There is so much talk out there about detoxifying the body, and so many different types and styles of detoxification available now, that it becomes difficult for people to know what is right for them. While it may currently be trendy, remember that in choosing a method of detox for yourself, it shouldn’t seem weird or trendy. It should seem like something that is nourishing and supportive of the body. I am getting ready to embark on a 21 day systems purification cleanse, and the method I will use is the Standard Process kit. The recommended program really is simple: you are supposed to eat food- nutritious, organic food. You should never be starving. You don’t drink lemonade for breakfast, lunch and dinner…. you drink smoothies and allow yourself unlimited vegetables, normal serving sizes of lean proteins. To be more exact, you use their protein smoothie powder blended with your choice of fruits and vegetables, and you can have 2 or 3 of these shakes a day, in addition to whatever other healthy vegetables and proteins you want. A comprehensive list of foods is included in the kit. You take herbal cleansing formula capsules as well as fiber capsules in addition to the smoothies and the whole foods. After the first week you switch from the cleanse capsules to a green superfoods capsule to optimally support the organs while the body is allowed to go into a deeper stage of detox, moving beyond just the blood sugar and fluids, to releasing toxins stored in the fat cells and organs. A cleanse should have you providing the body with dense, nutritious foods. During this cleanse you would cut out all sugar, carbohydrates, alcohol, caffeine and processed foods. Does it take a little bit of planning? Yes! Does it cost money to buy all the supplies for this three week reboot for your body? Yes! I have seen a lot of people who really need to do this shy away because they feel it is expensive or they feel it will be too inconvenient. But they also never get to see the changes they wish to see in their body that they so severely need, and they go on feeling miserable about it. This cleanse will spur weight loss, will show you that you really can eat in a much healthier way than you are currently doing, and will help get rid of certain annoying bodily symptoms that may be due to retained toxins. It is well worth all of the effort and investment that goes into it. Feel free to read more about what I am talking about at http://www.standardprocess.com and click on the 21 Day Purification Program for details. If you want to talk about this or any aspect of system cleansing in general with me, please do! Also, check out my website, http://www.nikkisnature.com and look on the events page for more details on an upcoming free detox meeting night I am holding at my office in Canton, CT. This is to answer personal questions, provide specific details on how to do the detox and get ready to order kits for anyone who wants to join. There are a group of people planning to detox all at the same time starting around 5/11…. so if you want in, we’d love to have you! When we start, I will have a private online forum for all of those participating so that we can support each other and share experiences. It’s spring cleaning time, and this is one great way to go at it on the personal health level.