Cleanse and detox your body

It’s that after-Thanksgiving feeling.  I’ve eaten too much.  I feel bloated, overweight and miserable. What’s more, my stomach and digestive system feel overworked, tired and ill-functioning.  Can you relate?  Do I need a cleanse?

What do I do? How do I fix this?  Is there a remedy?

There are some things that I can do to get back on track.

  1. Drink plenty of water. Giving my body enough fluids will help it to function better all the way around.  I am probably dehydrated from all the activity that happened around Thanksgiving.
  2. Make better eating choices. Certainly backing off the pies and deserts is important.  I also will be eating more plant-based foods.  While I always avoid beef and pork, I will limit other animal proteins as well.
  3. Exercise more. Thanksgiving week got me off my workout routine, so I will resume my personal program to get my body functioning better.
  4. I will be doing a cleanse next week. It will give my body a good rest from all the excessive and rich food.  I will also be better prepared of the rest of the holiday season’s traps of opportunities to over indulge.

Feel better in 7 days

The immune system produces antibodies to fight antigens.

The immune system produces antibodies to fight antigens.

With the weather changing, our bodies must fight to keep healthy.  The dips in temperatures and the increasing and decreasing humidity levels wreak havoc on our immune systems.  Our bodies try to heat us up and cool us down, all in the same day!

This weather transition also causes us to be in closer proximity with others.  Germs and pathogens are more easily passed from one to another.  The atmospheric conditions often will be a good place for these contaminates to live and prosper.

The eyes can reveal the cold or other sickness cause by weak immunity.The difference between a person who catches every bug that comes along and those who seem to always be on top of their game is a strong immune system.  We should all take steps to support our immune systems so they are ready to attack any antigen that gets into our body.  Antigens are foreign invaders such as parasites, viruses, fungi, or bacteria.  The body produces antibodies to fight for our health.  Antibodies can also be produced if the body mistakes its own cell tissue as an invader.

Some simple steps to enhance your immune response include:

  • Getting enough sleep.  This is your body’s repair time.
  • Drink plenty of water.  Being hydrated will allow your immune system to get moving faster if there is an attack.
  • Eat well and eat often.  Choosing the right foods and avoiding strong hunger will keep your motor running on high octane.
  • Exercise regularly.  This helps increase circulation and will help get any toxins out and oxygen and nutrition flowing throughout you body, helping it to be more responsive.
  • Take your vitamins daily..  Having the right “raw materials” will give your immunity what it needs to go through all its processes.  A multivitamin is the basic.  Also needed are vitamin C and plenty of antioxidants.

Regular Exercise helps with circulation which boosts the immune response.



Fruits and vegetables provide a great source of antioxidants.These simple steps, taken now before true winter starts, will help keep you functioning and working and happy.  And the people around you will be happier to see you healthy rather than sneezing, sniffling, or . . .worse.

Be well. Perform well. Stay well.

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What is self respect?


Respect is something that is developed and nurtured.  Respect for one’s self and for others is a valued asset that should not be under appreciated.

Respecting others is often easier to do than taking care of ourselves.  When we respect others, we show them that they are important to us. Wikipedia describes respect as “a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Etc.)  However that shows up, it means a lot to the other person.  This respect shows up in a variety of ways and most of them go without words.  Being kind is a show of respect.  Working within someone’s boundaries is a show of respect.  Being punctual and on time for appointments is a way to show that you respect that person and appreciate their time.

Learn to love what you see in the mirror.

Self respect can be a more difficult matter.  What is self respect? It appears in the way we take care of our selves, how we present to others.  In the way of showing care for others and their wants and needs, we are also showing love and respect for ourselves.

Things that we do for ourselves may appear to us or others as being self-indulgent.  However demonstrating to others that we value ourselves and our own happiness is a great way to show that as we value ourselves, we can also value others.

The following is a list of things that we can and should do for ourselves to show respect for body, mind and soul:

☼     Meditate or pray daily.  Getting into our spiritual selves is important to peace and happiness.  As we meditate more (and more often) we get to a place of stillness and self love and appreciation.


☼     Cultivate good, upstanding  friends.  Association with loving souls helps us to build our own self esteem.   We adapt to our environment, so create a healthy, respectful circle of friends.


☼     Exercise regularly.  Taking time for ourselves to move and relieve stress is a great way to respect ourselves and maintain good health.

☼     Play often.  Let your self go and just do something fun.



☼     Eat healthy foods.  This may not seem to be a way to respect one’s self, but fueling the body with live foods and avoiding processed foods tells your body down to the cellular level that it is loved and respected for what it does continually.   If you cannot or do not eat well, consider supplementing with vitamins and proteins.

Find other ways to develop a sense of respect for yourself and for those around you.  I think you will begin to see your life change for the better.