April 2014 | Newsletter archives
Spring is in the air
By Eva Cwynar
It happens every spring. You fling open the windows, shed your winter coat, and suddenly get the urge to clean your house. That’s a very good idea, but so is this: "spring cleaning" the toxins from your body.
Biologically, nature supports cleansing of the body in spring. In winter people can tend to eat sweeter and heavier food. Our bodies can have difficulty assimilating to these hard-to-digest foods, and toxins start to accumulate. In India, they refer to this as Ama.
When the warm weather arrives – though if you live in Southern California, it doesn’t seem to have ever left –the Ama melts and can clog the microcirculatory channels of the body.
Leaving toxins in the body can leave you susceptible to flu, colds and cough, even allergies. They can cause you to feel more tired than usual; you might even lose your appetite. Toxins can also trigger sharp headaches, dizziness, mild tremors in the limbs, and unexplained muscle aches, especially in the calves.
Toxins can dull your skin. You may find that you break out more often, or experience dry patches. You may even experience the converse: excessively oily skin.
Spring is the best season for body detoxification because nature is also trying to clear out the earth’s toxins. Rain falls to refresh the ground, the sun warms and greenery begins to reappear. So how do you spring-clean your body naturally?
• Eat organic produce. Purchase mostly organically grown fruits and vegetables, along with organically produced meat and dairy products. By eating organically-produced, you’re eliminating your body’s exposure to harmful chemicals like pesticides and other substances used in and on non-organic foods.
• Drink plenty of water. Increasing your water intake is one of the most important things you can do to cleanse your body naturally. Eight glasses or two quarts every day is ideal. Start with a glass first thing in the morning, along with one with every snack or meal throughout the day. Fruits with a high water content are also good (like watermelon) as water flushes toxins and impurities from your system. As an added bonus, water helps keep your skin looking healthy and young, even preventing wrinkles.
• Eat more fiber. Fiber is the number one nutrient for maintaining good digestion. It’s nature’s best cleanser, helping the body rid itself of toxins, preservatives and other harmful waste materials. When you increase your fiber intake, your body feels lighter and healthier, rather than bloated and sluggish. Try whole-grain cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, lentils and almonds.
If spring is in the air, it’s a great time for it also to be in your body. Start today and you’ll feel better, just in time to start thinking about summer. We’ll talk about that subject next month!
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