By Bryan Bradford, Chief Nutrition Officer of Sunflower Shoppe Natural Foods
April 10th, 2015
We all know what it means to cleanse the outside of our body, but the idea of cleansing on the inside may not be as easy to understand. Our customers want to know how and why cleansing is important and how it benefits their health.
How do you know if you need a cleanse? Here are some markers: midsection fat, poor sleep, fatigue, brain fog, skin issues, chronic stress, poor digestion or heartburn, or if you work in a toxic environment.
The problem is, we are exposed to so many toxins from our environment on a daily basis that we reach a point where our bodies need some support in handling that toxic burden. Toxins are found in every tissue of the body: cardiac/skeletal muscles, bones, tendons, joints, ligaments, the brain and other organs. Our body fat is the main place we store toxins, so losing unwanted body fat can greatly reduce our body’s toxic burden, yet the toxin load hinders the ability to lose the unwanted fat.
Fiber, cleansing herbs, vitamins and minerals support the 7 channels of elimination and their ability to detoxify and repair.
Liver (most important)
Taking a break from the dietary toxins we put into our body gives it the “break” it needs to restore health and shed extra pounds, so you can enhance the benefits of a cleanse by changing your diet to fresh fruits and vegetables, lean organic protein, and whole grains like brown rice or quinoa. The best way to manage your weight and lose body fat (and keep it off) is to nourish the body with healthy food and reduce possible food sensitivities that cause inflammation, all while supporting the body’s natural detoxification process.
Where do you begin? The staff at Sunflower Shoppe are knowledgeable and trained to assist you in selecting the right supplements for your specific needs. So come see us at Sunflower Shoppe and let us help you get on a path to weight control and good health!
Stop in the Shoppe to get started on the cleanse that is right for you. With our broad selection of cleansing and detox products, we can customize a solid cleansing program to help meet your health goals.
For more information about this or other health topics, come see us at the Sunflower Shoppe, where great health is just a way of life!
The content and opinions expressed in this “Shoppe Talk” blog are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness or to provide medical advice. We are not medical doctors and we do not prescribe medication. If you have any questions about the relationship between nutrition and supplements, we recommend that you seek the advice of a qualified and licensed health practitioner. Our opinions are based on the literature and data from a variety of medical doctors, chiropractors, naturopathic physicians, biochemists and other professional researchers. You are encouraged to make your health care decisions based on your own research and the advice of a qualified health care professional.