When you think of spring cleaning, thoughts of opening the windows and cleaning everything that has been collecting dust in the dark, cold winter may come to mind. As the days begin to lengthen and we have more sunlight, the bleakness of the nooks and crannies become highlighted. It’s also a time to think of decluttering- getting rid of all the stuff that no longer serves us. This can be physical things but it can also represent the toxins and unwanted fat that have accumulated in ourselves. There are so many ways to stimulate this process- intravenous therapy, herbs, homeopathic drainage, lifestyle changes, diet changes… and the list can go on and on. Here are 3 simple ways for anyone to to start the internal spring clean:
Move - Get outside, breath in fresh air and move your body. You will start to sweat out your toxins and every breathe you release will eliminate even more!
A glass of lemon water upon waking - Lemon stimulates the liver to produce bile to improve digestion. The glass of water will stimulate the movement of fluids through your body, plus we need water in every cell of our body and most people are dehydrated.
Eat 5 servings of vegetables daily - Eat a rainbow of colors to fill your body with antioxidants, which aid in removing toxins. Broccoli is high in sulforaphane which helps the body eliminate toxins, prevent cancer and reduce estrogen which can decrease PMS and hot flashes.
Benefits of a healthy detox - Prevention of chronic diseases like cancer, improvement of bowel movements, feeling lighter with clearer thinking, but most importantly MORE ENERGY!!! This means you are going to be able to do the things you want to do, whether it means playing with your kids, improving your golf swing or whatever that translates into for you its going to mean a happier, more fulfilling life for YOU!
And also with Visceral Manipulation an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner can release restrictions around organs to help them work more efficiently, and also helps with your detox.