Embrace the seasonal detox for optimal health!

Embarking on a detox/cleanse for a short period, once in a while, but preferably in the spring, is a great way to rejuvenate the body – empting the bin so to speak! 

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One of the main functions of the liver is to remove toxins from the body’s blood supply, although it has hundreds of other vital functions. In order to eliminate toxic by-products or damaging substances quickly and efficiently it must function optimally, otherwise detoxification pathways become overwhelmed. This leads to an unwanted build-up of toxins in the body, which in turn can cause ill-health. A detox helps eliminate these toxins and so allows the body to return to optimal health.

Why detox in the spring?

Throughout the winter months, the cold weather prompts our bodies to contract, hindering the natural flow of nutrients and wastes and making it challenging for our systems to expel toxins – It’s a season of hibernation, a time when we conserve our vital energy. However, as the climate gradually warms, spring emerges, it then becomes an optimal period for cleansing. With the increasing warmth, our vital fluids start to flow more freely, consequently facilitating the body’s detoxification processes. It’s during this transition that we find ourselves more attuned to the rhythm of the seasons, making it an opportune moment to embark on a detox which rejuvenates and renews.

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The harmonising effects of spring detoxification is often seen in Eastern and Western traditions. Across the globe, time-honoured practices often employ the use of superb cleansing herbs such as dandelion, nettles, and wild garlic, coupled with a diet that is lighter, vibrant and rich in fresh greens. These traditions resonate with the universal wisdom of rejuvenating both body and spirit, aligning with the renewing energy of this season.

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As spring unfolds, we witness the awakening of the earth, marked by the flow of vitality through trees and the growing plants. Simultaneously, within our bodies, internal toxins, accumulated over the winter, begin to surface. By addressing them now, we support a foundation for health throughout the summer months.

Freed from toxic burdens, the body’s homeostatic mechanisms can function more efficiently, sustaining harmony within the body and the mind, unimpeded by the accumulation of toxins.

However effective a detox is, prevention is the key to health, so the best plan is to prevent a build-up of toxins through a healthy diet and lifestyle.

A detox can include a spectrum of approaches, from adopting a cleaner diet to employing specific detoxification techniques that function at a deeper level. Due to the complexity involved, it is essential to seek guidance from an experienced health practitioner. If you’re interested in learning more or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the Contact page.

Please note: If you are taking any medication or suffer with any health issues, please speak your medical team before making any dietary and lifestyle changes.

 

Prevention is the best medicine and the easiest way to wellness!