In early 2016 I discovered the remarkable book, Medical Medium by Anthony William-- http://www.medicalmedium.com/. The spiritual title drew me in and I became fascinated with Antony’s story of how he became a medium. He was born with the unique ability to converse with high-level spirits who provide him with extraordinarily accurate health information. Intriguing! At the end of the book, he spoke about how important it is to keep the body free from toxins to prevent disease. He recommended by staring the process with a 28-day healing cleanse. It was then that I decided to begin my own 28-day cleanse challenge.
I honestly didn’t know if I was disciplined enough to complete this, or even make it pass the first week. I thought about all the things I was give up; coffee, sugar, gluten, meat, cooked food, basically every thing except fruits and vegetables. At that moment I realized how strong my attachments had become to certain foods, and how much I needed to let go of them. It wasn’t easy, but I knew the cleanse was going to help me with that. I was completely ready for the journey!
I knew I needed support so I started telling family, friends, and colleagues about my new health journey. The feedback was so encouraging that I felt inspired to follow through. I also joined the Medical Medium Facebook group for moral support, which helped tremendously. The first few days of the cleanse were admittedly hard. I felt light-headed, bloated, and tired, but knowing I was supposed to feel that way I didn’t panic. I knew the cleanse was working. Day 5 was when I started to feel like my energy level was back to normal. I noticed I didn’t have headaches, didn’t feel bloated. I noticed the texture of my skin felt smoother, brighter, and more radiant, in only the first week! The compliments were pouring in and I had so much energy. For the next three weeks I added salt baths, yoga, massage, and acupuncture to help with the elimination of toxins. It’s really important to take care of the body and the mind while cleansing because our body is working extra hard to eliminate toxins that have been accumulating over the years.
Since I completed my detox I have continued eating mostly fruits and veggies, and slowly started to add protein, starch, very little dairy, seeds, and nuts back into my food. I have reset my system and diet and feel transformed.
Here are the most important things I learned during this process:
I fully believe, because I have seen it in my own personal health journey that the process of cleansing is my most valuable healing tool. When I’m working with clients I usually recommend a cleanse based on plant foods, as they are full of enzymes and fiber, making them easier for digestion. Fruits and vegetables have high water contents, which helps the body flush out toxins and unwanted waste. I am so grateful to have found this book, completed the challenge, which for me has become a new way of life and I fell amazing!
Wishing you health and happiness