We all know that feeling when things in your body start to feel kind of ‘stuffy’ – like something is not quite right, yet you can’t put your finger on it. You might be waking up exhausted (and thinking you’re just not a morning person) or craving sugar after every meal (and thinking you just have a sweet tooth) or finding it hard to motivate yourself to go to gym (and you think you’re just lazy).
Let me be honest here. You could be a morning person, you don’t need to be swayed by sugar, and you’re not lazy.
You just need to look after yourself in a different way – a way that is gentle, nurturing and supportive of optimal health. Feeling tired when you wake up, that’s adrenal dysfunction. Craving sugar all the time, that’s a blood sugar irregularity, and feeling lazy and unmotivated, that’s an imbalance of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) such as dopamine, which allow us to feel alert, motivated and activates the reward pathways in our brain.
All of these issues can be healed and supported naturally, with nutritional and herbal medicine, and simple lifestyle changes.
In naturopathic medicine – where we believe in the healing power of nature – we believe you can put your body in a state of toxic overload, whereby the modern way of living (fast-paced, little rest, eating out and little self care) can start to wreak havoc on our bodies.
That’s where my gentle philosophy of cleansing comes in. I truly believe it’s possible to live in not just a state of physical toxic overload (chemicals and heavy metals from food and beauty products etc.) but a state of mental, emotional and spiritual toxic overload. That would be the arrangements you don’t want to make but you feel guilty saying ‘no’ to, the time spent with other people who drain your energy, the inability to spend time nourishing yourself in ways that feel good to you.
When we don’t look after all parts of our being, we suffer in ways we may not even be aware of. Cleansing all parts of your life – your body, your mind, your space, your self – your whole life – is paramount to living a life of optimal health, as well as happiness, self-acceptance, joy and freedom.
And when you get to this place, waking up is easy, sugar cravings are negotiable, and exercise is done daily because you see the benefits to your mind and spirit even more than just your body.
For more information on how to cleanse all parts of your being and find your healthiest self, check out my Cleansed group coaching program ($247.00 AUD).
Cassie Mendoza-Jones is a naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and entrepreneur who believes in the healing power of nature (and a good dark chocolate). Cassie founded Elevate Vitality, a boutique naturopathic clinic, which specialises in healing digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, anxiety, stress and depression.
Cassie is the author and creator of the Cleansed eBooks and Cleansed eCourse, and has a wall of qualifications in Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine.