It’s Spring Cleaning time again! It’s time to get into those dark closets, overflowing drawers, and dusty attics to let the sunshine in! In much the same way, you also want to develop a culture of spring cleaning your body. Most experience the holidays and winter months with some increased stress, less sunshine and activity, over-eating, and a general decrease in overall health. As a result, many wake up in the spring time bulging out of their pants, and feeling tired and unhappy, when in reality, spring time is when the world explodes with life and color again…so why aren’t you?
Now is the most important time to clean out those cobwebs, dust off those shelves and get down to the business of getting healthy again.
Your body is self-cleaning just like it is self-healing. Spring is a great time to clean the self-cleaning pathways we label as detoxification to get you running in clean and tip top shape.
We have six detoxification pathways for you to focus on in aiding you to eliminate fatigue, weight gain, decrease immunity, hormone issues, skin problems and much more.
Spring cleaning would be incomplete without discussing the system that makes it all happen. Your nervous system is the master system and controls all other systems in the body including your detoxification pathways. The most important step in spring cleaning your body is making sure that you have a clear and properly functioning nerve supply. Your first step is to see your local Maximized Living doctor and get your nerve system analyzed, corrected, and maintained. This will allow all your detoxification channels to fire on all cylinders.
Your skin is your largest organ in your body and a critical organ to aid in the detoxification process. A great way to detoxify your skin and open your skin’s detox pathway is to “Dry Skin Brush.” Using a skin brush before getting in the shower (or sauna) helps to open clogged pores and helps to mobilize toxins. You want to brush the legs, buttocks, abdomen, chest, arms and neck with approximately 7-10 strokes in each area in a pattern toward your heart. This process should only take 6 minutes. You can pick a Skin Brush up at any health food store.
Your respiratory system is your next area for good spring cleaning. The function of the respiratory system is to suck in oxygen and blow off CO2. Oxygen helps your body absorb vitamins and nutrients more efficiently and it helps to create more white blood cells which aids in the detoxification process. One easy step to improve lung capacity and function is to do breathing exercises. The goal would be to exhale four times as long as you inhale. Doing this daily before bed for 10 repetitions improves the function of the lowest parts of your lungs and maximizes your detox with each breath. When you first get started you might find this to be very difficult to meet the goal. Keep working at it and it will get easier.
T he job of the kidneys is to filter your blood. One of the best ways to take the stress off the kidneys is to consume half of your body weight in ounces of water every day. An easy way to improve kidney detoxification is to add lemon to your water as well. While there are many known benefits of lemon water from weight loss to alkalizing pH levels in the body it also helps to dissolve gallstones, pancreatic stones and kidney stones.5
THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
This system takes in all the nutrients from your food, utilizes them, and eliminates all the unnecessary waste through your bowel. If you eat three meals a day you should be eliminating your bowels 1 to 3 times per day. If you find yourself in a situation where your bowels are not moving as often as they should Maximized Living’s Pro-magnesium is one of the safest and easiest solutions. (Elaborate the product here).
Also, following the Advanced Plan and using the Maximized Living Nutrition Plan book will eliminate sugar and bad bacteria in the digestive tract that many times causes dysfunction, constipation, and gas. We also recommend Max G.I. as a solution to be taken 15 minutes before meals as a safe way to fix opportunistic bacterial overgrowth.
The liver is the all-important organ that helps to clean out all toxins and chemicals that you get exposed to every day. The liver has two stages of detoxification and each stage requires nutrients for each step to take place. If you don’t consume these nutrients in your diet, then your body won’t dump toxins as it should. For this reason, Maximized Living has created the detox system that is a two-part system to be able to clean the cell through the cell membrane and bind the toxic waste in the bowel which eliminates toxin re-uptake. By taking Detox System, many people experience weight loss as toxins are removed from fat cells, the elimination of brain fog, increased energy and skin clearing as the Liver is cleansed daily with this product.
The lymphatic system is a type of circulatory system that maintains fluid in the body and transports toxins, bacteria and microbes safely out of your system. One of the best ways to get your congested lymphatic system moving is by exercising. The lymphatic system is entirely dependent upon the contraction and relaxation of muscles in your body. This can be accomplished through stretching, walking, and (my favorite) high-intensity short-duration exercise like Max T3. In just 12 minutes per day you can aid in clearing your body’s lymphatic system of all the stored sludge from the holidays and winter months. And if you’re not sweating you’re not working hard enough!
Just as we brush our teeth twice a day to prevent tooth decay, if we develop a culture of cleansing and make the 5 Essentials of Maximized Living part of our everyday health plan we can reach our full potential in every area of our lives. Happy Spring Cleaning!
Dr. Kimberly Erb, D.C., is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and holds certifications in Cellular Detoxification and Pediatric Chiropractic. She practices with her husband, Dr. David Erb in Dallas, TX. Together they opened the first Maximized Living Foundation clinic in Zimbabwe, Africa and just celebrated their 19th year in practice by opening a new Intensive Spinal Correction wing at their Texas Clinic. Dr. Kimberly’s mission as a wife, mother of three and doctor of health is to bring The 5 Essentials of Maximized Living to the World.