While it's important to detox year round, the holiday season is a crucial time to take care to detox our bodies, mind and souls regularly. The change in weather, family and added financial stressors, additional caloric intake and cold and flu season all threaten our health on a daily basis. Below I share my detox routine that helps keeps me balanced overall.
I am not a doctor, as a nutritionist I am sharing what works best for me. While most of these methods are gentle and are able to be used by most, please always consult your doctor before trying any new detox methods.
Next On The Detox Plan:
Always looking for ways to aid my body in detoxing, I've asked Santa for a rebounder (translation: adult trampoline) which aids which also gets the lymph system moving.
The gym I joined has a dry sauna which is king in ways to detox. I plan to start slow and steady under the care of my doctor and increase my time in the sauna.
I also have more tests scheduled on my detox pathways. Always growing, learning, but most importantly praying for healing.
You may have noticed detox baths (usually a mix of warm water, Epsom salt and essential oils) are missing from my list. I found each time I did one I got sick. My doctor told me they are probably to intense for me right now (which is why everyone is different) and that a foot soak is probably a better way for me to go right now.
Anything missing that you swear by to detox this time of year? Or do you have a favorite from the list? Also, for those of you that have experience rebounding or hitting the sauna, what's been your experience?
I'm excited for what the next chapter holds for Nosh & Nurture. I'm excited to peel back more of the pages that God is writing on my story and fully live in every delicious moment. In 2015 I felt him put the word "Abundance" on my heart and He has blessed us abundantly in so many ways this year. Through new friendships, new careers and new accomplishments, my heart overflows with thankfulness. I now feel "Diligent" pressing upon my heart and mind this season and feel that 2016 will be a season of discipline. Only He knows what that truly means, but I know this path is new and the journey long to continue to grow my business and have faith that He will take it where He wants it to go.
It may be that I need to let go of other irons in the fire, ones that I feel I hold on to for security. A security that is false and comes from the world, and not of my Father. I pray that He would grant me wisdom and help me to be diligent in His plan for me, for us. And that I can put aside my fears or my own understanding of what I think is the right answer and dive in, with all of me, into what He's calling me to.
Not an easy feat by any means for us mere humans. But with Christ's strength, it's a whole other ballgame. One He's already shown us the final score for. And the great news is, the best news is, that we win. With Him, we always win. Doesn't mean it's an easy game. Doesn't mean we won't skid our knees or take a few balls sliding into home, but it does mean we will get there. And that's a promise worth holding on to.
Now that the tassel is displayed in my office, as a reminder that no matter what twists and turns we take, we can find our way back to purpose, I will pray on, and diligently work at, the next step. In helping those who need to get back to health. Who are seeking a better relationship with food. I'm beyond excited to work with others to understand our bodies, our food sources and make a game plan for them, and for their families, in nourishing their bodies, minds and souls in the best way.
I would love for you to share your stories below. It fascinates me to hear how people find their purpose. The roads they take, the detours that lead them to somewhere better. Let's chat. And to all of you who support this journey. For everyone who's read this blog, a blog that started with just 5-10 readers (my dad being one of them, my husband, another) that has now grown into the tens of thousands, I thank you. For sharing your stories with me, for inviting me into your lives and your communities. For trying my recipes, for laughing and crying along with me. Thanks for being the encouragement that got me to this milestone in my life. It's because of you that I got to wear a cap and tassel, for the very first time.