As I age, I find that my lifestyle is slowing down, and I’m becoming more mindful of what I eat. It’s not just about moderation; it’s about watching out for toxic exposure in all its forms. Perhaps you can relate to this journey. Better late than never, I say!
Recently, as part of a Tony Robbins Life Mastery Course, Terry and I embarked on a “fasting” cleanse for several days. This cleanse was based on the 3-6-9 Cleanse suggested in Anthony William’s book Cleanse to Heal. Surprisingly, it was easier than I expected, and the food we did eat was simple, pure, and delicious. It reminded me of the importance of keeping things simple, especially as I age.
I had already incorporated intermittent fasting into my routine and had long lost my taste for fast food. We are fortunate to have a vegetable garden, lovingly cared for by Terry, which provides us with access to organic produce. Over time, I’ve adapted my Southern comfort foods into meatless versions, but I must confess to still having a fondness for quick carbs from the pantry or refrigerator, especially around 4 PM when my blood sugar tends to drop. This includes too much dairy, gluten-free bread, pastas, crackers, wine, and chocolate. Despite avoiding foods I’m allergic to, like wheat and meat, I still have bouts with EoE (Eosinophilic Esophagitis) – the food, plant, mold and environmental list is long!
So, I was primed and ready to try a cleansing detox and learned a lot in the process. First and foremost, removing toxins and avoiding toxins supports healthy aging. Here’s what I discovered, which might help you on your journey to live better longer!