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Why You Should Pre-cleanse before you Cleanse / Fast / Detox

Nov 05,2023 | Joule Goddess

Before you start any nutritional cleansing or detox programs you want to do a “pre-set” or in other words a pre-cleanse, pre-detox approach.  This means that a few days before you start the Joule gut-mind reset program, eat a plant based, healthy diet and stay hydrated with water.  Avoid processed chemically infested foods, beverages and products with aspartame and other artificial sweeteners, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, illicit drugs, excessive caffeine and foods packaged with BPA and phthalate plastics.  If you know it is bad for you-skip it on the days leading up to the Joule gut-mind reset.  

This reset program fortifies your detoxification pathways so healthier food/beverage choices will minimize any potential cleansing symptoms. We are a toxic society and our bodies are loaded with toxins from the air, food, water, and chemicals rampant in the workplace and home. If you binge with bad things right before you do our reset program, you are setting yourself up for symptoms directly related to increased toxins leaving your liver and fat cells.  These toxins circulate before they are completely eliminated from your body.  Toxins will leave your cells and vital organs and once in the vascular system can cross the blood brain barrier and cause unpleasant neurologic related symptoms. The good news is that once these toxins are eliminated via the liver, intestinal tract, lungs, urinary tract and pores of the skin your body becomes a healthier version of itself. Once toxic waste is eliminated you are on the path of resetting your body. You are given one body so embrace the fact that a detoxed, clean healthy body and brain is the anti-aging solution. Joule Goddess products are loaded with all organic nutrients that support detoxification, gut-brain stability, hormonal balance, immunity and are super foods when it comes to fighting oxidation and inflammation. 

Cleansing and detox symptoms occur in many forms.  Depending on how toxic your body is, you may experience nausea, vomiting, change in bowels, headache, joint pains, muscle aches, anxiety and altered sleep patterns to name a few.  Cleansing and detox symptoms is your body’s way of talking to you. These toxins will be released by your cells and can accelerate symptoms that are not pleasant-but once eliminated you will feel a rejuvenation process start to take effect. Cleansing and detoxification symptoms are letting you know that you are getting rid of these adverse toxins and on your way to a better quality of life. 

Let’s talk about a few toxic compounds that can cause serious harm to our cells and vital organs. One of the worst toxins is aspartame. Aspartame needs to be immediately eliminated from your diet.  You may not even recognize that over 6,000 products contain this poisonous artificial sweetener.  Aspartame has become part of the food chain.  Aspartame is found in products around the world, including diet carbonated soft drinks, powdered sugar-free soft drinks, chewing gum, confections, gelatins, dessert mixes, puddings and fillings, frozen desserts, yogurt, tabletop sweeteners, and some pharmaceuticals such as vitamins and sugar-free cough drops. If the label says “diet, zero, sugar free or artificial sweetener” stay clear!  Children should especially avoid aspartame as it has been linked to overactivity of the brain and may contribute to various mental challenges.  After aspartame was released into our food chain the incidence of brain tumors in children increased by over 300%. The symptoms associated with regular aspartame ingestion include headache, muscle spasms, muscle pain, joint pain, vertigo, ringing in the ears, slurred speech, memory loss as well as anxiety, depression and even seizures. It is felt that aspartame plays a key role in symptoms associated with fibromyalgia,  lupus, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. 

Other prevalent toxins include phthalates and BPA.  Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in some hard clear plastics like water bottles, baby bottles and the linings of food cans. Phthalates are used to make flexible, soft plastic products and used in many personal care products.  You can find this toxin in fragrances, nail polish, deodorant, hair care products and body lotions. These two toxins are everywhere-from thousands of packed food products, beauty products to the water bottles you drink from.  These two nasty toxins are considered “endocrine disruptors” and can wreak havoc on your hormones. High estrogen levels in women and low testosterone levels in men are linked to these and other hormonal disruptors. It may be difficult to avoid the over abundant toxins that are surrounding us every day.  Just be a more aware consumer and add our products to escalate your health and wellness journey. 

So many individuals that embrace a cleansing and reset program notice that their unhealthy addictions start to go away.  Cravings for alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, fast food, junk food and illicit substances take a back seat to cravings for healthy plant based clean foods, organic teas and hydration with water. A healthy body has more energy which means that you may start working out for the first time in years or your current work-outs are stronger and recovery time quicker. Now this kind of clean living leads to a substantially better quality of life.  If you want to indulge in the occasional “toxin” then do it in moderation, but remember that a healthy body and brain is naturally going to crave healthier things.