By Lauren Hollmer, GLIM Intern
“Detox” is a daunting word that can incite images of strict juice cleanses, calorie counting, and maybe some extended time in the bathroom. When I first heard about the opportunity to try the NuMedica 14-Day Detox , I was intimidated. After doing some research and listening to the potential benefits, I figured I would at least give it a chance.
Women encounter over 120 toxins each day before even leaving the house every morning. This prolonged exposure can result in autoimmune diseases and uncomfortable symptoms such as fatigue, bloating, trouble sleeping, stress and more. As someone who is constantly fighting these symptoms with a cup of coffee and lots of tea, I decided that a detox might be a better way to start fresh in 2021. Plus, if your family is anything like mine, the holiday season was filled with indulgences that had my body feeling rather sluggish by the end.
To say that it was challenging in the beginning would be an understatement. I have never been a fan of protein shakes but over time learned how to tweak them for my palette. As an avid coffee drinker, that was one of the hardest hits. I never would have thought that by Day Seven, I could finally wake up and go to work successfully without my morning mug. What I missed most were snacks. From cheddar popcorn to vegetable straws, I am constantly craving a salty crunch. As much as I roasted vegetables, nothing satisfied that desire. However, I have learned that I can live without them- which is by far the biggest takeaway from the detox. The guidelines kept me motivated to stay away from my favorite treats, something that I would otherwise not have the willpower to do so. I would be lying if I said I will continue to have this strength after the detox is over, but now I know that I can be just as happy when eating well.
Overall, I have found that my energy levels have improved drastically. I can now fall asleep without melatonin and get ready for work in the morning without a sip of coffee. My attitude about consumption has also changed. I understand the value of organic produce and hope to continue restructuring my consumption EWG “dirty dozen”. The largest takeaway is I learned that I am stronger than I thought. I successfully stayed committed to the 14 days and guidelines. This accomplishment only adds to the positive effects of detoxification.
To try it out for yourself, head to the GLIM online apothecary and order your own NuMedica 14 day detox kit at 25% off to kickstart your year with a happy, healthy body.