The autumnal equinox is upon us, which means the seasons are officially changing! Tomorrow, September 22, day and night will be exactly the same length, and then night will gradually increase thereafter. Autumn and Spring are traditionally sacred times of renewal and energy shift, so you may find yourself refocusing and looking inward.
If you make an effort to eat clean but you still experience acid reflux, bloating or difficulty losing those last couple of pounds, this article is for you.
As it turns out, it’s not just what we’re putting into our bodies that matters, but how we combine those foods together. I’m constantly learning about nutrition and testing things out on my own body – and this is one thing that made a HUGE difference for me personally.
For the first week of the Clean Program (a 21 day detox program by doctor Alejandro Junger), I thought I was doing something wrong because it was so easy. Granted, my diet before the cleanse was not (what I considered to be) that bad, but I have never restricted myself to any type of mandatory food regime before, let alone a cleanse.
Even while I feel that I eat relatively clean, right now I’m feeling a little fatigued and foggy in the afternoon, have a love/hate relationship with gluten-free refined carbs like cereal, and am having some mysterious stomach pains. I’m also still trying to get completely over a bout of Candida (yeast overgrowth in the stomach), which I recently figured out I’ve unknowingly had for years. Apart from the symptoms, I just have an intuitive feeling that my body is craving a break and a reset, so it’s the perfect time for me to finally embark on a cleanse I’ve been wanting to try for a long time – Dr. Alejandro Junger’s the Clean Program. [Read more…]