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5 Steps to Detox




By Melissa McCrery

Copyright 2016 Melissa McCrery

Published by Melissa McCrery at Shakespir

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The first step to wholeness is to begin creating a lifestyle of detoxing, educating yourself on how this works, and the importance of it. Our bodies are amazing at detoxing, but they cannot keep up with the environmental overloads we put them through. This is why it is necessary to continually support our natural detoxification systems so they can run efficiently.

Did you know scientist have proven that approximately 95% of ALL disease is environmental and subject to CHOICE? Only 2-3% is actually a results of genetic destiny! Even if you have genes that predispose you to certain health issues you can keep them dormant or counteract their activity. If you want to learn more then research the study of epigenetics, it is a very fascinating field of study!

To understand epigenetics, which simply means that which is above and beyond genetics, you need to understand that our genes are constantly being activated or deactivated in response to your choices. This includes what you eat, drink, how and what you breathe, how you feel, what you do and believe, how you live, and what you perceive. WOW! All of these factors can make you healthy or unhealthy.

This is why making detox a lifestyle is so important for not only longevity, but quality of life as well.



Water helps maintain a healthy balance in body fluids. We have all heard that our body is composed of about 60% water, but what does that really mean? Well, these fluids are needed for digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. And without adequate water all of these systems are hindered, to the point of creating disease and even death. 
Many people tell me that they drink enough because they rarely get ‘thirsty’. Well, it is important to realize that once your body is triggered for thirst, you are already seriously dehydrated. The other factor is that the signal for thirst is often confused with the signal for hunger. There is a nominal amount of water in the typical western diet, and although it may ‘shut down’ the signal when you eat, it will only kick back in shortly thereafter. You can see how this cycle could easily lead to gaining weight.
Nutrient deficiency is a big problem connected to a lack of proper hydration. If your cells are not able to digest, absorb, and transport nutrients, then optimal health cannot be had. And, similar to the thirst signal, if your body is needing nutrients but not able to utilize what you are feeding it, then it will continue to send hunger signals. This will increase your calorie consumption and therefore increase weight gain. I often use a visual aid with my clients; I have a deflated black balloon on my desk and ask them to visualize this as a cell. When a cell is dehydrated the cell wall is rather thick and opaque, not much light is passing through it. But if I blow it up to it’s capacity, it becomes much more translucent. Light passes through the balloon with much more ease. The same is true of your cells. When they are hydrated to their capacity nutrients can pass through with more ease and efficiency.



The second step is to address detoxing the body. As far as the body is concerned, our GI system is what is first addressed in detox. This includes our kidneys, liver, gallbladder, and colon. If you have never or rarely addressed detoxing these organs then it is safe to say that they are probably pretty overloaded.
Think about your car; it has an oil filter, and air filter, a fuel filter, etc. All of these are created to eliminate impurities, but what happens when they get clogged up? What would happen if you never changed the oil in your car? It would be disastrous to the life of that vehicle, wouldn’t it be? The same is true if you do not address the impurities and detoxification systems in your body.
The importance of detoxing these systems is the mere fact that the foundation of your overall health actually begins in the gut! The GI tract actually contains the greatest number of immune cells and is home to the largest and most intricate organization of neurons outside the central nervous system! This is NOT a place you want to neglect if you desire optimum health. 
The other organs for detoxification is your skin and your lymphnodes. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it is constantly in contact with the elements. Pollutants and dirt from the environment can clog your pores, and toxins from your diet can cause a myriad of issues.

I highly recommend dry-brushing your skin everyday. I also encourage regular detox baths 3x per week. You can add baking soda, Epsom salts, apple cider vinegar, and essential oils to your warm bath and soak 20-30 minutes.

After you have followed a protocol to detox; first mild detoxing, then building to more thorough detoxing, there are numerous holistic practices you can incorporate into your regular daily life to maintain your detox lifestyle without much, if any, inconvenience.

