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Ever feel like you’ve had PMS for weeks on end? The fatigue, the belly bloat, the mood swings… where does it come from? And where did all your energy go? Before you chalk it up to age and hormones, there’s something you should know.

Nowadays women are exposed to more dangerous chemicals than ever before. There are toxins in our air, our food and water—even hidden in common household products such as soap, shampoo and cosmetics. Over time those toxins can build up in the liver and lymphatic system and wreak havoc on our health, causing everything from low energy and irritability to poor digestion, vaginal yeast infections and more.

Small Changes Make a Big Difference
While avoiding toxins completely is nearly impossible in our modern world, there are simple things women can do each day to reduce their exposure. Begin with eating only fresh, organically grown foods free of pesticides, herbicides, and unnecessary additives or preservatives. Because fiber helps to absorb and eliminate toxins in the body, be sure to eat plenty of high-fiber fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts and legumes.

When shopping for household cleansers, personal care products and cosmetics, choose natural products made without the use of harsh chemicals. Start beneath your kitchen sink or in the bathroom vanity, and choose one or two items each week to replace with a chemical-free alternative.

Get by with a Little Help from Your Cleanse
Finally, regular cleansing and detoxification is essential in order to support the natural organs and organ systems responsible for filtering and eliminating toxins from the body—including the liver, lymphatic system and bowel.

Look for a comprehensive, women-specific formula that combines potent detoxifying herbs (including milk thistle, dandelion, red clover and turmeric) with energy-boosting herbs such as yerba mate, green tea, ginseng and ashwagandha. Digestive enzymes should be included to help relieve bloating and water retention, as well as probiotics to restore vaginal flora balance and help prevent yeast overgrowth. A mild colon cleanse component will help relieve occasional constipation and promote regularity.

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2 Comments for Natural Ways to Boost Energy and Beat Belly Bloat

Andie | March 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Digestive Enzymes? What specifically are those? Call me crazy. I have a lot of bloating. I was told that I should only detox twice a year. But I think that it depends on the individual need. What do you suggest?

renewlifesupport | March 23, 2010 at 8:52 am

Enzymes are natural protein-based substances that are involved in every function in the human body–things like digestion, kidney and liver function, and reproduction–by helping to speed up natural chemical reactions.

*Digestive* enzymes are those involved specifically in the digestive process, and they work by helping to break down the foods we eat into smaller particles so that they are more easily digested. That way, our bodies can gain the valuable nutrients found in those foods. Not only that, but if allowed to remain in the intestines, undigested food can ferment and cause increased gas, bloating and cramping, so enzymes can significantly help reduce digestive discomfort after meals.

Even though enzymes are found naturally in raw, whole foods, the problem is that the Standard American Diet (or SAD) consists largely of heavily processed foods loaded with refined sugars – not to mention too many high-fat fried foods, which means the typical diet lacks the natural enzymes needed to effectively break down all types of foods (including proteins, fats, carbs, sugars and dairy). However, taking a natural digestive enzyme supplement with each meal will enhance the digestive process and help eliminate uncomfortable gas, bloating and cramping.

As for cleansing and detox, ReNew Life recommends a general total-body cleanse at least twice yearly for optimal digestion and health. Then, depending upon your individual needs, a microbial cleanse is recommended to target parasites and/or yeast overgrowth, as well as targeted detox formulas to address issues such as heavy metals, liver detox and kidney health.

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