Detoxing isn't just for the body, it's also for the mind

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

The things we think about have an effect upon our bodies. It's called the mind-body connection and it is a real thing! It's kind of weird but the way we feel usually shows on our face, in our posture, how we walk, and even how we talk.



The folks at Johns Hopkins says this about the Mind-Body connection: Mind-Body Connection is the belief that the causes, development and outcomes of a physical illness are determined from the interaction of psychological, social factors and biological factors.

Your emotional health includes:

  • your overall psychological well-being;

  • your feelings about yourself;

  • the quality of your relationships, at work and at home;

  • your ability to create and use positive coping skills;

  • your ability to manage your feelings.


Our ability to understand, use, and manage our own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflicts is also known as Emotional Intelligence.


Mind-Body Connection is the belief that the causes, development and outcomes of a physical illness are determined from the interaction of psychological, social factors and biological factors.

According to Daniel Goleman , an American psychologist who helped to popularize emotional intelligence, there are five key elements to it:

  • Self-awareness

  • Self-regulation

  • Motivation

  • Empathy

  • Social skills

For the sake of brevity, I can't go into each of the above bullet points (just go read the article yourself at:https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_45.htm. However, what I would like to discuss is how detoxing, fasting, mindfulness and meditation are intimately connected to emotional intelligence and the mind-body connection. It's easy to sit here in front of my laptop and write this stuff on a blog post. For you to get any real benefit from this information you will have to sit yourself down somewhere and give some of these things a try. They are all connected. To make a long story short, you can't meditate or practice mindfulness if you feel like crap and you have a pounding headache. Here's where a good body cleanse and liver detox comes in. You have to give yourself a fighting chance. First, slow down, breath, relax and plan out your weight-loss program. Set realistic goals, write them down and place them on your fridge.


Find your Mind-body connection: Start with a full body detox

As you know, the body has it's own filtration system that works great. However, you can boost that system and and put it into over-drive by doing a detox. When you hear about the body not needing any help to get rid of toxins, the assumption is that those organs (Liver, Kidneys, gut, lungs, skin) are working at optimal levels. If they are not, then it makes sense to enhance their efficacy with products that help those filtration systems do their job. While I am not against buying supplements that claim to detox your liver, I believe it is much more effective to change your eating habits to get your vitamins, minerals and liquids from natural sources. Apple cider vinegar, lemon water, green tea's, veggie smoothies, are all good ways to detox your liver without having to spend your hard earned money on expensive dietary supplements who's efficacy has not been approved by the FDA. There's a lot I can say about the FDA approval process, but that is for another blog post.

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