What Does Detoxification Mean to You?

Via Hayley Hobson
on Oct 9, 2012
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The quality of our health and our lives is greatly affected by the many choices that we make throughout our lifetime.

We make choices every day about what we will put in our mouths, what we will purchase as a consumer, what activities we would like to participate in and with whom and how to prioritize our the tasks we want to accomplish.

One of the biggest decisions we can make is to improve the quality of our health and our lives by detoxification.

When you hear the word “detoxification,” you may immediately think about food—but what I mean by detoxification is to remove from our lives that which is no longer serving us.

Our bodies are detoxifying every second; they have to in order to help us pay the price for the toxic overload in our environment.

They are incredible machines—but they cannot cleanse efficiently without our help. Sure, we can try to steer away, the best we can, from pesticides, industrial wastes, synthetic medicine, food additives, car exhaust and cigarette smoke. Yes, we can try to eat organic, live foods, exercise and get more sleep.

But we also need to examine what habits, patterns and relationships may be toxic in our lives.

Here are ten ways to tell if your body is giving you a message that it needs to de-stress, detoxify:

Are you always in a hurry and find it difficult to sit still and relax?
Do you find yourself getting irritated?
Is your digestion not as optimal as you think it should be?
Do you have trouble falling asleep or wake up during the night?
Do you feel overworked or dislike your job?
Do you have a hard time accepting yourself just as you are?
Are you judgmental of yourself or others?
Do you feel a lack of purpose?
Do you hold onto your emotions and not share them?
Do you feel it difficult to forgive others?

If we really want to detoxify, we need to let go of our negative emotional patterns so that we can experience the fullness of life physically, mentally and spiritually.

Here are ten things to consider:

If your mind feels like the chatter won’t stop, try meditation or sit quietly.
Balance work with play.
Spend time with people you love. Ditch those that don’t support your vision.
Get deep, restful sleep.
Instead of holding grudges, find forgiveness.
Instead of expecting the worst, look for the best.
If you find yourself operating out of fear and doubt, try honesty and love instead.
Instead of considering yourself unlucky or victimized, see each obstacle as an opportunity for transformation.
Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, be grateful for all you do.
Instead of feeling like you always need to be in control, let go, surrender and watch the wealth of opportunity fall in your lap.

Why wait to receive an official medical diagnosis before you do something to improve your health?

Why not start rejuvenating and purifying your body, mind and spirit sooner? It’s the best health insurance you’ll ever spend your money on.



Editor: Bryonie Wise

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About Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right.  Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine.  She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.


7 Responses to “What Does Detoxification Mean to You?”

  1. chad says:

    We're getting good advice every which way we turn, whether we want or need it, or not! What would I tell others to do, if I had a soapbox to get on, a class to teach, a book to sell, a blog to put out? I guess I'd figure out what I needed to do to get my own life working better, then share what worked for me, without putting in terms of advice or "thou shalts" or "you shoulds".

  2. James says:

    Great post Hayley! Thanks!

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