Every Spring, clients approach me asking, if it is necessary to do a Spring Cleanse and if so, which one do I recommend?
According to Industry data, Cleansing Cocktails make up a $5 billion business, expected to grow by 8 % this year.
Much more than any Cleansing tonic, or cleansing supplements, I recommend to clean up your diet!
Spring fills us with a new awakening energy. This is a good time to look at your life and make a new plan. What do you want to clear out as “the past” in your environment and within yourself- and what do you wish to see happen this year?
This can be a new start.
Take a little time to write a new health/life plan, including goals for how you wish to feel and what you would like to do and see happen.
Let those dreams blossom!
With Springtime, there is an opportunity to look at old patterns in your life with a new awareness. So, let us look at a most important energy source for you, your body’s fuel-food.
The foods whose energy we extract most easily are unprocessed “whole foods”, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, and beans. They have the vital life force as nature provided it.
Then there are foods that come from animal sources.
The more natural, or whole, foods are, the easier it is for our bodies to digest and assimilate them, providing the energy for our cells to work. Foods can be eaten raw, cooked or processed. Those foods which are factory processed loose much of the nourishment and are often more difficult for us to use, because we are not accustomed to many of the refined foods with unnatural additives or chemicals that do not have a special function in our bodies. Actually, the body must work to eliminate them, and the excess or buildup in our bodies of toxins in these foods can cause illness and add calories without much nourishment.
A diet high in “whole foods” and very low in processed or chemically added foods will do you well and will provide you with more energy on your path to optimum health and strength.
To find out how to make organic produce more affordable and reduce toxicity, please check out the “Dirty Dozen/Clean 15 Shopper’s Guide” from the Environmental Working Group.
Use many herbs and spices to spice up your daily fresh meals. Take a little bit of extra time to enjoy what nature has to offer at this beautiful time of the year!
For more information, please see me at Norwell Athletic Club (NAC).
Yours in Health,
Silke Heine, Owner of Simplify Holistic Nutrition
This post is originally from the Norwell Athletic Club (NAC) April 2014 Newsletter.