Spring is one of the most propitious times of year to involve ourselves in a detox program. It’s the time of weeding and feeding. So we align ourselves with the spirit of the her cycle when we do as nature does.
But we don’t have to limit ourselves to the spring. There is always a certain level of detox going on around the planet. Some call them natural disasters. Others say they are acts of God and that we are paying some moral debt. I’d rather see it as her way of reducing excess and supplementing deficiency.
Cleansing Foods and Supplements– make sure at least two of the following are in your diet each day: Cherry, blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, crowberry, blueberry, bilberry/wild blueberry, black currant, pomegranate, red grape, orange, plum, pineapple, kiwi fruit, grapefruit, lemon, prune, raisin.
Kale, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, chili pepper, red cabbage, red bell pepper, parsley, artichoke, Brussels sprouts, spinach, ginger, onion, eggplant, asparagus, avocado
Some Super Cleansers are: Beets, Shitake mushrooms, apples, papaya, kifir, Supplements: spirulina, chorella,
Herbs: fennel, milk thistle, dandelion, verbena, red clover, burdock (stimulates the liver, the body’s blood purifier).
- Saunas, exercise, sweat lodge– sweating carries out toxins through the skin.
- Stimulate the circulation and remove dead skin with a skin brush or Lufah while showering.
- Movement– the lymph system plays a major role in our bodies immune function. But it has no pump to force the toxin trapping lymph through the lymph vessels. It depends on our movement throughout the day to work efficiently.
- Down time– stress is a major contributor to the creation of toxins in the body. Pause throughout the day and take a moment for prayer, meditation, appreciation of nature, gratitude or just to Be.
We are creating toxins in our bodies and environment everyday. Doesn’t matter whether you are a vegetarian, omnivore, industrialist or environmentalist. We all contribute to the mess. So let’s contribute to the clean up.
PS. Tai Chi Kung beginning May 8 at Branch Brook Park.
Free Pre-Boot Camp continues Thursday. 2 sessions remaining.