Positivity & Detox

FIVEPILLARS

Positivity

No one gets anywhere with an attitude of doubt, fear, negativity, insecurity or self-deprecation.

I can’t tell you how many people come to me and say, “I’m fat, I hate the way I look and I want to lose weight.”

Here’s the thing: you will never lose weight until you appreciate and love your body.

Here’s why: those who approach weight loss from a vain, negative perspective may lose weight in the short-term. Those who have decided they love themselves enough to take care of their bodies, to give their bodies the best nutrition, to be the beautiful women they are, are the people who lose weight.

So many people are overweight simply because they haven’t loved and appreciated themselves enough. Decide the following:

  • That you’re effing beautiful
  • That you deserve the best
  • That your body is worth it
  • That you’re going to give yourself the best nutrition
  • That you care enough about yourself to change your lifestyle

Beauty is a result of health. You can only be the best version of yourself when you take your health into your own hands, and decide that you’re worth the effort. 

Detox/No-Tox

Did you know that everything you apply to your skin reaches your bloodstream within 26 seconds?

Did you know that most lotions, shampoos and makeup products have endocrine disruptors, known as obesogens?

Let me clarify. Your endocrine system controls your hormones. When you apply products that contain endocrine disruptors, they interfere with proper hormone production.

Hormone production controls the amount of fat you lose or retain, your mood, your appetite, your sleep and so much more.

So when you apply these products to your skin, you can literally affect your weight loss efforts. Not only that, but these chemicals are extremely dangerous and some have even been known to be carcinogenic.

Safe effective detox methods, like rebounding, juicing, sweating are all helpful to rid these toxins from your body. Not ingesting or applying toxins in the first place, is what I like to call “no-tox.”

Just like we shouldn’t eat toxic food, we shouldn’t apply or use toxic products.

Here are some of my favorite detox methods:

Next, onto the last and most important pillar!

22 Comments

  1. Jo Thompson Reply

    Thanks so much for your “Pillars”. This one on loving and apreciating myself is an area I am really thankful that you reminded me of.

  2. Do you know if any of these are nursing-friendly? I am not nursing a newborn (my son is 16 mo.), so it’s not his primary food source. However, I’d still like to be careful. Any suggestions?

    • dani stout Reply

      Detoxing while nursing should only be done under strict supervision.

    • The reason you don’t want to detox while nursing is that while the toxins are exiting the body they will exit any way they can including the breast milk so it would be like giving your baby a daily dose of toxins. I would not do it just for that reason. I would just wait on that step or contact a holistic pediatrician in your area who would be more familiar with detoxing and breast feeding than an typical pediatrician. There are other ways to get rid of toxins with out a cleanse like eating plumped chia seeds they will collect the toxins they encounter with out a body flush so at least you would not be adding to the toxin level of your body. I hope this helps

  3. I wanted to know a bit more about the clay. How do you prep it and take it? How does it work with the system?

  4. Can you give some recommendations for beauty creams, cleansers, and makeup that do not contain obesogens?

  5. Hi! Do you recommend a good sunscreen? Thanks for sharing your pillars 🙂

  6. What do you mean by rebounding? I am suppose to buy a trampoline and jump around to detox?

    • dani stout Reply

      Ingredients seem fine, might want to check if they’re organic.

  7. Would you happen to know if the amount of Kelp in the Flor-Essence is too much for someone with Hashimoto’s who is supposed to avoid iodine? Thanks.

  8. Keri Riddle Reply

    Dani-
    I’ve ordered the bentonite for body detox as I do have seem digestive issues as well as I just want to do a few more things for my overall health as I’ve had back surgery and have ongoing joint discomfort. I need to know if I should suspend taking my daily vitamin supplements when using the bentonite detox? Also, is this something one should do daily on an ongoing basis, or for a few days every so often? If so, how often is the recommendation?
    I am overall a healthy female soon to be 50. I do Zumba and toning 3 times a week and golf in the summer so am not sedentary. My weight is where my body is happy (height 5’2″, weight 113 lbs) without “dieting”. I’m working hard at using natural oils and cleansers on my face and body, natural tooth soap and deodorant. I’ve begun making my own laundry soap and eliminated fabric softener/dryer sheets (clothesline in the summer). I know I can’t reverse any damage done to my body previously but I can do better moving forward. I’m also a mom to two daughters in their early 20’s and want to provide them with a better example as well as my new knowledge to help them while young.
    My 20 yr old daughter has migraines often and uses regular chiropractic care as well as Migra-ease supplements to address the headaches which has reduced the frequency and the intensity but not eliminated them. Will this bentonite detox be something that could be helpful for her as well? Are there essential oils that you’d recommend ?
    I have so many questions and so much to learn and I am grateful in advance for allowing me to pick your brain and for any information, recommendation or suggestion you may have! Please feel free to respond to my email if that is more appropriate.
    Thank you!

  9. I am interested in the essiac tea. I was diagnosed with CFS many years ago, and have semi-recovered from that. I took antibiotics for years for chronic sinusitis and sinus infections. And it appears to have damaged my intestinal flora. I have gained weight, had bowel issues etc. I drink slippery elm as required, and take probiotics. Would essiac tea be a good thing for me?

    • dani stout Reply

      It differs. What works for one person may not work for another. It does have great detoxifying ingredients so it’s possible that it would do good things for you. Make sure to check with your doctor before starting a new diet or introducing a new product.

  10. Hi Dani,
    Thank you for the detox list. Do you suggest doing all of these on a daily basis. This goes for the bentonite clay as well?

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