If you’re like most people, you want to feel energized, optimistic and a sense of well-being that expands into every area of your life. There isn’t only one thing that will offer you this sense of wellness but there is one practice that can enhance the health of your entire body; physically, mentally and emotionally.
That one practice is detoxification. This is a word that is becoming more common nowadays and for good reason. Detoxification is the process of removing toxic substances from one’s cells within the body.
Toxins accumulate within our body through the air we breath, the water and beverages we drink and what we put on our body via the skin. Our bodies were designed with a detoxification pathway to remove toxins, however our bodies are becoming overburdened due to the vast array of toxins within our environment that were not there even 15-20 years earlier.
Modest estimates have suggested that we are exposed to more than 700,000 different toxic chemicals on a daily basis. When our detox system is burdened we begin to experience symptoms such as fatigue, cravings for sweets, extra weight, anxiousness/irritability, digestive distress, skin problems, brain fog, joint issues, year-round allergies, weakened immunity.
In my community I offer seasonal detox’s that focus on the Chinese Medicine philosophy of detox. Spring is that time of year for cleansing, growth, renewal, movement/activity and peace of mind. This is the reason why you feel the need to purge and deep clean your home.
During a spring cleanse we focus on the liver/gallbladder and foods that support and aid in detoxification of these organs. We focus on foods that are green like arugula, dandelion, lettuce, sprouts. Lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar are great for liver gallbladder and also as a daily tonic in the AM. It’s great to make our seasonal detox’s everyday friendly.
Some great springtime healing foods:
Citrus fruits (especially lemon)
Vegetables (especially those that are water-based)
Greens (swiss chard, dandelion, arugula)
It’s also important to focus on emotional busters:
Purge accumulation in your home of ‘stuff”
Get outside for a walk daily
Experience more “green” in your week
Laugh, smile, have fun
In spring, it’s a time of transition. This means that we’ll experience some warmer days and some cooler days. We need to protect ourselves from the wind and cooler temperatures. Focus on more green foods if you don’t already and take time to clean out your home.
When you begin to live a daily life of everyday detox you’ll find that seasonal detox is simple. If you’re new to all this, start with what you’ve read here and then consider taking part in my seasonal detox’s to up-level your health and age with vitality. I’m here to make detox easy!!!!