This week’s chapter in Ellie’s book (Life’s Too Short to Eat bad Cheese) is about detoxifying the body and mind. I learned a few truths about the aging of the gut that I’d rather not know…yuck. Food, especially processed and unhealthy food build up in our digestive system and prevent our bodies from absorbing necessary and essential nutrients. In order to keep our bodies in optimal condition and to prevent gut rot (eeewww!) we need to eat the right foods and drink plenty of water. I learned in this chapter I need to take care of my digestive system and liver and also listen to my thyroid.
I’ve had my thyroid levels checked in the past and the doctor always says things are fine…or “operating within normal parameters” may have been his actual words. But every time I read about thyroid problems I can relate to some of the symptoms. So now I am thinking I should try one of these detox regimens but…research first. I’ll look into it and let you know what I decide to do. I will not put myself (or my family) through some crazy juice fast or whatever the fad is these days for detoxification. I’m fairly certain that I already know the answer…eat healthy, exercise and drink plenty of water.
I wish I enjoyed exercising…but I really do not. I haven’t exercised this week. Maybe tomorrow I will find the motivation…but it is February…the most depressing month of the year. Motivation is hard to find…but spring is right around the corner!