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New Year Detoxed Body

Jan 01, 2015 07:28PM ● By Brenda Cobb


The new year is upon us, and we all have leftover stuff from last year ready to be cleaned out. Many of us have closets full of clothes that we don’t need or that don’t fit anymore. Let’s take a look and decide what things don’t serve us well any longer and let them go. Pack up those boxes and donate them to a charity, or take them to a consignment shop. Clean out those cubbies and donate the items to those that really need them. This will result in a sense of accomplishment while allowing us to feel lightened and uncluttered. New things will come into our lives. So, clean out the old stuff to make room for the new. 

            What about our bodies? Feeling tired, sluggish or lacking energy once abundant? Is the brain functioning more slowly than it used to? Do we forget things that we should remember? Maybe the problem is toxicity and deficiency. Brain fog and tiredness are two of the many symptoms of a body suffering from a toxic buildup. 

            How does a person become so toxic? There are many things that contribute to toxicity in the body; one being, negative thoughts. These can generate from unhappiness at home or at work. Are we truly happy with our jobs and relationships? If not, then what can we do about it? We must be willing to look at ourselves in the mirror and be honest. Let’s consider new ways to solve problems and forgive the people that we need to. If someone is in a job that he or she hates, then that someone should find a job he or she enjoys. Life is short, and spending long hours working at a job that makes one unhappy is a huge waste of time.

            Another source of toxicity can be food. Food that is not organically produced can be full of pesticides and chemicals. Processed foods, often full of preservatives and additives, are not good for the body and can lead to numerous health problems. Many times, the symptoms of toxicity are poor appearance and general illness.

            Observe the skin. Is it glowing and radiant, or dull and splotched? If it is the latter, that could indicate a vitamin and mineral deficiency. What about the eyes? Dark circles, dullness or puffiness around the eyes can be sure signs of toxicity in the kidneys and liver.

            The new year is a great time to detoxify the body, allowing one to move toward better health. A good detoxification program is one that not only gets the toxins out, but builds the body up.                   There are many recipes and foods that work remarkably well to detoxify and rebuild the body’s cells. One of these recipes is energy soup. Prepare this nutritious powerhouse, and, in just 10 days, one should be able to see and feel the difference. 

            If you are ready to be the best you can be, then begin by detoxifying the body. You’ll feel better, look better and be better.

Brenda Cobb is author of The Living Foods Lifestyle and founder of the Living Foods Institute, in Atlanta, GA. The institute offers healthy lifestyle courses on nutrition, cleansing, healing and anti-aging; and has a therapy spa, which offers treatments to help detoxify, nourish and relax the body. For more information, call 404-524-4488 or 800-844-9876, or visit

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