21 day clean, purge, balance
27 March 2020 Day 1 (Clean 1) Self-care: Cleaning health tips
Welcome to Day 1 (Clean 1), the miraculous design of human digestion includes a natural detoxification period every day. The body is designed to assimilate food, absorb nutrients, and detoxify waste materials every day. And there is a natural cycle to this process. The first 8 hour cycle starts with the intake of food for assimilation roughly from 10 am to 6 pm each day. It then proceeds to breaking the food down into the components for absorption and utilization in the body from the last meal of the day roughly 6 pm to 2 am in the morning. The last phase is the removal of waste material or the body’s natural detoxification through the gastro-intestinal system, breath, and skin. If you are paying attention this means we should eat mostly from 10 am to 6 pm and not eat from 6 pm till morning (perhaps 10 am for best removal of wastes). This is a little different than what most of us do, yet honors the body’s rhythm and results in better digestion (it following the science of Ayurveda, Natural Hygiene, and many other medical systems that integrate body, mind whole person practices).
So what should we do in the morning if we are not eating a big South African breakfast?
Start the day off with a cup of warm water and lemon. This helps flush the bowels and encourages the detoxification that is going on. It should help you have your first bowel movement of the day and let go of waste water. Clean the whole body (shower, brush, etc.). Then when you are ready eat a light breakfast of high water content foods (like fresh squeezed fruit or vegetable juices, fruit, oatmeal soaked overnight, etc.). Wait until 11 or twelve when the digestive fire is highest for concentrated foods.
Try this for 21 days to see the effects first hand.
Take Away: Clean 1 – Start the day with lemon and warm water and eat light high water content foods until 11-12 noon.
Enjoy your Cleanse,
Dr. Zaida Rivene, D.C.
083 290 1283
and Jim Montrose, Ayurvedic counselor
071 959 0786
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