Have you been considering a spring cleanse to have more energy, mental clarity and better sleep?
Did you hope to even lose a couple pounds that you’d gained over winter?
Our bodies naturally go through a cleansing process in the spring so it’s the perfect time to harness the body’s inherent intelligence for this process.
Choose your cleansing program carefully. Calorie restrictive cleanses such as juice fasts can actually backfire on you if you have adrenal fatigue or a hormone imbalance. There is a better alternative. I recommend cleansing that focuses on ADDING cleansing foods into the diet and subtracting foods that slow down cleansing without restricting calories.
What I’m going to share with you today are three simple cleansing practices you can ADD to your regular diet to gently nudge your body into cleansing.
1. Start your day with the juice of 1/2 a lemon or 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water . The liver likes warm liquids.
2. Eat an abundance of greens such as dandelion, chard, steamed asparagus or kale. Try sautéing or steaming the greens with some onion. Leafy greens are rich in calcium, magnesium and chlorophyl which alkalize and detox the body.
3. Drink Schizandra berry tea or add 1 tsp of the freeze dried powder to your morning lemon or apple cider vinegar tonic. Schizandra is a chinese tonic herb that’s a phase two liver cleanser . Consuming Schizandra daily will keep your brain sharp, your skin radiantly beautiful and your libido strong. If you want to ‘get the glow;, Schizandra is the herb for you. You can purchase many forms of Schizandra at The Light Cellar in Calgary.
Now, I’d love to hear from you. What’s your favourite way to cleanse? Maybe it’s adding in a particular food or herb….. or is it a specific dietary protocol.
Tell us all about it in the comments below.
With all my love,