“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” Coco Chanel
A laugh-line here, a pouch or a sag there. Is your body mirroring your true age or is it making you seem older than you are? At 40, I caught myself a couple of times examining my reflection more than thoroughly. Is this really me?
Our aging begins when the normal process of cell regeneration and rebuilding slows. This slowdown is caused by the accumulation of waste products in the tissues which interfere with the nourishment of our cells. Because our cells need a constant supply of oxygen and nourishment in the form of minerals and vitamins, we are directly responsible for how we age.
Some of the reasons why cell regeneration can slow down:
If your cells are deprived of nourishment they require, they will start to degenerate and break down. Only healthy and vital cells can successfully replace and rebuild healthy cells. Therefore, if the normal process is diminished, you start to grow old faster and earlier. Even our resistance to diseases will decline and you’ll get sick more often.
There are many components of aging but nutrition, smoking, alcohol and pollutants are the main contributors.
Let’s focus on nutrition; after all, nutrition is my specialty.
Most importantly, focus on efficient elimination! A sluggish metabolism and constipation can and will result in inefficient elimination. You don’t need a vivid imagination to know what kind of mess a backed-up pipe leaves behind. Retention and accumulation of toxic wastes in the tissues will interfere with cell nourishment, which causes disease and premature aging.
Let's start with the bad excuse for a cleanse. The infamous Liquid Diet. You might immediately think of SlimFast. Gosh I hate that crap!
It makes my job as a Nutrition Specialist and Fasting Coach so much harder. You should understand one thing... SlimFast was such an evil product. It's manufactured, it's low quality, loaded with animal protein, and unnatural vitamins and minerals your body can do without.
Not only was it a disgrace of a meal, it also had the word FAST in it. Why? why did they have to do that? So frustrating. Drinking animal slush that is laced with chemicals, artificial coloring, and artificial flavors, isn't meant to FAST with or even safe for consumption!
Fasting is a temporary abstinence from solid foods and also addictive substances like alcohol, coffee, and drugs. This is for therapeutic or even for religious purposes. Not only that, Fasting will support your body by resting the digestive system and relieving pressure on your circulation. As soon as you put solid food into your stomach, you will stop fasting and cleansing. Fasting doesn't work if you cheat by sneaking bites of food here and there.
When you fall asleep, your body switches from an EXTERNAL FUEL (eating) to INTERNAL FUEL (fasting). Specifically, internal fuel is when your body is using carbohydrate reserves and fat depots for fuel. I know it sounds crazy, but your body does that automatically every night. During deep sleep, the body takes everything it needs from within and uses internal energy to cleanse and detoxify the system! By the way, Halitosis (bad breath) and a coated tongue in the morning are signs of detox. For that reason, a coated tongue is a sign of toxicity and therefore a perfect candidate for a fast. Just saying.
To explain, the word "break-fast" comes from Old English and means - BREAKING THE FAST! You are literally breaking your nightly fast with the first bite of muffin or bagel (which seems to be the staple in western countries).
Welcome, I'm Mona Marie. I'm helping Women over 40 heal and rediscover their true selves again by igniting a spark and encourage hope. As a Fasting Coach, a Cert. Nutrition Specialist, and a Master Herbalist, I'm thrilled to help you on your way of healing.