Spring Cleaning for the Body.
I started my cleanse yesterday. It is a yearly ritual for me. I don’t stop eating, I am just very particular about what I let enter my body. Spring is a common time to cleanse. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is related to the element of wood. It is also tied in with the organs, the Liver and the Gallbladder. This is why liver cleansing is such a great idea for the Spring! The liver is such a busy, powerful organ. It spends all its time filtering toxins out of our blood. When eating with the seasons we know that winter is a time for eating heavy, yummy comfort foods. This causes our liver to get a bit rigid (much like wood) and we must cleanse it so it can gain flexibility again (remember wood can be flexible). An emotion that is tied to the liver is anger. Allowing our liver to be cleansed and more flexible can help us to not anger so easily and feel more patience. I will be updating you with little tips around cleansing and would love to offer support or answer any questions for those of you who want to take advantage of the spring season and cleanse along with me!
The basic guidelines of my cleanse are NO processed foods. NO commercial meats or farm raised fish. Lots of Kitchari (recipe to follow), organic vegetables and berries, all things bitter, supplementation, and lots and lots of water. Move my body everyday, be gentle and loving with myself and implement A LOT of self care!!!! I will share details as I go. You can follow me on facebook, twitter and/or instagram.