Why do I cleanse periodically?

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I have been experimenting with raw food and detoxing for the past ten years. This intentional practice has allowed me to reconnect with my body and food. In doing so, I have reconnected with the wisdom of nature and actually, Life. In addition to preparing my own food, green juices and smoothies daily, I cultivate my own wheatgrass, sprout grains, beans and nuts, ferment kombucha and rejuvelac and tend my little veggie garden. I detoxify my body, mind and spirit periodically because I believe in keeping autonomy over my body and physical, mental and spiritual aliveness. An empowering DIY health practice!

I understand that one of the most effective ways of control by this system is through our bodies: through the consumption of addictive commercial foods and the luring of the medical industrial complex to make us believe that we need “experts” and meds to regulate our wellbeing . We consume fast food because it’s cheaper and easier (is it really?). And, when we don’t feel well, we look for a quick fix and take a pill or whatever medicine we can lay hands on. This comes from a belief that, in order to feel better, we need to find external sources that will do the trick.

Actually, our bodies have the potential to heal themselves given the right conditions. Those are: the moderate ingestion of healthy, nutritious—hopefully– organic live foods, locally grown and prepared with love. Also, to make time for ourselves, to contemplate the wonders of the Universe and our role in it, to look within and remember that we are an irreplaceable particle of nature and Life, of the amazing beauty of our planet Earth, Pachamama, and indeed, of the Cosmos itself. Other healing practices are the daily movement of our bodies through exercise, dance, yoga, walking, swimming, running; to breathe deeply and consciously, to laugh and sing. And to seasonally detox from physical, mental and emotional toxins that clutter our awesome physical and energetic systems.

Practicing periodic cleanses helps us to release continually what is not in alignment with Life. It helps us to stay clean, clear, ready to do the work from a place of knowing that we are true to ourselves and the laws of Nature. Cleanses are more than eliminating the backed-up clutter that clog our digestive system, they are a way to become lighter, allowing us to be more in tune with an active intuition that channels continuous guidance from a universal intelligence whose signals  sometimes get blurred by the toxins of our addictions, distractions, fears.

2012 is such a perfect moment to really connect with ourselves as channels of cosmic downloads that are intensifying exponentially in these momentous times. Let’s get clear and operate from our epiphanies!

About Viva la Vida! Live Foods For Life

Sirena Pellarolo, Ph.D.--your second chance midwife--, supports women in their menopause years to reclaim their power from received beliefs about aging, recover their physical, mental and spiritual mastery and dive full-on into a vibrantly healthy, productive and fulfilled second half of their lives. She specializes in weight management through life-changing programs that include DIY detoxifications, live foods and powerful transformational techniques. Sirena believes in autonomous and healthy individuals and communities. As a holistic healer, she models for her clients how to courageously step center-stage in their lives by unleashing their unique personal power, creative self-expression and overall well being. Her bilingual programs inspire individuals to reconnect with their bodies, minds and spirits by going back to the basics of a healthy lifestyle: a personalized nutrient-rich diet, energizing physical movement and a meaningful spiritual practice. The seasonal community cleanses and raw food preparation classes that she has been hosting for several years offer a Do It Yourself hands-on approach to healing through nutrient-dense, plant-based choices. She is currently working on a manuscript that captures this experience titled “Detoxing Our Communities: Using Food As Medicine for a Quantum Grassroots Transformation.” She is a compelling public speaker offering wellness seminars in English and Spanish. sirena@vivamivida.com www.vivamivida.com livefoods4life.com https://soundcloud.com/sirena-pellarolo.

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