Giving up food even for one meal makes the average person shudder let giving it up for alone 36 hours!

As children and throughout our lives, food plays such an important part of our lives.

As soon as we are born we cry for food. Growing up, food is used as a bribe “eat your veggies and you’ll get dessert.” Or, “ I’ll buy you a sweet treat if you clean up your room!”

The mindset of food equals praise, a reward or treat, especially sweet food, being the Holy Grail of life!

We even eat when we are not really hungry.

Going shopping advertisements bombard our senses. Smelling the aroma of fried food or seeing the visual treats of ice cream, cakes etc.

Are you really hungry or is it the brain flicking a switch…a habit from years of going down that pathway. What use are those empty calories they just stack up and cause the colon to choke?

Look at it for what it is, an automatic knee jerk reaction!

An, I want to feel good automatic response.

What if you started a new neural pathway in your brain?

Neuroplasticity is being accepted more today for good reason, its been proven by science and it works!

When we have worn the pathway of thinking a certain way sometimes that track has turned into an eight laned highway! What if we began doing things differently? A habit can be changed.

Stop and tune in to your body, be in the moment and not on automatic response.

Think of the consequences of putting something that has zero nutritional value and just a whole lot of calories (sometimes not even resembling food as it is totally lacking in any nutritional value) in your mouth, instead make an alternative choice to first imagine that you were inside your body and you had to try to digest this and think about what your body is going to have to go through!

First having to digest it and then after that it will be wedged in your intestines and colon for quite until it can be pushed out the other end. (If you’re lucky!).

If you really knew everything that went into your food, where it began and the places and people it has had contact with during the making of the end product that you are looking at maybe you would reconsider and get something that was less processed and contained some nutrition.

This then allows your body to heal, build immunity for those coughs and colds and virus’s that abound.

The mentality that has pervaded society today is to give away the power of healing our own body! Believing that we can do what we like to our bodies systems and then compensating with medication from the local GP.

Side effects of course, but that’s ok because now we can go again and get something else to take to help that!

Is it any surprise to discover the diseases that are rampant in our society today?

I have of course diverted from the original topic (which I do tend to do a bit…..)

The question was “Why would you choose to detox?"

​My next blog will laser focus on the answer to this question. I promise.......