January 22, 2018
If you are like many Americans, you made a New Year’s resolution. Many people resolve to improve their health over the next year. In fact, losing weight/healthier eating and life/self improvements are at the top of the list.
Getting a clean start is a great way to begin a new year, so many people look for ways to remove toxins from their bodies.
When people talk about cleansing, they could mean anything from full-blown colon cleansing, to a cleaning diet. In the past, we have spoken about the dangers of colon cleansing, which aside from being a deeply unpleasant experience, carries significant medical risks, and can substantially disrupt the natural balance of the body’s ecosystem.
Rather than subject your body to harsh cleanses that may do more harm than good, we recommend that you take a moment this year to think about what you put into your body, the beneficial bacteria that lives in your body, and how to best tune your digestive ecosystem for optimal health.
To perform our gentle gut-cleanse diet, eat a clean diet filled with unprocessed, unrefined gut-friendly foods in addition to taking gut-friendly Natren supplements. Probiotics are a gentle, yet powerful approach to keeping the body healthy and in balance. These beneficial bacteria restore balance to your digestive tract by crowding out harmful bacteria, robbing the pathogens of a place to attach and food to eat. They also support the body’s immune system so that the body can fight off the toxic effects of bad bacteria in the gut.
Natasha recommends 1 teaspoon of each of the Healthy Start System powders mixed into 6 – 8 ounces of room temperature (avoid ice or cold beverages), filtered water before each meal. Combine this with one Healthy Trinity in the morning and evening with warm filtered water.
A nutritious diet helps improve your overall health. The food you eat can also “feed” the probiotics living in your gut. Foods that are especially good for feeding beneficial bacteria include artichokes, onions, leeks and garlic. Wholesome greens, such as cabbage, kale, and broccoli are excellent sources of fiber as well.
Incorporating these foods into your daily diet will help feed the colonies of beneficial bacteria established in your gut when you take Natren probiotics, however just as important are the foods to avoid during your cleansing diet:
Probiotic supplementation, along with a healthy diet, can help replenish colonies of beneficial bacteria. Of course, all diet changes and cleanses will be enhanced when partnered with appropriate exercise and mindfulness techniques. During the beginning of any new regimen Natasha recommends light exercise such as walking, biking, yoga or pilates – you don’t want to push yourself too hard during the initial changes, so be sure to listen to your body and give your body a rest when needed. Consider daily meditation and laugh a lot to keep your mind fresh too!
Unlike the “one-size-kills-all” approach to a colon cleanse, Natren probiotics resolves digestive issues by restoring and supporting the beneficial bacteria living in your gut. Natren has Probiotic Specialists waiting to provide you with a FREE, no obligation consultation to assist in customizing a probiotic regimen that fits your needs best. You can call toll free 1-866-462-8736 between the hours of 7am-4pm PST M-F, or visit www.natren.com anytime and sign up for a day and time that works best for you.
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