I always recommend working with a professional and not just grabbing any detox supplement off the shelf. Many over-the-counter remedies can range from worthless to unhealthy and dangerous. It is also best to speak with your doctor and get the ‘green light’ before tackling most detox protocols.



Our soul is made up of our mind, will, and emotions. This is the part of you that creates the awareness of who you are in this world, your personality traits, etc. Many clients initially ask me why they need to deal with detoxing and rebuilding the soul in order to achieve optimum health in their body. The truth is we cannot effect one part of ourselves independently of the other parts.

Even if you lived a perfectly clean eating lifestyle, but had issues in the area of the soul, you could drop dead of a heart attack just as easy as the person who lives on fast food and is overweight.

Do you remember earlier where I mentioned epigenetics? There are connections to the soul; what you think, believe, do, etc. that have been scientifically proven to impact our health for the better or for the worse.

Much like the body, detoxing the soul is not a one-time event. This is an ongoing journey. As long as we are alive, interacting with other flawed humans, and our own flawed perceptions, we are continually exposed to situations and ideas that are not ideal, which can create dysfunction, pain, trauma, depression, guilt, shame, etc. The list goes on and on.

There are numerous tools for detoxing, healing, and rebuilding the soul. This can be done through simple routines such as prayer and meditation, or you can seek out individuals that operate in more formal tools such as SOZO, Kairos, Terraforming, Spiritual Blueprinting, Beth Shalom, etc. There are numerous tools, this is just a small sampling.



The last tip for detoxing is in addressing the spirit.

Did you know that people with a highly developed sense of spiritual awareness are often less prone to depression, addiction, manipulation, and control?

Your spirit is where perception, intuition, wisdom, and discernment is. As a Christian, I will be addressing this from a Christian perspective. If you are not Christian, you can apply this information to your own set of beliefs. Some people feel connected to a higher power other than Christ Jesus or God. That is ok, addressing the spiritual side of yourself is still an important piece to tap into.
What I find is that this is one of the most neglected parts of people, even well-meaning Christians. Most people only dive into the realm of the soul, renewing their mind, but rarely addressing their spirit. This is a shame and limits our human abilities to operate in the natural and supernatural realms.
Being spiritual is not about being religious. Being spiritual is about connecting with God. It is about developing a symbiotic relationship with your creator, developing an awareness of the Creator as well as your identity and purpose in creation.

It is important to begin your day with this spiritual alignment, to be aware first of your spirit, placing your spirit in a position of authority over the rest of your being
(If you struggle with this there may be a block in the area of your soul. Continue to purpose detoxing and healing in your soul until this block is removed)

My suggestions for increasing spiritual awareness include:

p<>{color:#000;}. learning to communicate with and minister to your spirit being, look into Arthur Burks teachings if you are not familiar with this technique. 

p<>{color:#000;}. Get plenty of sleep. Keeping a regular sleep schedule of 8 hours per night can assist in keeping your thoughts clear and you are much more able to stay in control of your thoughts, keeping them positive. This will help you be more aware of your spiritual positioning and leading. 

p<>{color:#000;}. Spend time in nature. There are many secrets embedded in creation. The more time you spend in nature, the more you will be connected to it’s Creator. This will assist in receiving revelation about who you are and what part you play in this bigger picture. I have found that as your connection strengthens, your spiritual awareness also strengthens. 

p<>{color:#000;}. Stay positive and laugh often. Laughter is often the best medicine. It actually secretes ‘feel-good’ hormones and improves health. 

p<>{color:#000;}. Prayer and meditation. Studies have shown that 12 minutes of daily prayer and meditation over an 8 week period of time can change the brain to such an extent that is can be measured on a brain scan. 

*For a more in depth program get my book 7 Day Detox Challenge. This is a daily step by step guide to address detoxing for wholeness!


5 Steps to Detox

  • ISBN: 9781370352517
  • Author: Melissa McCrery
  • Published: 2017-01-14 08:50:08
  • Words: 1771
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