There’s a lot of buzz right now about detoxing. Do a Google search and you’ll find a ton of results. It appears that you can detox from pretty much any area of your life: a toxic relationship to bad toxins in your body and everything in between.
In 2014 I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that attacked my thyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis). I was thrilled to have a diagnosis after years of searching for the reason I was dealing with such fatigue, foggy brain, skin rash and several other annoying symptoms. Since that time I’ve read what seems like a million things about Hashimoto’s and have tried many detox methods. I’ve learned that one of the best things I can do is make sure I have a healthy gut.
One thing that seems to help me is fermented drinks and foods. I’ve recently learned how to make my own Kombucha and Kefir. If any of you know me at all you know I love to share what I have learned especially when it’s been super beneficial to me personally.
Two weekends ago I held a retreat for the “Gatekeepers” (a group of women from all over who are positioned to protect and help move the ministry God has given me forward). We actually ended the weekend with an off-the-cuff lesson on the benefits of how to make kombucha. Can I just say, it was a blast! Most of them tasted it and a very few were brave enough to take a scoby home with them to start making their own Kombucha.
In order to make Kombucha, you have to have a Scoby (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). A scoby is not pretty; it’s downright ugly. Some people can’t take a sip because of the way a scoby looks so they never get the benefit of the fermented drink. Some people say it tastes awful and won’t drink it even though the benefits of Kombucha far outweigh the taste.
It’s fascinating to me how this Scoby works. A scoby is the living home for the bacteria and yeast that transform sweet tea into tangy, fizzy kombucha that helps heal your gut.Part of the job of the scoby is to protect the kombucha while it ferments. This means that a jar of kombucha without a scoby is vulnerable to any bacteria, good or bad, that’s floating around the environment. And did you know that a scoby is constantly renewing itself and a new layer of scoby will grow on the surface of the old one every time you brew a batch of kombucha.
As human beings we are vulnerable spiritually & emotionally as well as physically! We’re vulnerable to our culture and our environment; desires; we are vulnerable to our emotions, our flesh and its desires. As Jeannie Mayo put it, “We are all 20 minutes away from stupid.”
Our weak, human flesh is a powerful enemy!
Romans 7:18 says, “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.”
DAILY WE NEED TO GET UNDER THE PROTECTION OF JESUS to sit at His feet and allow Him to take the impurities and the junk in our lives and renew our spirits so that we can be ALL He has called us to be. He has called us to be healthy, vibrant vessels, filled with JOY, HOPE & LOVE.
Matthew 11:28-29 says,“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Colossians 3:5 – “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you…..”
Psalms 23:3 – “God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, You find me quiet pools to drink from. True to Your word, You let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.”
Take time today to do the GREATEST DETOX EVER.
Come to Him,
Rest in Him
Put to death what is “earthly” in you
Catch your breath and let Him send you in the right direction.
I promise you, you’ll be renewed physically, emotionally and spiritually!!
Live well my friends,
P.S. Detox= a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.