Spring is time of renewal for many of us, and a time that inspires change. Is your body craving change? Why not consider a Spring Cleanse?
Mindfulness. This is what a cleanse is all about. Being mindful of what you eat, how much rest you get, getting exercise and fresh air, decreasing stress and hopefully setting intentions for long lasting positive health changes. Start thinking about what’s on your plate, balancing meals with fresh ingredients, and how certain foods and habits (like drinking more water, eating more greens, etc.) make you feel both physically and emotionally.
How the Body Supports Cleansing
Cleansing is a natural metabolic process whereby the environmental and dietary toxins we are exposed to are changed into less harmful substances, and subsequently excreted from the body. Toxins and waste products are removed via: Liver, Kidneys, Skin, Lungs, Colon and Lymphatic System. All cleanse programs aim to address dietary and lifestyle factors to reduce the burden placed on your body, while simultaneously supporting your body’s natural cleansing process.
Before starting any sort of cleanse it is extremely important to make sure your body is removing the “trash” by eliminating toxins through the bowels. Having daily bowel movements will help make sure that excreted products aren’t re-absorbed into your system. Sometimes your bowel movements will increase when doing a cleanse. Other times you may be constipated. If you are constipated here are a few ways to resolve it:
- Stay hydrated: Drink enough water so you use the bathroom once every 1-2 hours.
- Eat fiber rich foods: Include leafy green salad, cherries, figs, prunes, pears, aloe juice, warm lemon water, or green vegetable juices.
- Move it: Do some movement and exercise. Walking and light yoga work great.
Benefits of a Cleanse
Increase energy levels
Support better circulation
Strengthen the Immune system
Improve concentration and memory
Improves sleep quality
Regular bowel movements
A spring time cleanse program can be one of the most effective strategies for rapidly improving the state of your health as it can help clear toxins out of your body and leave you feeling healthy and energetic! Pillars of Health can help to create a cleanse program that is individualized to your needs – call us today for an appointment and start this Summer with more energy!