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I took a quick trip to a local farmer’s market today to pick up some fresh organic fruit. I’ve never really been one to believe in the whole detox fad, but lately I’ve been feeling that toxicity that people who detox are always talking about. So, I decided to do some research on it and see if maybe a cleanse (I prefer this term) would be right for me.

There are so many out there to choose from… it’s overwhelming.

So far, I know what I don’t want. I don’t want an all liquid cleanse. These cleanses are all basically water and lemon. Since I’m not interested in losing weight (although I know I will lose a couple lbs. on a cleanse), I prefer a cleanse with a little more calories. I’m leaning towards a fruit and vegetable cleanse. As I continue my research, I’m learning how beneficial fruits and veggies are to our own body’s detoxification organs, which includes our kidneys, liver, intestines, and our skin.

Our bodies are perfectly capable of detoxifying itself, but with all the contaminants which are now found in our foods and skin products, such as hormones, pesticides, additives, preservatives, and antibiotics, along with environmental toxins, our bodies are overworked and are unable to completely detoxify as they were made to do.

A cleanse gives our bodies get a break from all the toxins. I still have a lot to learn, but I’ll be sharing what I learn with you along the way.