Regular cleansing is an important part of maintaining health. As the world around us gets more toxic, the burden on our bodies also increases. Not only are there environmental toxins, but now our foods are preserved, coloured, flavoured, sweetened, and injected with foreign DNA. Therefore it is important to give our body a break. Spring is a great time to do this and is when the local herbs for cleansing start sprouting.
Eating clean and simple foods takes the burden off the digestive system, allowing the body to focus on clearing toxins. This process can be supported with herbs and remedies. You can expect benefits such as improved skin, fewer allergy symptoms, better digestion, decrease in joint or muscle pain, more energy, weight loss and just feeling better.
There are many cleanses that are extremely beneficial and generally well tolerated. Just choose your favourite! Some examples are a short juice fast, the brown rice diet, eating only fruits and veggies for a week, or just avoiding the top allergens wheat, dairy, sugar, eggs, etc. Following a cleansing diet while taking remedies is recommended for maximum cleansing effect, but there are still benefits to just taking the cleansing remedies, or just following the diet. Some people report minor reactions in the first few days, as their body adjusts and toxins are processed. Symptoms, if any, are mild, and rarely last more than a few days. Just stick with it, you are going to feel great!!!
Breaking your cleanse is very important too, make sure you do this gently no matter which cleanse you choose. If you binge the day your cleanse ends, the benefits will be reduced. Other things you can do at home to accelerate the cleansing process are: juicing, whey protein, saunas, lymph brushing, hydrotherapy, and Epson salts.
If you would like more information on cleansing, or beneficial cleansing herbs and remedies, come in for a quick naturopathic consultation and start feeling great now.