Welcome back!

So we have almost completed the 28 Day Detox, well done to everyone that’s still with us. How have you found it?

So here’s Friday’s blog post for you to follow:

Day Twenty Six (Friday): 

1. Out with gluten, processed sugars, sweeteners, alcohol, fizzy drinks and energy drinks

2. Meditate for 20 mins a day (do a guided meditation if you’re new to this)

3. Drink at least 3 litres of water a day

4. Do 40 seconds of planking

5. Pick another drawer or cupboard to de-clutter, using a natural vinegar solution.

6. Note 25 things you are grateful for in your gratitude pad.

7. Increase the amount of steps or length of time you walk today by 5% from the previous day’s total.

8. Take a daily probiotic

9. Eat 7 fruit or vegetables a day and include flax, chia and hemps seeds in your diet.

10. Make sure you have breakfast within a hour of getting up.

11. Replace caffeinated drinks with herbal tea or at the very least with green tea.

12. Watch at least one inspirational or motivational video each day.

13. Have at least one smoothie or a juice every day.

14. Swap brown carbohydrates for the white ones.

15. Daily body brush.

16. Get off the bus a stop early or park your car at the wrong side of the car-park to your destination.

17. Replace unhealthy trans fats with coconut or olive oil.

18. Introduce a 20 minute yoga, pilates, tai-chi or Qi Gong routine to three days of your week.

19. Try not to say negative things about yourself, either out loud or in your own head.

20. Introduce some superfoods into your daily diet.

21. Replace normal chocolate with dark, high cocoa concentrated chocolate.

22. Consider switching one of your skin or hair care items to a natural alternative.

20. Introduce some superfoods into your daily diet.

21. If you are still treating yourself to the odd bit of chocolate please replace this with dark, high cocoa concentrated chocolate.

22. Consider switching one of your skin or hair care items to a natural alternative.

23. Try having 1 or 2 Epsom salt baths a week.

24. Start your day with fresh lemon, lime or warm ginger water (or a mixture of these).

25. Listen to least 15 mins of upbeat music a day.

26. Swap table salt for Himalayan salt.

27. Consider purchasing a Himalayan salt lamp or candle holders.

28. Introduce some detoxifying herbal teas into your daily regime.

29. Go organic with meat and dairy.

30. Consider taking part in the 100happydays challenge.  http://100happydays.com/

31. Take the adrenal fatigue questionnaire on Dr James Wilson’s adrenal fatigue website. http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/take-the-adrenal-fatigue-quiz

32. No more microwaving! Microwaving food destroys a huge amount of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes in food, not to mention interfering with your own electromagnetic field and is even thought to have an mutating effect on our cells.

33. Out with the plastics! Most plastics these days have BPA in them that is toxic to us when consumed in anything more than very low doses and as it’s in so much food and drink packaging these days it’s more than likely we are consuming this in higher doses than is safe.  It easily leaches into food and drink when heated, so avoid using plastic for heating up food. Some more information about this can be found here.

34. Watch this film brilliant film called The Shift,  about letting go of our ego…

35. Try making at least 25% of every meal raw. This means including raw vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.  When we cook food we not only start to lose the vitamin and mineral content of our food but we lose almost all the enzymes from the food. This then causes things like food intolerances (and many more health issues) as we do not have the essential enzymes in our digestive system to process all the foods we eat.

36. Soak your nuts and seeds.  Nuts and seeds are all packed full of goodness, but due to their natural enzyme inhibitors (which stop them germinating in your cupboard) we cannot actually absorb a lot of this.  However, if you soak them for at least 2 hrs, some as much as 12 hrs then it releases these inhibitors into the water and means we can more easily digest and absorb all the goodness from them.

New for Day Twenty Six:

37. Get out in nature! Take a walk in nature, be that in your local park, in the woods or down by the beach. Just find somewhere to walk and really open your eyes to the beauty of nature. Feel it refreshing you and energizing you and then go on your way a little bit happier and lighter.

38. Replace toxic air-fresheners in your home with a natural DIY version. Simply find an small spray bottle, fill almost to the top with filtered water, add a few drops of vodka (you don’t need this if you’re likely to use it quickly, as it’s to stop it from going off) and then add about 30 drops of your favourite essential oils and shake. I use this around the house, in the car and also as a body spray.  It needs to be shaken before each use otherwise the oils will sit on the surface. My favourite oils at the moment are grapefruit and orange as they are really refreshing and quite strong smelling.

That’s it for Day Twenty Six!

See you tomorrow =0)

If you haven’t already you might want to check out my free ebooks to download from my website, here.  There’s a choice of three books, a free-from ecookbook, a natural home and body care products ebook and a book about my recovery from ME/CFS. Enjoy!

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