10 Reasons Why You Should Cleanse
Cleansing is a process whereby you cut down your food intake and allow your digestive tract to turn from constantly digesting food to assisting all the other systems in your body with the elimination of waste and toxins.
Health care professionals and spiritual teachers from all ages and all places have taught the beneficial value of periods of rest and rejuvenation.
The busier and more polluted the world becomes, the more important it is for you to proactively maintain your health through cleansing.
Here, then, are 10 top reasons why you should cleanse:
Let’s face it: most people cite busyness as a main reason that they get sucked into unhealthy cycles.
Cleansing can not only help you undo unhealthy cycles, but it can also make you ultimately more productive.
From increased energy and vitality brought on by getting rid of toxins to improved powers of focus and concentration, you’ll be amazed what a solid cleanse can do for your productivity.
(These tips are really in reverse order of importance, but hopefully now I’ve at least got your attention.)
By cleansing, you actively protect and build your health.
What better reason to be healthy than to get to share more time and experiences with your loved ones?
Preventative maintenance in the guise of a cleanse can help you have more energy, feel better, focus more and live longer. Which means more time to spend with your loved ones and a more quality you for them to hang out with.
If you’re overweight or in any way frustrated about the state of your health, a cleanse is a fantastic way to hit the reset button on your primary health habits.
Through a cleanse, you’ll have ample opportunity to confront and release cravings, urges, compulsions and unhelpful habits.
This isn’t always fun while it’s happening, but it’s fantastic once it’s over. You emerge from your cleanse reborn and energized to tackle everything your life throws your way with greater clarity and confidence.
While I don’t recommend that you cleanse in order to lose weight, weight loss does usually accompany cleansing. However, it’s the process of undoing your bad habits and then installing new ones that helps you continue to lose weight as long as you maintain your new healthier habits.
If you’re always eating, you’re always digesting.
How would you feel if you were forced to work overtime all day every day? That’s how your stomach and intestines feel.
Wouldn’t it be nice to give them a rest every now and again?
Through the process of cleansing, all kinds of strange things will come out of you. I’ll spare you the gory details, but let’s just say “I’ve seen some things…”
With the gunk gone, your digestive tract will be able to function more effectively.
Of course, if you go back to unhealthy eating, you’ll tax your digestive tract and be back where you started.
Over 50,000 people die of colon cancer each year.
This is basically criminal. No one should be dying of colon cancer.
The body can heal if we learn how to let it do what it is designed to do.
Cleansing taps the innate healing potential of your body.
Whether or not 80% of all illness begins in the colon, it’s clear that at least in the case of colon cancer, the colon had something to do with the illness.
Cleanse. Clean out your digestive tract and colon. Give your body a chance to do the healing work it intuitively knows how to do.
Cleansing is your ticket to preventing many potential illnesses.
How often do you push yourself past your limits in a healthy way?
When you cleanse, you’re actively pushing out into the unknown.
You’ll absolutely learn a lot about yourself through cleansing. You’ll discover strength you didn’t know you had.
Obviously, cleansing isn’t easy or everyone would be doing it all the time.
Unfortunately, cleansing requires determination, willpower, persistence and grit. By leaning into the hunger pangs and pushing through your cravings, you’ll build emotional and spiritual muscles you didn’t know you had.
And in the process, you’ll find out what you’re really made of. I suspect you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
If you live in the industrialized world, then you probably have enough to eat.
Many people on Earth don’t.
When you cleanse, you get the chance to lean into the discomfort of being hungry.
Most of us almost never feel truly hungry.
We eat out of habit or for psychological reasons.
A cleanse gives you the chance to lean into that edge where hunger truly lies. And guess what you discover? A little hunger won’t kill you.
Beyond that, feeling true hunger can open your heart to all the people in the world who are currently hungry.
Develop your compassion through cleansing, and then act on it to help those in need.
If people could truly receive the feedback their body is giving them, then the fast food and processed food industries would be out of business by next week.
Unfortunately, advertising is capable of drowning out the still small voice of guidance that emanates from within.
And so, people get themselves into all sorts of trouble relating to food.
When you cleanse, you strip down to essentials.
Out of that state of simplicity, you’ll eventually start to hear your body giving you signals about what it needs.
The more you can hear your body’s inner guidance, the better you’ll be able to feed it appropriately. Your health will improve. Pounds will fall off. You’ll have more energy.
This is perhaps the most important result that comes from successful cleansing.
Cleansing brings you face to face with addictions to things that don’t serve your highest good.
While confronting these addictions isn’t always fun, after you’re through it, you’ll feel amazing.
Cravings and attachments have physical components and emotional components.
Cleansing can manifest as bodily symptoms, but it can also manifest as sudden swings in mood. Depression, anger, fear, despair–it’s totally normal to go through many different negative emotions on the way to deep feelings of well-being, joy and gratitude.
The good news is that cleansing provides you with a clear path for releasing old negativities that are affecting your life.
On the other side of these old emotions lies freedom. Cleansing helps you get there.
Whatever you believe about the ultimate nature of reality, cleansing will help you explore your Source.
Spiritual teachers have advocated fasting for its spiritual benefits for millennia.
Beyond all the fantastic physical and emotional benefits it provides, cleansing can connect you more deeply to your purpose, your heart and Life itself.
There’s not much to say here other than this is as important an effect of cleansing as any of the other points on this list.
If more people truly knew themselves, this world would be a much better place.
Do your part: cleanse and discover your Truth.