make to improve the health of myself and my family and I want to share them with you.

  1. Get rid of Stress- even if we put the right things into our body, stress and hatred actually turn into acid in the body. Meditation or daily prayer help to change the chemistry in our brains, and studies show that people who do these things consistently are healthier and happier! Read more about this here
  2. Limit exposure to EMFs (Electromagnetic Fields) cell phones and other electronics.
  3. MOVE – move on a consistent regular basis to increase oxygen levels in the blood to keep cells healthy
  4. Eat organic – this helps limit the amount of pesticides we ingest on a regular basis
  5. Drink alkaline water- helps keep cells in the body free from disease.  I use a product that I love in our water at home.
  6. Take a probiotic to keep healthy bacteria in the gut and strengthen the immune system.  There are many on the market.  Make sure that it is high quality probiotic that can actually withstand the gastric acid in the stomach, and make it to your colon.
  7. Use natural products on your skin (lotions and deodorant). We are a vitamin D deficient nation because we are suffocating our skin with these and not allowing the body to naturally create Vitamin D from exposure to sunlight. There have also been studies done on breast cancer survivors that link the ingredients in antiperspirants to causing breast cancer.

My passion is to help others become their best self and creating their BEST life. So I’m excited to announce that we are going to run a FREE 21 Day Detox Virtual program because I want to help as many people as possible get healthy!  If you would like to learn more about how to make simple changes in your life to CREATE maximum health benefits please reach out to me jenn@ascensionfitnessnola.com.  To register for our FREE 21 day detox please click here.

About the Author – Jennifer Lormand ACE- CPT, BS. Exercise Physiology, Author of mommymovement: new baby. new body. new life.

jenn blogMy love for fitness started at an early age. Growing up with asthma, I was driven to fight through those challenges. Exercise and fitness was my avenue to diminishing my reliance on asthma medications and treatments. Fueled by my passion to help people succeed and as a graduate in Exercise Physiology with a focus on Kinesiology, I am applying my love for fitness with these sciences to develop leading-edge one-on-one and group training programs to meet the specific needs of our clients, designed to push each other physically and support emotionally the needs of clients.