Spring is here, time for cleaning in and out

Spring flowerSpring has finally arrived to Brussels, bringing with it a perfect time for a little housecleaning. Most of us go through the winter months in storage mode, hiding out, staying warm, and eating. That is perfectly OK and normal. After all, we are part of nature, and storing is what nature does during winter months. Gaining a couple of kilos of extra weight comes with it. But now that spring is here it’s time to shed that winter coat and those extra kilos. A spring detox is an excellent way to welcome the new season. The nature is pushing fresh produce, let’s enjoy that.

Spring leafOur bodies do have a cleansing mechanism of their own. Its function is to eliminate and remove both externally acquired toxins, such as preservatives, pesticides, stimulants, and heavy metals, and body’s own metabolic waste products, through the mouth, eyes, skin, colon, urinary tract, and the breath. That works well when we live in clean environment, eat seasonally and natural foods, drink natural water, and keep ourselves physically and mentally active.

However, too much sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods, smoking, little to no exercise, and stress can slow the body’s natural detox function and instead of eliminating the waste and toxins, they start accumulating to the body. This, over time, can lead to over-acidification of the body, illnesses. According to Dr Hyman many of us probably have symptoms of chronic toxicity that we would not label as being toxic. Just some of the symptoms he mentions are fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches, sinus problems, headaches, constipation, gas, heartburn, skin problems, problems losing weight, cravings, acne, menstrual problems… Read here Dr Hyman’s article.

rucolaAccording to Dr John Douillard, we are in the middle of ayurvedic season of Kapha. Kapha is dominated by elements water and earth. When there is too much of Kapha in the body, we experience it for example with too much mucus, sinus problems, flus or allergic symptoms. In his article, Dr Douillard advices us to do a ayurvedic cleansing and a Kapha-balancing fat-free and mucus-free diet in the spring. This is done eating what nature is offering, including fresh green leaves.

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Ayurvedic detox for spring could be shorter than during the fall. I include here the link to the article on fall detox. One of the protocols that Dr Douillard recommends for the spring is a Short Home Cleanse. It includes a kitchari diet for four days, and boosting the metabolism with ghee (clarified butter).

Detoxing with LifePlus products

Intestinal cleansing with LifePlus products is another way, well adapted to the busy life. Imagine, again, your body as a house. A couple of times a year you need to make a bigger cleaning using abrasive, broom and special purifier.

The LifePlus detox cleanses the intestines from old waste and toxins, and nourishes the good bacteria in the gut. This detox also supports the de-acidification of the body, with pH-balancing minerals.

LifePlus detox PhThere are four products needed, Colon Cleanse (fibers, probiotics and prebiotics, the broom), Paracleanse (herbs, the abrasive), MSM Plus (natural sulfur, the special purifier) and pH Plus (alcalising minerals). Colon Cleanse is taken with a big glass of water 3 times a day, always at least 30 minutes before eating (breakfast, lunch, dinner). The Paracleanse and MSM I take with another big glass of water 15-20 minutes after the Colon Formula. The pH Plus should be taken 1-2 hours after each meal. One thing to remember is to drink a lot of good plain water. I use my Nikken-water, pure and alkaline. During this cleanse, one should drink 3-4 litres of water daily, which makes about 10 glasses. The water keeps the stuff going down the intestines, scrubbing the intestinal wall, and reviving the villi.

If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact me for more information using the form below. If you want to know more on the LifePlus products, ask me or click here to lifeplus.com.

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  1. Pingback: Spring detox time | Katariina Yoga

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