Gentle Detox Activities for Spring

 
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When you think of spring cleaning do you think of your liver? Your liver is an internal cleaning service and spring is when its energy peaks. So now is the time to give your liver the extra support it needs to cleanse & detoxify.

                            SYMPTOMS OF A STRESSED  LIVER INCLUDE:

                             Fatigue                         Chemical sensitivity
                             Fibromyalgia                Diabetes
                             Autoimmunity               Chronic infections
                             Infertility                       Poor memory
                             Headaches                Tremors
                             Allergies                     Asthma
                             Balance problems     Brain fog
                             Depression

Healthy living in today’s world requires informed lifestyle choices. Below is a list of gentle & effective detox activities.

Dry Brush Your Skin. Look for a brush with soft natural bristles. Begin with light, gentle brushing over the skin (don't make the skin red). Always brush towards the heart. Shower immediately after to rinse off exfoliated skin.

Get Wet. Therapeutic use of water also supports detoxification. A steam or sauna can accelerate the release of toxins. Hydrotherapy provides support to the muscles and promotes relaxation. Mineral bath salts also help release toxins.

Rest. For your mind and body to fully assimilate the benefits of detoxing, you need good quality sleep. Plan your least stimulating activities (reading, meditation, bathing) for right before bed.

Hydrate! Without enough water, toxins will not be sufficiently flushed from the body. Aim to drink at least 2 quarts of water per day with lemon/lime during a detox.

Minimize Toxin Exposure: Eating a nutrient-dense organic diet, choosing harmless natural body care products, and otherwise lifestyle choices help to minimize exposure to toxicants.  

For best results in your individualized detox program, talk with your licensed healthcare provider. Patients with moderate to severe symptoms, or those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems, or neurological disease should definitely have physician supervision before and during detox programs. Questions about detox? Call on our licensed healthcare practitioners to provide personal recommendations for optimizing your health.

Disclaimer: The posts in this blog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Before using any herbs, check for appropriate dosage, drug interactions, and contraindications. The information contained herein is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. Please consult your primary care physician regarding your specific health concerns.

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